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Fooled by the jacket, Mar 7 2008
The jacket says that "LeGault provides a bold, controversial, and objective analysis of the causes and solutions for" six major problems. One of these is "America's growing political polarization". Rather than explore this problem and present possible solutions, this book serves to further polarize and alienate America with its obvious right-wing diatribes. Here is an example from the book:
"Even in Canada, a country dependent on trade with the United States for 50 per cent of its gross domestic product, over two thirds of the people say that the United States is a negative influence in the world. Two Thirds! This is the same nation that has a love affair with Cuba, a country that has not held a democratic election in fifty years. The opinion of Canadians is not based on critical thinking or research, but on myth and balderdash dished out by the country's legions of left-leaning scholars and pundits, as well as, ironically, by Hollywood and the U.S. media."
There are many percentages, fractions, and provocative statements in this book without any references that might provide them with some credibility.
This book will not help find solutions to any major problem facing the world today. It may help enhance them.
This book is a flagrant effort to make money by inferring that it has something to do with "Blink" by Malcolm Glawell. It doesn't. Don't waste your money.