Sam Smith's Great American Political Repair Manual: How to Rebuild Our Country So the Politics Aren't Broken and Politicians Aren't Fixed

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1997 - Political Science - 247 pages
"Neither right nor left but ahead" is the only political course for maverick journalist Sam Smith in this entertaining, myth-busting guide to a new American crossover politics. Witty and profound, opinionated and informative, Smith has important things to say to politically disaffected Americans of all stripes. This primer gives hope that the coughing engines and stripped gears of American democracy can be made to work again if we can recover our can-do spirit and practice a politics of common sense and common decency combined with a search for common ground.

In chapters such as "How to figure out why you need this book a diagnostic test for political deficit disorder," "How to stay alive a poker player's guide to the environment," "How to find things out despite the media and other obstacles," and "How to get along with other Americans living next to 250 million people who aren't quite like you," Smith conjoins hilarity and wisdom, education and provocation, giving us what we need to fix America and have a good time while we're at it.
 

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SAM SMITH'S GREAT AMERICAN POLITICAL REPAIR MANUAL

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Droll, no-nonsense prescriptions for the body politic, by the editor of the Progressive Review. Smith (Shadows of Hope: A Freethinkers Guide to Politics in the Time of Clinton, 1994) offers numbers of ... Read full review

Contents

TO STAY SAFE PLAY FAIR
163
TO FIND THINGS OUT
191
TO GET ALONG WITH OTHER AMERICANS
212
TO FIND COMMON GROUND
237
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Sam Smith has "the longest-running act on the off-Broadway of Washington journalism." He edits The Progressive Review and authored Shadows of Hope: A Freethinkers Guide to Politics in the Time of Clinton.

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