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Writer Ann Coulter was born in New York City on December 8, 1961. She graduated with honors from Cornell University School of Arts and Sciences and received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She practiced law in New York City, worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee, and was a mostra'n més litigator with the Center for Individual Rights in Washington, D.C. She has written numerous books including High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton (1998), Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right (2002), and If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans (2007). Her more recent works include Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America (2011) and Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama (2012). She also writes a column for the Universal Press Syndicate. In 2015 she was listed on the New York Times bestseller list with her title: Adios America! Coulter's title, In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!, made the New York Times bestseller list in September 2016. Resistance Is Futile!: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind was published in August 2018. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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DNF at 80%

I'm rewording this review because some have remarked to me, with a good level of reasonability -later I'll explain because to me it isn't entirely reasonable- that I should abide strictly within the text of this book.

So, In my opinion, this book is a bad-quality pamphlet, that uses Democrat and immigrant aliens as they were an insult, that it makes out liberals and immigrant culprits of all bad things, that shows nothing more than disdain for anyone that and isn't WASP and neo-conservative and that, in general, demonizes anyone that doesn't think like the author.

It interprets numbers about Mexican immigration, Hispanic Community, Illegal inmigrants et al capriciously, twisting and or denying facts to accommodate them to her xenophobic and racist diatribe. And in that route, the author merrily contradicts herself; for example, she contradicts herself when, in a same chapter she admits that America was created by British and Dutch colonists for next saying A Nation of immigrants is not a nation. What?? What were those colonists but immigrants?

I have started several books by this author but with no one I had gotten as far as with this before quitting to them and I always approach Ms. Coulter's texts guided by a kind of morbid fascination and shock for the findings and opinions that the author elaborates.

I don't perceive as totally reasonable the comment on always strictly abiding by the text (see below), because books don't simply step out of an egg, moreover in non-fiction books; oneself doesn't often have a complete picture that allows to understand what oneself is reading if it isn't known who is the author and what that author thinks.

In this case, the ideas that the author elaborates with a little more reserve and attention in her books is exposed with more spontaneity in these declarations, in wich she's absolutely honest, direct and clear in her opinions -to give credit where it's due- and she don't use ironical shades that can lead to confusion regarding what she believes:


* "Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation's moral decay." on American fans of World Cup soccer
* "There is a growing body of evidence that radiation in excess of what the government says are the minimum amounts we should be exposed to are actually good for you and reduce cases of cancer." on fears over the fallout from Japan's nuclear crisis, Bill O'Reilly interview, March 18, 2011
*"We just want Jews to be perfected, as they say." --arguing that it would be better if we were all Christian
* "If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women. It also makes the point, it is kind of embarrassing, the Democratic Party ought to be hanging its head in shame, that it has so much difficulty getting men to vote for it"
*"If I'm going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I'll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot."
*"I'm more of a man than any liberal."
*"There are a lot of bad republicans; there are no good democrats."
*"We need to execute people like (John Walker Lindh) in order to physically intimidate liberals."
*"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity."
*"Liberals are stalwart defenders of civil liberties -- provided we're only talking about criminals."
*"God gave us the earth. We have dominion over the plants, the animals, the trees. God said, 'Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It's yours.'"
"Even Islamic terrorists don't hate America like liberals do. They don't have the energy. If they had that much energy, they'd have indoor plumbing by now."
*"I think the government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East and sending liberals to Guantanamo."
*"Why not go to war just for oil? We need oil. What do Hollywood celebrities imagine fuels their private jets? How do they think their cocaine is delivered to them?"
(source: about.com)

I think that all what I have quoted above and the Ms Coulter's texts that I have read portray a Hate dealer. And I despise Hate dealing.

Probably I'll retry reading some other book by this autor if my hubby keeps on bringing them to me as airport souvenir, for one because he has a mischievous sadistic vein and for the other because he knows that I believe that a dose of bad soap opera from time to time is funny, clear the ideas and affirm the principles, but it will be certainly the last time that I review one of her books, it generate a kind of discussion and reactions that, in my opinion, exceed the value of her books.

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Marlobo | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Dec 24, 2022 |
Focuses on the legal aspects and pretty detailed but an interesting and enlightening read.
 
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kburne1 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Aug 13, 2022 |
Better than some of Coulter's other books, especially her most recent ones. Reading this in 2020, it's hard to remember in 2006 liberals thought BUSH was Hitler! Anyway, there is still a bit of her preaching-to-the-choir style. I remember when it came out people focused on (a) her depiction of the "Jersey Girl" 9/11 widows; and (b) evolution vs. intelligent design. Well, (a), she was a tad snarky, but she was still correct. And, (b), she points out the numerous faults in evolution, especially as TAUGHT in America. E.g., I was taught the pepperd moths, the growth of the horse, and the "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny" theory of human embryos, all of which are quite bunk. It was good too to hear the true story of the Scopes Trial. I too was spoon-fed Inherit the Wind.… (més)
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tuckerresearch | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Oct 2, 2020 |
Typical Coulter, preaching to the choir, but good singing. A good account of race relations and race-based hucksterism.
 
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tuckerresearch | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Sep 18, 2020 |

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