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256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199392872

Bookseller Code (1A)

Dangerous Convictions

What's Really Wrong with the U.S. Congress

Tom Allen

  • Combines a clear and compelling argument about the major source of dysfunction in American politics with the observations and insights of an insider.
  • Provides a scholarly, readable, revealing picture of life in Congress in these polarized times, and an inspiring challenge to the public.
  • Draws on a variety of intellectual sources including the work of Robert Putnam, George Lakoff, the several authors of Habits of the Heart, Thomas Merton, Isaiah Berlin, Tom Mann, and Norm Ornstein.

New to this Edition:

  • Features a new epilogue on Congress after the 2012 elections

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