It's Even Worse Than It Looks

How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism

Recommended by Julian E. Zelizer, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #56 in Democracy

From authors of the national bestseller One Nation After Trump, a revelatory investigation of the surging political division and antagonism in America today

Hyperpartisanship has gridlocked the American government. Congress's approval ratings are at record lows, and both Democrats and Republicans are disgusted by the government's inability to get anything done. In It's Even Worse Than It Looks, renowned scholars Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein present a grim picture of how party polarization and tribal politics have led Congress -- and the United States...

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Julian E. Zelizer Norm Ornstein and Thomas Mann are a great team; they’ve been writing and opining about Congress for decades. They’re really easy to listen to and fun to read. They know how to explain what’s going on to a lay audience. Most importantly they’re always very balanced in their coverage. (Source)

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