"Our Damaged Democracy: We the People Must Act"

Feb 21, 2018

Americans are less and less in agreement these days -- polarization, as we all know, has become a buzzword...and an omnipresent reality. But if there's one thing everyone agree on, it's that Washington, DC, is broken. How can it be fixed? Our guest is Joseph A. Califano, Jr., who spent thirty years in Washington at the top of the Pentagon, on the White House staff as chief domestic advisor to the President, and in the Cabinet. He has new book out, which he tells about: "Our Damaged Democracy: We the People Must Act." As per Kirkus Reviews: "A Washington insider draws on decades of experience to deliver a blistering critique of the state of American government.... Califano is doggedly bipartisan in his criticism, leaving no doubt that there is ample blame to go around for what are ultimately systemic faults that have been building for half a century.... The author's concerns about the executive and legislative branches are particularly well-informed, persuasive, discouraging, and sometimes frightening."