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Interesting enough topic, terrible book
on March 6, 2011
Ever have a conversation with some guy who seems to know a lot of loosely related facts but is unable to coherently express them or synthesize his thoughts into any sort of larger context? That's what reading this book is like. It's as if he took a lot of different ideas and just glued them together end to end. What's worse is the amazingly pompous writing style and Keizer's tendency to try to pass off trite conclusions as insightful - "The silent flash over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, foretelling 'clean bombs' and quiet annihilation, exposes the lie that the world can be made more beautiful simply by reducing its noise."
This book is not worth the read.