The book tells the story of the propagation of Western Democracy through works of visual art through the ages. In the presentation tonight, we heard Dr. Coates talk about a few of these works in vivid detail and in historical context. It definitely got me interested in the book.
The audience (a packed house) seemed to be mainly Western Civ advocates like me, so it was a nice group of people to meet. I highly recommend this book to everyone interested in the heritage of Western culture.