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Uniting America: Restoring the Vital Center to American Democracy

Norton Garfinkle and Daniel Yankelovich


This book rejects the myth of polarization. On topics ranging from the war on terrorism, health care, economic policy and Social Security, to religion, diversity and immigration, it argues that there are sensible, centrist solutions that are more in keeping with prevailing public sentiment and that would better serve the national interest. On issue after issue, the book shows how the conventional framing of the debate in Washington has misled Americans, creating a series of false dilemmas and forcing choices between two extremes—at the expense of more balanced and pragmatic policy solutions ba ... More

Keywords: polarization, war on terrorism, health care, economic policy, Social Security, immigration, national interest, American values, politics, pragmatism

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780300108569
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300108569.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Norton Garfinkle, editor

Daniel Yankelovich, editor

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