Monday, April 12, 2010
A Century Turns
Bennett writes from a decidedly conservative perspective. He shows his affection and admiration for George H.W. Bush, a president who Bennett claims was more prepared for the job than most of the men elected president in his century. Yet though he is conservative, he does not fail to criticize Republicans or praise Democrats when warranted. As a conservative, he does not hesitate to express his admiration for Barack Obama. He clearly states his disagreement with nearly all of President Obama’s political positions. Nonetheless he is impressed that, in our country, a black man who could not obtain credentials to attend the Democratic National Convention could rise to become president 8 years later. He is likewise encouraged that Obama’s election has blunted much of the racism that often adheres to the political process.
Bennett’s writing is clear and engaging. This book is a page turner. For those who are not necessarily interested in politics, this book is an enjoyable read. I highly recommend this work.