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Finally, reality over rhetoric,
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This review is from: The American Thinker: Realistic Solutions That We Need Now to Revitalize the American Dream (Paperback)
This was a real surprise.
It getting very hard to find a book on politics these days that does not skew heavily towards one side or the other. I mean, really, does anyone honestly believe that Keith Olbermann's Pitchforks and Torches: The Worst of the Worst, from Beck, Bill, and Bush to Palin and Other Posturing Republicans or Sean Hannity's Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical Agenda give an accurate portrayal of the American political process, or offer legitimate solutions to the most pressing of problems facing the United States? Other than the most devout of their followers, I seriously doubt it.
Here, Joseph Cotto gives due criticism to ineffective or outlandish policies, politicians, and philosophical points of the left and right alike, though never without failing to offer constructive solutions. He runs the full gamut, from fiscal to social to national security issues, as well as offering insightful critiques of the negative impact of hyper-partisan and just plain disgusting politics on our society as a whole. Giving excruciating detail to the sourcing of his claims and opinions, one can easily see that what he writes, agree with it or not, is based in reality and principled pragmatism. Along with Bill O'Reilly's Who's Looking Out for You?, Lou Dobbs's War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back and Independents Day: Awakening the American Spirit, I highly recommend it to anyone wishing to find a measure of sanity in the political realm.
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Initial post: Mar 21, 2012 12:48:17 PM PDT
Bruce J. Marlin says:
Pay no attention to this shill.
Cotto is as hard-right as they come, with all the usual trappings. His answer to "fixing our broken healthcare system" is for the poor to "acquaint themselves with capitalism and the work ethic associated with it." He's no thinker, although he might fool some people.
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