From the School of Cooperative Individualism
Best of the Best
Ed Dodson, headmaster of the School of Cooperative Individualism, has spent countless hours compiling one of the finest online libraries in the world. Now, exclusively for readers of The Progress Report, here is Dodson's recommended choice from that library. Next month we'll bring you another prime suggestion.
Ed Dodson says:
"Frederic C. Howe was a key member of reform mayor Tom L. Johnson's administration in Cleveland, then went on to the state legislature and finally become Commissioner of Ellis Island. His book, "The Confessions of a Reformer" provides an amazing look into the Progressive era and the Georgist role. Howe's metamorphosis from student of Richard Ely and Woodrow Wilson -- and believer in change orchestrated by an educated elite -- to grass roots activist holds many important lessons for us today.
"Since discovering this book back in the early 1990s, I have recommended it to all my students and believe this is a book that should be studied by every college freshman (and, perhaps, by high school students as well). "The Confessions of a Reformer" is, in my view, on a par with Machiavelli's "The Prince" in advancing an understanding of political and citizen power in a participatory democracy."
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