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Brilliant and disturbing insight into the rise of PC and anti-Americanism
on October 3, 2011
The U.S. gov't recently bailed out the last two hikers jailed in Iran. Back stateside, the hikers then blamed their gov't for its lack of diplomatic relations. They didn't blame Iran. They didn't blame themselves. Nope. All our govt's fault. For those of you under about age 30 or so, there was a time when U.S. citizens were raised steeped in civics and world history and Western-based classic literature and were fiercely proud of their country despite its faults. Somehow, biting the hand that feeds you became fashionable, now its near mandatory. Victicrats are celebrated, not scorned.
Mr. Clizbe's intensely researched book spells out that the U.S. got brainwashed over a period of decades by being drip-fed self-loathing. If you think he's yet another conspiracy theory loon, I'm right with you, because that was my first impression. Then I met this brainy gentleman, heard him at a panel discussion, and decided he was onto something as I rethought experiences from my own life through his eyes. Having now read his book, I think he's a very brave genius.
This is a compelling read. It's not bogged down with academic jargon designed to intimidate. Clizbe wants you to get his point of view and I enjoyed that he begins by writing about his own life and how his own thinking evolved. He's occasional abrasive and he's sure to offend nearly everybody somehow; shrug it off and keep reading because he's worth it.
I'd have given this 5 stars but as a career copyeditor, I found the fluctuating kerning, the frequent widows and orphans, and the occasional typos irksome. If I just used three copy-layout terms you didn't know, then the book's appearance probably won't bother you.