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Designed to accompany any American Government text, this engaging reader features a debate-style format that includes two readings--each representing opposing viewpoints--per chapter. The unique format and current content give this book a distinctive advantage over other readers. The Sixth Edition incorporates up-to-date chapter introductions and new debates, for a fresh look at the hot-button issues in modern American government.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: How to Read This Book|
|The Founding: Debating the Constitution James Madison, Federalist No. 10 Brutus, Anti-federalist Paper, 18 October 1787|
|Democracy: Overrated or Undervalued|
|Democracy's Romantic Myths Paul Rogat Loeb, The Active Citizen|
|The New Federalism: Does It Create Laboratories of Democracy or a Race to the Bottom|
|Beyond the Beltway John D. Donahue, The Devil in Devolution|
|Immigration: Good or Bad for American Democracy|
|Immigration Is Good Newt Gingrich, Patriotic Immigration|
|Political Economy: How Democratic Is the Free Market Economy|
|Capitalism and Freedom Samuel Bowles, Frank Roosevelt, and Richard Edwards, Corporate Capitalism Hurts American Democracy|
|Civil Liberties and War: Debating the USA Patriot Act Viet Dinh, Defending Liberty Against the Tyranny of Terror Stephen J. Schulhofer, No Checks, No Balances: Discarding Bedrock Constitutional Principles|
|Civil Rights: How Far Have We Progressed|
|One Nation, Indivisible David K. Shipler, A Country of Strangers|
|Church-State Relations: Was the United States Founded as a Christian Nation|
|The Centrality of Our Creator in Defining America Brooke Allen, Our Godless Constitution|
|The New Media and the Internet: Corporate Wasteland or Democratic Frontier|
|The Daily We Robert McChesney, The Power of the Producers|
|Political Polarization: How Divided Are We|
|Bipolar Disorder James Q. Wilson, How Divided Are We?|
|Campaigns and Elections: Professionals Versus Activists|
|Political Consultants and Electoral Democracy Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas Z?niga, Consultants Versus Netroots|
|Debating the Deficit and the Size of Government Stephen Moore, Tax Policy: The Theory Behind the Supply-Side Model Jonathan Chait, Race to the Bottom|
|Congress: Can Our Representatives Serve the Public Good|
|Congressional Individualism and the Collective Dilemma Barbara Sinclair, Political Parties in the House Today|
|The Presidency: How Much Difference Does the Individual Make|
|Lessons from the Modern Presidency Stephen Skowronek, The Changing Political Structures of Presidential Leadership|
|The Judiciary: How Should It Interpret Our Constitution|
|Textualism and the Constitution Stephen Breyer, Active Liberty and the Constitution|
|Economic Inequality: A Threat to Democracy|
|Myths of Rich and Poor Paul Krugman, For Richer|
|The United States and the Global Economy: Serving Citizens or Corporate Elites|
|Revolution Is U.S. David C. Korten, When Corporations Rule the World|
|U.S. Foreign Policy After September 11: Hegemony or International Cooperation|
|The Case for Goliath Charles W. Kegley Jr. and Gregory A. Raymond, The Imperiled American Imperium|
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