The Polarization of Politics

The first Capital Book Festival was hosted by the Fairfax County Public Library Foundation in its tenth anniversary year.

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The first Capital Book Festival was hosted by the Fairfax County Public Library Foundation in its tenth anniversary year.

The panelists talked about the polarization of politics. Issues discussed included where the polarization came from, whether it is a matter of concern, whether the quality of the national debate has deteriorated, and if political writers can contribute to improving the political process. After their discussion the panelists answered questions from members of the audience. Dr. Sabato moderated the discussion.

Eleanor Clift wrote Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment, published by John Wiley and Sons. Alan Colmes wrote Red, White and Liberal: How Left Is Right and Right Is Wrong, published by Regan Books. Laura Ingraham wrote Shut Up and Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN are Subverting America, published by Regnery Publishing. Kenneth Starr wrote First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life, published by Warner Books. Larry Sabato is the author of Feeding Frenzy: Attack Journalism and American Politics. close

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Program ID:
181747-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
May 8, 2004
Last Aired:
May 10, 2004

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  • May 08, 2004 | 9:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 09, 2004 | 5:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 10, 2004 | 6:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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