Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College

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World Ahead Pub., 2004 - Political Science - 250 pages
Opponents of the Electoral College are swift to dismiss the institution as outdated and elitist, an anachronism that should be replaced by a direct popular vote. This book, written in straightforward language, examines the institutions role in selecting Presidents across the centuries and comes to a different conclusion the Electoral College protects our republic and promotes our liberty.

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This book examines the history and function of the Electoral College, the mechanism by which the President of the United States is chosen. The author provides a rationale for retaining this indirect ... Read full review

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Hmmm. Four "F*U" single sentence reviews by obviously bitter Democrats and one neutral multi-syllable, multi-sentence review by someone who obviously read the book. Atlantic has mounted a blithering multi-authority attack on what has been called the most authoritative, recent treatise on the subject. All because it supports and provides the historical development of the Electoral College. Too much truth (and the frequent use of multi-syllable words) poisons the acceptance by the bitter voters. Well done, Tara. You've awakened the ugly monster of "Don't bother me with facts, I don't like what you have to say." 


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Tara Ross attended Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law. During her time at UT, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Review of Law & Politics. Following law school, Tara practiced law briefly before changing careers and becoming a freelance writer. Today, she is a regular columnist for the American Enterprise Online, and her work has been published in several law reviews and newspapers, including The Washington Times, USA Today, the National Law Journal, and the Notre Dame Journal of Legislation.

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