Uniting America restoring the vital center to American democracy

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  • Creator edited by Norton Garfinkle and Daniel Yankelovich
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New Haven : Yale University Press, c2005.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (298 p.)
  • ISBNs 1281731382, 9786611731380, 0300133189


  • In 'Uniting America', some of the most prominent US social thinkers reject the myth of polarisation, arguing that there are sensible centrist solutions more in keeping with public sentiment and that would better serve the national interest.


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • 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
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