What You Should Know About Politics ….. But Don’t by Jessamyn Conrad

Apr 1, 2012

This non-partisan guide is a good refresher of the whole U.S. election process, its history and the background of current political debates presented from both political views.  This book refreshes to us the purpose of the Electoral College, and provides an insider’s opinions to decoding political spins.

It tells us, for example, the difference between plurality and majority and the possible political consequences of congressional redistricting.  The book provides the history of Gerrymandering, and how to form a quorum, together with other election and politics related terminology. It mentions controversy of the new electronic voting machines and the issues associated with the current debate about voter fraud and new ID requirements. 

In this important pre-election year, this book is a great source to all engaged citizens of both political poles.

Reviewed by Library Staff