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I personally think the author is right with most of his conjectures, but the book is more of a long essay with anecdotal evidence than it is a real test of a scientific hypothesis.Published on January 3, 2014 by Jim Musumeci
Although intended to jolt us out of complacency, Hard/Soft is just a scare tactic designed to make us into tools for the projection of power across the globe. Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by Reed Fort
Overall a very thought-provoking book. Could have been a magazine-length essay, but still worthwhile. I have recommended it to several others.Published on October 8, 2012 by Marc D. Graff
It walks through the American history in 20th century and the dawn of 21st. Contrast the balance between policies showing tough side which wins the margin in competition, and those... Read morePublished on June 15, 2012 by Guannan Chen
In this highly readable, remarkably eclectic book, author Michael Barone reveals a problem with seeing the world in terms of polar opposites: "For many years I have thought it one... Read morePublished on February 7, 2012 by Philip Vassallo
I borrowed this book from the library for a school report about one year ago, and the memory of what I read in it stuck with me. Read morePublished on May 22, 2010 by J. Fordham
Michael Barone is justifiably considered one of our most prominent political commentators. He is also one of our most perceptive. Read morePublished on January 20, 2010 by Jerry Saperstein
The basic theory of this book is as follows: When government actions are taken to make life easy or "soft" for general public then America suffers, if it is made soft for a... Read morePublished on September 30, 2008 by Jacqueline M. Thompson