Politics Inc.: America's Troubled Democracy and How to Fix It (Hardcover)

Politics Inc.: America's Troubled Democracy and How to Fix It By John Raidt, James N. General Mattis (Foreword by) Cover Image
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The book examines the dynamics driving the country's deeply troubled political culture and highlights reforms needed in the post-Trump era to strengthen US democracy. The author paints a clear and sobering portrait of a mercenary election industry and its support structure tailored to perpetuate and exploit America's social and political division. He shows how corrosive partisan animosity, dysfunctional political institutions, and even Trumpism are symptoms of a broken system dominated by a self-serving party duopoly. Having hacked the democratic process for its own ends, the cartel's intrigues continue to undermine functional compromise and the virtues essential for self-governance. Without timely structural reform outlined in the narrative, Politics Inc., abetted by technological, social, and cultural factors, will continue to undermine the country from the far right and far left. The stakes could not be higher. At risk is the nation's security and the future of democracy at home and around the globe.

About the Author

John Raidt has served on three national commissions: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission); Commission on the National Guard and Reserves; and the Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq. He is a former senior staff member to the U.S. Senate, having served as Legislative Director for U.S. Senator John McCain.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781538151259
ISBN-10: 1538151251
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2022
Pages: 264
Language: English