A User's Guide to Democracy
How America Works
Nick Capodice & Hannah McCarthy; read by the authors
"An informative and appealing civics lesson for first-time voters and old hands alike."
From Nick Capodice & Hannah McCarthy, the hosts of New Hampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101, and New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro, A User's Guide to Democracy is a lively crash course in everything you should know about how the US government works.
Do you know what the Secretary of Defense does all day? Are you sure you know the difference between the House and the Senate? Have you been pretending you know what Federalism is for the last 20 years? Don’t worry--you’re not alone. The American government and its processes can be dizzyingly complex and obscure.
Within this audiobook are the keys to knowing what you’re talking about when you argue politics with the uncle you only see at Thanksgiving. It’s the audiobook you'll use for quick reference when the nightly news boggles your mind. This approachable and informative guide gives you the lowdown on everything from the three branches of government, to what you can actually do to make your vote count, to how our founding documents affect our daily lives. Now is the time to finally understand who does what, how they do it, and the best way to get them to listen to you.
A Macmillan Audio production from Celadon Books
Maybe you aren’t 100 percent sure what the secretary of defense does all day. Or you’re feeling a bit iffy as to what “free speech” actually means. Perhaps you’ve been pretending you know the definition of federalism.