Businessman and politician Andrew Yang will offer his thoughts on democracy in a book to be published this fall.
Crown will release the entrepreneur’s Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy later this year, the publisher announced.
“Written in the months following his 2020 presidential campaign, which catapulted him into the national political conversation, Forward offers a vivid account of what running for president is really like and a scathing indictment of America’s ‘era of institutional failure,’” Crown said.
Yang, the founder of nonprofit group Venture for America, unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential election. Earlier this year, he ran for New York City mayor, again as a Democrat; despite leading in the polls for much of the race, he placed fourth in the Democratic primary.
“Yang introduces readers to the various ‘priests of American decline,’ most especially politicians whose incentives have become divorced from the people they serve, arguing that a series of reforms, including data rights, ranked-choice voting, and fact-based governance empowered by modern technology, are the ‘skeleton key’ to jumpstarting political and economic systems that are breaking down,” Crown said of Yang’s new book.
Forward is slated for publication on Oct. 5.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.