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This review is from: The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It (Hardcover)
In a democracy with two parties sharing power, any enduring solution to public problems requires compromise. Yet the parties must compete in elections, standing on principle and running against the other side. In a clear and incisive book, Gutmann and Thompson ask how the compromises needed for governing can be reconciled with the campaigning needed for elections. The result is a realistic and nuanced view of compromise, illustrated by many recent and historical examples from Congress.
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