By David Donnelly, Janice Fine, Ellen S. Miller
Joshua Cohen, Joel Rogers (eds.); Gore Vidal (foreword)
Now allow us to use our heads and deal thoroughly, as they are saying in Washington, with a company ruling category that has hijacked the kingdom, and in so doing dispose of not less than one obvious contradiction: that ours is a central authority of, by way of, and for the numerous while it's so notoriously the particular safeguard of the few. --Gore Vidal, from the Foreword
In fresh years, many citizens have questioned whose voices are literally heard by means of our elected representatives. because the expense of working aggressive political campaigns escalates and politicians charm more and more to prosperous pursuits to finance election bids, electorate in lots of states have handed, or are primed to vote on, crusade finance initiatives.
In Are Elections for Sale?, David Donnelly, Janice nice, and Ellen S. Miller argue that merely complete public investment of campaigns can make sure democratic elections, and so they assessment the successes a few states have had with the fresh Elections Act.
The New Democracy discussion board is a sequence of brief paperback originals exploring artistic options to our such a lot pressing nationwide concerns.
American politics has turn into an hands race, with cash doing the paintings of missiles. One aspect escalates and the opposite follows swimsuit. because the spiral grows it truly is undermining the soul of democracy. yet here's the excellent news: the vast majority of americans desire a new method of crusade finance. whenever citizens have had an opportunity to decide on a distinct manner, they've got spoken loud and transparent. This booklet is the blueprint to come back democracy to politics. --Bill Moyers