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The Political Junkie Handbook: The Political Junkie Handbook: A Definitive Book on Politics (The Definitive Reference Book on Politics)

The Political Junkie Handbook: The Political Junkie Handbook: A Definitive Book on Politics - Michael  Crane My original review of this book was more favorable, but honestly it has sit unused next to my television for years. This book is filled with a random assortment of lists, statistics, and "factoids" (their word) related to hot-button issues (population charts, abortion, taxes, government spending, etc). The part with brief biopics about various politicians can be useful, but since the publish date is 2004, it is rapidly becoming irrelevent. Two major complaints:1)On one hand, it is written for "political junkies", but it is written at a very basic level- how many "political junkies" need a lengthy explanation on the difference between liberal and conservative orientation?2)Like most political fare, the authors practically ignore the existance of any affiliations other than Democrat or Republican.