Uniting America restoring the vital center to American democracy
Contributor(s): Garfinkle, Norton | Yankelovich, Daniel.Material type: BookPublisher: New Haven Yale University Press 2005Description: viii, 287 p. ill. 25 cm.ISBN: 9780300108569.Subject(s): Democracy -- United States | Political culture -- United States | Social conflict -- United States | Polarization (Social sciences) -- United States | United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009 | United States -- Social conditions -- 1980DDC classification: 320.973 Online resources: Publisher description
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Overcoming polarization / Daniel Yankelovich -- Nurturing economic growth and the values of American democracy / Norton Garfinkle -- Social security and medicare reform for the twenty-first century / Will Marshall -- The ethics of America's health care debate / Tsung-Mei Cheng and Uwe E. Reinhardt -- Religion as unifier and divider / Alan Wolfe -- Diversity, community, and government / Peter H. Schuck -- Immigration and social disorder / Peter Skerry -- Fighting the War on Terrorism / Francis Fukuyama -- Constitutional responsibility in the war on terrorism / Michael Vatis -- Character education and the challenge of raising a moral generation / Chester E. Finn, Jr -- Citizenship, civic unity, and national service / William A. Galston -- The fair society / Amitai Etzioni -- Toward a sustainable environmentalism / Mark Sagoff -- Is reform of America's electoral system possible? / Thomas E. Mann.