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Contrary to another conservative stereotype, Stein manages to keep a sense of humor throughout the book, writing in a conversational, amused style. His quips and lists read more like naughty office e-mail than diatribes from an angry right-winger: No. 3 in the 12 Ways to Tell If You've Joined the Right-Wing Conspiracy: "You sit all the way through Dead Man Walking and at the end you STILL want the guy to be executed." Longtime conservatives and converts like Stein will find themselves nodding their heads in agreement. Others will simply get a good laugh. --Jodi Mailander Farrell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
And then there's the chapter where (against his wife's better judgement) Stein numbers the sexual exploits of his youth.
Stein personalizes political ideology, and it's interesting to read how he realized he was really more conservative than liberal.
Considering who he is it, understandably, is very well written - wonderful phrasing, use of words, ideas clearly expressed.
I was gifted one of Stein's essays. He is as good as any voice out there. He gets his point across without engaging in foolishness. Rush and especially the blond do that too much. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lawrence D. Clayton
I really enjoyed this, but only wish that American writers would show a little more awareness of politics/events outside the United States. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
Harry Stein was brought up in a culture of liberal, progressive, multicultural acceptance that dared not question its total validity. Read morePublished 21 months ago by James E. Nickelson
A must read for any conservative, or any liberal on the verge of realizing the truth about Liberalism. Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by Jerry Bowers
Harry Stein (born 1948) is an American author and columnist, and also wrote books such as No Matter What... Read morePublished on April 17, 2012 by Steven H Propp
I am British. I am 72. I have spent much of my life studying and being involved in British politics, even to the extent this year - 2010 - of standing as a candidate for election... Read morePublished on July 4, 2010 by Geoffrey Woollard
Big business has become unAmerican. It's thrown President Lincoln's leadership into the ground, discarded like a flag. What's going on? Read morePublished on December 7, 2008 by Whamo
Harry Stein, 1970s party guy, marries, has kids and finds himself in... the middle of the road. He thinks he's conservative because his social circle consists mainly of Manhattan... Read morePublished on January 29, 2008 by Joan Howe
There are thoughtful, rueful memoirs of sincere political change. This isn't one of them. Stein opens with a typically 70's, upper-class-journalist/boyo recitation of his... Read morePublished on June 27, 2007 by Tina Trent