Adrian Mulraney's soothing and inviting Australian lilt guides the listener through Jon Roper's thoroughly researched yet accessible primer on American politics, which spans the country's inception in the Declaration of Independence to the historic election of Barack Obama, while providing historical context and insight into its core principles and foundations, such as the balance of power, the formation of parties, and policies regarding military intervention.
Regardless of one's opinions on American policy, there's no denying its influence stretches far and wide, and Roper's intelligent and even-handed overview is a great place to start for those seeking to gain a better understanding of the U.S. political system.
To understand the world events today, you need to understand American politics. Exploring the principles enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, Jon Roper provides a sharp analysis of how history has shaped the way America governs itself.Examining the recent emergence of the right-wing Tea Party movement, President Obama's administration, American foreign policy, and the role of powerful lobbies, this is the perfect primer for anyone interested in the world's most powerful (and controversial) country.
©2011 Jon Roper (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Excellent overview, if you want to appreciate the political scene in The United States without the bias from friends then this is a great way gain an introduction, packed with information, use the bookmarks to act as a guide for future reference.
"Thorough but boring"
It might just be that I don't find politics interesting which is why I felt compelled to purchase this book so I could learn more.
I just found myself drifting off quite a lot during the audio.
Detailed overview of American political history and I'm sure I'll visit it again in the future.
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