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Does America Need a Third Party?: A Debate (Audio Only)

DVD (Chaptered) Price: $169.95
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3-Year Streaming Price: $169.95



For much of its history, the United States has had a two-party system, with Democrats and Republicans vying for office. Indeed, since the Civil War (1861–65), every president has been a Democrat or Republican, along with most governors and members of Congress and state legislatures. Supporters of the two-party system argue that it fosters stability, simplifies voting decisions, and encourages broad-based, moderate policies. It also, they contend, unifies Americans and ensures that candidates running for office win a majority of votes. Opponents, however, argue that the two-party system polarizes politics, hinders governance, and limits voters' choices. A "third party," they contend, would offer nonpartisan solutions and embrace a wider range of ideologies. Some have even promoted No Labels, a group that hopes to nominate a candidate for the 2024 presidential election, but others warn that this would cost Democratic and Republican presidential candidates votes and create chaos. A third party, they warn, party could splinter the electorate and prevent candidates running for office from winning a majority of votes. Does America need a third party? This is an audio-only podcast.

Length: 51 minutes

Item#: BVL291823

Copyright date: ©2023

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