Next: The Road to the Good Society

Published by Basic Books, 2001

The last eight years have seen the rise of the political center in American politics, but, as demonstrated by the recent presidential election, a clear agenda has not been articulated for the next decade. In Next, Amitai Etzioni argues that both parties have failed to address today's pressing domestic issues.

As such, Next issues a bracing call for greater political and community involvement. Etzioni argues that our world-leading economy offers us the opportunity to end scarcity and the cycle of materialism, and outlines a novel domestic agenda that will allow us to prevail over the principal challenges facing us in the decades to come.