Authentic Patriotism

America is in trouble. And only a nationwide movement of volunteerism and civic action will reverse the nation’s course.

In addition to prolonged wars and a troubled economy, this nation is losing its quality of life and shared sense of purpose. The  level of need that has become staggering: 40 million people in poverty, 47 million people without health insurance, 3.5 million people homeless each year, more than one million bankruptcies a year. Meanwhile people feel distress, disconnection, and a prolonged belief that the country is headed in the wrong direction.

Government is too indebted and polarized to solve these problems. The free market is likewise unable; economic gains bestow great wealth on a few while financial insecurity is the inheritance of many.

Fortunately there is an answer: a re-engagement of the American people in sustaining the strength of their country. AUTHENTIC PATRIOTISM tells the story of 60 people – seven in depth – who saw a problem and decided it should not be allowed to persist in a nation as great as the United States. Starting without money, fame or power, these people developed organizations, recruited followers, cultivated funding sources, and made a lasting difference. Their stories are inspirational, for they show a path that all of us can follow if we care about America’s well-being.

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"...what Nader's Unsafe at Any Speed was to car safety in the 1960s. This is one book that America must read!"

— Ira Byock, M.D., author of Dying Well and The Four Things That Matter

Authentic Patriotism

"From retiree Jack McConnell in South Carolina to Majora Carter in the Bronx, Americans who brought real change to their communities have maintained a great nation while our institutions have failed us. Authentic Patriotism is the story of those people whom you have never heard of, but who are most responsible for the greatness of America."

- Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.

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