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256 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190877248

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Democracy under Fire

The Rise of Extremists and the Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party

Lawrence R. Jacobs

  • Reveals the historic forces within America's party system that allowed a figure like Donald Trump to become president
  • Shows how and why American political parties gradually shifted to nominating more extreme candidates
  • Shows how America's political institutions are biased toward reproducing political and racial inequality as well as political polarization

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