Ethics of Politics

P.J. O'Rourke stated, "Politics is a necessary evil..." Niccolo Machiavelli said, "Politics have no relation to morals." Bleak and cynical, these statements about politics may strike a chord due to the fact that we hear a certain truth to them. But do we just accept this with a shrug? No - one thing we need to do is ensure the next generation understands both the power and the responsibilities of politics. This series very effectively looks at the relationship between ethics and politics in several specific parts and functions of government. Readers will analyze both historic and current politics, filtered through questions about ethics, as they learn about leaders, voting, systems and international relations. As students learn to think critically about global politics they are asked to make up their own mind about what is ethical and what is not - based on the moral training they have already received. Books include color photos, topics for discussion, glossaries and sources for further study. Approx. 64 pgs, pb. - Zach

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