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on 22 January 2015
This series is a great idea: the cartoons make a dense subject easy to get your mind round and there is not much evidence of agenda from the writers. Inevitably everything is seen through the lens of our century's ideas; on the other hand the ideas are presented with relevance and edge. When you think these cartoons are describing the great thinkers of humanity this medium does take us humans down a peg or two, which is a very good thing. It would be wonderful if philosophers started with an awe of creation rather than try to justify what someone called the 'possessive individualism! But I guess they are human (sic) after all.
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on 27 October 2013
The book runs more as a progression between schools of thought throughout time, and gives the reader a basic understanding of what is a complicated subject. All of the major and influential political theories are covered by the book, and most of the illustrations help the reader. Considering the price, it is a good book for newcomers to political science but it's utility is reduced for a person already familiar with political theory.
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on 2 March 2015
These graphic guides are a great way to scratch the veneer of a topic and this is no exception. Lovely history and overview of political philosophy.
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on 17 February 2016
Useful, short and efficient information. Gives a clear direction of the theme. Highly recommend!
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on 21 January 2015
Interesting! - a great stocking filler!!
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on 28 June 2011
Very thin. This series is getting too thin. They need to beef up the content. Otherwise they should sell these for a fifth of the price to under 8 year olds.
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