Friday, October 29, 2010

Don’t Know Much About Civics? Not for Long Thanks to Kenneth C. Davis!

Kenneth C. Davis Photo By Nina SubinOne of our favorite (and smartest) authors, Ken Davis (left, photo by Nina Subin), has recently taken it upon himself to re-educate those of us who seem to have let our knowledge of Civics and the Constitution dwindle away over the years. Saddened by survey results that suggested many Americans couldn’t answer simple questions like “Who is the Vice President?” or “How many Senators are there?,” Ken has started a Civics Primer to remind us the fundamental facts of our nation’s history. This ongoing series on Ken’s Don’t Know Much About blog has five parts to it so far. Topics covered in these primers include—but are not limited to:

· Freedom of Speech

· The Right to Bear Arms

· Order of Executive Succession

· The Right to Due Process

All citizens and students—young and old—will benefit from this wonderful reminder from Ken Davis. If you’re like me, you’ll find yourself saying (embarrassingly aloud) “Oh yeah, that’s right” while reading about the things every one of us should know. Ken presents the essential information in an accessible, engaging, and fun way. I can’t wait to read the next edition! Now, more than ever I can see why People Magazine said that "Reading [Kenneth C. Davis] is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had.”

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