Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America / Edition 1

Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America / Edition 1

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by Ronald Brownstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0143114328

ISBN-13: 2900143114320

Pub. Date: 09/30/2008

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

In recent years American politics has seemingly become much more partisan, more zero-sum, more vicious, and less able to confront the real problems our nation faces. What has happened? In The Second Civil War, respected political commentator Ronald Brownstein brilliantly diagnoses the electoral, demographic, and institutional forces that have wreaked such change over

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In recent years American politics has seemingly become much more partisan, more zero-sum, more vicious, and less able to confront the real problems our nation faces. What has happened? In The Second Civil War, respected political commentator Ronald Brownstein brilliantly diagnoses the electoral, demographic, and institutional forces that have wreaked such change over the American political landscape, pulling politics into the margins and leaving precious little common ground for compromise. The Second Civil War is not a book for Democrats or Republicans but for all Americans who are disturbed by our current political dysfunction and hungry for ways to understand it-and move beyond it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900143114320
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
496

Table of Contents


Preface: A Day in June 1 Chapter 1 America Divided 9 Chapter 2 The Age of Partisan Armies 27 Chapter 3 The Age of Bargaining 57 Chapter 4 The Age of Transition 93 Chapter 5 The Age of Transition II: The Rise of Hyperpartisanship 137 Chapter 6 The Great Sorting Out 175 Chapter 7 The President of Half of America 221 Chapter 8 The 51 Percent Solution: Republican Strategy in the Bush Years 263 Chapter 9 The Opposition in an Age of Polarization 325 Chapter 10 Beyond Division 365 Acknowledgments 419 Notes 425 Bibliography 463 Index 469

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