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The parties versus the people : how to turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans

Author: Mickey Edwards
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A former congressman draws on his first-hand experience with legislative battles to present a solution-based, practical way to break the stranglehold of the political party system and banish the negative effects of partisan warfare.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mickey Edwards
ISBN: 9780300184563 0300184565
OCLC Number: 795457905
Description: xxiii, 208 s. ; 22 cm
Contents: American tribalism --
The disappearing dream --
Reclaiming our democracy --
Drawing a line in the sand --
The money stream --
Government leaders, not party leaders --
Debate and democracy --
Rearrange the furniture --
Rivals, not enemies --
The partisan presidency --
Declarations of independence --
Beyond partisanship --
The way forward.
Responsibility: Mickey Edwards.

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"Overcoming tribalism and knee-jerk partisanship is the central challenge of our time. Mickey Edwards shows why and how in this fascinating book filled with sensible suggestions."-Walter Isaacson, Read more...

 
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