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Our politics : reflections on political life

Author: Douglas Kane
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Douglas Kane, an American politician and economist, offers readers a straightforward, personal account of what it is like to run for and hold public office - the demands, conflicts, temptations, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Douglas Kane
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Kane
ISBN: 9780809337095 0809337096
OCLC Number: 1031165246
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 238 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Personal and public perceptions --
The no and yes of politics --
It's a deal --
The power structure has changed: all politics is (not) local (anymore) --
Will you be our candidate? --
It's a play, and you are the lead actor --
Politics is a team sport --
Yes is always the right answer --
What do I know about that? --
There ought to be a law --
Make the rules, win the game --
You always know when the governor is serious --
Lead me not into temptation --
Everybody wants to go to heaven; nobody wants to die --
Not in my backyard --
Summoning the better angels of our nature --
The world is run by those who show up --
Reflections going forward.
Responsibility: Douglas Kane ; with a foreword by Mike Lawrence.

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