“‘Intriguing’ is an understatement” — Reviewed by Jon Michael Miller for Readers’ Favorite
“Perhaps most importantly though, is the message throughout the book, which impresses that whether perceived as Republic or Democratic, American political structure is driven and energized by its people, and people have the power to change the course of politics.” — Maincrest Media Review
The United States was founded in the late 18th century, as the first republic based on modern democratic rules. The texts of The Constitution and The Bill of Rights dominated the ruling of the country with separation of powers to legislature, executive, and judiciary. What the Founding Fathers learned from the Greeks and Romans shaped this country. America created the model for modern democracy, which was later copied by countries around the world.
Today, we are struggling to maintain the democracy as it was designed, and we are drifting into an erosion of those principles–thus enabling and tolerating inequality, poverty, helplessness, and mistrust. A distortion of our democracy is the covert voting restrictions and Gerrymandering, calling forth a hidden betrayal of the American people.
In this book, Neff reflects on history, politics, democratic theories, and principles in the form of fictional dialogs allowing the Founding Fathers to express their theories on what truly makes America great, and what will provide the American people today with real freedom and prosperity. The author believes that democratic principles, and ethical and selfless leadership in service of the people are the pillars to justice, equality, and prosperity for all.
Reviews for the Book
In this book, the author reflects on US history, politics, democratic theories, and principles in the form of fictional dialogs allowing the Founding Fathers to express their theories on what truly makes America great, and what will provide the American people today with real freedom and prosperity. Interesting book to read. - Doc
About the Author: Werner Neff
Werner Neff received his Ph.D. in Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin, and his Master’s degree in Economics at Universität St.Gallen, Switzerland. He earned his professional wisdom as an executive in the hospitality industry and later, as an executive at a large Swiss bank.
Neff, deeply passionate about democracy, political science, and economics, is now fulfilling on his long-time dream of researching about the origin, principles, and values of democracy. He concludes that the shift and erosion of political values have shaped the American social economy and the current gap between the wealthy and the working people. In the past ten years he has written several books on American democracy.
Neff, a Swiss citizen married to an American, is living in the mountains of Colorado, enjoying outdoor sports, classical music, and writing.