No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates

No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates

by George Farah

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609801090
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 794 KB

About the Author

GEORGE FARAH is the founder and executive director of Open Debates, a Washington-based nonprofit committed to reforming the presidential debate process. He is also a student at Harvard Law School. His articles have appeared in Extra! Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as other publications.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Table of Contents

List of Cartoonsvi
Acknowledgmentsvii
1Debate Cartel1
2Hostile Takeover23
3Candidate Exclusion39
4Stilted Formats75
5The 15 Percent Fiction97
6Issue Exclusion125
7Failed Restitution140
8Citizens' Debate Commission155
Conclusion173
Appendix A1996 Memorandum of Understanding176
Appendix BJoint Press Release from the Democratic and Republican National Committees191
Notes194
Index213
About the Author224
About the Open Debates224

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