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, 2012 - Political Science - 226 pages
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In the wake of yet another disastrous year in American politics, two of the nation's foremost experts on Congress provide their brief, strongly argued take on what's wrong and how to fix it.

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If you want to know why Congress has gotten so dysfunctional, this book makes a comprehensive case...and painfully so. So far, I think this book is the the most depressing and the best political book I've read. 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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