The Politics Book

The Politics Book

Book - 2013
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"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 Pub., 2013
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781465402141
Characteristics: 352 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: DK Publishing, Inc


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

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.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at SJCPL.

Try searching for The Politics Book to see if SJCPL owns related versions of the work.

To Top