The Reviews Are In
“The depth of research and peripheral history around certain time periods is highly compelling, and there’s simply no way to read this book and not walk away with a richer understanding of humanity’s past.”
“This is an academic text like no other, leading readers towards profound realizations and laughter at the same time. As a work of popular history, the book most certainly succeeds.”
“Lyons captures the reader’s imagination with The DNA of Democracy in a way that few books of this genre can.”
“A thoroughly enjoyable read.”
"The DNA of Democracy" is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to both community and academic library Contemporary Political Science collections and supplemental curriculum studies lists.”
It should be noted for students, academia, political activists, politicians, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject.
The book’s narrative about greater and greater equality and independence feels natural and works toward a conclusion that emphasizes increasing inclusion and equality in politics.
The DNA of Democracy is a thorough and praise-filled history 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 researched, and filled with fascinating ideas.”
History buffs will have fun with Lyons’s recounts of battles and anecdotes about the characters who made their way into the story of democracy.
Smoothly written and, at times insightfully speculative, THE DNA OF DEMOCRACY will engage poetically minded readers interested in the deep history of democracy in America.