The Resource The polarizers : postwar architects of our partisan era, Sam Rosenfeld

The polarizers : postwar architects of our partisan era, Sam Rosenfeld

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The polarizers : postwar architects of our partisan era
Title
The polarizers
Title remainder
postwar architects of our partisan era
Statement of responsibility
Sam Rosenfeld
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Even in this most partisan and dysfunctional of eras, we can all agree on one thing: Washington is broken. Polticians take increasingly inflexible and extreme positions, leading to gridlock, partisan warfare, and the sense that our seats of government are nothing but cesspools of rancor, childishness, and paralysis. The shocking reality, though, is that modern polarization was a deliberate project carried out by Democratic and Republican activists. In The Polarizers, Sam Rosenfeld details why bipartisanship was seen as a problem in the postwar period and how polarization was cast as the solution. Republican and Democrats feared that they were becoming too similar, and that a mushy consensus imperiled their agendas and even American democracy itself. Thus began a deliberate move to match ideology with party label - with the vexed results we now endure. Rosenfeld reveals the specific politicians, intellectuals, and operatives who worked together to heighten partisan discord, showing that our system today is a product not solely of gradual structural shifts but of deliberate actions motivated by explicit agendas. Rosenfeld makes clear that the story of Washington's transformation is driven both by institutional change and by grassroots influences on the left and the right. The Polarizers brilliantly challenges and overturns our conventional narrative about partisanship, but perhaps most importantly, it points us toward a new consensus: if we deliberately created today's dysfunctional environment, we can deliberately change it. -- from dust jacket
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Rosenfeld, Sam
Dewey number
324.273/13
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2265
LC item number
.R67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Republican Party
  • Democratic Party
  • Political parties
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Political parties
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The polarizers : postwar architects of our partisan era, Sam Rosenfeld
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-383) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The idea of responsible partisanship, 1945-1952 -- Democrats and the politics of principle, 1952-1960 -- A choice, not an echo, 1948-1964 -- Power in movement, 1961-1968 -- The age of party reform, 1968-1975 -- The making of a vanguard party, 1969-1980 -- Liberal alliance-building for lean times, 1972-1980 -- Dawn of a new party period, 1980-2000 -- Conclusion : polarization without responsibility, 2000-2016
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9780226407258
Lccn
2017009027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40027825181
  • 99975321779
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975862426
  • 914133
  • (OCoLC)ocn975862426
  • 914133
Label
The polarizers : postwar architects of our partisan era, Sam Rosenfeld
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-383) 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 -- The idea of responsible partisanship, 1945-1952 -- Democrats and the politics of principle, 1952-1960 -- A choice, not an echo, 1948-1964 -- Power in movement, 1961-1968 -- The age of party reform, 1968-1975 -- The making of a vanguard party, 1969-1980 -- Liberal alliance-building for lean times, 1972-1980 -- Dawn of a new party period, 1980-2000 -- Conclusion : polarization without responsibility, 2000-2016
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9780226407258
Lccn
2017009027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40027825181
  • 99975321779
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975862426
  • 914133
  • (OCoLC)ocn975862426
  • 914133

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