Seattle, WA (Vocus) June 9, 2010
Americans often deny it, but democracy works because their representatives do reflect their constituents. Apart from personality, one’s district is the best gauge for projecting what a legislator will do at the capitol. Politics definitely is the most contemporary of human activities. These are the themes that drive an engaging review of American politics in Majority of One: Legislative Life, the new book authored by former Washington State Senator George Scott.
Majority of One is a comprehensive guide that focuses on the essence of politics and democracy in America as Senator Scott learned. It looks at the critical turns of the legislative sequence, where to take the legislature’s pulse and what the anatomy of its dynamics would turn out. It also reveals that government is indeed the largest “business” of the nation, employing tens of millions of people, regulating the economy, providing welfare, and more. It also emphasizes that contrary to popular belief, politicians are not a necessary evil but the mainstays of democracy’s tent.
Not only does this book provide a general look at politics, it also examines how the system works through Senator Scott’s experiences. The author reveals which issues mattered to his constituents, how members of different parties worked on them, what decisions impacted the people back then. With its rich content, Majority of One: Legislative Life is a must-read. Readers who wish to order a copy of this book are encouraged to visit Xlibris.com, call toll free (888) 795-4274 or send email to orders(at)xlibris(dot)com today.
About the Author
George Scott’s career as a teacher and manager in academe, and in the private, public and non-profit sectors enrich this inclusive and systematic insider’s view from his fourteen years as a Washington State Representative and Senator. In the upper house he was Whip, Caucus Chair and presided over of the budget-writing Ways and Means Committee. Senator Scott took his Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington, where he was Assistant to the Dean of the Medical School. He was then Vice President for Social Policy at Rainier Bancorporation, Executive Director of the State Dental Association, Director of Public Affairs for the State Bar, and State Archivist. Senator Scott has served on the boards of a dozen civic organizations, and writes history for academic journals and the public.
Majority of One: Legislative Life * by George Scott
Publication Date: June 3, 2010
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