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on September 9, 2011
First off, keep in mind that I criticize radical conservative books probably even more harshly than Rereading America. Extremists on both sides are just two different brands of fools.
Like myself, most of you are buying this book because it is mandatory for your college English class. If you are buying this for another reason, I can sum up the book pretty quickly and save you the effort.
Here are the main topics that this radical leftist persuasion piece focuses on:
-Straight white men are the devil and responsible for all your woes
-The traditional family model is dysfunctional and irrelevant
-The only people that get ahead in a capitalist system are those already in the upper class
-Women are oppressed, objectified creatures that have been tricked by men to serve them
-And in case your forgot, straight white men are the devil and responsible for all the problems in the world.
The authors of these short stories, essays, and poems can obsess about skin color and the type of genitals a person happens to be equipped with if they wish to do so. My personal problem with this book is that it is not a good choice for a college writing class. It does not draw upon information from different perspectives.
The conservative equivalent of Rereading America would be essays written by creationists!