Citizens feel disconnected from government. If they knew what government did for them, they wouldn’t.

Suzanne Mettler, the John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions in government, talks about her new book in this Washington Post column. Her book, “The Government-Citizen Disconnect,” argues that citizens are often unaware of the benefits they receive from the government.

"Americans very much like and appreciate the social policies they use," she says in the piece. "It’s just that when they evaluate government generally, their use and experiences of social policies do not typically figure into their thinking."

Read the entire Washingon Post story.



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