The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Drew Etc Westen

Narrated By: Anthony Heald

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: August 2007

Duration: 16 hours 39 minutes


The Political Brain is a groundbreaking scientific investigation into how the mind works, how the brain works, and what this means for why candidates win and lose elections.

"This is the most interesting, informative book on politics I've read in many years...whether you're an interested voter or a candidate for public office, you have to read this book."-Bill Clinton


  • Amanda Rice

    Mr. Drew offers a new paradigm for looking at how people participate in democracy. This book begins with an overview of the newest theories regarding emotion and decision-making in psychology and neurology and deftly supplies examples of experiments and real-world situations to show the mistakes the Democrats have made during the last 50 or so years and what they should be doing if they want to win. Anyone involved in politics(especially Democrats), local, state or federal would do well to absorb much of the conclusions Drew draws. What I found in listening was new hope for the future of our democracy - if we can revise our thinking about how candidates get elected, we will find more intelligent people wielding power.