The Politics Book

The Politics Book From ancient and medieval philosophers such as Confucius and Thomas Aquinas to revolutionary thought leaders such as Thomas Jefferson and Leon Trotsky to the voices who have shaped modern politics t

  • Title: The Politics Book
  • Author: Sam Atkinson Rebecca Warren Kate Johnsen
  • ISBN: 9781465402141
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From ancient and medieval philosophers such as Confucius and Thomas Aquinas, to revolutionary thought leaders such as Thomas Jefferson and Leon Trotsky, to the voices who have shaped modern politics today Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, and The Politics Book clearly and simply explains than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the history of political thought.From ancient and medieval philosophers such as Confucius and Thomas Aquinas, to revolutionary thought leaders such as Thomas Jefferson and Leon Trotsky, to the voices who have shaped modern politics today Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, and The Politics Book clearly and simply explains than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the history of political thought.With easy to follow graphics, succinct quotations, and accessible text, The Politics Book is an essential reference for students and anyone wondering how politics works.

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    1. Good and easy to understand pictures: On nearly every article there is a picture/drawing of some sort. The pictures help make the articles easier to read and understand. Covers philosophers from pretty much all time periods: The articles date as far back as Confucius and Sun Tzu and go as far as the 20th century. Covers philosophers from multiple political ideologies: There are articles about Conservatism, Communism, Liberalism, Realism, etc. On most articles, there is a background of the philos [...]

    2. I do not really like to read about politics, but I do love to read books that are published by DK!I have always said and, with this book, it continues -- you cannot go wrong with DK! They make even the most difficult and / or dry subjects easy to read and understand. I think it's all in how they lay it out. And, having said this, the layout for this book is chronological. It is broken down into time periods. At the beginning of each section is a timeline and brief essay describing the political [...]

    3. "Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."The Politics Book was a great starting guide to the history and creation of modern political thought. The two central themes of political history seem to be the balance between liberty and authority, if I may oversimplify things. But because this balance is so fragile and complex, most of the time “men sail on a boundless and bottomless sea.”The organization of this book made for a straightforward read. It is separated into 7 s [...]

    4. FINALLY, a way to learn history from a political point of view that's:1) Fun2) Easy to understand3) As objective as humanly possible4) AMAZING!What more can you ask, right? Maybe a little bit more on Simone de Beauvoir, but I have a crush on that woman, so I think not even 100 pages would've been enough. (She's got four pages. Four pages! Marx got six. Not fair.)

    5. My favourite course in Uni was the history of law, how peeps and nations transformed from sword fighting to settle differences to rational thinking people who use words to settle differences, most of the time. I’ve been wanting to read more about the subject but I dilly dallied. And recently I came upon this awesome book and found it sort of dealt with the subject, and after a bit of skimming the first pages, I ended up unable to put it down. It summarises all the major ideologies and beliefs [...]

    6. A really good introduction to many of the great political thinkers of the last few thousand years and although a slight bias towards Western thought, there was a good selection of thinkers from Japan, China, Latin America and African based thinkers. The book is well structured with clear explanations of the thinkers provided and - perhaps most importantly - the context of their theories. My only issue would be that I would like there to be a critique of each theory, not just the 'major' ones at [...]

    7. I absolutely love this book. I bought it on a whim while perusing the current events section in Barnes and Noble. As a polisci major, I am always looking for a good reference on the big names in political science, and this certainly does the job. The format is intriguing, there are info-graphics and quick overviews of notable information. But not to worry, there is in depth information as well. I mean, not enough to make you am expert but enough for a cocktail party conversation.

    8. A great summary of the major politicians and their political theories laid out in an easy format to read and understand. This gave me some easy conceptualizations for my own philosophy and enhanced the basic recognition of the evolution of the politics of the World to the present day. A good read for all who want to unite and form some ideas on the politics of the World or even their own theories of politics and philosophy.

    9. The title is a little misleading. This was not so much about politics per se, but rather the ideologies and philosophies, and key thinkers of each era. Information is clearly presented and many infographics and illustrations are used, but I couldn't help but feel the organisation was a little haphazard at times.

    10. A couple of small objections isn't enough to lessen my overall love for this book. I learned about so many political thinkers I had never even heard of before, and, more importantly, this book encouraged me to rethink my personal stance on politics and my overall worldview. Any book that encourages me to think is very dear to me. I'm now very tempted to read some of the other books in the series.

    11. Un libro fantástico. No creo posible que se pueda explicar de forma más clara y amena las ideas políticas más importantes de la historia. ¡Fabuloso!

    12. Attractively designed but could benefit from meatier content.Making sense of the present requires an understanding of the variety of political ideas and theories conceived throughout history. These ideas serve as an explanation of the possibilities of the present. In Roman mythology, the Owl of Minerva was a symbol of wisdom. For Hegel, the Owl only “takes flight at twilight.” By this he means that understanding can only come retrospectively. It is very easy to see ourselves as the most prog [...]

    13. 4.5 starsInteresting book that incorporates a lot of ideas from different countries, cultures and politicians.I don't love the formatting of this series so far (it looks nice at a glance but when reading a 350-page book it gets tiring) but the format worked pretty well in this book; it was better than a boring, mainly-text textbook for sure.I enjoyed learning more about Gandhi, Malcom X, Simon Bolivar, Georg Hegel, Mary Wollstonecraft, Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong. The [...]

    14. Really useful, clear and informative outline of some of the world's most important political thinkers, presented in a brilliant format. The choice of thinkers is broad and considered. This series of non-fiction guides is absolutely brilliant and strongly recommended.

    15. One of the amazing and comprehensive books on politics I have read so far. I’ll recommend it to every student of politics and social sciences, only to straighten their thought process and under the different theoretical and intellectual paradigms. I’d give it a big thumbs up.

    16. This book is an especially awesome resource to check if you've covered what are considered the central concepts in a theorists writings. While I don't recommend this book as a substitute for reading the works of political theorists, I absolutely recommend it both for introduction and for review.

    17. simplesmente me ensinou muito mais que eu esperavasimplesmente incrível o livro.não tem tendência a nem um lado político, explica ambos com qualidade

    18. Un diccionario claro y conciso sobre los principales pensadores políticos de todos los tiempos, desde Sun Tzu a Robert Nozick, pasando por todos los clásicos imprescindibles como Hobbes, Arendt, Maquiavelo, Rawls, Beauvoir, Marx, Luxembourg o Platón. No es un libro para leer de pe a pa, ni tampoco una enciclopedia. No esperéis encontrar la totalidad de tesis de todos y cada uno de los pensadores en el libro mencionado, no es ése el objetivo del libro. Este libro debería estar en las estant [...]

    19. It's so beautiful! *tears* I'm so glad I bought this last Sunday, I wish I knew about this a few years ago, I bet it would have been useful in my high school debate experience. Some of the concepts here were topics in the motions and if I had this earlier I might have had more matter. Nevertheless, I'm still glad I found this, this would be useful for future essays or discussions with my dad. :)

    20. You can always trust DK to publish nice book. The Politics Book is a nice summary of the many different views on politics through out the history, highlighting the most significant cases. DK remained neutral through out and was very informative for people for who are not knowledgable on politics yet as a beginner's guide.

    21. This book was really great to read. It taught me a lot about the history of medicine and other important subjects that are crucial to the world. One thing that this book could improve on is the creativity. The interactivity level in this book is really low which make things seem very tedious for an easily- bored out reader.

    22. Excellent resource book that I'd like to own. The format is very easy to follow, very visual, just like the other kid's books by this publisher. (This is NOT a children's book, however.) I understand that Dorling Kindersley Publishing has several other books available as references like this one with topics such as Philosophy, Religion, etc. They all sound great!

    23. Big Ideas, Big pictures are useful to understand what each thinkers are trying to achieve. This book gives a broad outline of Political Philosophy. I was surprised to see Mahatma Gandhi included in it. If you like to know brief history of political philosophy, I would recommend this for the start. --Gottfried

    24. Initially thought the book would be more like in a chapter book format, with each chapter going over each type of political theory. Instead, political theories were discussed in a historical timeline. This made it hard to follow. Regardless of that, political theories were explained in short and sweet chapters. Great read.

    25. One of the best 'encyclopedias' I've ever read. Some topics are vastly trivialized, but the overall quality is undeniable - for example the well done infographics. I'm glad that I have this book at home.

    26. บุคคลสำคัญ(ในประวัติศาสตร์)เกี่ยวกับรัฐศาสตร์คร่าวๆ แต่หนาไปหน่อยแต่ละเรื่องค่อนข้างแยกจากกัน แยกตามบุคคล ไม่ได้แยกตามแนวคิดเป็นหนังสือที่เหมือน index บอกว่ามีประวัติศาสตร์/ชื [...]

    27. I did not read the whole thing because it was extremely thick. I was able to learn about John L. though.-Mira

    28. I need this book in my life. I'm thinking of joining Model UN this year so i NEED IT. Plus i like politics.

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