This collection of essays is a rarity in the policy arena-it
offers bold yet achievable initiatives designed to prompt
fundamental change. In An American Vision, 21 noted policymakers,
scholars, and policy analysts stand back from the day-to-day
tinkering of the Washington community to address the systemic
defects that are at the root of many public policy problems. They
outline a series of proposals that, taken as a whole, constitute a
sweeping agenda for U.S. public policy in the 1990s and beyond.