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Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (105 of 135)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,664,033 - Total Helpful Votes: 105 of 135
It Takes a Family by Rick Santorum
It Takes a Family by Rick Santorum
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
In tracing conservative social thought throughout the ages and stating his own beliefs and experiences Santorum arrives at the conclusion that the key to a healthy society is the family, Santorum defends this social unit as the foundation for a good way of life and in turn the common good of the community.
This is a great book written by an intelligent man with some good reasoned arguments. Santorum's aim is to lay the philosophical foundations and build upon what already exists in much of American society to create a good healthy country which is for lack of a less sappy phrase 'a nice place to live in.'
Santorum as being called homophobic because he believes the family is and… Read more
Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang
Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Banned In China, 15 Jun 2005
This book like Jung Changs other great work 'Wild Swans' is banned in the People's Republic of China for one reason, it tells the truth about the horror show that was Mao's China, Chang lived under Moa's rule for almost thirty years and she is a respected historian which makes her the perfect person to write the definitive history of Mao's life.
This is a sweeping and revealing biography which sheds new light on the little know and completely destroys the myths surrounding Maos rise to power.
This is not a perfect book though, Chang and her family suffered greatly under Mao and the hate she has for him comes through in many places and obscures her objectivity and I also think the… Read more
Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang
Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang
51 of 70 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Banned In China, 15 Jun 2005
This book like Jung Changs other great work Wild Swans is banned in the people's republic of China for on reason, it tells the true of the horror show that was maos china, Chang lived under moas rule for almost thirty years and she is a respected historian which makes her the perfect person to write the definitive history of Mao's life.
This is a sweeping and revealing biography which sheds new light on the little know and completely destroys the myths surrounding maos rise to power.
This is not a perfect book though Chang and her family suffered greatly under mao and the hate she has for him comes through alot and obscures her objectivity and i also think the passages on Nixons… Read more

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