A User's Guide to Democracy: How America Works

November 1, 2020
A User's Guide to Democracy: How America Works

From Nick Capodice & Hannah McCarthy, the hosts of NewHampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101, and New Yorker cartoonist TomToro, A User's Guide to Democracy is a lively crash course ineverything you should know about how the US government works.Do you know what the Secretary of Defense does all day? Are yousure you know the difference between the House and the Senate? Haveyou been pretending you know what Federalism is for the last 20years? Don’t worry--you’re not alone. The American government andits processes can be dizzyingly complex and obscure.Until now.Within this book are the keys to knowing what you’re talkingabout when you argue politics with the uncle you only see atThanksgiving. It’s the book that sits on your desk for quickreference when the nightly news boggles your mind. Thisapproachable and informative guide gives you the lowdown oneverything from the three branches of government, to what you canactually do to make your vote count, to how our founding documentsaffect our daily lives. Now is the time to finally understand whodoes what, how they do it, and the best way to get them to listento you.