If everyone's against big government,
Why do we have it?
In this exciting new book, political scientist James Payne explains this puzzling addiction. Politicians and the public, he says, have succumbed to powerful illusions about government.
In the grip of these fallacies, we keep looking to government for solutions even when its programs fail. In this short primer, Payne explains what causes these illusions and shows readers how to overcome them.
Six Political Illusions: A Primer on Government for Idealists Fed Up with History Repeating Itself
by James L. Payne
126 pages, $10.95
publication: August 2010