Will Marshall is President of the Progressive Institute and a founder of the Democratic Leadership Council. He resides in Arlington, VA.
A provocative set of essays dealing with the great challenges of our time ... -- Vice President Al Gore, from the foreword Building the Bridge proves that bold ideas are perfectly consistent with the philosophy of the center. The Progressive Policy Institute has given us a visionary blueprint for the bridge to America's 21st century, and it's a broad pathway to responsibility, prosperity, and civic virtue. -- Senator Tom Daschle, Minority Leader If the 'era of big government is over,' Building the Bridge is the first comprehensive effort to answer the question: what comes next? America needs fresh and serious thinking about the big challenges this country faces on the threshold of a new century. This book is fresh, serious, and perfectly timed. -- Former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn This book challenges America's political leaders to think boldly and confront hard choices, from fixing social security to creating a new public education system tailored for the Information Age. -- Bob Kerrey, U.S. Senator As we find ourselves searching for new foundations in the information-communications era, it is appropriate that a book such as this one frame the discussions for us toward the fulfillment of democratic ideals. -- Regis McKenna, Chairman, The McKenna Group