5.0 out of 5 stars
Sense in politics, 14 Nov. 2013
It's a fine book. In a sense, Painter draws a map of a practical Utopia, a very pragmatic one at it. It's based on an attitudinal change for traditional parties (in my opinion, it's also applicable to the right incumbent party (not just the left) in any two parties system) and also the same sort of change for present and would be leaders. I would even dare to express that Painter is proposing, in his own soft way, a "perestroika" for traditional parties, ;-). I certainly recommend the reading, even more so as Painter chooses a lot of very interesting references for further reading (I can think of at least 10 extra books that are now in my reading list).
I sincerely hope that some present political leaders read this work and learn something in the process!