Emmet Tyrell answers the following political questions in, After the Hangover the Conservative Road to Recovery:
Is American Conservatism Dead?
Should we be scared of the Scarlet Letter Ls? Liberals!
Are Liberals creating a United States Collectivists' Utopia? While leaving Conservatives in a dystopian wake of big government and large taxation?
Can Liberals truly call themselves Liberal? Or are they collectivists?
What is Kultur Smog? And who creates the Kultur Smog? Why do we act confused about our political nation?
Why can't conservatives create a platform together?
How can America recover from the Obama Engine?
Tyrrell attempts to navigate Conservatives through the wilderness of today's political America. He does so successfully! He shines truth upon the current Zeitgeist, the spirit of the age.
The book loses meaning at times because of the words used. Tyrell assumes you have a background in political science, shown by the lack of definitions he gives for some of his major concepts. For example, "Meet the Press is comfortable Kultursmog territory, but not all its viewers are snozzled by Liberal containments." Snozzled is defined by Urban Dictionary as a term to explain the strange occurrence of people reverting to a strange style of game play (often mistaken as skill) which is also known as 'jump-spam."
The book may become frustrating for those readers who do not like to use Google to figure out the meaning of words. All in all it is a good read. 8.7 Clucks out of 10 Clucks Possible.
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|2. Flow||The author keeps you going and motivates you to|
|3. Shares a definite POV|
Transparent in Political Allegiances
|One can easily tell the POV of the author. The author shares where they are coming from.|
|4. Digestible by Lay People||One does not need a degree in Political Science or History to understand the book.|
|5. Usefulness||Was the book Useful?|
|6. Book Design||Book is laid out well… and is excellent in its overall usefulness.. Or is fun in the way information is laid out….|
|7. Authors Notes||Helps one do Research|
|8. Introduction||Author Notes contribute to the overall reading. Author shares the motivation that was there to write book.|
Author outlines the evidence collected in telling
|8. Word Choice||Good Mix Of eight grade vocabulary with|
collegiate level vocabulary
|10. Sparking Interest in Research||Author gets you interested in researching the subject |
presented in the book. Quotes outside authors and their material.
|11. Desire to share with others||The book is rewarding enough to share with a friend without a fear of embarrassment.|