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While doctors rebuilt Gelernter, he published three books. In this one, Gelernter talks about getting blown up and sewn up and vehemently argues that society is losing its lifeblood--its belief in moral authority. He blames this on the takeover of the national mindset by the liberal intellectual elite, whose anything-goes ethic has silenced the drumbeat of tradition that used to keep us all in line. Though he doesn't directly blame the intellectual liberals for the Unabomber's actions, he does locate the madman on a continuum of modern social degradation. Drawing Life is an impassioned, not tightly reasoned argument and will make few converts to Gelernter's brand of conservatism. It's interesting as all get out though, with lots of clever lines and quirky insights. It's a good thing the Unabomber didn't silence Gelernter--a stubborn mind is a terrible thing to waste.
Mr. Gelernter deserves praise for this book. Amidst the struggles of recuperating from a life threatening catastrophe, he waxes eloquent about a country he loves and does it in a... Read morePublished on June 16, 2013 by joe
During the 1964 presidential campaign, the candidacy of Barry Goldwater was neatly summed up in a cheery song that boasted, in part, "We're the bright young men who want to go... Read morePublished on June 17, 2004 by Theodore A. Rushton
"Drawing Life" is by David Gelernter, a computer science professor who survived one of Ted Kaczynski's mail bombs. Read morePublished on September 5, 2000
This is a really "heavy", shocking, frustrating, frightening, uplifting - overall important book that I highly recommend. Really important messages and ideas. Read morePublished on October 11, 1998
Mr. Gelerntner's book is very insightful and thought provoking. I highly reccommend it.Published on September 15, 1998
This is a worthwhile read! Gelernter presents his personal story - and views - with grace and clarity. You don't need to agree with his views - but they WILL make you think!Published on July 26, 1998
Gelernter's endictment of America is dead on. He addresses problems here that the proponents of popular culture, rather threatengly I think, have told us to ignore. Read morePublished on July 13, 1998