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

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Alasdair S. Roberts

University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy

Date Written: August 15, 2014

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Roberts, Alasdair S., The Limits of Sensible Centrism: Review of 'It's Even Worse Than It Looks' by Mann and Ornstein (August 15, 2014). Public Administration Review, 74.6 (November/December 2014), pp. 804-806. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2481040

Alasdair S. Roberts (Contact Author)

University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy ( email )

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Amherst, MA 01003
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