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Posted June 30, 2012
If one wants to take a step back from the cacophony of the polit
If one wants to take a step back from the cacophony of the politicians, the pundits and the media (the categories are so mixed has become worrisome) he or she must read Mad as Hell. The book delves into a time when America was in trouble. All but few of its leaders, as well as the world at large, thought that America’s future was one “of limits.” Aren’t we happy that those predictions did not come to pass?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The author has a great talent for analyzing the period in depth and without preconceptions. His is a narrative that keeps one spellbind and, if history and politics are what enchant the reader he or she be assured that both are present and well researched.
The book helped me take a less spastic look at the present and also made me realized that as bad as our recession may be it is much lighter and less frightening than the one that gripped the 70’s.
One think is sure: after reading this book you will be even less trustful of the politicians, the economists and the pundits who try to paint such a canvas of doom of the present without realizing how good we have it compared with the past.
Dominic Sandbrook’s Mad as Hell should be required reading not only in college but in the boardrooms, Congress chambers and in the newsrooms.
Posted March 6, 2011
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