Try Common Sense: Replacing the Failed Ideologies of Right and Left

Philip K. Howard (Author)

Product Details

$25.95  $23.87
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
January 29, 2019
5.6 X 1.0 X 8.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Philip K. Howard is the founder of Common Good, a nonprofit that advocates for simplifying government. His book, The Rule of Nobody, was a finalist for the Manhattan Institute's Hayek Book Prize. He lives in New York.


A breath of fresh air in an America where the political atmosphere has been poisoned by partisan invective.--Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard Law professor and author of Rights Talk and The Forum and the Tower
Wonderful ideas beautifully expressed.--John Sweller, Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, University of New South Wales
With provocative arguments and convincing solutions, Howard offers a fresh, nonpartisan approach that will appeal to anyone frustrated with government's ongoing failures.
If you have the feeling that America and its government and institutions are malfunctioning, then you should read this important book. It is time for us to... try common sense.--Jonathan Haidt, New York University Stern School of Business, co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind
Philip K. Howard has written a transcendent guidebook for life after Trump. This profound and practical new book makes us hope for the particular situation of a Philip Howard presidential candidacy at the head of his exemplary party for the Common Good.--George Gilder, author of Wealth and Poverty and Life After Google
Try Common Sense will send Washington reeling. Howard provides practical vision certain to offend the political establishment.--Alan K. Simpson, U.S. Senator, Wyoming (Ret.)
[A] thunderous little book.--Gillian Tett
[A] blockbuster.--Steve Forbes
E]ngagingly written and never-dull aperçu that pinpoints with deadly accuracy ... so much that is wrong with the current American administrative state.--Charlotte Allen
[M]asterful. ... [D]emand that your elected officials read it - and act according to Howard's advice.--Quin Hillyer