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February 23, 2009 Government Requirements for good democratic election: results are clean satisfying percentage of people vote candidates debate the issues media reports the debate people listen to the debate absence of demagoguery and presence of civility election actually makes a difference in what government does Nixon → all through his political career, suggested or implied that his Democratic opponents were somehow “not really American,” but working for a hostile foreign power. wasn't really discussing the issues. .. impugning the patriotism of Democrats divided the country into people who were afraid their opponents were traitors and people who were insulted by being called traitors McCarthyism = in campaigns, Republicans imply or directly accuse Democrats of being un- American, subversive, agents of a foreign power, soft on communism, etc. demagoguery.
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2009 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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