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Just how stupid are we?

Richard Shenkman

Just how stupid are we?

why the American voter keeps getting it wrong, and how we can get it right

by Richard Shenkman

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Published by Basic Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political participation -- United States -- History -- 21st century,
  • Political culture -- United States -- History -- 21st century,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-,
  • United States -- Civilization -- 21st century

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRick Shenkman.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJK1764 .S534 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18008931M
    ISBN 109780465077717
    LC Control Number2007052601

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