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“The depth of research and peripheral history around certain time periods is highly compelling, and there’s simply no way to read this book and not walk away with a richer understanding of humanity’s past.”
“This is an academic text like no other, leading readers towards profound realizations and laughter at the same time. As a work of popular history, the book most certainly succeeds.”
“Lyons captures the reader’s imagination with The DNA of Democracy in a way that few books of this genre can.”
“A thoroughly enjoyable read.”
History buffs will have fun with Lyons’s recounts of battles and anecdotes about the characters who made their way into the story of democracy.
Smoothly written and, at times insightfully speculative, THE DNA OF DEMOCRACY will engage poetically minded readers interested in the deep history of democracy in America.
The DNA of Democracy
An American Poet takes a novel look at Democracy through a series of essays in “The DNA of Democracy.” The author visits upon democracy’s rare occurrences in history, from its western origins in Athens and Rome, to its long evolutional growth in England, and the utterly unique establishment of democracy in America, where the combined influences of the Amerindian’s view of life, some revolutionary old world philosophers and a generation of rebel, warrior poets wrought an unprecedented nation! The work expounds on the exploding genius this combination of influences let loose in a free America, which with time created a shining era of unprecedented glory… These essays are works of discovery and celebration concerning the rare, the life giving, and the fragile quality of American democracy.