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By Kirstine on 05-29-11
Though written by an American and geared to discussing the socio-political state of the USA the book nevertheless deals with basic principles of democracy and fairness in society and is pertinent to anybody who is interested in how they are governed and how society might be regulated to the general good of most of its citizens. The author is quite clear as to his more liberal political leanings, but tries to be fair in setting out the arguments from both sides of the political divide in the United States, viz., Democrats versus what he sees as the hard-right position of the Bush Administration, over such matters as welfare, abortion, gay marriage, taxation and what place, if any, religion should play in influencing the State. You'll like the book better if, like me, you were delighted when Barack Obama won the Presidential election.
I had to listen attentively to the recording as I'm not familiar with economic or philosophical theories, but the author sets out his arguments very succinctly and the narrator is good.
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