Elections and the Future of Political Parties
Political commentators and intellectuals examined trends in the American political process. Mr. Barone expounded the thesis… read more
Political commentators and intellectuals examined trends in the American political process.
Mr. Barone expounded the thesis that, after decades of decline, the two major political
parties are growing in strength. Mr. Broder noted that the same soft money that has
enabled the consolidation of the parties has also weakened the image of the parties in the
eyes of many Americans. Dr. Fiorina explored the divergence between the way citizens
think about government and the way textbooks suggest they should think about government.
Mr. Mason made observations based on his experience in government. The forum participants
responded to audience questions. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Morris P. Fiorina Professor Stanford University->Political Science
- David M. Mason Senior Fellow Heritage Foundation->Congressional Affairs
- Matthew J. Spalding Director Heritage Foundation->Educational Program
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