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Crisis Point : Why We Must - And How We Can - Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across

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"An astute case for a model of public service that is professional and principled, attributes that distinguished [Lott and Daschle's] former service." --The Wall Street JournalWith a new afterword on the 2016 electionTrent Lott and Tom Daschle, two of the most prominent senators of recent time, served as leaders of their respective parties from the 1990s to the current century. Their congressional tenure saw the Reagan tax cuts, the Clinton impeachment, 9/11, and the Iraq War. Despite stark ideological differences, the two have always maintained a positive working relationship--even a warm friendship--the kind that in today's hyper-partisan climate has become unthinkable.

In Crisis Point, Lott and Daschle come together to sound an alarm on the current polarization that has made governing all but impossible; never before has faith in government been so dismally low. The senators itemize damaging forces--the permanent campaign, unprecedented money, the 24/7 news cycle--and offer practical recommendations, pointing the way forward. Most crucially, they recall the American people, especially our leaders, to the principles enshrined in the Constitution, and to the necessity of debate but also the imperative of compromise--which will take vision and courage to bring back.

Illustrated with personal stories from their eminent careers and events cited from deeper in American history, Crisis Point is an invaluable work--one of conscience as well as duty, written with passion and eloquence by two men who have dedicated their lives to public service and share the conviction that all is far from lost.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 283
Genre: Political Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Trent Lott & Thomas Daschle & Jon Sternfeld
Language: English
Street Date: January 17, 2017
TCIN: 53065731
UPC: 9781632864628
Item Number (DPCI): 248-53-9401
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