The last eight years have seen the ascendancy of the political center in American politics. But as the most recent Presidencial election demonstrated, this move away from the extremes has not led to a clearly clearly articulated political agenda for the next decade. In 'Next', Amitai Etzioni argues that though each party claims to occupy the hallowed center, both have failed to adress the pressing domestic issues of our day. Has the time come for more regulation (for instance of HMOs or of internet privacy), or less? A mix of diagnosis and manifesto, 'Next' issues a bracing call for greater political and community involvement. Etzion argues that our world-leading economy offers more opportunities that ever to end scarcity and break out of the cycle of materialism. He reacquaints the reader with the social, cultural, and spiritual values that must guide our approach to public policy questions. Making a strong case for the need for a 'moderate counterculture' to temper the excesses of our stock market-obsessed society, Etzioni outlines a novel domestic agenda for tackling the principal challenges facing us in the decade to come.