The Resource Our damaged democracy : we the people must act, Joseph A. Califano Jr

Our damaged democracy : we the people must act, Joseph A. Califano Jr

Label
Our damaged democracy : we the people must act
Title
Our damaged democracy
Title remainder
we the people must act
Statement of responsibility
Joseph A. Califano Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This authoritative and passionate primer on the three branches of government reveals the changes--political, cultural, constitutional, technological, institutional--that render our government completely dysfunctional, and the urgent need to fix our democracy before it's too late. If you've been watching the news and worrying that our democracy no longer works, this book will help you understand why you're right. There is colossal concentration of power in the Presidency. Congress is crippled by partisanship and dependence on special interest money. The Supreme Court and many lower federal courts are riven by politics. Add politically fractured and fragile media, feckless campaign finance laws, rampant income and education inequality, and multicultural divisions, and it's no wonder our leaders can't agree on anything or muster a solid majority of Americans behind them. With decades as a leader in government, law, and business, Joseph A. Califano, Jr. has the maturity to be party-neutral in his evaluation and the perspective to see the big picture of our democracy. Using anecdotes and examples featuring every modern president and actions of both parties, Califano makes the urgent case that we do not need to agree, but we do need to trust each other and be worthy of that trust, in order to bring back systems of government that protect freedom and promote fairness. The longer we wait to fix these problems, the more dangerous our situation will become. Our Damaged Democracy is the rallying cry we need to get our country back on track
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Califano, Joseph A.
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1726
LC item number
.C355 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political culture
  • Democracy
  • Political ethics
  • Democracy
  • Political culture
  • Political ethics
  • Democracy
  • Political ethics
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Our damaged democracy : we the people must act, Joseph A. Califano Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: POTUS the powerful -- Enhancing POTUS power -- POTUS the commander-in-chief -- POTUS the legislator -- The four pillars of POTUS power -- Part II: The crippled Congress -- The grip of the gerrymander -- Pay to play Congress -- Congressional chaos -- Cutting its nose to spite its face -- Where war is not war -- Part III: The politicized court -- Political labor pains -- Political party polarization -- Part IV: The subject states and cities -- Money makes the rules -- The game changers -- Presidential preemption and prerogatives -- Part V: Money: the root of political evil -- Day of political infamy -- The money game -- Money opens doors and ears -- States, judges and think tanks in the political money mix -- Part VI: American fault lines -- The media fault line -- Racial and cultural political party fault lines -- The partisanship fault line -- Income and education inequality fault lines -- Single-issue fault lines -- The military-civilian fault line -- Part VII: We the people -- We the people must act -- Appendix A: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: dues and money raised -- Appendix B: The Electoral College
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 317 pages
Isbn
9781501144622
Lccn
2017045556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)989964018
  • 819214
  • (OCoLC)ocn989964018
  • 819214
Label
Our damaged democracy : we the people must act, Joseph A. Califano Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: POTUS the powerful -- Enhancing POTUS power -- POTUS the commander-in-chief -- POTUS the legislator -- The four pillars of POTUS power -- Part II: The crippled Congress -- The grip of the gerrymander -- Pay to play Congress -- Congressional chaos -- Cutting its nose to spite its face -- Where war is not war -- Part III: The politicized court -- Political labor pains -- Political party polarization -- Part IV: The subject states and cities -- Money makes the rules -- The game changers -- Presidential preemption and prerogatives -- Part V: Money: the root of political evil -- Day of political infamy -- The money game -- Money opens doors and ears -- States, judges and think tanks in the political money mix -- Part VI: American fault lines -- The media fault line -- Racial and cultural political party fault lines -- The partisanship fault line -- Income and education inequality fault lines -- Single-issue fault lines -- The military-civilian fault line -- Part VII: We the people -- We the people must act -- Appendix A: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: dues and money raised -- Appendix B: The Electoral College
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 317 pages
Isbn
9781501144622
Lccn
2017045556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)989964018
  • 819214
  • (OCoLC)ocn989964018
  • 819214

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