The Angry American: How Voter Rage Is Changing the Nation

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Chapter 1
1.
Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography ( Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1918), p. 7.
2.
Monica Maples, speech at the National Capital Area Political Science Association (NCAPSA) annual convention, March 25, 1995, Washington, D.C. A substantial part of this book is based on interview material or is from material that comes directly from hearings or speeches (as the aforementioned speech at the NCAPSA) attended by the author. All direct quotes in the text that are not cited in the notes are drawn from these interviews, hearings, or speeches. Respondents are noted in the Preface and Acknowledgments.
3.
Public Affairs Research Institute, "Record Number of Citizen-Initiated Questions Slated for November Ballots in 20 States," Princeton, N.J., October 8, 1996.
4.
Statement from Nebraska U.S. Senator J. James Exon that he would not seek reelection, March 17, 1995.
5.
Helen Dewar, "New Jersey: Only Mention of Contract Was Made by a Democrat," Washington Post, April 24, 1995, p. A6.
6.
Congressional Record--House, March 29, 1995, H3905.
7.
Gallup Poll Monthly, May 1992, p. 2.
8.
Clyde Wilcox, Onward Christian Soldiers? The Religious Right in American Politics ( Boulder: Westview Press, 1996).
9.
John Harwood, "Maryland May Be Exception in Year of the Incumbent," Wall Street Journal, March 10, 1998, p. A24.
10.
Washington Post, February 2, 1995.
11.
Compiled from poll data from the Gallup Poll Monthly, the Times Mirror Center for the People and the Press, and the Harris Survey. See also Joseph S. Nye Jr., Philip D. Zelikow , and David C. King, Why People Don't Trust Government ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997).
12.
Statement from Douglas Duncan, county executive, Montgomery County, Maryland. Originally mentioned in Maureen Dowd, "Identity Crisis City," New York Times, October 29, 1995, p. E13. Attempts to get the original document were met by embarrassment from county officials, who admitted the existence of the document but failed to produce it.
13.
For further material on term limits, see "Congressional Term Limits," Congressional Digest 74, no. 4, April 1995. See also U.S. Term Limits Inc. v. Thornton, U.S. Supreme Court, nos. 93-1456 and 93-1828. The voters of Mississippi rejected term lim-

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Table of contents

  • Dilemmas in American Politics ii
  • BOOKS IN THIS SERIES iii
  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Tables and Illustrations xi
  • Preface and Acknowledgments xiii
  • 1 - The Dilemma of Voter Rage for Democratic Government 1
  • 2 - The Roots of Antigovernment Anger 23
  • 3 - Economic Uncertainty and Political Anger 51
  • 4 - Zones of Intolerance on the Battlefield of Values 79
  • 5 - Governing Angry Americans 109
  • 6 - Competing Angers and Political Change 143
  • Discussion Questions 163
  • Glossary 165
  • Notes 167
  • References 185
  • Index 191
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