THIS BOOK IS DIRECTED ESPECIALLY, AND PRINCIPALLY, TO BE USED
IN HIGH SCHOOL CIVICS CLASSES AND UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE FRESHMAN POLITICAL SCIENCE CLASSES TO GENERATE DISCUSSION AND HEATED DEBATE!
HOPEFULLY, IT WILL ALSO REACH A BROAD SPECTRUM OF OLDER CITIZENS. ONE OF IT’S MAIN PLEAS IS FOR THE FORMATION OF A STRONG THIRD PARTY TO STAND BETWEEN THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT PARTIES. THE AUTHOR ASSERTS THAT THE TWO PARTY SYSTEM WHICH NOW CONTROLS THE ELECTION OF OUR GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES IS ON THE BRINK OF PRESIDING OVER THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR DEMOCRACY!
THE AUTHOR PLEADS FOR MAJOR AMENDMENTS TO OUR CONSTITUTION-SPECIFICALLY, REPEAL OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE PROVISION; A MAJOR AMENDMENT OF THE FREE SPEECH PROVISION TO NULLIFY THE HOLDING IN THE U.S. SUP. CT. “CITIZENS UNITED” CASE; REPEALING THE FIRST TWO PARAGRAPHS OF ARTICLE ONE SECTION THREE RE THE ELECTION OF SENATORS AND PROVIDING THAT SENATORS BE ELECTED FROM DISTRICTS WITH THE SAME POPULATION WITHOUT REGARD TO STATE BOUNDARIES. THIS WOULD SOLIDIFY THE ‘ ONE CITIZEN - ONE VOTE’ RULE IN THE ELECTION OF OUR GOVERNMENT.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STRONG MANDATORY CURRICULUM IN OUR PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS TEACHING CIVICS. THIS COURSE TO BE DEVELOPED BY A PANEL OF UNIVERSITY POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT DEAN’S. TAKING AND COMPLETING SUCH A COURSE TO BE REQUIRED TO VOTE IN NATIONAL ELECTIONS.
THE HISTORY OF THE DESCENT OF OUR GOVERNMENT INTO THE PRESENT TWO PARTY SYSTEM IS EXPLORED BY A SHORT EXAMINATION OF EACH PRESIDENT’S TENURE SINCE WW2, NOT IN DEPTH, BUT IN THEIR MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS AND MIS-STEPS WHICH AIDED MATERIALLY IN THIS DESCENT.
It is now being developed as one of the most ambitious television miniseries of all time. Executive Producer Sam Raimi (director of the three Spider-Man movies), in collaboration with Disney/ABC, is creating a 22-episode adaptation of the book to be filmed in New Zealand.
Richard and Kahlan’s story unfolds over ten more novels, collectively known as the Sword of Truth series, concluding with Confessor in 2007. Placing Goodkind in the elite club of #1 New York Times bestselling authors, the series has sold more than twenty million copies to date worldwide.
In Wizard’s First Rule, Goodkind introduced the world to an ordinary forest guide, Richard Cypher, and the mysterious, powerful woman he comes to love, Kahlan Amnell. Learning his true identity, Richard accepts his destiny as the one man who can stop the bloodthirsty tyrant Darken Rahl. Hunted relentlessly, betrayed and alone, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword and invoke something more noble within himself as the final confrontation with Darken Rahl looms.
The importance of Wizard’s First Rule is sourced in Goodkind taking on the toughest of all literary challenges: to tell an electrifying story of action, violence, and adventure that also makes people think, and that would influence the choices and actions of its readers.
(The Art of War by Sun Tzu, 9789380914893)