Although I fall squarely within O'Reilly's label of
"secular-progressive," I enjoy reading and learning from a
variety of authors from across the political spectrum. This
book, however, is just dumb. First, it is poorly written.
O'Reilly has little facility with syntax, structure, cadence,
or any other basic skill that good writing requires. Second,
the book is substantively bankrupt. O'Reilly's "facts" are
unaccompanied by cites to supporting materials and are often
broad sweeping attacks on liberals without explanation or
detail. His arguments are decent, despite often relying upon
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analysis or innovative intellect, merely rehashing obvious and
well-worn criticisms of the left.
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wishes to confirm visceral dislike of liberal policies through
bland and superficial rhetoric, this is the book for you.
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books by smarter conservatives, such as Antonin Scalia or Pat