Honest, objective, and informed political debates are all too rare in today's polarized and partisan climate. Public policy is increasingly driven by ideology while political spin, distortions, and even demonizing opponents by disseminating outright lies are routine practice from Washington to the local city council. This book identifies common areas of confusion or misunderstanding about our political system-clarifying many distortions of accepted history, constitutional law, economics, and science-to help readers distinguish documented facts from the different conclusions and interpretations that may be drawn from those facts. It provides a solid starting point from which Americans can build more persuasive arguments for their preferred policies, whatever they may be, while aiming to create a more informed electorate and to better ground debates in fact, from Capitol Hill to the family dinner table.
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|Size: ||354 KB|
|Publisher: ||Georgetown University Press|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9781626161450 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|