“What is important in this volume is not necessarily Akin’s history of his career. Rather the book illustrates the key characteristics of many in the Christian right who make a difference at the ballot box. When there is such fundamental belief in certain tenets, political and societal division is inevitable and gridlock prevails.”
Lana Stein is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Administration and Director of Graduate Studies in Political Science at University of Missouri, St. Louis. Her research and teaching interests include public policy, public administration and urban politics. She is author of the book Holding Bureaucrats Accountable, published in 1991.