In this era of poisonous partisanship, The Reunited States of America is a lifesaving antidote. At a time when loyalty to party seems to be overpowering love of country, it not only explains how we can bridge the partisan divide but also tells the untold story of how our fellow citizens already are doing it.
This book, a manifesto for a movement to reunite America, will help us put a stop to the seemingly endless Left-Right fistfight while honoring the vital role of healthy political debate. Mark Gerzon describes how citizens all over the country—Republicans, Democrats, and independents—are finding common ground on some of the most divisive and difficult issues we face today.
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“In this brilliant and practical manifesto, Mark Gerzon shows us why and how to work together for the good of the nation.”
—William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes and cofounder of the Harvard Negotiation Project
“Mark Gerzon identifies the uncomfortable challenges that we have to confront to change the culture of politics.”
—Jacqueline S. Salit, President, IndependentVoting.org
“The Reunited States of America is a primer on citizenship. Read it with curiosity about how you make a difference.”
—Debilyn Molineaux, President, Coffee Party USA
“This is why Gerzon’s book is so important: it offers us visions, practices, maps, and models to help us light our path forward.”
—Michael D. Ostrolenk, cofounder of the Liberty Coalition
“The Reunited States of America is a must-read—a path-finding book that will appeal to everybody regardless of political persuasion.”
—David Williams, President, Taxpayers Protection Alliance
“As a millennial I’m fed up with the manipulation of both parties, and my generation has been hungry for something beyond complaining and protesting. I welcome The Reunited States of America with gusto because it finally leads us toward real problem solving.”
—Erik Fogg, coauthor of Wedged
“Mark Gerzon, one of the leading mediators of our time, draws on decades of experience in this book to illuminate a pathway out of what may be the country’s single greatest problem today: the extreme partisanship and disrespect that has made it almost impossible for Americans to work together.”
—David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World
Mark Gerzon is president of Mediators Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to incubating projects that promote mutual understanding and the common good. Mark is a veteran mediator and expert on political bridge building. He has advised a wide variety of organizations including the US Congress, multinational corporations, and citizen action organizations. Mark is also the author of Leading through Conflict: How Successful Leaders Transform Differences into Opportunities. And he served as a principal advisor to the documentary film The Reunited States.