I’d like to thank Salt Lake Community College for supporting this project, especially Marianne McKnight, Jason Pickavance, Chris Blankenship, Jen Hughes, and Clifton Sanders.
Special thanks goes to Linda Bult, the project editor who helped me polish my language throughout the manuscript. Much appreciation also for Anita Tsuchiya, who set up the Sharepoint review site.
My wife, Sheila, read and commented on draft chapters and supported me as I worked evenings and weekends on the project.
I am grateful for the content review and suggestions provided by:
- Perparim Gutaj, Associate Professor of Political Science at Salt Lake Community College.
- Colin Moore, Associate Professor of Political Science at Salt Lake Community College.
- Robert Stockwell, Professor of Political Science, Foothill De Anza College.
- Sean Owen, Student.
This book is dedicated to my children, who will hopefully live and work in a more robust democracy: Alexandra, Aidan, Vanessa, and Zachary.