Bumper Sticker Liberalism: Peeling Back the Idiocies of the Political Left

Bumper Sticker Liberalism: Peeling Back the Idiocies of the Political Left

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by Mark Goldblatt
     
 

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In this hilarious, sharp, smart, and savagely on-target analysis of the standard Liberal bromides, political commentator Mark Goldblatt argues that the righteous stands of the modern American Left are nothing more than bumper sticker sayings: catchy phrases with nothing of substance underneath. In Bumper Sticker Liberalism, Goldblatt peels back the

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In this hilarious, sharp, smart, and savagely on-target analysis of the standard Liberal bromides, political commentator Mark Goldblatt argues that the righteous stands of the modern American Left are nothing more than bumper sticker sayings: catchy phrases with nothing of substance underneath. In Bumper Sticker Liberalism, Goldblatt peels back the idiocies of the political Left—be they global warming deceptions, government controlled health care demands, or irrational pleas for peace—to reveal the emptiness of these ideas. Wonderfully biting, aggressively entertaining, Goldblatt’s Bumper Sticker Liberalism is funny and insulting…in just the Right way. 

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Publishers Weekly
With a clear rightward slant, journalist and novelist Goldblatt (Africa Speaks) deciphers the fallacies behind contemporary liberal bumper stickers. He skewers slogans from the aura of revolutionary icon Che Guevara to the threat Sarah Palin posed as the “patron saint of stupidity,” but devotes a surprising amount of research to sections like a list of quotations detailing prominent politicians’ belief in Iraq’s possessing weapons of mass destruction. All of this helps to shape the lighthearted and energetic monologue into something tangible, which is not to say that this book is simply reportage. The humor leans toward hyperbole, but works more often than not, and while it only touches on the Occupy movement, issues like health care and tax reform feel much more in the moment than the arguments against “Bush Derangement Syndrome.” While some of his arguments feel shaky and a closing series of call and response bumper sticker smack downs should be funnier than it is, on the whole, Goldblatt offers an entertaining exploration of the rationale behind modern liberal political slogans. Agent: Scott Gould, RLR Associates. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062135117
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/10/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Goldblatt is a widely published columnist, essayist, and philosopher. He is the author of two novels, Africa Speaks and Sloth. He teaches religious history and developmental English at Fashion Institute of Technology of the State University of New York.

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