Customer Reviews: We the People: A Concise Introduction to American Politics
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on February 15, 2005
Patterson gives a good overview of the formation of the US government and the objectives and innovations of the system. His presentation is balanced, without an obvious agenda or bias. The style is very readable for a text, which many students should appreciate. A good text for an intoductry course. It doesn't contain many insights into problems facing the system, and steers clear of criticism in some instances where it might seem relevant. However, overall I would recommend this title.
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on April 20, 2016
I hate history and politics, but I love the way this book is structured. This book combined with my instructors style of teaching really kept interested.
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on January 8, 2008
Arrived on time & in perfect condition, even though used. The older edition was very similar other than a few current events (which also of course made the page #s different than the new edition). Informative book; good price. Thanks!
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on November 11, 2005
This book praises our dependence upon the United Nations, downplays the Founders' vision on the importance of federalism, and desecrates the Bill of Rights -- both ignoring the Tenth Amendment and suggesting that our Second Amendment rights are no longer relevant.

This book isn't centrist is is socialism and does not have very much to do with "we the people" Read the federalist and anti federalist papers especially and get to know our histroy from those who made it. not some New world order professor who is pushing that the second admendment is meaningless. I think the following quote sums it up.

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

-- Thomas Jefferson

This book promote a tyranical system ratehr than a federalist one. It is incredible that it is being used as a text book for children to tell them thier rights are not relevant anymore.
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on February 13, 2010
im kind of disappointed, when i got it the box was opened, and the covers were bent on both books i ordered, very disappointed
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