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5.0 out of 5 stars
Compelling, page turning, fascinating, 6 Sept. 2010
All too often, important political books are terminally dull. Not this one. The subject matter is significant, but just as imporant, the book is great fun. It charges from astonishing fact to mind blowing statistic. It is a polemic of the best variety - possessing a pace only achieved through skilled word-smithing. No dull padding. No spare paragraphs. You'll read it in a day or two, then talk about it for weeks.
I loved this book. I lent it to a friend, and she loved it even more. Another friend read it in one night, and is going back through with a highlighter pen. So, whether you are one of the jilted generation wondering why you and your friends haven't got what you were promised, or if you are a baby boomer, wondering what's gone wrong for your kids, this is the book the read. Because it tells a story everyone should know. And it tells it so compellingly, that you will love ever second.