In this third volume of his award-winning American Crisis series, James Gustave Speth makes his boldest and most ambitious contribution yet. He looks unsparingly at the sea of troubles in which the United States now finds itself, charts a course through the discouragement and despair commonly felt today, and envisions what he calls America the Possible, an attractive and plausible future that can still be realized. The book identifies a dozen features of the American political economy - the country's basic operating system - where transformative change is essential. It spells out the specific changes that are needed to move toward a new political economy - one in which the true priority is to sustain people and planet. Supported by a new ''theory of change'' that explains how system change can come to America, the book also presents a compelling vision of political, social and economic life in a renewed America. Speth envisions a future that will be well worth fighting for.