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.
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“The DNA of Democracy by Richard C. Lyons is like no other history or political science book you’ve read before. There’s simply no way to read this book and not walk away with a richer understanding of humanity’s past.”
—Self Publishing Review
“Deeply researched and filled with historical references, The DNA of Democracy offers a fresh perspective on the idea of democracy. It is a critical work that comes across as a vital reference to historians, students of political science and anyone interested in the art of governance. This book is intelligently written, well re – searched, and filled with fascinating ideas.”
“Impressively presented, The DNA of Democracy is extraordinarily informative and thought- provoking. The DNA of Democracy is an especially and unreservedly recommended for students, academia, political activists, politicians, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject.”
—Midwest Book Review
National Indie Excellence Awards
Winner: Political Category
Nautilus Book Awards
Winner: All World Cultures
International Book Awards
Finalist: History Category
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