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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Political Issues 9Th / Edition 10

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Political Issues 9Th / Edition 10

by George McKenna, Stanley Feingold


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ISBN-13: 9780697357182
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/28/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART 1. Democracy and the American Political Process

ISSUE 1. Has the American Political System Succeeded?
YES: Irving Kristol, from "On the Character of the American Political Order," in Robert L. Utley, Jr., ed., The Promise of American Politics: Principles and Practice After Two Hundred Years
NO: Daniel Lazare, from The Frozen Republic: How the Constitution Is Paralyzing Democracy
ISSUE 2. Do Political Campaigns Promote Good Government?
YES: Samuel L. Popkin, from The Reasoning Voter: Communication and Persuasion in Presidential Campaigns
NO: Anthony King, from "Running Scared," The Atlantic Monthly
ISSUE 3. Should Campaign Finance Be Reformed?
YES: Archibald Cox, from "Ethics, Campaign Finance, and Democracy," Society
NO: Bradley A. Smith, from "The Campaign-Finance Follies," Commentary
ISSUE 4. Are the Mass Media Degrading Political Discourse?
YES: James Fallows, from Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy
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