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The founding fathers of the world’s most powerful nation − the United States of America − were both objective and precise about the form of government and its workings when they drafted the American constitution. They intended that a representative government would control the state, where the individual was the sovereign and the government the servant. However, the American citizen of the twenty-first century currently lives under an administration that is fundamentally contrary to this ideal and is controlled by the state. On top of feeling under-represented and less involved in the decision-making process, Americans now seem to be more divided than ever. How and why has it come to be like this? Richard C. Lyons delves deeper into this topic and answers this and more vital questions in his book Shadows of the Acropolis. Get yourself a copy to find out more.
Richard C. Lyons’ Shadows of the Acropolis is an insightful, enlightening, and magnificent work. This is a must-read for enthusiasts of political, historical, and philosophical works. Lyons presents his thoughts and ideas by exploring the themes persuasively and critically. He bases his analysis on his deep background in philosophy and political history in America and the world. This gives the book a robust intellectual and professional touch, while at the same time he parodies the status quo. Lyons comprehensively and exhaustively took me through America’s dynamic political history, highlighting the slow shift of the government from its original to its present form, together with the causes and motives. He paints a perfect picture of the current political status in America. I loved this book and I’m looking forward to reading more of Lyons’ work.