“A New Progressive Direction” by Center for American Progress
November 12, 2008, 1:00am

The disastrous foreign policies of the Bush years have created an opening for the new administration to show that progressive ideas are better able to secure and protect America in the 21st Century. A joint project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund the New Democracy Project released a new book entitled Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President, which contains a series of innovative and necessary proposals to change direction on a range of policy issues confronting the United States. The section dealing with national security suggests ways in which we can better secure our homeland and frustrate the efforts of America’s enemies abroad. It also re-conceptualizes national security to include issues such as global poverty and development, noting that radical ideologies often take root in environments of insecurity and deprivation. Importantly, it recognizes that developing and implementing these new policies will require repairing America’s image in the world, reestablishing American leadership seven years after President Bush arrogantly declared “either you’re with us, or you’re with the terrorists.”
From The Progress Report