The Ultimate Political Science Quicklet Bundle

The Ultimate Political Science Quicklet Bundle

by Hyperink Publishing

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This is a discounted bundle featuring Quicklets on 3 of the most important political science books, including:

-Thomas Paine's Common Sense
-Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom
-Glenn Greenwald's With Liberty and Justice for Some

Here are brief excerpts from each below. Buy them together and save over 50% off the combined price!

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From the Quicklet on Thomas Paine's Common Sense:

No, you shouldn’t only read Common Sense because it’s going to appear on your upcoming AP exam (although this writer was no exception to that rule during her time). A critique of America’s then-state of oppression—whose words helped launched the open debate for independence and paved the way for the American Revolution—holds as much relevance for today’s audience as it did during Paine’s era. Paine, the masterful writer, not only captured the sentiments of his generation of restless colonists eager for freedom, but has continued to do so today through his words’ timeless ability to incite ongoing generations of protesters and civil rights revolutionists in their expeditions for equality and justice.

For this writer, Paine’s triumph into fame by way of his daring prose remains a high source of inspiration for my own passion to share through the written word (and a personal reminder to not be afraid of expressing my ideas, as I become my own worst critic). Paine is proof that well-written, passionate prose has the power to stir revolutions! Besides, when can you ever deny needing a little common sense for yourself?

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From the Quicklet on Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom:

Friedman begins the book with a broad philosophical consideration of the relationship between free markets and free society, concluding that the two are inextricably and necessarily linked together. He traces his ideas to the European liberals of the eighteenth century, then describes the assault on these values through the first half of twentieth-century America. The liberal movement sparked a counter-movement among American intellectuals which sought increasing governmental control in the name of protecting the public, culminating in the New Deal.

Friedman then goes on to argue that the role of government must be scaled back. Central planning, he says, will inevitably lead to violations of personal freedom. We need to agree on the laws, the “rules of the game,” and the government must enforce those laws. Beyond that, it must sit back and let us play the game as we choose. Trade restrictions are burdensome, hurtful to the economy and a dangerous overreach of government.

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From the Quicklet on Glenn Greenwald's With Liberty and Justice for Some:

As a journalist, I have taken a duty to serve as a “watchdog” against injustice and government improprieties. In With Liberty and Justice for Some, journalist and political commentator Glenn Greenwald attacks many mainstream “elite” journalists’ and journalism organizations for facilitating and even championing egregious criminal behavior on the part of the politically and financially powerful. It is therefore necessary that I understand and evaluate such claims, in order that I may avoid my own improprieties.

Further, as a journalist that specifically covers federal law enforcement, I must understand the workings and criticisms of the American judicial system, the final arbiter of justice and law enforcement in the United States. Greenwald’s book is an indictment against the judicial system in America and, while I cover the executive functions of policing criminal activity, those executive functions cannot be separated from the outcomes of the court system; if justice fails in the courts, it implicates the entire process of law enforcement in that failure as well.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014455121
Publisher: Hyperink
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

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