American political futures: In conversation with Elaine Kamarck and Robert Reich


  • Elaine Kamarck,

    1. Scholar based at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She was one of the founders of the New Democrat movement that helped elect Bill Clinton as US president. She served in the White House from 1993 to 1997, where she created and managed the Clinton administration's national performance review, also known as ‘Reinventing Government’. Her most recent book is Primary Politics: How Presidential Candidates Have Shaped the Modern Nominating System.
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  • Robert Reich

    1. Chancellor's professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, and before that was secretary of labor in the Clinton administration. Time magazine named him one of the 10 most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He has written 13 books, including the bestsellers Aftershock and The Work of Nations; his latest, Beyond Outrage, is out now in paperback. He blogs at
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Leading US Democrats and former White House insiders Elaine C Kamarck and Robert B Reich break down the US presidential election and the prospects for a less divided America – politically and economically – in Obama's second term.