For the record, I am a strident conservative, and I agree with many of the author's viewpoints. However, this book's most egregious flaw is its fundamental lack of insight and analysis into key issues. The book takes the format of breaking into chapters common policy issues that are sources of great disputation between the Left and the Right. Each chapter starts off with a recitation of the liberal line and then attempts to refute those commonly repeated claims. Unfortunately, I believe Kent severely dilutes the liberal arguments in order to easily refute them in half a dozen pages: the classic straw man technique. It would have behooved Mr. Kent to properly set up the liberal argument and go into a deep analytical refutation of the liberal arguments. Taking this approach would win him much more converts from open-minded readers. While liberal arguments are invariably invalid, they are sophistically formulated, thus, they take effort to deconstruct and typically cannot be done well in six pages of simplistic prose.
Another critical factor that prevents Kent's book from being taken seriously is the fact that he didn't feel compelled to document any of his points. There is absolutely nothing backing up any of the claims he makes throughout the book. If a writer is to be taken seriously, much less a conservative writer, you have to document every last point you make. As a journalist, this shouldn't be "Breaking News" for Kent.
To add another flaw to the book, I must admit that I found the writing to be so insipid that it made turning the page to be torturous.
This book is good if its intent is to arm new, unknowledgeable conservatives with talking points to debate with liberals; however, if the intent of the book was to engage in an in-depth discussion and refutation of liberal policies and arguments, while cogently and meaningfully articulating the conservative message and its superiority to liberalism, then the book is, fundamentally, a catastrophic failure.
In other words, if your 10-year-old conservative child shows interest in political issues, buy them this book but, I promise you, when they get to age fifteen they'll be looking for something with a little more meat, if you know what I mean.