Book Review: A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution

The first in my series of books written by Democratic Presidential candidates. I started here because I thought this book would be the least likely not to have been ghostwritten. Marianne has a few books out and is a gifted speaker, so I figured this would be her voice alone.

Her overall central idea here is simply this: Our government is controlled by special interests who seek profit for the elite at the expense of the people.

Whether you identify as a conservative or liberal I think most of us can agree that there is a grain of truth there. The question is, what do we do about it? This is a lost opportunity as Ms. Williamson doesn’t provide a concrete plan and her rhetoric needs to bridge the gaps that divide us if she wants to be a candidate of substance.

In this book I don’t see that at all. I feel like her heart is in the right place, but her ideas are going to be outright dismissed as hippy rants by conservative, and since she doesn’t have a concrete plan, liberals aren’t going to open up to her either.

We didn’t get to hear much from her at the debate, and I doubt she will be on the stage at all by September, so I don’t feel like I wasted my time. It’s worth a read if you can get it at your library.

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