_ Fans of the Tea Party movement or followers of Republican idiocy should read the following Vanity Fair article (unless they insist on remaining ignorant, which seems to be a favored option).
I realize that knowledge of history (such as the actual words and meaning of the US Constitution) is not important for these folks, but they do mean something.
One significant tenet of democracy is to have an educated population. (It would be especially advantageous if aspiring leaders were also educated/knowledgeable.) Unfortunately, education in the United States has deteriorated over the years and most learn the wrong lessons. Education and history seem to have lost in importance. Important are football and football coaches...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.