The Elements of Modern Politics

The Elements of Modern Politics : An Introduction to Political Science (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Elements of Modern Politics: An Introduction to Political Science This book attempts the consideration of some of the major problems of political theory. Admittedly, it is a series of discussions in political fundamentals, and most of the problems presented are, in general, those of principle rather than those of factual organization. Most of the elementary books in political science have leaned too far, either toward the presentation of facts or toward emphasis on specific problems. It may be in the end simply a matter of the temperament of the college teacher of politics; and while few of us wish to engage in byzantine discussions, it is suggested that teaching to stimulate thought on political problems is successful neither with the pure problem method nor with the presentation of organized factual information. The underlying political values must be brought to the attention of the student if he is to become conscious of them. The intelligent appreciation of the facts can be greatly advanced by an introductory course in principles. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 734 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 37mm | 966g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024319689X
  • 9780243196890