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Winner Take All Politics Feeds Militarizaion

  • By
  • Steven Hill,
  • New America Foundation
March 17, 2003 |

Advocates of political reform often make their case for change based on the fairer representation it will provide to people of color, women, third parties, and even Democrats and Republicans living in opposition districts. But what is equally compelling is a growing awareness that our "winner-take-all" electoral system has a distinct impact on policy. One of the clearest examples is the recent rush to war, and beyond that the extraordinary rise in military spending even before September 11.

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