Monday, August 8, 2011

In which I review a book that correctly claims America is a religion, but is also pure trash.

Americanism: The Fourth Great Western ReligionAmericanism: The Fourth Great Western Religion by David Gelernter
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This book speaks the truth about the fact that America should be thought of as a religion first and foremost. The problem with the book is that it is written from the perspective of a devout neoconservative Americanist who feels at liberty to browbeat the reader into worshiping as he does. I couldn't finish this book, because despite the author's obvious intelligence, it was full of willfully ignorant calls to blind faith. In short, the author is correct in his basic assumptions, but he is a typical piece-of-shit death worshiper.