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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Wednesday, September 03, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
From anarchy to Augustus: Lessons on dealing with disorder, from Rome’s first emperor

We invite you to join us for two panel discussions on how Augustus created order from chaos 2,000 years ago, and what makes for durable domestic and international political systems in the 21st century.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Multiple choice: Expanding opportunity through innovation in K–12 education

Please join us for a book launch event and panel discussion about how a marketplace of education options can help today's students succeed in tomorrow's economy. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the featured book.

Thursday, September 04, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
How conservatives can save the safety net

Please join us for a luncheon event in which our panel will discuss what conservatives can learn from how liberals talk and think about the safety net and where free-market economics, federalism, and social responsibility intersect to lift people out of poverty.

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