Sunday, April 19, 2009

Book Review-The Moral Center

The Moral Center: How We Can Reclaim Our Country from Die-Hard Extremists, Rogue Corporations, Hollywood Hacks, and Pretend Patriots The Moral Center: How We Can Reclaim Our Country from Die-Hard Extremists, Rogue Corporations, Hollywood Hacks, and Pretend Patriots by David Callahan

Kellie's Review

rating: 2 of 5 stars

I wasn't sure what to expect with this book since I've never really read a political book before. After reading it I found that I actually didn't care for the book. The title implies that he will give ideas on what we can do to "reclaim our country" and the only suggestions I could find were contained within four sentences on the last two pages which I considered to be kind of lame.

I disagree with the idea of a moral center, which before reading this book I didn't actually understand what one was. I feel like he, in theory, disagrees with a moral center, but is trying to create one anyway. I don't like the idea of sitting on the fence and just trying to get things to be "not as bad." It kind of reminds me of the scripture where God says he'll spew us out of his mouth if we don't take a side.

Anyway, I don't really recommend the book. Reading it was kind of like, "Um, I already knew that." There wasn't anything that surprised me or taught me anything, so that was disappointing. Well, I was surprised by the number of women getting married in the 1800s that were already pregnant, but other than that, nada.

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Shauna said...

You are AWESOME! Have a beautiful and sunny day! ♥ HUGS ♥

S. Schuller said...

I have been catching up on reading your blog and missed the vegetarian post... Since last year I've gone mostly vegan and I know about the challenges you face going with less meat. If you still eat fish, I serve tuna sandwiches for lunch and my kids like those. I eat boca burgers or if you don't like those, you could try boca chicken patties. Or, if you're going unprocessed, quinoa has lots of protein in it. If you're adventurous, you could try tempeh or seitan (soy-based products) that are actually pretty good. I like to mix up the kinds of beans I use so I don't get sick of beans. I do eat alot of beans though and I love soups, so that's not much help. You could make falafels or omelettes or scrambled eggs or pad thai or use whole wheat pasta. I'm going to post more recipes on my recipe blog, so I hope to help you out better there. Good luck! It's definitely a challenge, but worth it!

rachel said...

Hi Kellie! I'm playing catch up and have enjoyed reading your last few posts. I am not online as much anymore and I feel like I am always playing catch up! I love, love, love your new background and header. I'm glad you reviewed this book. I think that's why I like Good Reads so much. I've been spared reading so many books I know I wouldn't have liked because of friends' reviews and also read some amazing ones. :)