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Litt, David

Summary: Here's something true for almost every American. The democracy you live in today is different, completely different, than the democracy born into. Since 1980, the number of Americans legally barred from voting has more than doubled. Since the 1990s, odds of living in a competitive Congressional district have fallen by more than half. In the twenty-first century alone, the amount of money spent...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 321.8 Litt

Brill, Steven

Summary: "From the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of America's Bitter Pill: a tour de force examination of 1) how and why major American institutions no longer serve us as they should, causing a deep rift between the vulnerable majority and the protected few, and 2) how some individuals and organizations are laying the foundation for real, lasting change. In this revelatory narrative...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 Brill 2018

Buttigieg, Pete

Summary: "In Trust, Pete Buttigieg demonstrates how trust will be essential in order to face the unique challenges of the decades ahead. Trust is essential to the foundation of America's democracy, asserts Pete Buttigieg, the former presidential candidate and South Bend mayor. Yet, in a century warped by terrorism, financial collapse, Trumpist populism, systemic racism, and now a global pandemic, trust...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.513 Buttigieg

Kronman, Anthony T

Summary: "The former dean of Yale Law School surveys the full sweep of recent campus controversies to show how these disputes threaten the best of America's intellectual traditions--including democracy itself. In his tenure at Yale, Anthony Kronman has watched students march across campus to protest the names of buildings and seen colleagues resign over emails about Halloween costumes. He is no stranger...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.73 Kronman 2020

Goldberg, Jonah

Summary: "Running water. Electricity. Antibiotics. Dentistry. Air conditioning. Democracy. The rule of law. Such things are not only remarkably new inventions in human history, they are all alien to humanity's natural habitat. Here is what is natural: poverty, hunger, violence, tribal hatred, and an early death. If the Garden of Eden existed, it was a slum. Only once in the last 250,000 years did humans...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5209 Gold 2018

Levitsky, Steven

Summary: "Donald Trump's presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we'd be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes. Democracy no longer ends with a bang--in a revolution or military coup--but with a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 321.8 LEVIT 2018

Ragone, Nick.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Adams Media 2004

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Phillips, Christopher

Contents: Constitution cafe -- In the beginning -- Constitution making and remaking -- Commons and goods -- Character counts -- Money matters -- Hail to the chief -- And justice for all -- Governors and the governed -- Rights and responsibilities -- Brew for a true revolution.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Co. 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 Phillip

Isikoff, Michael

Summary: Explains how Vladimir Putin and Russia hacked an American election as part of a covert operation to subvert the United States' democracy and help Donald Trump win the presidency.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.93 Isikoff 2018

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