Political Mischief: Smear, Sabotage, and Reform in U.S. Elections

Political Mischief: Smear, Sabotage, and Reform in U.S. Elections

Political Mischief: Smear, Sabotage, and Reform in U.S. Elections

Political Mischief: Smear, Sabotage, and Reform in U.S. Elections

Synopsis

An old pro on political mischief in the United States gives us an overview of U.S. campaign tactics and ethics from 18th-century pamphleteers to 1990s political consultants and media wizards. Felknor analyzes negative campaigning today within the context of the evolution of our electoral system. He offers a candid report on media's influence on politics and shows how political reforms from the Progressive Era to Watergate have often misfired. This incisive analysis also provides long-forgotten, little-known, and never-told accounts of political lore written in a lively manner.
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