Paperback. 144 pages, quality paper, 8.5 x 5.5 inches.
Reading level: Ages 13 through Adult.
Course Uses: Can be used for courses in Government, Civics, Election Unit Studies, Economics, Business, Finance, History.
Corresponding student study guide: A Bluestocking Guide: Political Philosophies
Series Information: Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused? is part of the 11 book series: Uncle Eric’s Model of How The World Works.
Though there is a recommended order of reading for the series, the books can be read in any order, and each have been written to stand alone.
“Are You Liberal, Conservative, or Confused? is an outstanding primer for political studies. Parents and children will have much food for thought in this easy-to-read volume that covers much more than just terms. Short chapters allow the student to learn the material a little at a time.” — Martha Robinson, Reviewer for HomeschoolChristian.com
“Like our previous Maybury favorites (Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? and Whatever Happened to Justice?) in Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused? Uncle Eric leaps to the rescue firing off 26 thoroughly fascinating letters on political philosophies, past, present, and future. The book is recommended for readers aged 14 and up, but I’d crank it down a few years – Uncle Eric is clear as a bell.” — Becky Rupp, Good Stuff, Home Education Magazine
“The entire series should be a required, integral component of the social studies curriculum in all public and private schools.” — William P. Snavely, Emeritus Professor of Economics, George Mason University
Table of Contents for Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused?
Uncle Eric’s Model of How the World Works
1. Don’t Be Embarrassed
2. The Original American Philosophy
3. The Opposite of the Original American Philosophy
4. Basic Political Spectrum
5. The Nature of Political Power
6. The Two Categories of Encroachment
7. The Middle Ground
8. Freedom vs. Liberty
10. Military and Foreign Policy
11. Democrats and Republicans
12. Socialism and Communism
14. What Are They Really?
15. The Other Middle View
16. The National Religion
17. A U.S.-Nazi Alliance or a U.S.-Soviet Alliance?
18. Economic Counterparts
19. Effects on Your Money
20. Three Types of Wrongdoing
21. Muddied Waters
22. Who Gets the Children?
23. The Return of Racism
24. The First American Philosophies
26. Encroachment, Big and Small
About Richard J. Maybury
To improve the student’s learning experience, consider adding the Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused? student study guide A Bluestocking Guide: Political Philosophies to your student’s curriculum.