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Why the People: The Case for Democracy (World Citizen Comics) (Hardcover)

Why the People: The Case for Democracy (World Citizen Comics) (Hardcover)

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Is democracy still the best form of government? Does it ever work like it's supposed to? In the middle of an airport, while waiting for a flight, Julie and Lin wonder aloud how America can ever be a democracy when citizens seem to disagree over everything. From there, the reader is whisked through political history, as Julie and Lin explain the differences between systems of power, including monarchy, theocracy, dictatorship, and oligarchy. In this witty and well-argued political graphic novel, Beka Feathers and Ally Shwed shed light on how democracy works, what makes it more effective, and the way it truly gives power to the people as long as we choose to wield it.
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