R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. is founder and editor in chief of the famous and feared The American Spectator. The author of several books including the New York Times best-selling Boy Clinton, Madame Hillary, The Liberal Crack-Up, and The Conservative Crack-Up, Tyrrell's syndicated column is published weekly in such papers as the New York Post, Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Times.
I honestly felt that he tried to put too much information in this book which made it hard for me to finish.
All in all, this seemed less of a book about conservative ideals than about Mr. Tyrrell's position in the conservative movement.
If you need a program, consider reading this book for some very interesting insights --- and a lot of good humor.
This book is a fascinating introduction to the modern Conservative movement. It tells the history of the movement, from its inception in the aftermath of World War 2 (OK, it's not... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
I love reading Bob Tyrrell's work, and this is no exception. If you are in the market for an election post-mortem from a conservative viewpoint, this is your book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by John Keitz
I originally read the book in 2010. At the time, I really was not impressed. Tyrrell is an intellectual conservative (or perhaps conservative intellectual) and I thought the book... Read morePublished on March 13, 2012 by Neil Phillips
Mr. Tyrrell explores the past, present, and future of American conservatism, but mostly the past. After an ambling report of the past full of inane anecdotes that, in my opinion,... Read morePublished on July 17, 2011 by basileuei
Had to actually give up on this one. Between the constant reminders of Tyrrell's true conservative cred via name dropping and the haranguing liberals for things he then turns... Read morePublished on June 1, 2011 by Susan Lewis
Not the best political book I've read, but far from the worst. If I had picked this up in a bookstore, I probably would not have purchased it. Read morePublished on April 30, 2011 by DSB
I don't read a lot of political books, but this one looked interesting. I'm a conservative and, like many of my conservative friends, not too happy with the conservative political... Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by Cynthia E. Downes
After the Hangover, a Review
No, this isn't about an alcoholic binge. Instead it addresses the conservative set-back after conservatives spent money like Liberals. Read more
Independents don't get the luxury of being told what to do or think. We have to get out there and listen to all the truths, until we find one that resonates within ourselves and... Read morePublished on February 27, 2011 by Zoe Right