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The most relevant book ever written., Aug. 1 2011
If you are a person who is confused about politics, societal inconsistencies and wonder why some people think one way, others a different way and really want to understand all of it clearly and logically, this book is for you.
Although a very long read, it's not boring and well worth the time spent. If you know nothing at all about politics and what it all means, what the leaders stand for, why they say the things they do, what it all means and how things happen, you'll have a very accurate understanding of "the big picture" when you're done. Gairdner's book is the only political book I've ever read that's a real page turner, every bit as exciting to read as a spy thriller! Except this isn't fiction, it's aboslute uncontestable fact. I wish learning history had been this much fun in school!
If you read this book and retain most of the knowledge within, you'll easily know more than 99% of the population about how the country works and how it should work. You'll be an expert in understanding the most important aspects of society, because it's important to note that even though the book is geared toward the goings-on in Canada, Americans and indeed all inhabitants of the world would be well advised to read this book too. So much of what Gairdner talks about is essentially universal, applying to the entire human condition rather than just a single country. The problems described and solutions to them which Gairdner provides transcend borders. Unlike most books that simply describes the problems, he provides real, workable and very logically thought out solutions.
Will the politicians who increasingly control our lives listen? That's up to you! Read the book, gain the knowledge and start the education process that will help make the right decisions needed to maintain and rebuild our crumbling liberty.
I also VERY highly recommend his other book "The War Against The Family" which is most eye opening. That one is older, but still most relevant.
Want more? Gairdner has written many greeat books, and you can look for interviews with him on You Tube.