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1.0 out of 5 stars
Dreadful polemic, dreadful writing, 28 Dec 2013
I was given this book for Christmas by a left leaning friend. I'm glad he also gave me the Good Beer Guide and some chocs as both will be more useful to me than this dirge. The authors left anti-capitalist pseudo humanitarian politics are constantly shoved down your throat,lubricated only by endless platitudes and sickly sweet "hopes for the best". He maintains to draw a lot on facts and of course uses only "facts" that support his very weak arguments. He could have saved a great many of his rambling words if he had had better and more graphs and charts. The only thing I enjoyed was the "how long might you live" questionnaire which was a bit of fun but which I will take with a packet of salt.