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Four threats : the recurring crises of American democracy

Author: Suzanne Mettler; Robert C Lieberman
Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"An urgent, historically-grounded take on the four major factors that undermine American democracy, and what we can do to address them. While many Americans despair of the current state of U.S. politics, most assume that our system of government and democracy itself are invulnerable to decay. Yet when we examine the past, we find that the United States has undergone repeated crises of democracy, from the earliest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Mettler; Robert C Lieberman
ISBN: 9781250244420 1250244420
OCLC Number: 1155487679
Description: 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Democracy under siege --
Threats to democracy --
Polarization wreaks havoc in the 1790s --
Democratic disintegration in the 1850s --
Backsliding in the 1890s --
Executive aggrandizement in the 1930s --
The weaponized presidency in the 1970s --
At all costs : how the four threats endanger democracy --
Dangerous convergence --
Putting democracy first.
Responsibility: Suzanne Mettler and Robert C. Lieberman.

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An urgent, historically-grounded take on the four major factors that undermine American democracy, and what we can do to address them.  Read more...

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