About the author: Dr. Krason received his Ph.D. in Political Science and J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is currently Professor of Political Science at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is the author of Abortion: Politic
1998 0-7734-8487-6 Examines what the role of the state or political order should be, how the state should treat its citizens, building its analysis substantially around the reflections of great political thinkers, including papal thought, the reasoning and conclusions of realist philosophical texts, and more contemporary commentators. Analyzes not only what elements are needed to build good, stable political orders generally and democratic republics specifically, but what factors have historically caused their decline and fall.