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by Mario Cuomo

ePub Reason to Believe download
Author:
Mario Cuomo
ISBN13:
978-0671536794
ISBN:
0671536796
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Publisher:
Audioworks (November 1, 1995)
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Politics & Government
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1459 kb
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1952 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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563

Reason to Believe - Mario Cuomo

Reason to Believe - Mario Cuomo. With what seems a sudden spasm, America has been shoved onto a new political course that heads us backward toward our nation’s first century, while the new crew yells to us, That’s where we’ll find the future! Actually, the change wasn’t so sudden. Over the last two decades, our middle class-the people not rich enough to be worry-free but not poor enough to be on welfare-has been growing increasingly restive.

Reason to believe: A keen assessment of who we are and an inspiring vision of what we could be. Touchstone.

Cuomo's first book, Forest Hills Diary: The Crisis of Low-income Housing, became an influential text in the fields of political science and housing policy, and it helped make his name with the public outside New York. In 1996, Cuomo wrote Reason to Believe. He also wrote a narrative essay titled "Achieving the American Dream" about his parents' struggles in coming to America and how they prospered. Reason to believe: A keen assessment of who we are and an inspiring vision of what we could be.

Chartock (political science, SUNY-New Paltz) hosted a radio show for 12 years on which he interviewed New York's thenGovernor Mario Cuomo once a week discussing whatever issue on the state and.

Reason to Believe book. With the unmistakable fire that has lit up Democratic thinking for more than a decade, Mario Cuomo delivers "Reason to Believe" - a vivid rebuke to the radical Republicans running riot in Washington, and a clear-eyed, common sense assessment of "where we are, where we're going, and what we should do about i.

Offers a critical view of the 1994 Republican victory, arguing that only a practical assessment of government's strengths will solve such problems as the deficit and welfare dependency.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Mario Cuomo once said of Abraham Lincoln, He was a man of ideas, grand and soaring ones, but the description could be used just as easily to describe Cuomo.

The former governor of New York offers a critical view of the 1994 Republican victory, arguing that only a practical assessment of government's strengths will solve such problems as the deficit and welfare dependency

The former governor of New York offers a critical view of the 1994 Republican victory, arguing that only a practical assessment of government's strengths will solve such problems as the deficit and welfare dependency. Where we are and where we're going - The dream deferred - Running hard backward: The Contract with America - Going forward together - Steps on the way - Something real to believe in.

THE OPEN MIND Guest: Mario Cuomo Title: Reason to Believe Part II. .

THE OPEN MIND Guest: Mario Cuomo Title: Reason to Believe Part II VTR: 11/14/95. I’m Richard Heffner, your host on The Open Mind. And I asked Governor Cuomo what larger social constructs we Americans will likely come to believe if we embrace what his idol, Abraham Lincoln, called the better angels of our nature. Let’s continue along the same lines. And, Governor, if I may, going back to the beginning of your book, you wrote here, I was hoping that a great chorus of voices would rise up to say what seemed to me so clear.

REASON TO BELIEVE By Mario Cuomo 191 pages. He notes, in one of the book's funnier lines, that in the Reagan era of supply-side benefits for the wealthy, "the average American didn't experience any 'trickle-down' benefits; many, in fact, got trickled upon. Simon & Schuster. His loyal exposition of the liberal faith and his peppy attacks on the Republican Contract With America are a call to action at a time when the action all seems to be on the other side.

Mario CUOMO, American state governor. Award, Columbia Lawyers’ Association; Medal, Italian Government; Award, C. Faculty Saint John"s University Law School 1963-1975. District Court, Eastern District of New New York Delta Theta Phi, Phi Alpha Sigma. Author: "Forest Hills Diary," Random House, 1974. Diaries of Mario M. Cuomo," Random House, 1982. The Cuomo Commission Report," Simon & Schuster, Incorporated. America"s Agenda," Mechanical Engineering Sharpe, Incorporated. Lincoln on Democracy," Harper Collins Publishers, 1990. More Than Words," Saint Martin"s Press, 1993. The New York Idea," Crown Publishers, 1994.

The former governor of New York offers a critical view of the 1994 Republican victory, arguing that only a practical assessment of government's strengths will solve such problems as the deficit and welfare dependency.
  • Good copy and marvelous individual with very helpful thoughts. He's underrated and gone too soon. EJA

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  • While the book is old, Cuomo's vision of America is timeless. This is an excellent promulgation of a progressive policy agenda and rebuttal of fundamental conservative arguments. It is truly a shame that Governor Cuomo was never able to implement his vision as president.

  • Excellent, thanks.

  • This book influenced me greatly. I remember I first read this book when I was in the 12th grade in high school. At the time, I was terribly confused over the labels "Republican" and "Democrat." Yet, this book helped me pick the way to go. In a time when many were turning to Republicans and their agenda of harshness, I, with the help of the great Mario Cuomo's "Reason to Believe," began to turn to the traditional Democratic politics of compassion, inclusion and progress for all.
    I highly recommend this one to anybody wanting to get a pick me up in the age of Newt Gingrich and Monica Lewinsky or anybody wanting to know what the Democratic party really stands for.
    Even though Cuomo may make some observations which divide "new" and "old" Democrats, the fact is that the basic feeling and message of the book, that we need an empowerment-based and compassionate activist government and not a harsh, do-nothing government, is one which still defines what it means to be a Democrat.
    I highly recommend this one.

  • Already known in Progressive circles as among the best political thinkers and speakers of the last 20 years, Governor Cuomo paints a clear and gripping picture of modern American politics.
    From the decline of the middle class and the demonizing of education and government to a new political climate he calls the New Harshness, Cuomo is on target. As usual his rhetoric is uplifting and his points are concise. Economics, Labor Unions and Republican linguistic warfare all get their due as Cuomo takes apart modern conservative thought and puts together a new progressive doctrine for America's future.
    Like the title, the content is what it claims to be. Cuomo's thoughts and observations are A Reason to Believe that we cannot cast aside the liberal ideas that made America great. He makes a strong case that these values -- and not divisive rhetoric -- will save our nation.
    It's a must read for Progressives who want to do better and for Conservatives who want to know what the enemy is thinking.

  • I really enjoyed this book. Mario Cuomo really has a strong grasp on the most important issues of today. His views should be those shared by moral americans. As he says we are not all just 250 million lone horsemen riding off into the sunset, we're all in it together. It is our unity that keeps us strong. I agree with Cuomo that the Republicans are all just a bunch of babbling bafoons filled with greed. They are always pandering to the basest fears of people. Man's basest nature is greed and desire for control over other humans....... The Republicans embody all of that. Greed and Control.

  • Conservatives will probably dislike it. Liberals will find it a good, fresh rally 'round the liberal flagpole. I'm a liberal, so it was fun for me. But have you noticed how the word "community" is becoming the new flashword among liberals? "We are all in this together," says Mario, so we had better take care of ourselves. Like Hillary Clinton's "It Takes a Village." The use of "community" is like the use of "opportunity" by the conservatives. Both are code words for points of view that, taken to their extremes, can be far more detrimental than helpful. Americans ultimately prefer the middle. Just remember that, folks, and no one will get hurt.