Kristersson's announcement came after some allies criticised his suggestion to build a minority government with the centre-right Christian Democrats party.
It says the Global Movement of Moderates Foundation has failed to live up to its name under Nasharudin Mat Isa.
The deputy prime minister calls extremism and radicalism a 'disease' that can destroy society.
DAP veteran points out that the book's foreword was written by former PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, while the book itself was launched by Umno leader Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
Pakatan Harapan chief secretary Saifuddin Abdullah voices fears over Umno-PAS partnership becoming a reality, making for a more extreme form of racial politics.