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Posted May 16, 2013
My exposure to Alan Colmes was always as an off-set to Sean Hannity and more recently to Monica Crowley in some segments of The O'Reilley Factor. I decided to give this book and was pleasantly surprised. Alan is an extremely talented writer who presents cogent arguments to present his points. He takes the literal definition of the word "liberal" and then goes to show that just about every political idea ever put forth is based on "liberal" thinking. He cites the Constitution a lot and talks about how the framers were all "liberal" in their thinking and that just about everything that today's "conservatives" expound are in fact, liberal ideas.
The book is more a "thesis" than it is actual book and the reader gets the gist of it after the first couple of chapters. That is the only thing that prevented me from giving it a full five stars.
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Posted September 15, 2012
No doubt about his enthusiasm, but Alan has one problem: his Logic. He freely assigns the moniker "liberal" to any one who was born before him, with no regards to explanations and/or concluding facts. It is like saying that a dad is a wonderful provider because he maximized his credit to buy a house, without making plans to avoid bankruptcy a year later! Yeah! Liberal ideas! Everybody has a dime-a-dozen. Buy, do they guarantee they will work? Will they be there to prevent disaster if they don't? Is it the same to be morally liberal, and to be fiscally liberal? Or socially liberal, and patriotically liberal? Uplifting book for the unthinking mass, but not convincing for the thinking and literate ones. My opinion!
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