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Posted on October 12, 2005. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Partisan political books from America | Fools’ gold | Economist.com: “Given the low turnout at American elections, both parties think they have more to gain by rousing those who already support them to get to the polls, rather than by appealing to swing voters. George Bush may have shown this week, by nominating his former personal lawyer to be the Supreme Court’s ninth judge, that he has no appetite for bloody ideological battle, but on the whole politicians emphasise divisive issues�such as gay marriage or Iraq�to get their base angry enough to vote. “

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