This book started off as a decent war novel, but it got so sidetracked in religous dogma that the author forgot what he was doing, literally. One minute its a war book and the next the author got bored and wrote the easiest/worst ending in history. This book should be in the fantasy category. As a current military officer I find it so ridiculous that the US would throw out the constitutution, murder the president, and then murder a billion innocent people all around the world in the name of religion. If thats what you want to read about then waste your time and money on this book.
An unlikely hero that doesn't always save the day, but comes out with his integrity intact. A little more violent than Lamour, but not over the top.
Twilight of the Elites was informative and opens yours eyes to just how much power has been concentrated in a small group of the last few decades. However, the author's obsession with global warming is annoying; if you don't agree you're obviously an idiot for not reading and agreeing with all the "elite" scientists. His left leaning views permeate the book and are demeaning by choice; i.e. John McCain came from naval royalty, owns lots houses, and is married to a wealthy heiress. No mention of his service or sacrifice for the country as a POW. Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'reilly were singled out as media pundits who used their status to write NYT best selling books; "another example of the rich getting richer." Perhaps, but why single them out when plenty of lefty's do the same. However, I will give him credit, the discussion of revolving door of wealthy business execs given lucrative govt jobs where they supervise the industry they just came from was pretty entertaining. The discussion of fractal inequality was pretty interesting too.
The subject of the concentration of power is something that should be of interest to everyone, not just the left, so I'm not sure why he went out of his way to harp on the right so much. IMO it detracts from the book.
I won't. Very liberal thinker. Nothing wrong with that, but doesn't seem open to new ideas. Overly self-confident.
Krugman starts off making the argument that the current "depression" is a function of lack of demand. OK, maybe. But he never comes back around to defend that. Instead, he spends about half the book attempting to debunk austerity and the other half making the case for growth (fueled primarily by govt spending) to get us out of the depression. That's interesting because he never comes back to the demand problem. The US's, and much of the developed world's, problem of demand is largely rooted in demographics, a subject he almost totally ignores. I don't disagree that growth could drive the economy. But perpetual growth would require perpetual increases in demand and that simply isn't possible with our demographics. Krugman's no doubt a smart guy. I'm and MBA and I've read a lot of economics; I'm sure Krugman has forgotten more than I'll ever know, but I also read Harry Dent and he makes the case, in a non-partisan manner, that we can't fight demographics and that we should help the economy de-leverage and start again from a position of much less debt vice Krugman's idea of doubling down and taking on more debt.
Shapiro read's really slow, like he's talking to a child or someone who he believes might not understand a big word. It almost feels patronizing.
It's a different perspective, but not a complete one.
Read Harry Dent's the Great Depression Ahead. Its not as ominous as it sounds because he also goes through ways to protect yourself.
The first two hours were simply filler that wasted time. After you get past that it's vintage Ringo - high tech and space battles. Looking forward to book 3.
This book had a lot of potential, but boring "action" scenes, too little explanation, and see it coming a mile away predictablility make this a major dissappointment. Save your money.
Coulter does a great job laying out the FACTS (not rumors, lies, and inuendo like that other so called "History" book by another infamous female author)to build a convincing picture of how the left has continuously worked to thawrt the best interests of our country. It makes you proud to be an American. Despite a half century of the best efforts of mainstream media to twist, distort, and defend the undermining acts of the democrats the truth will not die and cannot be covered up. This book will open your eyes to the real agenda of the left - and its not pretty.
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