Tag Archive | Politics

James Donaldson’s Book Review: Planet Carnivore: Why Cheap Meat Costs the Earth? by Alex Renton

I’ve been a vegetarian for over 35 years, and this book falls right into the areas that I have so diligently studied, which give me the reasons for becoming a vegetarian in the first place. Animal exploitation, pain-and-suffering, disease, overcrowded conditions, hormones/insecticides/pesticides, impact on human health, environmental concerns, greenhouse warming, carbon footprints, and so many […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The End of the Line: Romney vs. Obama by Glenn Thrush

I thought this was a great look back at 2012 during the presidential campaign between Mitt Romney and incumbent Pres. Barack Obama. I really follow that presidential campaign very closely, and was fascinated by even then, the great divide in the country, and you can see then, what is been played out even in today’s […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Why Tolerate Religion? By Brian Leiter

For once in my many years of doing book reviews, I have to admit that “I didn’t get this book” and the overall meaning it was attempting to convey to me. It seemed to ramble on and on, about a lot of vague notions, and in reading the publisher’s summary, I can see that the […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution by Kevin Gutzman

This was a fairly interesting book, a little heavy on the political aspect of it all, but it really helps to paint the picture of how different of a country we are now in 2016, compared to almost 250 years ago when the Constitution was established, and all of us Americans were given constitutional rights. […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – New Rules: Polite Musings From a Timid Observer by Bill Maher

I am a big fan of Bill Maher, and I’m sure to catch is weekly television show on HBO every Friday, called, Real Time with Bill Maher. It’s a humorous look at the week’s news, especially the political landscape, has he takes issue with just about everything that happened throughout the week. Of course, one […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – End The Fed by Ron Paul

In this book, “End the Fed”, former prominent political figure, Ron Paul, writes about how the federal government and the federal bank reserves, are just way too big and influential in everyone’s life, and should be reduced to a more manageable size. In this year of hotly contested presidential campaigns both on the Democratic and […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir From The Busing Era by Lawrence DiCara

This was an interesting book for me to read, and that I’ve never spent a significant time in Boston, and don’t have any particular affiliation to it our interest in it. But, the book is about segregated busing and how the federal courts mandated the city of Boston to finally start integrating its busing system, […]