“These pages were largely inspired by a passage in Lincoln’s second State of the Union address, in which he said, “We can succeed only by concert. It is not ‘Can any of us imagine better?’ but ‘Can we all do better?’” That is a question for us as a nation and for each of us individually.” —Senator Bill Bradley
“Every American should read this courageous book. It’s full of history and heart and solutions that can give us all hope. It reminds us of our better selves and represents citizen leadership at its best.”
— Howard Schultz, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Starbucks Coffee Company
As citizens, we must have the confidence that our democracy gives us the tools to improve our circumstances. As human beings, we must see our interconnectedness and recognize that we are capable of great things when we cooperate with one another.