qqThe Longest Nightq provides a comprehensive and insightful look at our country's most fascinating election. The contributions from political insiders are utterly absorbing. Sharply written and edited; an impressive collaboration.q--Susan Estrich, author of qSex and Powerq qArthur Jacobson and Michel Rosenfeld have provided a very important civic service. Their collection of commentaries on the disputed presidential election of 2000 brings all the confusion and frenzy of that event into clear intellectual focus. On one level it documents the most lively and informed reaction to the legal aftermath of the election. But it does more. It contains a range of erudite and well-reasoned interpretations, not just of the law and court decisions, but also of political institutions, the constitutional history, and the election itself.q--Mary P Ryan, author of qCivic Wars: Democracy and Public Life in the American City during the Nineteenth Centuryq qThe great strength of this book is its inclusion of international perspectives on the American presidential debacle of 2000. After reading the insights of commentators and scholars from France, Italy, Germany, and elsewhere, it becomes clear precisely why, like an aging Humpty-Dumpty, our patchwork set of elitist assumptions, idiosyncratic practices, and archaic democratic institutions came tumbling down in Florida. It is too late simply to put Humtpy-Dumpty back together again. qThe Longest Nightq reminds us that the United States has much to learn from those countries that are boldly advandcing the future of democracy and leaving us in their dust.q--Lani Guinier, coauthor of qThe Miner's Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming DemocracyqIn short, the 2000 election has raised many new questions and revived many old ones concerning presidential elections ... They provide some answers and set a framework for further discussion. ... In chapter 1, aEqual Protection for Votes, a Brady provides statistical evidence for his claim that the differences among differentanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Longest Night|
|Author||:||Arthur J. Jacobson, Michel Rosenfeld|
|Publisher||:||Univ of California Press - 2002|