Emily's Reviews > As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda
As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda
by Gail Collins
by Gail Collins
Jul 10, 2012
Wow! This author, Gail Collins really knows what she is talking about! I think everyone should read this book, especially Texans so people are more educated about the state they are actually living in. As a Houstonian, I found this book insightful, thoroughly researched, and for the most part unbiased. Collins really attempts to give you the whole picture without being overly rude or condescending. But be ready for a healthy dose of sarcasm. Most of the things she discussed in the book (healthcare, textbooks, education) I already knew a lot about and agreed with her on, but I was able to learn more details about each subject and facts and figures to support my arguments. Texas thinks it is just soooo great! We spend so much time denouncing the Federal government when many of the things we do have (which isn't much in the first place) are because of federal aid. Not to mention the fact that Texas leads the country down paths by influencing and many times actually being the model for, federal legislation, then when things don't work out (as much of the rest of the country knew it would not) Texas points their "bigger in Texas" finger at the White House. Please read the book if you want to be more informed about our nation and how Texas agendas become national agendas. You will not believe some of the things you will discover about the Lone Star State...
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