What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't
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What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't : A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues That Matter

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"Engaging and inspiring . . . Reading this book should make you want to vote." Barack Obama



In a world of sound bites, deliberate misinformation, and a political scene colored by the blue versus red partisan divide, how does the average educated American find a reliable source that's free of political spin? What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't breaks it all down, issue by issue, explaining who stands for what, and why-whether it's the economy, income inequality, Obamacare, foreign policy, education, immigration, or climate change. If you're a Democrat, a Republican, or somewhere in between, it's the perfect book to brush up on a single topic or read through to get a deeper understanding of the often mucky world of American politics.


This is an essential volume for understanding the background to the 2016 presidential election. But it is also a book that transcends the season. It's truly for anyone who wants to know more about the perennial issues that will continue to affect our everyday lives. The third edition includes an introduction by Naomi Wolf discussing the themes and issues that have come to the fore during the present presidential cycle.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 30.48mm | 482g
  • Arcade Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Third Edition
  • 1628726725
  • 9781628726725
  • 379,819

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"Engaging and inspiring . . . Reading this book should make you want to vote." Barack Obama


"Engaging . . . An invaluable tool for all of us who yearn to move beyond the confusing level of political discussion in our contentious era . . . An intelligent nonpartisan guide." Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize winning presidential historian and author of Team of Rivals



"Weather you are a Democrat, Republican, or somewhere in between, this book is an invaluable guide to the state of the political world today. If you want to nkow what's really going on, What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't is a must read." Bob Dole, former U.S. Senate majority leader and Republican presidential nominee


"Deeply insightful . . . Written in language as clear as it is elegant. A remarkable achievement." Walter Mondale, former U.S. vice president and Democratic presidential nominee
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About Jessamyn Conrad

Jessamyn Conrad was raised in North Dakota and Minnesota. With degrees from Harvard and Cambridge Universities, she is currently pursuing a doctorate at Columbia University. She lives in New York City.



Dr. Naomi Wolf, a graduate of Yale University, a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and recipient of a D Phil from Oxford University in Victorian Studies, was a consultant to Al Gore during his presidential campaign, on women's issues and social policy. A professor, journalist, social critic, and political activist, she is the co-founder of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, the American Freedom campaign, and the civic technology startup, DailyClout.com. She is the author of the international bestsellers The Beauty Myth and The End of America, as well as six other bestsellers. Her work has appeared in The Times of London, Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Harper's Bazaar. She has appeared on Larry King Live, Meet the Press, The Joyce Behar Show, and The Colbert Report. She resides in New York City.
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