One reason that conservatives have a much easier time making logical arguments is that we constantly see our positions under siege by the popular culture, by academia, and by the legacy media. We are have to defend our positions, which are laughingly characterized as “out of the mainstream” by people who think Bill Ayers is just a college professor from Barack Obama’s old ‘hood. We see our values and traditions mocked and denigrated on a daily basis. Not so for liberals. They spout crazy talk that goes unchallenged. They repeat threadbare clichés to each other as everyone nods in agreement.
Someone who demonstrates the value of engaging in actual debate is the author of this book, Bookworm, a common sense conservative living in one of the most liberal bastions of the bluest of blue states, and the publisher of a popular blog, The Bookworm Room. Her many fans know that she uses her well-honed intelligence to slice and dice liberal foolishness, and to expose liberalism’s inherent inconsistencies with clever wit, humor and well-researched, hard evidence, delivered in extremely readable prose that is a delight to experience. Now, she has compiled some of her best into a new book, The Bookworm Returns: Life in Obama’s America.
One thing I love is the way that she uses every day examples to illustrate the foolishness of liberal ideas. For example, in a little over 600 words, she demolishes the anti-freedom, anti-choice Obamacare scheme by comparing it to grocery bag bans. Then I was the one nodding in agreement.
This book is not all wonky public policy—and even the entries written about serious public policy aren’t written in a way that is the slightest bit wonky. I cheered when she busted a liberal professor’s attempt to conflate the nihilistic world of Lena Dunham with the respect for traditional values permeating Jane Austen’s wonderful novels. I marveled at her profound insights about the cycle of life and death inspired by, of all the things, the death of a mouse.
The book is organized into short essays, which makes it perfect for a quick break during the day. Grab a cup of coffee, and be inspired and intellectually refreshed.
You will thoroughly enjoy this book, but beyond that, it will provide you with the evidence and solid arguments that you need to withstand the relentless liberal assault against what you hold dear.
I highly recommend this great book!