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It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date April 5, 2016
Pages 247
Binding Paperback
Edition Exp new
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465096206
ISBN-10 0465096204
Dimensions 0.50 by 4.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $16.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From authors of the national bestseller One Nation After Trump, a revelatory investigation of the surging political division and antagonism in America today

Hyperpartisanship has gridlocked the American government. Congress's approval ratings are at record lows, and both Democrats and Republicans are disgusted by the government's inability to get anything done. In It's Even Worse Than It Looks, renowned scholars Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein present a grim picture of how party polarization and tribal politics have led Congress -- and the United States -- to the brink of institutional failure.

In this revised edition, the authors update their seminal book to take stock of the ever-worsening political situation. The underlying dynamics -- extremist Republicans holding government hostage to their own ideological, anti-government beliefs -- have only gotten worse, further bolstering their argument that Republicans are not merely ideologically different from Democrats, but engaged in a unique form of politics that undermines the system itself.



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Hardcover
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from Basic Books (May 1, 2012)
9780465031337 | details & prices | 226 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $26.00
About:  Acrimony and hyperpartisanship have seeped into every part of the political process.
Paperback
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Exp new edition from Basic Books (April 5, 2016)
9780465096206 | details & prices | 247 pages | 4.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.99
About: From authors of the national bestseller One Nation After Trump, a revelatory investigation of the surging political division and antagonism in America todayHyperpartisanship has gridlocked the American government.
Reprint edition from Basic Books (September 3, 2013)
9780465074730 | details & prices | 248 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $17.99
About: Hyperpartisanship is as old as American democracy.
CD/Spoken Word
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With William Hughes (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (June 15, 2012)
9781470823870 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $24.95
About: [Read by William Hughes] Until voters learn to act strategically to reward problem solving and punish obstruction, American democracy will remain in serious danger.

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