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Tar Heel Politics 2000
by Paul Luebke
Offering an insightful analysis of North Carolina political trends and personalities, Paul Luebke moves beyond the usual labels of Republican and Democrat, conservative and liberal. In Tar Heel Politics 2000, he argues that North Carolina's real political battle is between two factions of the state's political and economic elite: modernizers and traditionalists. Modernizer ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 30th 1998 by University of North Carolina Press
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This was an amazingly good book to explain the history of North Carolina politics and how things really divide. Though dated, and I doubt anyone would use John Edwards as the front-man for a faction these days, it would still be a "goodread" to understand things at a deeper level than you ever could from the media. Luebke should know, he's been in the North Carolina state assembly for decades.