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    • The Spirit of Compromise

    • Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It
    • By: Amy Gutmann, Dennis Thompson
    • Narrated by: Teresa DeBerry
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Spirit of Compromise, eminent political thinkers Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson connect the rejection of compromise to the domination of campaigning over governing - the permanent campaign - in American democracy today. They show that campaigning for political office calls for a mindset that blocks compromise - standing tenaciously on principle to mobilize voters and mistrusting opponents in order to defeat them. Good government calls for an opposite cluster of attitudes and arguments - the compromising mindset - that inclines politicians to adjust their principles and to respect their opponents.

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