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Professor Charles Wheelan '88's New Book, "The Centrist Manifesto"; Media Mentions

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A senior lecturer and policy fellow here at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, Professor Charles Wheelan '88 has recently published a new book, called The Centrist Manifesto. It focuses on his vision for a new Centrist Party to champion the best of the rational and pragmatic values from both of the Democratic and Republican parties.  This book release comes quite quickly after the release of his successful book, Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data.

In a recent interview with U.S. News & World Report, Wheelan explained, "The Centrist Party stands for a series of principles that I would argue take the best of each party. The Centrist Party stands for keeping what we like about the Republicans and Democrats and cutting off the tails. The tails, unfortunately, are those who tend to be in charge of the system right now."  To those skeptical of the idea of a Centrist Party, he responds, "There is actually a reasonable path here that can break the stranglehold that the two parties have on the current system."

Wheelan was also featured in an interview with NPHR.  You can listen to the full podcast here

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