The Crisis of Competence in Our National Government
James L. Sundquist attributes the "crisis of confidence" identified by President Carter to a "crisis of competence" in government. Sundquist argues that recent changes such as the disintegration of political parties, the haphazard methods of selecting presidents, the rejection by the Congress of presidential leadership, the fragmentation of the Congress itself, and the gradual deterioration of administrative capability, all militate againstgovernmental effectiveness.
Beyond the Liberal Consensus: A Political History of the United States since 1965, Ivan W. Morgan Reviewed by James L. Sundquist
Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics, Thomas Byrne Edsall and Mary D. Edsall Reviewed by James L. Sundquist
Politics and Vision: The ADA and American Liberalism, 1947-1985, Steven M. Gillon Reviewed by James L. Sundquist
Has America Lost its Social Conscience--And How Will it Get it Back?, James L. Sundquistmore by this author
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