The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It
If politics is the art of the possible, then compromise is the artistry of democracy. Unless one partisan ideology holds sway over all branches of government, compromise is necessary to govern for the benefit of all citizens. A rejection of compromise biases politics in favor of the status quo, even when the rejection risks crisis. Why then is compromise so difficult in Am...more
Hardcover, first, 256 pages
Published April 22nd 2012 by Princeton University Press
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