This doesn't necessarily fit with the political books that are being brought up. Though I have read the books by Gladwell and have also seen him speak in person. I have really enjoyed his books and think they are well worth the read for anyone who hasn't read them yet.
Originally Posted by valade16
French writer Alexis de Tocqueville warned about when visiting this fledgling democracy in the early 19th century – that this "American republic will endure until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money."