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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Although there were a few good points brought up in this book it really misses the mark as far as fixing things. One of the problems the author singles out as an issue in the public schools is that ... Read full review

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A scathing description of the problems of our current educational system. A good read for any parent, and also for many students, to better understand why some illogical educational decisions only ... Read full review

Contents

The Seeds of Dysfunction
31
Beyond the Debt Ceiling Fiasco
81
Bromides to Avoid
107
Fixing the Party System
131
Reforming U S Political Institutions
163
Navigating the Current System
179
Acknowledgments
203
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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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