The secret to good government is a question no one in Washington is asking: “What’s the right thing to do?” What’s wrong in Washington is deeper than you think. Sure, there’s gridlock, polarization, and self-dealing. But hidden underneath is something bigger and more destructive. It’s a broken governing system. From that comes wasteful government, rising debt, failing schools, expensive health care, and economic hardship.
"Preachy, redundant, and unpersuasive "
Americans are losing the freedom to make sense of daily choices - teachers can't maintain order in the classroom, managers are trained to avoid candor, schools ban tag, and companies plaster inane warnings on everything: "Remove Baby Before Folding Stroller". Philip K. Howard’s urgent argument is full of examples, often darkly humorous. What’s at stake, Howard explains in this seminal book, is the vitality of American culture.
"Great book , narration isn't my taste"