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A Retired Political Scientist And His New Book About America As A Divided Nation

September 21, 2017

A Retired Political Scientist And His New Book About America As A Divided Nation

In his new book "Divided We Fall" David Sonius argues that it takes an informed and empowered public to keep America great. In this edition of Update-1, Sonius tells Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Irv Chapman that the president isn't as powerful as many Americans think and that many members of Congress withhold their opinions on issues that are politically risky to discuss. He also believes it’s a myth that Americans are overtaxed, saying most people think they’re overtaxed because the tax system in inequitable. Sonius also says the political divides in the U.S. stem from culture and political myths and threaten our democratic society.

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