It is unclear whether each will read Human Rights Capitalism or comment on its content.  Given that 

(1)       the book is about our Agreement among We, the People,

(2)         each of those receiving a complimentary copy is a member of We, the People (or comments on political action affecting other members), and

(3)         each should be genuinely concerned about solving those challenges facing all Americans,

it would follow that each should read about our Agreement and comment on it. 

Let’s see if those who purport to be genuinely concerned about Americans are in fact concerned enough to respond.

This list will be updated periodically as their feedback arises. 

If those receiving a complimentary copy do not respond, doesn’t their failure to respond imply that each who fails to respond is simply engaging in selling their non-substantive rhetoric for personal gain?  Does this not also imply that the wellbeing of all Americans is not their concern?  If so, why should Americans buy what they are selling? 
A complimentary copy of Human Rights Capitalism was sent to each of the following individuals.  As one reflects upon the multiplicity of public comment on political action, particularly by those entrusted with the exercise of freedom of speech on behalf of Americans, the question arises:  “As Americans, are political journalists and other commenters on political action seeks to solve the challenges we face as the sovereign (We, the People), or simply engaging in selling their non-substantive rhetoric for personal gain?”  So, the publisher sent each a complimentary copy with this statement (or one that is similar):
To one who often comments on the actions and inactions of the “leaders” of American government as well as the political actions of other Americans, please allow me to say – “May all true Americans (especially those exercising freedom of speech on behalf of Americans) come to know, understand, appreciate, and fulfill our Agreement among We, the People.”  If political action by or in America is not consistent with or in fulfillment of our Agreement among We, the People, then is such political action not Un-American and a breach of our sacred Agreement?  Shouldn’t our Agreement among We, the People always be the touchstone for measuring the worth of any and all American political action?  Isn’t all other comment outside the parameters of such touchstone merely non-substantive rhetoric?  


John F Halbleib
Michael Albert, Z Magazine

John A. Allison, President & CEO, Cato Institute

Brian C. Anderson, City Journal

Daniel Backman, Harvard Political Review

Scott Baker, TheBlaze

Robert Baldwin, Journal of Politics & Society, Columbia University

Martin Baron, The Washington Post

Eleanor Bartow, The American, American Enterprise Institute

Monika Bauerlein, Mother Jones

Glenn Beck, an American television and radio host, political commentator, author, etc.

James Bennet, The Atlantic

Gary Benoit, The New American

Joel Bleifuss, In These Times

Patrick J. Buchanan, The Human Events Group

Julie Chen, CBS’ The Talk

Ken Chandler, Newsmax

Ruth Conniff, The Progressive

Anderson Cooper, CBS’ 60 Minutes and CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°

Katie Couric, ABC’s Katie

Noelle Daly, The American Interest

Paul D'Amato, International Socialist Review

James S. Denton, World Affairs

Christopher Dolan, The Washington Times

James A. Dorn, Cato Journal

Peter Dreier – The Huffington Post, E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, and Chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department, Occidental College

William Falk, The Week

David Firestone, The New York Times

James F. Fitzgerald, The John Birch Society

Thomas J. Fleming, Chronicles

William A.Galston, Wall Street Journal

Adam Garfinkle, The American Interest

Jonathan Garthwaite, Townhall Magazine

Nancy Gibbs, TIME

Malcolm Gladwell, a journalist, bestselling author, and speaker

Jonah Goldberg, National Review and Fellow – American Enterprise Institute

David Michael Gregory, NBC’s Meet the Press

Richard N. Haass, President – Council on Foreign Relations

Suzanne Hanney, StreetWise

David Harsanyi, The Federalist

Jacob E. Heilbrunn, The National Interest

Chris Hughes, The New Republic

Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post

Jim Impoco, Newsweek

Clara Jeffery, Mother Jones

Holman W. Jenkins Jr., Wall Street Journal


Michael Kazin, Dissent

Larry King, CNN’s Larry King Now

William Kristol, The Weekly Standard

Robert Kuttner, The American Prospect

Dan La Botz, New Politics

Matt Lauer, NBC’s Today

David Letterman, Late Show with David Letterman

Rush Limbaugh, The Rush Limbaugh Show

Tod Lindberg, Policy Review

Rachel Maddow, MSNBC

Bill Maher, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, and one of the producers for the HBO newsmagazine series Vice, etc.

Richard Markosian, Utah Stories

Daniel McCarthy, The American Conservative

Norah O'Donnell, CBS This Morning

John Oliver, HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Podhoretz, Commentary

David Remnick, The New Yorker

Gideon Rose, Foreign Affairs

Ellen Rosenbush, Harper’s Magazine

David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy

Bob Schieffer, CBS’ Face The Nation

Kristen Schmidt, Columbus Monthly

Ahmed Shawki, International Socialist Review

Dimitri K. Simes, President & CEO – Center for the National Interest

Susan Smith Richardson, The Chicago Reporter

Sam Stein, The Huffington Post

George Stephanopoulos, ABC’s Good Morning America and This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Howard Stern, Author, actor, talk show host, etc.

Bhaskar Sunkara, Jacobin

Art Thompson, The John Birch Society

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., The American Spectator

Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation

Peter Van Doren, Regulation, Cato Institute

Matt Welch, Reason

Robert Whaples, The Independent Review

George F. Will, The Human Events Group

Julia Wrigley, New Politics

Paul Young, The New Islander