Common Ground

Common Ground

Sinopsis

Inspired by their popular USA Today column, conservative Cal Thomas and liberal Bob Beckel show politicians of both stripes how to get beyond partisanship, restore civility, and move our country forward. Thomas and Beckel are a unique pair in today's political climate—pundits from opposite sides who not only talk to each other but work together to find common ground on some of the most divisive issues facing us, from the war in Iraq to gay marriage to the Patriot Act. Common Ground unmasks the hypocrisy of many of the issues, organizations, and individuals who created and deepened the partisan divide at the center of American politics, and makes a strategic case for why this bickering must stop.

Throughout, Thomas and Beckel explode conventional wisdom and offer surprising new conclusions:

  • The Red State/Blue State divide: Myth!
  • A "common ground" presidential candidate can win in 2008: Reality!
  • "Polarizers" like Ann Coulter and Michael Moore are the future of political debate: Myth!
  • Major-party politics faces extinction: Reality!

These guys should know. For years Beckel and Thomas contributed to the climate of polarization in Washington . . . and they admit it. "We're two guys who spent a lot of years in the polarizing business, but on opposing sides," they write. "We helped write the game plan, and we have participated in everything from getting money out of true believers to appearing on television to help spread the contentious message. In many cases, we wrote the message. We know the gig, and it's just about up."

In this much-needed book, Thomas and Beckel go beyond their column to offer a sobering overview of the current political divide and its corrosive effect on us all.They also explain how bipartisanship and consensus politics are not only good for the day-to-day democratic process but essential for our nation's future well-being.

Entertaining and informative, funny and healing, Common Ground is must reading for all concerned citizens.

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Capítulos

  • Chapter 001
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 002
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 003
    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 004
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 005
    Duración: 06min
  • Chapter 006
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 007
    Duración: 06min
  • Chapter 008
    Duración: 06min
  • Chapter 009
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 010
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 011
    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 012
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 013
    Duración: 02min
  • Chapter 014
    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 015
    Duración: 07min
  • Chapter 016
    Duración: 07min
  • Chapter 017
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 018
    Duración: 11min
  • Chapter 019
    Duración: 05min
  • Chapter 020
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 021
    Duración: 05min
  • Chapter 022
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 023
    Duración: 07min
  • Chapter 024
    Duración: 12min
  • Chapter 025
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 026
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 027
    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 028
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 029
    Duración: 05min
  • Chapter 030
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 031
    Duración: 07min
  • Chapter 032
    Duración: 03min
  • Chapter 033
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 034
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 035
    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 036
    Duración: 07min
  • Chapter 037
    Duración: 07min
  • Chapter 038
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 039
    Duración: 05min
  • Chapter 040
    Duración: 11min
  • Chapter 041
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 042
    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 043
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 044
    Duración: 07min
  • Chapter 045
    Duración: 06min
  • Chapter 046
    Duración: 11min
  • Chapter 047
    Duración: 13min
  • Chapter 048
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 049
    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 050
    Duración: 06min
  • Chapter 051
    Duración: 06min
  • Chapter 052
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 053
    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 054
    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 055
    Duración: 07min
  • Chapter 056
    Duración: 05min
  • Chapter 057
    Duración: 12min
  • Chapter 058
    Duración: 05min
  • Chapter 059
    Duración: 01min
  • Chapter 060
    Duración: 21s
  • sample
    Duración: 01min

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