Mr. Free Market lent me this book, and if you read no other non-fiction works this year, this should be the one you do.
Marshall explains, in fine detail, what underlies the political (and even socio-political) goals of most of the world’s nations. It should be a required textbook in high schools or failing which, in college-level Politics 101 courses.
Do I agree with everything he writes? Hell, I don’t agree with everything that anyone writes — but as I was reading it, I found myself nodding in agreement a lot more often than not. I’m going to buy my own copy as soon as I get back home.
No need to thank me: it’s all part of the service.