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Whether you understand politics or not, it still affects your lifein very real ways. But American politics can be confusing.What’s a caucus? How do primaries work? How can you siftthrough all the babble to get to the truth?

Politics For Dummies offers all these answers and more.And it’s not just for political novices; even those with afirm understanding of politics can use this book to fill out theirknowledge of the little complexities – from how theElectoral College works to campaign contribution limits. If youhave little or no knowledge of politics, don’t worry. Mostpeople need answers just like you do, that’s why this bookhelps you:

  • Pick the candidate who best represents your views
  • Donate time or money to a campaign
  • Let your representatives know how you feel
  • Run for office yourself

This simple, friendly guide offers the kind of straight talk onpolitics you won’t get from a politician. It covers the nutsand bolts of the political process so you’ll have a workingknowledge of the system. It shows you how to get involved at thegrass-roots level and explains the rationale behind the two-partysystem. It helps you parse the propaganda to get at the truth andoffers a complete explanation of presidential politics. PoliticsFor Dummies covers these topics and many more:

  • How public opinion polls work
  • How money influences policy
  • Why your opinion really does count
  • How to donate to political campaigns and causes
  • Contacting your representatives
  • Politics on the Internet
  • Choosing parties and candidates
  • Lobbyists and special interest groups
  •  How candidates sell themselves
  • How negative campaigning works
  • What happened in the 2000 presidential election

You’ll also find fun and helpful extras like famouspolitical quotes, the ten things you should teach your childrenabout politics, and voting requirements for every state. Democracywon’t work for if you don’t participate in it. So pickup Politics For Dummies, get informed, and get involved.Your country will thank you!

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