Taking Sides : Clashing Views on Political Issues

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  • Edition: 17th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-19
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
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Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions. Taking Sides readers feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource.

Table of Contents

Democracy and the American Political Process
Should Americans Believe in a Unique American "Mission"?
Is Democracy the Answer to Global Terrorism?
Should America Adopt Public Financing of Political Campaigns?
The Institutions of Government
Does the President Have Unilateral War Powers?
Should the Courts Seek the "Original Meaning" of the Constitution?
Is Congress a "Broken Branch"?
Should the Senate Filibuster Be Abolished?
Should the President Be Allowed "Executive Privilege"?
Social Change and Public Policy
Does Affirmative Action Advance Racial Equality?
Should Abortion Be Restricted?
Do We Need National Health Insurance?
Is America Becoming More Unequal?
Are Americans Overtaxed?
Is Bigger Government Better Government?
Stopping Illegal Immigration: Should Border Security Come First?
Should There Be a "Wall of Separation" Between Church and State?
America and the World
Is Indefinite Detention of Suspected Terrorists Justified?
Is Middle Eastern Profiling Ever Justified?
Is the Use of Torture Against Terrorist Suspects Ever Justified?
Is Warrantless Wiretapping in Some Cases Justified to Protect National Security?
Should the United States Pull Out of Afghanistan?
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