The Politics Book

The Politics Book

Book - 2013
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"Exploring more than 100 big ideas on topics as diverse as the rule of law, the extent of liberty, and the justification of warfare, [this book] takes you on a journey through the history of politics, from the influential theories of ancient Greece, Rome, and Asia to modern concepts voiced by today's brightest political thinkers."--Front jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, ©2013.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9781465402141
Characteristics: 352 pages :,illustrations (some colour) ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: DK Publishing, Inc


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Mar 05, 2018

This book follows the now-familiar DK design format: Attractive, short, bite-size entries with visual appeal that matches the short-form text. Easy on the eyes, with brief, informative, and generally reliable information.

Two criticisms: First, who wrote this book? There is nothing at all in the cataloguing of the book (nor in the Kindle version of the book, which I purchased) that tells us the names, qualifications, or other publications of the writers. Second, a specific cavil that for this reviewer set off alarms. The as-noted anonymous author went out of his/her way to cite, and compliment, economist Arthur Laffer--who is credited with a now-discredited theory that government tax revenue is inversely related to tax rates. It's Laffer's theory that Dick Cheney 'bought' and then sold to Ronald Reagan, whose later "trickle-down" claims (still in use; the Republicans in the Trump era have repeated the error) were in large part based on this theory. To me, this citation, and a favorable and gratuitous entry for libertarian Ayn Rand, suggest a reactionary stance on the part of the author.

For a reliable critique of "the Laffer Curve," see....

blahblahblah345662 Mar 26, 2013

I have not read this book yet, but I know this will outsell the bible. Wow.

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