Why Some Politicians Are More Dangerous Than Others
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Why Some Politicians Are More Dangerous Than Others

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Politicians and the political process, even in ostensibly democratic countries, can be deadly. James Gilligan has discovered a devastating truth that has been "hiding in plain sight" for the past century - namely, that when America's conservative party, the Republicans, have gained the presidency, the country has repeatedly suffered from epidemics of violent death. Rates o...more
Hardcover, 229 pages
Published July 25th 2011 by Polity Press (first published June 15th 2011)
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Ann Hall
This was a very interesting book that presents data that "prove" the policies of Republican presidents create epidemics of homicide and suicide, while Democrats lower these rates - essentially canceling each other out so that over 100 years, the rates seem flat. The sad part was even at their lowest during Democratic presidencies, the rate is still much higher than other developed nations like the UK.

What seemed even sadder to me was that even if James Gilligan can use data to prove that epidemi...more
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