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The Assault on Reason by Al Gore
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Feb 18, 11

bookshelves: audiobook, non-fiction, 2011, library
Read from February 03 to 18, 2011

It's interesting to see what time does to a book like this.

Many of Vice President Gore's arguments are still valid today, despite the change in power between the parties of many of the branches of government. And his arguments against media consolidation and Net Neutrality ring even more true with the recent merger of Comcast and NBC.

However, Although the former President's abandonment of law was rather egregious, in hindsight this section of the book (primarily the middle, but peppered throughout) comes off sounding shrill.

In addition, Mr. Gore is not afraid of quoting. He does it in abundance. At times lining up 5-7 quotations in a row, to the point where the reader might be ready to say "enough already! No wonder we all thought you were boring!"

In summary, it's an interesting look back, and still contains many valid reasons to read it today, but the points mentioned above really prevented this from being a stellar read. 4 years ago? when this book was written? It would have probably earned the forth star.

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