Since the birth of democracy in ancient Greece, the simple act of voting has given rise to mathematical paradoxes that have puzzled some of the greatest philosophers. This title traces the quest by these thinkers to create a more perfect democracy and adapt to the ever-changing demands that each generation places on our democratic institutions.
George G. Szpiro, PhD, is a mathematician and journalist. He covers Israel and the Middle East for the Swiss daily newspaper Neue Zurcher Zeitung , for which he also writes an award-winning monthly column on mathematics. His books include Poincare's Prize: The Hundred-Year Quest to Solve One of Math's Greatest Puzzles (Dutton).
Commended for Association of American Publishers Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Mathematics 2010 (United States). Short-listed for CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles 2010 (United States).