28 November 2010
Mona Charen is a Conservative columnist who has written for many years in publications such as Jewish World Review, National Review, and Townhall. She is syndicated in over 200 newspapers nationwide including Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun and Washington Times. She has been around a while and is obviously a well educated woman.
The level of education and the tremendous depth of research definately shines through in the book. The facts are not just stated. They are backed up with references to legal cases, publications, speeches, articles, reports, etc. That is done throughout the book and it definately makes her case stronger.
This book is not a cover all bases bash the liberals across the board slam. It picks a few subjects and goes deep into why liberals are not only wrong, but are liars. The things they do in the name of helping the poor, women, racism, the children, and who knows what else, actually end up hurting those that they are trying to help and take a bunch of the rest of us down with them.
Do I think that is shocking? Not at all. I think the real goal of liberals, at least the real left-wing type of liberals, is to cause havoc and problems. They want people to be in need and to turn to government for assistance. That is the end game for them.
What subjects did Ms. Charen choose to cover in this book? Public Education, Affirmative Action, and Welfare.
In my opinion, she tore liberals to shreds. I think she did it with logic and reason. She did not go into a bunch of name calling and the inflammatory tone of many other books. She makes statements and then backs it up. I loved it.
I am going to check out Useful Idiots (thank you Josef Stalin for that wonderful moniker). The other book that she wrote a few years before this one.