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I am generally a Shapiro fan, although I find him to be a bit long winded. I was disappointed in this book. I don't disagree with it, but all it amounts to is a straw man, "Unionism" vs. "Disintegrationism." OK, call it what you want, but the words are not that helpful. My questions that were not answered are, "Where is current Disintegrationism coming from?" "What is causing its popularity?" "Is there are an organization behind it? (there has to be)" He mentions the usual suspects, Obama, Sanders, AOC, but doesn't show how they are making this philosophy popular and viable. And he is vague on what the end game is. I get, "tear American apart" but then what?
My biggest disappointment is he really doesn't lay out a prescription for what to do about all this. There is a bit of "teach your children well" philosophy, but not much else actionable. I would rather see a book on "How to SAVE America in Three Easy Steps."
Love Ben Shapiro. Listen to his pod cast all the time. He’s a very sharp guy and has a great perspective on what’s happening in this country but was disappointed in the book. Felt it was more of a history lesson. And a pledge of allegiance, his pledge of allegiance to our country.
I am a constant reader and I used my standard approach to most books..I read 50 pages..If undecided I read 50 more ..If still undecided I lay the book aside and move to other material. I found this book difficult to read. Possibly I lack the academic perspective of the author. However, the use of non common words which may be common in some arenas slows down the common reader and interrupts the flow of the material. If you want an enjoyable read, I suggest you look elsewhere. The content appears to be well documented and I will use the book as reference material. I much prefer Mr. Shapiro in person where I think he makes his points more clearly.
5 stars for the content is which well referenced, well explained and well quoted, and persuasive but the narration should've been done by a professional narrator for clarity of the rendition. It's tedious listening to Mr. Shapiro because the narration sounds rushed, with some words faded or swallowed. I should've bought the book version. However, the most annoying is Mr. Shapiro's poor mocking imitation when quoting President Obama and Senator Sanders which diminishes the book's message. I did not agree with the policies of Obama and what bothered me the most about Obama was his and Hillary's inaction when our Ambassador and embassy in Benghazi were attacked. Instead of swift and overwhelming action, they just sat and "monitored"! Anyway, the content of Mr. Shapiro's presentation deserves more exposure and serious consideration.