My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was packed with useful information. It covers topics that include Treaties and how they trump U.S. law and potential our nation’s sovereignty, the World Bank and IMF and how they may affect our financial future, our relationship with Pakistan and Afghanistan, Financial aid given by the world bank and by the U.S. and how corrupted it is. Finally he discusses the lobbying trade that so strongly affects our country in ways you probably haven’t realized. It’s pretty damning of our political system and professional politicians, yet receives so little attention.
All of that has the potential to be good, useful reading. The problem is the way it is presented. Although the writing style keeps the book flowing well, it also comes across as very… biased. Maybe “snarky” is the better term for it. The information in this book is the kind of stuff that every American should learn about. It is important. But, much like anything Ann Coulter writes, the way this is written essentially precludes anyone reading this who is not a regular Fox News watcher. Which is sad and disappointing. I’m straight-up libertarian, so I can handle it. But anyone less than a 7 out of 10 on the “conservative” scale is probably going to read this book and refute the data they present just based on the presentation alone (again, just like Coulter). What’s the point in that?
I give this book 4 stars because the information is critical and extremely timely. If you can get through the propaganda, you’ll probably see that too. If you can’t, you’ll probably think the whole thing is just political propaganda and ignore the risks outlined in the book. For me, 3.5 stars is probably closer to reality for this one.