Why did politics once work? And why don't they work today? Despite decades of reform, government is more dysfunctional than ever, the country is more polarized, and special interests have more power to veto reform. What if idealistic reform itself is a culprit?In Political Realism, Jonathan Rauch argues that well-meaning efforts to stem corruption and increase participation have stripped political leaders and organizations of the tools they need to forge compromises and make them stick. Fortunately, he argues, much of the damage can be undone by rediscovering political realism. Instead of trying to drive private money away out of politics, how about channeling it to strengthen parties and leaders? Instead of doubling down on direct democracy, how about giving political professionals more ...
Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Political Parties, Practical Politics
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An excerpt from the recent hard-hitting look at Donald Trump's historic primary campaign, Donald Trump: A Destroyer of Dynasties, This Means War details the ninth Republican primary debate, one of the most warlike political spectacles in recent memory. Sparking conflicts with Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and even the audience attending the debate, Trump's contentious debate performance just before the crucial South Carolina primary. Each important interaction is relentlessly analyzed, from the candidates' words to their all-important body language and tone.
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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Political Parties
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