on January 17, 2011
This reference text should be compulsory for any student (or politician for that matter) of political science or political philosophy.
David Robertson has performed an extraordinary piece of work by breaking down; illuminating political terms that through history have been misunderstood or interpreted by governments, depending on a particular regime vying for power, i.e., the USSR and China that, to a large extent, do not even resemble communism as devised by Karl Marx. Communism apart from democracy are the most misinterpreted and propagandized political ideologies in history.
Robertson leaves no stone unturned, so to speak, providing user friendly language that is easily accessible for most readers.
To move even further in praise of this text: a friend of mine completed his PHD in political philosophy last year and told me this reference was indispensable for his research...a valid testimonial.
What more can be said:
This text is comprehensive, user friendly and accurate...