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Author Hill, Steven, 1958-

Title 10 steps to repair American democracy : a more perfect union / Steven Hill ; foreword by Hendrik Hertzberg
Edition 2012 election ed
Published Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, ©2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 227 pages.)
Contents Introduction : double trouble : the political collapse that preceded the economic collapse -- Secure the vote -- Expand voter participation -- Increase voter choice with instant runoff voting -- Scrap winner-take-all elections -- Direct election of the president -- Overhaul the US Senate -- Reclaim the airwaves -- Minimize money's role -- Reform the Supreme Court -- Restore faith in government : government is good for you -- Conclusion : renewing the American republic
Summary Following an economic tsunami of historic proportions, American democracy finds itself plagued by partisan polarization, a rigidly divided Congress, superficial political debate, and political paralysis. Even before the economic crisis, the United States was beleaguered by choiceless elections, out-of-control campaign spending, suspicious voting equipment, partisan election officials, even a partisan U.S. Supreme Court. Americans are growing increasingly frustrated and tuned out, as the middle collapses and the partisans take over. Just in time for the 2012 elections, 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy: A More Perfect Union addresses head-on the mine field built into our political system. In a brand new edition, political critic Steven Hill expands on his ten-step program to improve American democracy. He proposes specific reforms to give voters more choices at the ballot box, boost voter turnout, calm the Senate?s filibuster gone wild ways, modernize our media institutions, turn off the spigot of corporate donations, and bring the U.S. government back to the mainstream. In the face of mounting cynicism about the American political system, 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy is a refreshing blueprint for how to resurrect our Founders' democratic vision. It will change the way you think about American politics.*BR**BR*" ... as practical as it is insightful ..."--Arianna Huffington*BR**BR*We are fortunate to have 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy, to help us find our political compass." -Hendrik Hertzberg, Senior Editor, The New Yorker
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Democracy -- United States
Politics and government.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315636212
Other Titles Ten steps to repair American democracy