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Democracy's Rebirth: The View from Chicago
by Dick Simpson
foreword by Lori Lightfoot
University of Illinois Press, 2022
Cloth: 978-0-252-04430-4 | Paper: 978-0-252-08638-0 | eISBN: 978-0-252-05329-0
Library of Congress Classification F548.52
Dewey Decimal Classification 977.31104

Dick Simpson draws upon his fifty-year career as a legislator, campaign strategist, and government advisor to examine the challenges confronting Americans in their struggle to build the United States as a multiracial, multiethnic democracy. Using Chicago as an example, Simpson examines how the political, racial, economic, and social inequalities dividing the nation play out in our neighborhoods and cities. His investigation of our current crisis and its causes delves into issues like money in politics, low voter participation, the politics of resentment, political corruption, and a host of structural problems. But Democracy’s Rebirth goes beyond analysis. Simpson lays out a sober, practical manifesto meant to inspire people everywhere to educate themselves and do the hard work of creating the kind of strong institutions that will allow true democracy to flourish.

With a foreword by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot.

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