- Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Free to Pursue; 1st edition (2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0557748607
- ISBN-13: 978-0557748600
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,119,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Gut Feeling: Why Your First Instinct Is Always Right Paperback – 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
Whether its a teenager whose eyes you want to open, a disillusioned independent wondering if he can afford to dabble in Democrats, or somebody who has ignored politics but thinks we are on the wrong path, this book works as a perfect way to cut to the chase. It will even entertain those already on board with reminders of how conservatism isn't just a political ideology, it's a way of living your life. It reminds us of all the virtues and morals and ethics that combined inform, or ought to inform, all of our decisions.
I bet you can think of three or four people who could benefit from a book like this. It has a light touch, is not overly judgmental and could actually attract people to conservatism.
A great book !!!
Jon takes the subject of conservatism and dilutes it down to everyday subjects..honor, racism, tough love, charity, unions, and lazy versus helpless to name just a few. He has no party affiliation...no angry diatribes...just common sense.
One of his favorite quotes is one by Eleanor Roosevelt...and now my favorite too....
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; and small minds discuss people". Jon discusses ideas.....he gives the reader a lot to think over especially if they are liberal and he still finds a lot of common ground. We really are not all that different .
I also liked this book because it taught me to be a more critical thinker when approaching topics and I am better able to slow down and discuss ideas in a more rational, rather than emotional manner. I find myself looking at the whole person and his/her argument instead of immediately forming my, of course right (ha,ha), conservative opinion.
I have been recommending this to others who want to feel like there is a voice for their opinions out there.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I keep looking for a book to recommend to more liberal friends. One that lays out conservatism without bashing other view points. Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by D. Kitchel
This book is a great one for putting all of the conservative ideas into one place. I was a bit put off by the writing style at first but the content is very good. Read morePublished on December 15, 2012 by M. Rieth
Concise and to the point. Possibly the most important part of it is the analogies that put conservative philosophy into clear everyday perspective. Read morePublished on February 9, 2011 by Montana
I enjoyed this book. The way Jon separated the topics and his thoughts into easy to follow chapters, made it a fast and pleasurable read. Read morePublished on January 28, 2011 by Andrew