Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Book Review Ann Coulter's Demonic

This book is poignant and in places hysterical. The appropriate people get skewered
from Bill Ayers to the imbeciles who lump the French Revolution with the American Revolution together.

There are some slight errors with the book. There are some quotes that Thomas Jefferson was not exactly supportive of the mess in France. It is true that Edmund Burke knew the difference, but Charles Fox did not. Then again when one reads the full bio of both Burke was a deeper thinker.

The book provides little that I did not know. However, it is presented with an acerbic witty tone. It is okay to laugh at Weathermen blowing themselves up with their own bombs and proclaiming themselves heroes. It is correct to be outrages at a system that hires domestic terrorists in higher ed. Coulter correctly notes more people died at Waco under Reno than Kent State.

If you are a history wonk you won't learn much but you will have a great chuckle in many places. Any book that ridicules Bill Ayers is worth reading.


The Pagan Temple said...

I think the overall theme of Coulter's book is that leftists tend to have a mob mentality and act on it sometimes in violent ways.

The idea of commies being in higher ed is something that needs to be talked about more often. That's something that's way under the radar screen for the vast majority of people, and it seems few politicians want to touch it.

If Michelle Bachmann were to become President she would be the most likely one that would drain the swamp. A lot of universities would be deprived of federal funds, I suspect, if she had her way about it, and a majority in Congress.

Ducky's here said...

Ann Coulter? That's your idea of reading?

I hope the forms at work don't have big words.

The Pagan Temple said...

Ducky do me a favor. Collect all of your last one hundred posts, then compare them to the first one hundred pages of this or any of Coulter's books, then come back and talk to us.

Ducky's here said...

Okay I'm back.

The Pagan Temple said...

Did you finish your assignment Ducky? Waiting to see your honest assessment of how your work stacks up against Coulter's brilliance.