R. Worcester

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (15 of 18)
Location: Kent, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 746,486 - Total Helpful Votes: 15 of 18
Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short&hellip by Nicholas Vincent
Nicholas Vincent's 'rather short introduction' to the Magna Carta is the most comprehensive review of the events leading up to and agreement by King John of the demands of the Barons in 1215 of the Magna Carta which resonates today in over 100 countries throughout the world, affecting the lives of over a billion people. With the 800th anniversary commemoration coming up in 2015, it is timely, authoritative, and well written, and should be in the library of every responsible citizen in countries who are governed by the rule of law. In its way, it is a blueprint for the transfer of sovereignty from dictators, however benevolent, to the people in totalitarian societies.
Public Opinion and Democracy: Vox Populi Vox Dei? &hellip by Slavko Splichal
5.0 out of 5 stars First rate, 11 May 2013
Professor Splichel is the clearest thinker on public opinion in the world in my opinion, and too little known for his erudition and application of intellect upon a much commented but little understood subject. His books should be on every journalist's, every political scientist's and macro-economist's, social scientist's for that matter, reading list.
The History of the Magna Carta: A Brief History wi&hellip by James K. Wheaton
3.0 out of 5 stars Spoilt by typos, 11 May 2013
I'm sorry to say that while the content is there, it's been said many times before, and much better, in publications which don't seem to have a typo on every other page. Off putting.