Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Mystery of Government Abstract
* O'Rourke argues that the U.S. government is irreparably broken, benefiting the undeserving at the expense of the American taxpayer.
* O'Rourke characterizes government as stupid, greedy and controlling.
* O'Rourke says government remains unchecked because the people are disengaged from a boring, impenetrable political process which does...
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