REVIEW: Liberalism is a Mental Disorder

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In classic Savage Style, Liberalism is a Mental Disorder brings to a conclusion the author's trilogy concerning defending America from Liberal assault.

Dr. Savage poses several problems facing America, and from his unique perspective presents "Savage Solutions" for each. Savage takes on such hot-bed issues as Iraq, Islamofascism, illegal immigration, assault-by-litigation on American businesses, revisionist history, the ACLU, and current American political shifts.

Savage holds no punches from either the Democrat or Republican parties, and reserves none of his disdain for lack of true political debate from the "Demicans" and "Republicrats" that run Washington. While the rhetoric is occasionally over-the-top, the underlying truths are undeniable for most of the issues covered in the book.

I am disappointed, however, that Dr. Savage has apparently bought into the liberal media's propagandist views on Iraq, and takes a decidedly negative outlook on the eventual outcome - an outlook with which I wholeheartedly disagree.

That issue aside, I consider Savage's views to be the far-right boundary, without being too extreme for reasonable debate - practical solutions to the issues addressed may or may not include his Savage Solutions.

In the final tally, Savage is right more often than he is wrong (in fact, his take on Iraq is the only one with which I take major issue). The book is a fun read - especially for the reaction it ilicits from Liberals who might happen to catch you reading it.

REVIEW: Michael Moore is a Big, Fat, Stupid White Man

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Tired of the hypocritical lifestyle and propogandistic, out-of-context, mis-informing, mis-directing, and outright-lying work of Michael Moore, authors David T. Hardy and Jason Clarke penned Michael Moore is a Big Fat Stupid White Man to expose and refute this Liberal poster-child.

The book is painstakingly researched, tirelessly footnoted, pointedly critical, and brutally revealing; the book exposes the truth of Michael Moore's life, lifestyle, beliefs, and work history; and most importantly for those taken in by the filmmaker and author's work, the book uncovers the truth about Moore's works, from Roger and Me, to Stupid White Men, Bowling for Columbine, Dude, Where's My Country, and the pinnacle: Fahrenheit 9/11.

The book is a damning revelation of Moore's complete lack of scruples, loyalty, or integrity in his life and work. From deceptive camera angles, to taking quotes and speeches out of context and chronology, to manipulation of sequence, to subjectively choosing facts, to intentional deception, and outright lies, the book unfolds the truth behind Moore's manipulation and lies.

For anyone tired of defending the liberal non-arguments posed by Moore's propogandist works, this book brings much-needed context and firepower to disarm Moore's blind followers on the Left.

REVIEW: Letters To A Young Conservative

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Letters To A Young Conservative, by Dinesh D'Souza, is, as the title implies, a collection of letters from the author's correspondence with a fictional Conservative college student. The letters touch most of the major issues.

Since each chapter is a letter, the result is episodic with a logical progression from one topic to the next. The content can be consumed in chunks, or read easily in a few sittings - or even in a single sitting.

This book was my first exposure to D'Souza, but assuming it is indicative of his other writing, it will certainly not be my last. D'Souza has a firm, foundational, and eloquent grasp on the issues he addresses. His wit is nearly as acerbic as Ann Coulter's, but his style, paradoxically, is disarming.

As part of the Art of Mentoring series, the book is comprised of 31 short chapters (ranging from 4-16 pages, with most less than 10), written as letters addressed to a fictional college student named Chris. Each "letter" addresses a different issue, beginning with modern definitions of Conservativatism and Liberalism, and continuing with Libertarianism, how D'Souza - from an Indian immigrant family - became a Conservative, political correctness, multiculturalism, classical literature, Ronald Reagan, government as a societal problem, class warfare, affirmative action, feminism, post-modernism, liberal academia, media bias, judicial activism, gun rights, debating liberals, liberal mis-education, Abraham Lincoln, self-esteem, environmentalism, gay marriage, family values, abortion, anti-globalism, immigration, anti-Americanism, the Republican party, and why Conservatives should be cheerful; and ends with an exhaustive book list for Conservatives.

Given the short, letter-style chapters, and D'Souza's eloquence, this book is an easy and enjoyable read. While certainly geard toward 18-30 year olds, I would recommend this book to anyone as a primer on modern Conservatism from the mind of a young Conservative leader. To understand What modern Conservatism is, where it is, and where today's generation of young Conservatives is taking it, you need look no farther than D'Souza's Letters to a Young Conservative.