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Sheldon Filger, an American-Canadian writer, is founder of the website, GlobalEconomicCrisis.com and a blogger with the Huffington Post on economic and political matters. Mr. Filger has written fiction and non-fiction books on topics as diverse as Wall Street, nuclear terrorism and female sensuality. "Hillary Clinton Nude" presents Sheldon Filger's case against Hillary Clinton as qualified to serve as America's future president.
Like another reviewer, I was contacted by author Sheldon Filger and invited to read and review "Hillary Clinton Nude." This is a valuable addition to the shelf of books about HRC. While it has a number of significant weaknesses, this volume also has significant strengths. It's up to the individual reader to decide how best to balance the two.
Perhaps paradoxically, "Hillary Clinton Nude" is both passionate and dispassionate: passionate in the strength of the language, in the author's commitment to his principles and beliefs, and in his conviction that the election of President Hillary Rodham Clinton would be an unmitigated disaster for the United States. At the same time, though, Filger is dispassionate in that he -- unlike many other writers on HRC -- is not a member of the fabled "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy." In fact, the vituperation Filger directs at Hillary is rivaled only by the scorn he directs at George W. Bush. "Hillary Clinton Nude" cannot, therefore, be dismissed as a GOP hit-piece or a brief on behalf of some other, competing, presidential candidate.
The author makes a persuasive case that lacking any demonstrable skills, training, opinions, or even basic understanding of the vital issues of economics and international relations, the only thing HRC can build a presidential campaign on is nostalgia for her husband's years in office. As Slick Willie's most attentive student, Hillary is mastering, Filger argues, the Clintonian Method of obfuscation, name-calling, smoke-and-mirrors, and (especially) a highly selective use of history, including but not limited to outright lies about facts, situations, and people.Read more ›
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In the interests of full disclosure, I was sent a copy of this book by the author and asked to review it. I'm glad he did becauise I probably would never have found it on my own. Books on Mrs. Clinton are plentiful. Some are hit pieces. Some are laudatory. This one is dispassionate and sobering.
Mr. Filger is no Right Wing writer (and therefore not a member of the vast Right Wing Conspiracy which was born from Mrs. Clinton's mouth in defense of her husband's filanderings).
One only has to read his take on the decision to go to war in Iraq and the execution of that war to understand that. George W. Bush, Richard Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld are fully filigreed by Mr. Filger concerning their involvement in what he clearly considers was an egregous error... "America's invasion of Iraq in 2003 was anchored in neocon delusions. Born of the ambition of a reckless and ignorant man, under the influence of a narrow minded clique of bloodthirsty noncombatants and propelled by outright deception of the American people, the enterprise was doomed to failure." Is that plain enough for you?
Filger then goes on to show how Mrs. Clinton manuvered herself to be in support of the war for political reasons and how she has since that time somewhat inartfully tried to extract herself from that position.
Chapter and verse follow which trace Mrs. Clintons attitudes, deceptions, duplicity and ambition. It is sobering and it is delivered in such a way that one has no doubt as to it's veracity. Likewise sobering is his warning that if Mrs. Clinton's political ambitions triumph, the demise of America is assurred.
I do not "like" the Clintons, and feel that the U.S.A. may be better served by electing a president who is not related to the Clintons or the Bushes. We are not an aristocracy, after all, and the present circumstances in our country require a fresh and fiercely different approach. Thus, I came to this book as a Clinton basher myself and was hoping to find hard facts to offer up in conversation about Ms. Clinton, other than my own feeble "I don't trust her" or "something about her (or Bill) just doesn't sit right". While I have no doubt that the author is probably correct in almost everything he avers in this book, the lack of an index of resources seriously reduces the impact of his assertions. Anyone can write a smear, but a political commentary of this nature begs a solid footnoting at the very least. I further found I would not be able to share this book (I was looking for a book I could pass on to friends and say, "Here, see? This is why Hillary is not a good choice.") simply because of the extremely poor editing. The book is full of mis-spelled words and grammatical errors. (It's PROSTATE cancer, not PROSTRATE cancer, I mean, c'mon.) It is hard to take seriously a work that is so poorly presented. And the cover - oh, dear. Who made THAT decision? The cover alone detracts immediately from the idea that the author was serious in his intent. I may have agreed with most of what the author said, but the thought of anyone seeing this book on my coffee table is downright embarrassing. So while I enjoyed the chance to bolster my own opinion, I would not lend the book out, nor would I recommend it. It reads so poorly, a fault, as I say, that I find with the editor, that I feel referencing it in any serious discussion would be impossible.Read more ›
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