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Points of view : readings in American government and politics

Author: Robert E DiClerico; Allan S Hammock
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E DiClerico; Allan S Hammock
ISBN: 0394354087 9780394354088
OCLC Number: 12555410
Description: xii, 355 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: How democratic is America? / Howard Zinn --
How democratic is America? A response to Howard Zinn / Sidney Hook --
An economic interpretation of the Constitution of the United States / Charles A. Beard --
Charles Beard and the Constitution / Robert E. Brown --
James Madison wouldn't approve / Melvin R. Laird --
Constitutional Convention / Griffin B. Bell --
50 miniature Washingtons: the flaw in Reagan's new federalism / Gregg Easterbrook --
Can the states be trusted? / Daniel J. Elazar --
Teledemocracy: bring power back to the people / Ted Becker --
Teledemocracy and its discontents / Michael Malbin --
Nonvoting is not a social disease / Austin Ranney --
The problem of nonvoting / Curtis B. Gans --
Politics as a con game / Joe McGinniss --
Impact of televised political commercials / Thomas E. Patterson, Robert D. McClure --
The case against the electoral college / Lawrence D. Longley --
In defense of the electoral college / Robert Weissberg --
Realignment is a fact / George Will Half a realignment / William Schneider --
The pro-PAC backlash / Mark Green --
Sense and nonsense on PACs / Michael J. Malbin --
Legislator as delegate --
Legislator as trustee / John F. Kennedy --
Legislator as politico / George B. Galloway --
Lawmakers as lawbreakers / Mark Green --
Conflict of interest / Edmund Beard, Stephen Horn --
How powerful is the President? / John K. Galbraith --
The presidential advantage / George E. Reedy --
Single six-year term for the president? --
Taking the presidency out of politics: the six-year term / Thomas E. Cronin --
Government is the worst-run enterprise in America / Edward Meadows --
Don't blame the bureaucracy! / H. Brinton Milward, Hal G. Rainey --
In support of judicial restraint / Sam J. Ervin --
In support of judicial activism / Ramsey Clark --
Why free speech for racists and totalitarians --
Nazis / George F. Will --
On dangers of school prayer / Warren Rudman --
In defense of school prayer / Jeremiah Denton The case for racial quotas / Thurgood Marshall --
Are quotas good for blacks? / Thomas Sowell --
Forcing equal pay for different work is bad idea / William French Smith --
Pay equity: an end to wage discrimination / Nancy D. Reder --
The power elite / C. Wright Mills --
Power is pluralistic / Arnold M. Rose
Responsibility: edited by Robert E. DiClerico and Allan S. Hammock.

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