Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Marketing of Evil

While we were in Arizona we discovered a book that I had a hard time putting down. Unfortunately it was one of the Omer's library books so I had to give it back before we left for Utah. The book is David Kupelian's The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom.

I'll be the first to admit, actually Dave Omer was the first to admit because he warned me as I was reading it, that you have to take a few of the things the guy says with a grain of salt. Not everything is completely backed up by references, but some of those things, in my mind at least, are just common sense and I don't need to see statistical data graphs or dates of studies tagged with meaningless names of who did them.

Anyway, I'm not all too far into it, but Nathan just got a copy from our library. I'm excited to read more of it. As I read more I'll blog on it, but for now I'll leave you with Dr. Laura's thoughts on the book. I usually love Dr. Laura. I can't always listen to her show because the stupidity of the people calling her irks me, but most of the time I think she's great.

"David Kupelian dares to tell the truth about the overwhelming forces in our society which take us far away from our original American concept of freedom with responsibility, happiness with commitments, and traditional values. 'The Marketing of Evil' is a serious wake-up call for all who cherish traditional values, the innocence of children, and the very existence of our great country." – DR. LAURA SCHLESSINGER

So there you have it. I'll let you know what I think after I get some reading done!


trublubyu said...

sounds like an interesting/ enlightening read. looking forward to your review.

Anonymous said...

sounds interesting!!!! let me know how you like it when you are done :)

Dave Omer said...

I did indeed enjoy the book. After finishing it, I stand by both my support of it as well as my comment about the salt grain. But salt aside, there are too few people who will stand up and defy the Let's-Tolerate-And-Embrace-Everything crowd and demonstrate a modicum of morality. I felt resonance with this book.