Friday, September 1, 2017

Book Review: 'The Price of Politics' by Bob Woodward


"Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth.
And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power." -- Revelation 9:3 (NKJV)

Anyone who wants to understand why the United States is in a fiscal crisis should read this book. It's a carefully documented tale of people putting their own interests ahead of the citizens. There's also enough arrogance, ignorance, shallowness, and incompetence to make anyone seethe about the people in the other party. As an independent voter, I found myself annoyed by both parties.

Those who like to think of the president as an empty suit who gives good speeches will find evidence to support their beliefs. Those who prefer to see Republicans as willing to stop at nothing to hold down taxes for rich people will find what they are looking for, as well.

Are these truly the political heirs of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt? See what you think.

Nice job, Mr. Woodward! Keep up the good work! I can hardly wait to see what you write about the recent election.



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