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By Alan Gitelson, Robert Dudley, Melvin Dubnick

Amazing via its "myth vs. fact" framework, AMERICAN govt, tenth variation, encourages you to confront your preconceptions approximately American executive and to imagine seriously in regards to the U.S. political procedure. up to date content material addresses concerns resembling the media, public opinion, the very best court docket, household and overseas coverage, schooling and environmental guidelines, and monetary and social welfare. The 10th variation additionally positive factors insurance of the 2010 mid-term elections. Now a part of the virtue sequence, AMERICAN executive deals a similar caliber assurance at a aggressive expense.

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Constitution, the presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court—reflect the judgments of history on those bodies and the people who served in them. For example, although Abraham Lincoln is regarded today as one of the nation’s great presidents, he was highly criticized by other politicians and the media while he occupied the White House. His status as a great president—much of it reflected in stories and myths—is well established in our eyes, despite the low regard in which he was held by many of his contemporaries.

Dudley is Chair of the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University. D. from Northern Illinois University and has been on the faculty at Loyola University in Chicago and Colorado State University. A specialist in judicial politics, Dr. Dudley has contributed articles to several professional journals, including the American Journal of Political Left to right: Melvin Dubnick, Robert Dudley, Alan Gitelson xxix Copyright 2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part.

And although the feeling of vulnerability seemed to recede after the end of the Cold War, the myth reemerged on September 11, 2001, after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Myths come in a variety of forms. In some cases the myths we’ll encounter take the form of stories (fictional as well as historical) about national heroes. The story of George Washington telling his father that he could not tell a lie and admitting that he had indeed chopped down the cherry tree is mythical in the classic sense,14 as are the rags-to-riches stories of Horatio Alger, with their message that hard work leads to success.

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