It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism

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Basic Books, May 1, 2012 - Political Science - 240 pages
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In the wake of yet another disastrous year in American politics, two of the nationŐs foremost experts on Congress provide their brief, strongly argued take on whatŐs wrong and how to fix it.

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Review: It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the Politics of Extremism

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

This reads like several back-to-back introductory chapters to the book I was hoping to read. Arguments are presented with only cursory explanation of the supporting facts; footnotes are provided, to ... Read full review

Review: It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the Politics of Extremism

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

This is a very perceptive and persuasive analysis of the current dysfunction that characterizes our Federal Government in the US That said, let me immediately caution Tea Party activists and right ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Thomas E. Mann is the W. Averell Harriman Chair and senior fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution. He is a former executive director of the American Political Science Association. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Norman J. Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of a weekly column for Roll Call, called “Congress Inside Out.” He lives in Washington, D.C. Both are fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are coauthors of The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track.

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