America's Democratic Republic, Penguin Academics Series
Written in a lively, narrative style and presenting a provocative point-of-view, this book gets to the heart of Americans' frustrations with our government. Acknowledging that cynicism tends to make people withdraw from civic life, this book examines why our government can seem so unsatisfactory, identifying the heart of the American political system: strong democratic asp...more
Paperback, 592 pages
Published January 2nd 2006 by Longman
(first published December 1st 2004)
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I was supposed to have taken a course on American Government prior to being accepted into grad school. I was accepted with the agreement that I take this class in a 'short course' fashion. The class was Thursday night, Friday night and all day Saturday. After finishing the class I wish that I had taken this class over a full semester. There was a lot of information in this book that I had never known, and as an interested citizen I should have known. 450 pages of text in three days is just too m...more