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Dude, Where's My Country? by Michael Moore
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Jun 05, 2007

it was ok

The older I get, the more disenchanted I become with Michael Moore. I don't consider myself a conservative by any stretch of the imagination, but his kind of activism is indicative of what's wrong with a lot of liberal activism- narcissism. He's so absorbed with his own righteousness -and the fact that so many people in his audience with reinforce his righteousness with blind praise and little analysis- that the causes he supposedly stands for are beside the point. Some might say this is giving too much credit to someone who's essentially a satirist, but his audience sees himself as more than that, and he seems to as well.

At any rate, this book seemed like little more than a cash-in after the success of Stupid White Men. It has its funny moments, but again, I can't read a page of Michael Moore without its author somehow reminding me that, hey, you're reading Michael Moore!
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Alan I see where you are coming from, Eric. I feel pretty much the same. I haven't read Michael Moore in a few years. While I understand his disenchantment, it does become a little tiresome after a while. Perhaps he seems less relevant now, now that there is no need for an anti-Bush.

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