How Our Government Really Works, Despite What They Say - 2nd Edition

How Our Government Really Works, Despite What They Say - 2nd Edition

by Daniel R. Rubin




The framers of the U.S. Constitution created a blueprint for government unlike any other in history, maximizing individual freedom and building a powerful nation. But in times of ideological partisanship, their visionary purpose is often obscured by disinformation spread by pundits and politicians. How Our Government Really Works provides an antidote to such manipulations and misunderstandings. By examining divisive issues like federalism, checks and balances, activist vs. traditionalist judges, and the roles of Congress, the president, the federal bureaucracy and the, it articulates what our framers meant and provides readers with an understanding of the way our system of government is intended to work.

2013 IPPY Awards - Silver Medal
2013 Next Generation Indie Awards - Finalist

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ISBN-13: 9781938842108
Publisher: Bardolf & Company
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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How Our Government Really Works, Despite What They Say - 2nd Edition 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for anyone who is looking to learn the basics of the American Democracy. From personal experience I can assure you that you will not be able to put this book down once you have started reading. As President Roosevelt once said "“Democracy cannot succeed unless  those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education”.  How our Government Really Works will equip you with the knowledge to become a better voter and therefore a better American. If you’re tired of Faux News, and the lame-stream  media, reading this book  will make you better informed than the very pundits that you hear spinning talking points.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is perfect for everyone to read!  It is super interesting and educational.  I have read the first edition of this book for my AP Government class and passed the exam because of it. Rubin clearly explains how our government functions and makes the information exciting by referencing  current events that most people know about. Now in his second edition, Rubin keeps his references up to date. Overall, this book is a fantastic read and I highly recommend this book. This book truly helps you understand the reasons behind why/how our government functions today, and it helps you point out the political rhetoric portrayed in the media. If you read this book, you will become a more well-informed citizen.