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Mark Green: Consumer advocate, political candidate and progressive media personality

"The creation of a 'Democracy Advocate' in the White House can be a sine qua non for all the other policy goals that Biden and Harris ran on and that enjoy majority support — climate violence, crumbling infrastructure, gun safety, policing reform — but fail because of a rural states’ and special interest veto over their enactment."

-- Mark Green in the NY Daily News, Dec. 29, 2020.

Mark J. Green, leading consumer rights advocate and progressive radio host, is co-author with Ralph Nader of Wrecking America: How Trump's Lawbreaking and Lies Betray All (2020), and Fake President: Decoding Trump's Gaslighting, Corruption, and General Bullsh*t (2019).

He's the author or editor of 25 books, including Bright, Infinite Future: A Generational Memoir on the Progressive Rise (2016), Selling Out: How Big Corporate Money Buys Elections, Rams through Legislation, and Betrays Our Democracy (2002), and the 1972 bestseller, Who Runs Congress?

Green served as New York City Consumer Affairs Commissioner from 1990 to 1993, and as New York City Public Advocate in 1993 and 1997. He also won Democratic primaries for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and mayor of New York City, though he lost in the general elections.

His 2001 campaign as the Democratic Party candidate for New York City Mayor, and loss to Michael Bloomberg, is chronicled in the 2002 Sundance Film, "Off the Record: The 9/11 Election." During the Trump presidency, he founded a progressive shadow cabinet on Twitter with more than 74,000 followers, @ShadowingTrump, consisting of 21 scholars and Washington veterans.

From 2010-16, Green hosted the nationally syndicated radio show Both Sides Now, which aired on 200 stations through IHeartMedia. He also served as president of progressive talk radio network Air America Radio from 2007-9. Follow Mark Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/markjgreen

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More about Jill Lepore:

Jill Lepore's profile page at Harvard: https://scholar.harvard.edu/jlepore/home

What our contagion fables are really about, Jill Lepore, March 23, 2020, The New Yorker

Jill Lepore on Writing the Story of America (in 1,000 Pages or Less), Sept. 16, 2018, The New York Times

How Historian Jill Lepore Found a Whole New Story to Tell About American History, Jan. 7, 2019, Rolling Stone

No, We Cannot, A Golden Age for Dystopian Fiction: What to make of our new literature of radical pessimism, May 29, 2017 The New Yorker

The Public Historian: A Conversation with Jill Lepore, September/October 2009, National Endowment for the Humanities


You may purchase Jill Lepore's bookss at the local, independent Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza

If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future: www.bhny.com/book/9781631496103

These Truths: A History of the United States: www.bhny.com/book/9780393357424

This America: The Case for the Nation: www.bhny.com/book/9781631496417


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For more information on the Rebuilding the Republic series, visit: www.nyswritersinstitute.org/rebuildngtherepublic