Rebuild the Dream
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      Van Jones, author of Rebuild the Dream (Nation Books, 2012)

April 3 marks the publication of Rebuild the Dream by Van Jones, green economy pioneer and former Obama White House official. Jones reflects on his journey from grassroots outsider to White House insider, sharing intimate details of his time in government, and provides a blueprint to reinvent the American Dream.

As the first Obama administration official to write a book about his experiences, Jones offers a unique perspective on why the 2008 "hope" bubble burst, exploring the origin and fate of the movements that helped to elect President Obama, as well as those that have challenged and shaped his presidency. Along the way, Jones reveals surprising parallels between Obama's people-powered campaign, the Tea Party, and Occupy Wall Street.

"A confident clarion call sure to arouse controversy in this election year."
Kirkus Reviews

"Van has successfully brought together urban youth with clean-tech entrepreneurs, labor leaders with business leaders, civil rights activists with environmentalists."
— Arianna Huffington, on the Huffington Post

Click here to see a full list of Van's public appearances.

Tags: green economy, green for all, nation books, rebuild the dream, van jones

    • Ruth Baldwin
    • Born and educated in Britain, Ruth Baldwin has worked for The Nation Institute since 2002. She has written for The Nation, In These Times, TimeOut London, and TimeOut New York, and contributed to the anthology, Nothing Sacred: Women Respond to Religious Fundamentalism and Terror (Nation Books).

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