Pick up a newspaper and read about the Electoral College. It is a sure recipe for losing respect for the institution. Media commentators are swift to dismiss the institution as outdated and elitist, an anachronism that should be replaced by a direct popular vote. In recent years, this discontent has found a voice as a well-funded, California-based effort seeks to bypass the constitutional amendment process and effectively eliminate the Electoral College through a series of state laws. Such efforts to eliminate the Electoral College are misguided, and this audiobook tells why.
In straightforward language, Enlightened Democracy traces the history of the Electoral College from the Constitutional Convention to the present. This second edition of the book is revised and expanded to include a new section about the National Popular Vote legislative effort. The Electoral College protects our republic and promotes our liberty. Americans should defend their unique presidential election system at all costs.
©2004, 2012 Tara Ross, George Will (Foreword) (P)2012 Tara Ross, George Will (Foreword)
No. I think they complement one another nicely. The audio provides an efficient, informative overview; the hard copy, a meaningfully referenced source material.
The compelling arguments for protecting minority values and perspectives, not to be bullied by potentially irrational majority rule.
Clear, unhurried, objective, nuanced narration. Very nicely narrated indeed.
Gosh. Too many to identify only one.
I tend toward progressiveness. This audio made me rethink my inclination. I am appreciative of the gentle, informed, respectful counterpoise.
Fascinating subject and book ruined by the author narrating. She talks way too fast and without the polish of an experienced narrator. If you slow it down to 75% it's tolerable, but then too slow. I wish audible had a a 10% speed reduction available. I'm slowing making my way through this book, which I find very interesting, but I can't bear to listen to the narration for more than 30 minutes at a time. If I weren't so interested in the subject, I would have returned it because of the narration.
I just finished listening to the audio edition of Enlightened Democracy. I loved it. I learned so very much, was informed about so many issues that I was not aware of, and I totally respect the data and facts used to make the various points.
The many different approaches the author used to question the validity of each idea, where it might take America in the future, if implemented, and whether a similar idea was ever implemented in our past. Excellent research.
I am so very glad she read the book on the audible version. She brings the entire subject to life.
I want to buy a copy for everyone, give a copy to every teacher to share with students, and spread it far and wide to help Americans know the facts about the Electoral College and what it means to Americans.
Thank you, Tara, for taking the time to write and read it!
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