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The angry American : how voter rage is changing the nation /
Susan J. Tolchin.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999.
description
xvi, 203 p. : ill.
ISBN
0813367549 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999.
isbn
0813367549 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
2624518
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Covering the recent Clinton scandals, this volume outlines the history, causes, and consequences of political anger in American politics today and embraces positive solutions to problems that we are all entitled to be angry about.
Main Description
The Clinton scandals. The Rise of militia and patriot groups. The proliferation of "trash" TV. Record U.S. trade deficits. Isolated events, or is there some connecting thread? Susan Tolchin says it's anger--mainstream, inclusive, legitimate public anger--and it's not going to vanish until we as a polity acknowledge it and harness its power. How to tap into this pervasive political anger and release its creative energy without being swept away by its force is the dilemma of the 1990s for government leaders and citizens alike. The second edition of this acclaimed volume has been completed revised and updated to account for the ways in which recent events have contributed to the history, causes, and consequences of anger in American politics today. The book embraces positive solutions to problems we are all entitled to be angry about: economic uncertainty, cultural divisiveness, political disintegration, and a world changing faster than our ability to assimilate. Tolchin's solutions incorporate a renewed sense of community, enhanced political access, and responsive rather than reactive government.
Main Description
The Clinton scandals. The Rise of militia and patriot groups. The proliferation of "trash" TV. Record U.S. trade deficits. Isolated events, or is there some connecting thread? Susan Tolchin says it's angermainstream, inclusive, legitimate public angerand it's not going to vanish until we as a polity acknowledge it and harness its power. How to tap into this pervasive political anger and release its creative energy without being swept away by its force is the dilemma of the 1990s for government leaders and citizens alike. The second edition of this acclaimed volume has been completed revised and updated to account for the ways in which recent events have contributed to the history, causes, and consequences of anger in American politics today. The book embraces positive solutions to problems we are all entitled to be angry about: economic uncertainty, cultural divisiveness, political disintegration, and a world changing faster than our ability to assimilate. Tolchin's solutions incorporate a renewed sense of community, enhanced political access, and responsive rather than reactive government.
Main Description
This timely volume outlines the history, causes, and consequences of anger in American politics today and embraces positive solutions to problems we are all entitled to be angry about.
Table of Contents
Dilemmas in American Politicsp. ii
Books In This Seriesp. iii
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
The Dilemma of Voter Rage for Democratic Governmentp. 1
The Roots of Antigovernment Angerp. 23
Economic Uncertainty and Political Angerp. 51
Zones of Intolerance on the Battlefield of Valuesp. 79
Governing Angry Americansp. 109
Competing Angers and Political Changep. 143
Discussion Questionsp. 163
Glossaryp. 165
Notesp. 167
Referencesp. 185
Indexp. 191
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