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By Morris P. Fiorina,Samuel J. Abrams

Red states, blue states . . . are we now not the USA? Morris P. Fiorina right here examines today’s social gathering approach to think again arguments approximately social gathering polarization whereas delivering a cogent evaluation of the yank electorate.

Building at the arguments of Fiorina’s acclaimed tradition warfare? the parable of a Polarized America, this ebook explains how modern politics differs from that of earlier eras and considers what may be performed to beat the unproductive politics of modern a long time. Drawing on polling effects and different facts, Fiorina examines the disconnect among an unrepresentative “political type” and the citizenry it purports to symbolize, exhibiting how politicians became extra polarized whereas citizens stay reasonable; how politicians’ rhetoric and actions replicate hot-button matters that aren't public priorities; and the way politicians’ dogmatic, divisive, and uncivil kind of “debate” contrasts with the extra civil discourse of standard american citizens, who are usually extra well mannered and open to compromise than their leaders.

Disconnect depicts politicians out of contact with the bigger public, distorting matters and knowledge to entice slim curiosity teams. it will probably aid readers higher comprehend the political divide among leaders and the yank public—and aid steer a path for change.

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