Steven Hill, Former Director of the Political Reform Program at the New America Foundation and Co-founder of FairVote, is the author of Fixing Elections: The Failure of America’s Winner Take All Politics (2003) and 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy (2006). He is traveling Europe this fall to give the Jacquemin Seminar Lecture at the European Commission and present his latest book, Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope for an Insecure Age (2010). According to Steven Hill, the cutting-edge solutions for the 21st century are arising in Europe, not the United States, though many Americans still harbor outmoded ideas about “old Europe”.
“Like a reverse Alexis de Tocqueville, Steven Hill dauntlessly explores a society largely unknown to his compatriots back home” – Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker.
An except from Europe’s Promise can be downloaded here.
More articles by Steven Hill can be read on his website.