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How to Talk to a Liberal (if You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Full of witty comebacks, frank thoughts and interesting data...

I am writing this brief review as a life-long, reformed Democratic/Liberal turned middle aged (39 year old) midwestern female who now considers herself a firm Conservative with some Libertarian ideas about governnment and no affiliation with either Democrats or Republic...
I am writing this brief review as a life-long, reformed Democratic/Liberal turned middle aged (39 year old) midwestern female who now considers herself a firm Conservative with some Libertarian ideas about governnment and no affiliation with either Democrats or Republicans! I don't vote by party anymore - I vote candidate by candidate and issue by issue. As sane people should do! People like Ann, Rush, Bill, Tucker and Glenn helped open my eyes to things and seeing other sides to issues that for years was glossed over or not reported at all. I started reading Ann's columns this year and her books too. After a life time of being brain washed by the big 3 tv stations, major newspapers and magazines and columnists in this country...I finally did my own research and soul searching and realized my beliefs were not what the media told me they should be! So...I now get to see the world from the other side and find comfort in being slightly in the middle if not to the right. When I look at all the arguments I used to have for abortion, evolution, faith, marriage, infidelity, guns, immigration, terrorism, etc....I am shocked that I bought the liberal arguments when the facts, data and science aren't even CLOSE to supporting them. Ann is a straight shooter on details and only those who refuse to hear any line but, the one they tow, will be upset. If you can't laugh at some of the one liner's Ann comes up with - you need to get a life!!! She pulls no punches in her daily writings/articles and makes no excuses for it. Just because you don't support her position or others like her (well in the majority these days)...people don't have to get ugly and nasty about her personally. Doing that just supports that you can't fight with facts, data and science...if you did, you would loose the argument. People who gave this book 1-2 stars are simply writing negative comments to pull her status down and need to seek private therapy for their personal issues. Those who truely bought and read the book to learn, grow and see all sides gave objective feedback even if it was different than their own. If you aren't determined to bring her down, this book deserved 3-4 stars easily. Over-all, Ann's book is an easy read. You might not learn anything new but, she does tie together alot of loose ends on big issues of our day. My favorite chapters were This is War, A Muslim By Any Other Name Blows Up Just The Same, When Bad Ideas (Liberalism) Happen to Good People (You). I now root on people like Ann and her book - we need someone pushing the limits in this time of divisions over regligion, politics, war, economics and the sanctity of life. If they can't speak out, who can? We will thank books like this one day for opening up dialogue to EVERYONE not just the left. This book may not give all the answers but, it does get everyone talking and that's part of the plan. Consider also reading her book Godless - it was actually a better read than this one was. It is more like a novel and goes into more specific detail on areas and does not jump around quite so much. So...four stars for How To Talk To A Liberal. Add it to your DIVERSIFIED library if you have one. We do.

posted by Anonymous on October 11, 2006

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5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Slightly smarter than her

As a political science major, I find it horrifying that people take these unfounded statements as absolute fact. Most of the material in the book is just an extremely long rant on why liberals are the parasites of the earth. The style and content of her arguments seem e...
As a political science major, I find it horrifying that people take these unfounded statements as absolute fact. Most of the material in the book is just an extremely long rant on why liberals are the parasites of the earth. The style and content of her arguments seem eerily similar to people trying to justify their racist or discriminatory beliefs. Do not get me wrong, I am not shouting 'RACIST!' as Coulter would ignorantly try to make you believe. I am simply pointing out that her arguments are just as unfounded and preposterous as those that say the color of one's skin makes he or she different. Also, in my eyes (and those of the Constitution), a political argument loses any and all credibility when religion is used as an arguing point. This nation has no official religion. The reason that there is separation of church and state is to prevent religious oppression. Ms. Coulter believes that now is a great time for the nations in the Middle East to be converted to Christianity. If she had the choice, I am almost positive that Coulter would choose for there to be a national religion for she seems not too concerned with the beliefs of others let alone respect them. This very attitude spits in the faces of all the founding fathers that struggled for the independence of all people (except the slaves at the time,unfortunately). I for one, do not get offended if someone does not agree with my political ideals. In fact, I rather enjoy talking with someone of a differing opinion. She comes off to me, though, as a person impossible to reason with and have civilized discourse.

posted by Anonymous on August 9, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2004

    A pile of lies and propaganda

    She is truly delusional- more focused on faith then fact. What a waste of trees- just like a conservative republican!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2004

    How to Talk to a Liberal (if You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter

    weak arguments, obvious racism and elitism, and it makes republicans look bad

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2004

    Coulter finally off the deep end?

    I've always like Ann Coulter. Her reasoning is usually flawless, and her conclusions are usually spot on. However this book, How to Talk to a Liberal, strikes me as a rushed, un-thought-out mess. Her attempts to draw ridicule towards the liberal way of thinking are certainly funny at first, but any sort of in-depth look at them tears them apart immediately. I'm worried the thoughtful yet mocking Coulter I respect and enjoy has sold out, and now writes pandering prose directed at the far right, who have no concept of who the liberals she so hates are. If you liked Slander or Treason, don't even bother picking up this book, its a dissapointment all the way.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2004

    Trash from the master of the genre

    You've got to be kidding me. Coulter rarely bothers to make a salient point. The whole book is full of inaccuracies, gross exaggerations and mudslinging. Its harsh, juvenile, and worst of all boring.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2007

    Looking for some balance

    Why are the conservatives ridiculing liberals for reading this? I find it extremely important to look at both sides of the story before making a decision, and I applaud those liberals who stepped outside the comfort zone and allowed themselves to be attacked. I also have little respect for Ann's choice to savagely insult people due to their beliefs. Being a 'well-rounded' person does NOT mean choosing a side and attacking the other. It means being strong enough to see the strengths and weaknesses of BOTH sides and finding your personal standpoint. Personal attacks only create anger and self- righteousness. Instead I urge dialogue. All you angry liberals, why don't you stop yelling and start a discussion with the conservatives about WHY this makes you angry? And conservatives, stop making assumptions that all liberals are uneducated and ignorant, and take a listening stance for once.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2004

    Sad sad sad...

    Ann Coulter is a lying liar, and this is her latest bit of profiteering via propaganda. Anyone of intellect who beileives this drivel is seriously underinformed. Don't bother.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2004

    No real substance

    It was really easy to get through this book. She does have a sense of humor but there was on real substance. Nothing set this book apart from Sean Hannity's

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2004

    Back to the middle ages

    Many of the religious leaders of the 'dark ages' shared her opinions. Why not shread the 1st Amendment(freedom of religion)and destroy all the freedoms this country holds sacred? Why not turn this country into something resembling Nazi Germany? Perhaps we should go back to burning pagans at the stake. I know..lets just kill everyone who disagrees with the conservative ticket?!?!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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