Breaking Two-Party Politics (U.S. News & World Report)


In an interview with U.S. News & World Report, Professor Charles Wheelan ’88 discusses his new book, The Centrist Manifesto, in which he writes about his vision for the Centrist Party.

“The current two-party system gives too much power to the extremists in each party,” says Wheelan, a senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences and a visiting professor in the Department of Economics.

“The Centrist Party stands for a series of principles that I would argue take the best of each party,” he says. “The Centrist Party stands for keeping what we like about the Republicans and Democrats and cutting off the tails. The tails, unfortunately, are those who tend to be in charge of the system right now.”

Read the full story, published 5/2/13 by U.S. News & World Report.

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