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Ignore all the trolls leaving one star reviews. Most are angry fans of Andrew Brietbart or people who never liked the author in the first place yet still bought his book (or not). This is basically a fleshed-out long form magazine article, that provides a fascinating overview of a chronically-under discussed policy issue. You can easily find more academic and through discussion of this issue but that was never the point of the book. All in all I found it to be a very interesting read that I would highly recommend (as long as you don't mind having some of your assumptions challenged).
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Initial post: Mar 19, 2012 7:10:22 PM PDT
Dave Reed says:
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 11:12:38 AM PDT
Dave, you seem to be making the reviewers point nicely. Besides, Brietbart was never too nice to his fallen enemies; to expect a kind return seems a bit ridiculous.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2013 1:04:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 2, 2013 1:05:14 AM PST
T. Bayview says:
It might be worth mentioning that the "loving family man" Brietbart was a fairly worthless excuse for a human being and was known to have cheered the death of others far more loudly and obnoxiously. Seriously, get help.
Posted on Feb 12, 2014 3:13:03 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 12, 2014 3:13:15 PM PST
I don't even understand why conservatives would take such an issue with his arguments. A lot of what Yglesias says is little different from Ed Glaeser writes about for the ostensibly conservative City Journal. It takes aim at arguments that were institutionalized in part due to left-wing activism from people like Jane Jacobs...
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