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Taking sides. Clashing views on political issues

Author: George McKenna; Stanley Feingold
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2012.
Series: Taking sides.; McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 17th ed., expandedView all editions and formats
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This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in politics. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading political scientists, lawmakers, and political commentators, reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George McKenna; Stanley Feingold
ISBN: 9780077406080 0077406087
OCLC Number: 741989431
Notes: "Expanded with two new issues"--Cover.
Description: xxx, 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Unit 1. Democracy and the American political process. Should Americans believe in a unique American "mission"? --
Is democracy the answer to global terrorism? --
Should America adopt public financing of political campaigns? Unit 2. The institutions of government. Does the president have unilateral war powers? --
Should the courts seek the "original meaning" of the Constitution? --
Is Congress a "broken branch"? --
Should the Senate filibuster be abolished? --
Should the president be allowed "executive privilege"? Unit 3. Social change and public policy. Does affirmative action advance racial equality? --
Should abortion be restricted? --
Do we need national health care insurance? --
Is America becoming more unequal? --
Are Americans overtaxed? --
Is bigger government better government? --
Stopping illegal immigration: should border security come first? --
Should there be a "wall of separation" between church and state? Unit 4. American and the world. Is indefinite detention of suspected terrorists justified? --
Is Middle Eastern profiling ever justified? --
Is the use of torture against terrorist suspects ever justified? --
Is warrantless wiretapping in some cases justified to protect national security? --
Should the United States pull out of Afghanistan? --
Does the Tea Party represent a revival of America's revolutionary ideals? --
May Congress require people to buy health insurance?
Series Title: Taking sides.; McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Other Titles: Clashing views on political issues
Political issues
Responsibility: selected, edited, and with introductions by George McKenna and Stanley Feingold.

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