The Limits of Sensible Centrism: Review of 'It's Even Worse Than It Looks' by Mann and Ornstein
Public Administration Review, 74.6 (November/December 2014), pp. 804-806
7 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2014 Last revised: 22 Sep 2016
Date Written: August 15, 2014
Review of "It's Even Worse Than It Looks" by Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein. In this book, Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein provide a sobering description of how politics in Washington has coarsened over the span of a generation. Today, the authors warn, "America's capacity to govern" is under threat. They have some practical suggestions on how to make Washington work better. But the remedies may be unequal to the underlying problem: a profound shift in the structure of American politics, and attitudes about the role of the federal government in American life.
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