The Roosevelt "Purge": A Reappraisal

  title={The Roosevelt "Purge": A Reappraisal},
  author={Charles Matlack Price and Joseph Boskin},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={660 - 670}
THE QUESTION of whether American political parties should be more disciplined and exercise greater party responsibility has been debated for decades by social scientists. Would the critical problems confronting our complex society be solved more capably if the leadership of the majority party could enforce strict party discipline on its Congressional members, thus assuring passage of its legislative program? Should an attempt be made to change our locally-oriented, independent-minded… 
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