Americans don't just want change this election year, they want real change--but most have no idea where it will come from. Democrats can't provide it and Republicans won't. But former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich does. He explains what is wrong with our country and how to solve our problems in his blockbuster new book, Real Change: From the World That Fails to the World That Works.
In this no-holds-barred assessment of American politics, Gingrich approaches our nation's problems with a private-sector mentality and an entrepreneurial spirit, offering commonsense solutions for the issues of today and the challenges of tomorrow.
He lambasts both parties for creating a "government of the bureaucrats, by the consultants, and for the special interests" and busts the myth that voters are entrenched in a "red state" vs. "blue state" mentality. Gingrich exposes the truth: Americans are united on almost every important issue. It's the politicians who drag us into partisan bickering and away from real change.
Ask the American people if:
- they support drilling for oil off America's coasts--73 percent say yes.
- they want "one nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance--88 percent say yes.
- they support making English the official language--87 percent say yes.
- they support the option of a single income tax rate for everyone--71 percent say yes.
Americans are talking; the government just isn't listening--but Newt Gingrich is. Real Change offers the answers. Real Change is not about rearranging deck chairs on the sinking ship that is our government. Real Change is about transforming our nation by changing the way we think, changing the way we govern, and changing the way we do business so we can meet the challenges of today, solve the problems of tomorrow, and benefit from the opportunities of the future.
What will take us from a world that fails to a world that works? Real Change.
Newt Gingrich is a senior fellow at AEI.