As author of Citizen Power in 1971, Senator Mike Gravel determined that much of what he wrote then is apropos in America today; hence, the release of Citizen Power: A Mandate for Change that reflects the accuracy of his evaluation of problems then, his current position on a number of issues facing America now, and the process that Americans can undertake to become empowered as lawmakers in partnership with their elected officials.
Most chapters of Citizen Power: A Mandate for Change present material from the original book, as well as new information and revised positions. The exceptions are Chapter 2: The National Initiative, and Chapter 7: The War on Drugs. All other chapters cover similar topics in both books, but with the senator’s fresh insights for today’s world. Each chapter ends with how the National Initiative, once enacted, could help solve the problems presented in that chapter.
The Table of Contents is as follows:
Chapter 1 – Now It’s the Citizen’s Turn
Chapter 2 – The National Initiative
Chapter 3 – America’s Failure in Education
Chapter 4 – Tax Reform – The Fair Tax
Chapter 5 – The Health Security System
Chapter 6 – National Environmental & Energy Policy
Chapter 7 – The War on Drugs
Chapter 8 – Crime & Punishment
Chapter 9 – The Shroud of Secrecy
Chapter 10 – American Imperialism
Chapter 11 – Global Governance
Chapter 12 – Who Stole the American Dream?