This book was written to make politics as simple as possible. We will cover the difference between a Constitutional Republic and an unlimited democracy as well as define and explain fascism, socialsm, communism, capitalism, the left, the right and the political center. We have to define the terms in order to understand the nature of the debate.
How the Republic Was Destroyed
A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.
Cicero, 106 BC-43 BC
Ancient Roman politician, lawyer, orator and philospher