In his forthcoming I, Citizen: A Blueprint for Reclaiming American Self-Governance, Tony Woodlief charts an end to our over-politicized culture wars. He asserts the threat is not the “other” side—right or left—but the political class. Elected and unelected bureaucrats in government, media, and academia have stoked our partisan flames into a fractured—yet salvageable—country. In I, Citizen, Woodlief details how ordinary Americans can reclaim local self-governance, embrace tolerance, and correct course.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

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I, Citizen: A Blueprint for Reclaiming American Self-Governance

Tony Woodlief is an award-winning writer and the author, most recently, of I, Citizen: A Blueprint for Reclaiming American Self-Governance. He is the executive vice president of the State Policy Network (SPN). Prior to joining SPN, Woodlief served as president of the Bill of Rights Institute, the Market-Based Management Institute, and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Kent Lassman hosts and moderates the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Online Event series. His day job as CEI president and CEO involves managing the organization’s operations and overseeing strategy for policy, communications, and development. Since CEI’s Online Events series began in early 2020, Lassman has interviewed policy makers and leading thinkers, including Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), then-EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, National Review’s Kevin Williamson, and Harvard’s Cass Sunstein.

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