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Not for me
on 12 November 2016
Whilst there is some truth in the topic that the author covers, he seems to presume that the lens through which he sees the world is truth. His negative, pessimistic hyperbole may be beyond comprehension to some readers who have some hope in them. To me this book is what I imagine the letters section in the Daily Mail contains, but in book form and with some Latin phrases thrown in as if to justify intelligence. The genius of the book is that any criticism of the book can merely be discounted as sentimentalism, such as the authors use of the term "handicapped" throughout the book, which is all the more amazing considering his frequent mentioning of the fact that he was a doctor.
Not the book for me, but if you're depressed with the state of the country and you want only complaints with no solutions then it's definitely for you.