Our divided political heart the battle for the American idea in an age of discontent

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One of America's most respected and well-known political analysts weighs in on what is tearing the country apart-the ascendency of individualism and the diminishment of community-in a timely election season treatise.
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Read by Michael Kramer.
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Our Divided Political Heart will be the must-listen book of the 2012 election campaign. Offering an incisive analysis of how hyper-individualism is poisoning the nation's political atmosphere, E. J. Dionne Jr., argues that Americans can't agree on who we are because we can't agree on who we've been, or what it is, philosophically and spiritually, that makes us Americans. Dionne takes on the Tea Party's distortions of American history and shows that the true American tradition points not to radical individualism, but to a balance between our love of individualism and our devotion to community.Dionne offers both a fascinating tour of American history-from the Founding Fathers to Clay and Lincoln and on to the Populists, the Progressives, and the New Dealers-and also an analysis of our current politics that shatters conventional wisdom. The true American idea, far from endorsing government inaction or indifference, has always viewed the federal government as an active and constructive partner with the rest of society in promoting prosperity, opportunity, and American greatness.The ability of the American system to self-correct is its greatest asset, and Dionne challenges progressives to embrace the American story. Our fractious but productive past offers us the resources both to rediscover the idea of progress and to put an end to our fears of decline. Our Divided Political Heart will be required listening for all who seek a path out of our current impasse.
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Dionne, E. J., & Kramer, M. Our divided political heart: the battle for the American idea in an age of discontent. Unabridged. [United States].

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Dionne, E. J and Michael. Kramer. Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent. [United States].

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Dionne, E. J and Michael. Kramer, Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent. [United States].

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Dionne, E. J., and Michael Kramer. Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent. Unabridged. [United States],

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