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Politics of Life: 25 Rules for Survival in a Brutal and Manipulative World
     

Politics of Life: 25 Rules for Survival in a Brutal and Manipulative World

by Craig Crawford
 

Human beings are nature's top predator. Whether inventing umbrellas to control the effects of nature or bombing nations to subdue them, we never stop seeking control. Even driving your car presents a series of roving battles and negotiations to control and defend your space, the essence of politics. Even if you prefer to live in denial and tell yourself you are

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Human beings are nature's top predator. Whether inventing umbrellas to control the effects of nature or bombing nations to subdue them, we never stop seeking control. Even driving your car presents a series of roving battles and negotiations to control and defend your space, the essence of politics. Even if you prefer to live in denial and tell yourself you are above it all, you will not get far in life without learning how to deal with those who are not. Inspired by the famed sixteenth century philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli, The Politics of Life offers 25 pithy rules for surviving the politics of everyday life. The rules will at times seem harsh and cruel, perhaps even immoral. But that is what comes with the turf when you are learning to deal with others as they actually behave, not how you imagine them!

Editorial Reviews

Larry J. Sabato
Finally, a book that cleverly uses real politics to help people gain ground in their own lives. The ten commandments will get you to heaven, but Craig Crawford's 25 rules will help you survive the purgatory on earth. Read this — before it's too late!
Helen Thomas
Craig Crawford, a Washington pundit, has written a fascinating and insightful guidebook on the use of power in public life, and ways to avoid the pitfalls. He shows it takes a little bit of Machiavelli to play the game in politics—and life—and succeed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742552500
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.77(d)

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Craig Crawford is a journalist and television political commentator. He writes a daily blog for www.craigcrawford.com and is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post. He is the author of Listen Up Mr. President and Attack the Messenger: How Politicians Turn You Against the Media. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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