Why Americans Hate Politics

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Simon & Schuster, 1992 - Conservatism - 448 pages
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All over the United States, Americans are deserting the political process. Why? In this national bestseller, one of our shrewdest political observers traces thirty years of volatile political history and finds that on point after point, liberals and conservatives are framing issues as a series of "false choices," making it impossible for politicians to solve problems, and alienating voters in the process. Now with a new afterword discussing the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings and the 1992 presidential election, Dionne explores what has gone wrong with the American system and offers a back-to-basics approach to politics designed to respond to the anger of America's restive majority.

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The best modern history of American politics I have read. A comprehensive, detailed, nuanced and accessible description of the rise and fall of the contemporary Left and Right and the consequences ... Read full review

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Great primer for understanding the stubborn bipartisanship in US politics that preempts any real national debates on vital issues. This book provides valuable insights into why Americans are so ... Read full review

Contents

THE FAILURES OF LIBERALISM
29
Conservatisms Contradictory Origins
147
PART THREEZ CURING THE MISCHIEFS OF IDEOLOGY
327
Copyright

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E. J. Dionne, Jr., is an American journalist and political commentator and a long-time op-ed columnist for the "Washington Post". His published works include the influential bestseller "Why Americans Hate Politics", "Souled Out", and "Stand Up, Fight Back".

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