Tuesday, April 13

After the Hangover - review

After the Hangover

No, it’s not a written sequel to the hit movie.
“Oh no, not another political book about the awfulness of Liberalism and the death of Conservatism”—this was my first reaction when I saw the description. I received the book from Thomas Nelson’s Book Sneeze Program and none of the other books looked interesting so I decided to give it a shot.

Is this a political book? YES. The author also favors conservatism over Liberalism, so if you are left leaning I can guarantee that will not like this book. If you are a moderate you probably won’t like it either. If you are a conservative who loves Sarah Palin and hopes she runs for President in 2012 you also won’t like this book, as R. Emmet Tyrrell Jr. is not a Palin fan.

However, even given his bias, he is fairer than many. He picks out flaws in conservatives and Liberals alike as well as specific people within each party. The book proclaims itself as to how the conservatives should/did react to their losses in Washington. However, it turned out to be more of a history lesson. More time is covering pre-Bush times than post-Bush. He also does not give much space to his ideas on reform. Only in the last 50/60 pages does he actually outline what conservatives need to do to get back on track.

His writing is strong, and he can write with humor. However, political jargon mars many pages and if you are not a political junkie, you may be lost.

Though published by a Christian publisher, the book is much more political than religious, barely touching o religion. If you are interested in the political fate of America, you many enjoy the read.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255