The 30-Second...series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about all those subjects that you feel you should really understand. Each title takes a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant, intriguing, or thought-provoking ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained using a mere two pages, 300 words, and one picture: all easily digested in only half a minute.
Editor Stevan L. Taylor is Professor of Politcal Science at Troy University, Alabama. He specializes in Latin American politics and is the author of Voting Amid Violence Electoral Democracy in Columbia (2009) and is currently working on a project comparing the United States to 29 other democracies.