By Tavis Smiley
Accountable presents real-life examples of ways the most important concerns -- together with healthiness care, schooling, the financial system, unequal justice, and the surroundings -- appear themselves in our groups. The booklet demonstrates the pressing have to carry politicians and ourselves in charge, as the stakes have by no means been larger. Accountable examines present-day stipulations and the implications for the US. At its center, this publication is a device with which the group can evaluation the successes or disasters of its political leaders and of itself. This insightful booklet recognizes the errors of the earlier whereas providing wish and idea for a greater destiny.
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