William Greider is the bestselling author of five previous books, including One World, Ready or Not (on the global economy), Who Will Tell the People (on American politics), and Secrets of the Temple (on the Federal Reserve). A reporter for forty years, he has written for The Washington Post and Rolling Stone and has been an on-air correspondent for six Frontline documentaries on PBS. Currently the national affairs correspondent for The Nation, he lives in Washington, D.C
Time Who Will Tell the People sets out to explain precisely
how and why American democracy has washed up on the shoals of
cynicism. The complaint may sound familiar, but such a brief precis
does not do justice to either the freshness of Greider's argument
or the ambition of his approach.
Christian Science Monitor Raises questions that every American who retains a faith in the self-correcting capacities of democracy ought to confront. Greider's assessment is a compelling one.
Houston Chronicle The real question for Greider and for us is what we can do to reclaim democracy, to take it back from the wealthy special-interest groups that control the national agenda....Who Will Tell the People is a call to action. He makes a good argument that we'd better get busy if we are to make government work for us.
New York Newsday Greider knows Washington exceptionally well and is a fine guide to the pork-barreling and back-scratching that glue together the private welfare state.
Playboy [An] eye-opening expose of how government has become a game for lobbyists, lawyers and influence brokers....Stirring.
San Francisco Chronicle Impassioned account of what has gone wrong with our democracy...[Greider] brings to his examination of the American political system an outsider's outrage and an insider's knowledge.
The Nation William Greider has given us the most subtle interpretation of contemporary American political culture yet to appear in print.
The Washington Monthly Valuable...Inspiring...[Greider's] criticism is not only broad but deep.
The Washington Post Greider has mastered the knack of being sweeping and meticulous at the same time....Greider makes it clear that the citizens' corrosive suspicions about their institutions, their parties and their government are well founded.
New York Daily News One of those rare, essential books that should be not merely read but memorized.