The Permanent Campaign

May 1979
New Republic;5/19/79, Vol. 180 Issue 20, p5
Offers insights on political campaigns in the United States. Argument that politics in the country has become a substitute for ideology, rather than an expression of it; Professional of political campaigns; Key factors contributing to the permanent campaign, such as the press coverage of American politics; Suggestion that U.S. President Jimmy Carter is the perfect result of the permanent campaign; Author's view that Carter's closest associates know everything about how to become president and nothing about why one should want to be president.


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