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Campaign Attack Ads: An American Tradition?

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Campaign Attack Ads: An American Tradition?

Election 2008

Campaign Attack Ads: An American Tradition?

Campaign Attack Ads: An American Tradition?

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John Geer, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University argues in his book, In Defense of Negativity, that campaign attack ads are often the most focused and productive — and they actually help the democratic process.