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The Politics of Power: A Critical Introduction to American Government

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THE POLITICS OF POWER provides a lively, comprehensive, critical perspective of the American political system by highlighting how political conflicts, institutions, and processes are influenced by deep inequalities generated by the country's political economy. Building on the coverage of all of the major topics typical of an American Government course the critical analysis ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published March 11th 2005 by Cengage Learning (first published January 1st 1975)
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Jan 17, 2009 Stephen rated it did not like it
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I was first introduced to this book by a collectivist professor back in college. I found it intriguing at first, but soon realized it was only so much drivel. Unless you think socialism is tenable, you probably will have a tough time getting past the second chapter without throwing the book across the room and into the fireplace.

I enjoy books written by those who hold views in opposition to my own, but only if they are well written and well reasoned. This book is mediocre on the first part and a
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Sep 01, 2015 Chris brown rated it liked it
first three chapters were required reading for a political science class, just finished.

if you are a conservative, middle to upper class, white, male in favor of smaller government & an unrestricted business sector, or identify with those idéologies; you won't like this book.
Dec 17, 2015 Wendy rated it did not like it
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This was required reading for a college political science class. The book is heavily biased in favor of liberals and socialists. I am neither of those and therefore this book was a chore for me to read.
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