The Assault on Reason
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What can one say about Al Gore except he speaks the truth and was elected President but lost the election in the Supreme Court. Reserved for PokPok's non-fiction book box.
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post office in Chicago, Illinois -- Controlled Releases on Monday, October 29, 2007
Released 11 yrs ago (10/29/2007 UTC) at post office in Chicago, Illinois -- Controlled Releases
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Mailed yesterday as part of PokPok's virtual bookbox. Enjoy!
This was waiting for me when I came home from a trip. I'm looking forward to reading it. Thank you, Amusedbythis.
An excellent read. One thing that always strikes me while reading books such as this one is that the only people likely to read it are the ones who are already aware of the issues discussed in it. I hope I'm wrong.
Thanks for sharing, Amusedbythis.
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Sarajevo, Sarajevo Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday, December 28, 2014
I borrowed this book from Sudokugirl's Bookshelf. Looks very interesting.
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Sarajevo, Sarajevo Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday, December 31, 2014
This book is easy to read and understand and Gore also makes some very good points. However, I had two problems with this book: one, it's tone is too emotional, which proved to be very distracting in some parts. It is obviously written by American for Americans. The unrealistic glorification of the Republic and the American role in the history of the world can hardly appeal to the international reader. He should've just stuck with the facts and adopted a more detached tone. Two (it kind of goes hand in hand with number one): it seems that one of his biggest resentments towards the Bush administration is, not the fact that they changed USA for the worse, but that they destroyed American reputation in the world. So many times he mentions this, that it left me wondering what would be his attitude towards Iraq war, for example, if it hadn't been such a dramatic failure? Even when he talks about Hurricane Katrina and the loss of lives and property, one of his key objections to the poor government response was that it embarrassed Americans in the international eyes. Seriously?
All in all, a good and important book, but it could've been so much better.