054 - Uncle Sam's Plantation

I should have looked closer before agreeing to review this book. With endorsements from extremists like Rush Limbaugh I should have known better. This book held no surprises in that it approached the topic of poverty from a right wing capitalist viewpoint. Opposing ideas were set up as strawmen only to be knocked down with the poorest of reasoning. The book never addresses the idea of capitalism allows individuals to be the slave-owners rather than the government. No government is perfect, but Star Parker seems to believe that a Republican Congress with a Republican President would be the next best thing to Jesus. I’m also disappointed that a publishing company like Thomas Nelson would cave to print such one-sided material. But then again, if they didn’t someone else would, and that other company would make the $$$ off the book.

Also, I’m supposed to let you know that I was given a free review copy of the book, but that has nothing to do with whether or not I liked it.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see I'm not the only one that felt that way!

    I was disappointed when I realized what I signed up for as well!