Most people choose light reading for the summers. Well, not me. I have been enjoying a lot of politically driven books. It sounds boring, but we NEED to understand our history and what is going on in the nation and world today. I used to be bored by politics and the news, but they are both so incredibly important to our well being. So here are a few of my recommendations.
Of course anything by Bernard Goldberg, but here are a few of the best.
1. Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right: How One Side Lost Its Mind and the Other Lost Its Nerve
Anyone who isn't a far left extremist or a right wing extremist would enjoy this book. It talks about how the Democrats have strayed away from being a party that really was for the working people and how the Republicans sold their small government values for power. How can anyone trust any person from either party? It's an eye opener!
2. 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken is #37)
Here's the product description from Amazon: Bernard Goldberg takes dead aim at the American Bashers (the cultural elites who look down their snobby noses at "ordinary" Americans)...the Hollywood Blowhards (incredibly ditzy celebrities who think they're smart because they're famous)...the TV Schlockmeisters (including the one whose show has been compared to a churning mass of maggots devouring rotten meat)...the Intellectual Thugs (bigwigs at some of our best colleges, whose views run the gamut from left wing to far left wing).
3. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto by Mark Levin
Mr. Levin is very polite in his book. Instead of referring to the people in charge as liberals he calls them Statist, which is the better term. After all, calling Nancy Pelosi or Barack Obama liberal is an insult to the REAL Liberals in this country. But the Statist isn't limited to the Democrats. He has quite a few Republicans too. Mr. Levin makes valid points about why we NEED to return to the real America without a powerful government.
4. New Deal or Raw Deal? How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America by Burton W. Folsom, JR.
This book did the most for me. All through school I remember being taught FDR was the greatest president ever and the New Deal saved America. It also brings to light an American president who deserves more attention: CALVIN COOLIDGE. Did you know we were headed for a depression that probably would have been worse than the Great Depression? Yes we were in 1920. Mr. Coolidge adopted laissez-faire attitude and guess what! The economy recovered in a year! Yup, Mr. Coolidge and the government backed off and everything recovered on their own. FDR should have learned from Mr. Coolidge.