AEIOpeners: Norm Ornstein's reading list

Norm Ornstein is a resident scholar specializing in politics and public opinion. He is a columnist for "Roll Call" as well as an election eve analyst for CBS News. He served as codirector of the AEI-Brookings Election Reform Project and participates in AEI's Election Watch series. He also served as a senior counselor to the Continuity of Government Commission.

"The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion," Jonathan Haidt, 2012

A tour de force of how people develop a moral sensibility.

"The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown," Richard Hasen, 2012

A top-notch election law expert on all the controversies on voting in America.

"The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands it and Campaigning Undermines It," Amy Gutmann, Dennis Thompson, 2012

By two terrific political theorists about how the idea of compromise is woven into the fabric of America's Constitution and society, and what happens when we lose it.

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