Political Spectrum for the Brain Dead - Daniel Whittman

Political Spectrum for the Brain Dead

By Daniel Whittman

  • Release Date: 2009-12-19
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
Score: 3
3
From 60 Ratings

Description

On one end of the spectrum is anarchy. The other end is absolute government control as a dictator. Where are Democrats, Republicans, Communists, Socialists, Greens and Libertarians on the spectrum? The answers may surprise you.

Reviews

  • Freedom or Dictatorship

    5
    By Beth Kaplan
    I bought this book out of curiosity, actually. But having read it, I find it very instructive - and it also told me something I've suspected for a long time. I'll leave you to guess what that might be... As you might surmise, though, I'd much rather spend the rest of my life in freedom with the Libertarian Party. I've already had a long experience that taught me the value of freedom.
  • What

    2
    By xDanny14
    Even as a registered libertarian, this was very biased. This wasn't even a book, it was a few paragraph?
  • so so

    3
    By !!RUNT!!
    the book made alot of claims yet they were backed up with evidence more elaboration would have been nice.
  • Why'd I read this

    1
    By Political junkie- bored
    This is garbage. There is no thought behind this piece and no facts to back up any of the authors claims. The author really needs to reconsider the implications of what he wants to create.
  • Do not waste your time

    1
    By C Moff
    Right wing propaganda
  • Great short read

    5
    By TetsTheBest
    Interesting read during a short break at work. I enjoyed the different view points of the author! Good stuff
  • Are you kidding me?

    1
    By Brent Bursett
    This book does not even being to explain government.... Made me more braindead.
  • Seriously?

    1
    By egan
    I'm a devout Libertarian and this essay is disgusting and wrong on too many levels to count. For starters, the far right is not anarchy, it would fascism or it's many subsets such as Nazism. The far left is not a monarchy, it would communism or marxism. The Libertarian party does not endorse ideals such as no gun laws, of course there needs some restrictions. You can't have some man just walk in and buy a gun and then immediately start spree killing. This is just more Obama USSR crap. I hate Obama, I don't approve of his leadership, his policies, or his demeanor, but anyone who thinks Obama is going to turn us into a Communist state is flat out stupid. The system we currently have in place apposes radical change for a reason, so the bade values could remain the same. Plus, I'd like to see a president with a below 50% approval rating successfully gain public support for a brutal marxist take down. This essay is a sad piece of fiction that in know way represents the Libertarian's party ideals or the ideals of any sane individual.
  • What the...?

    1
    By LLesniak
    This pamphlet...or note card...or fortune cookie of a book is nothing more than mindless drivel and a waste of time to read. I'm glad that it was a freebie so I can delete as soon as I'm done writing this. The author makes a fatal mistake for his libertarian argument as he describes the political spectrum based on governmental control. On one end is anarchy, where having no government leads to chaos, and on the other is dictatorship, where government has total control. He describes his libertarian government as having 50% control while Dems and Reps are around the mid-90%. By reducing the size of government so drastically he is facilitating a move towards anarchy which gives rise to a single ruthless ruler in the form of dictatorship. He destroys his own argument, misstates the second amendment and, overall, has faulty logic and facts.
  • Not accurate

    1
    By pflip62
    The last paragraph of this short valid diatribe about libertarianism speaks of Ronald Reagan attempt to lower taxes and shrink government. For the record, after lowering (and simplifying) income tax in 1981 Regan raised taxes every year thereafter including doubling of the social security tax. Regan also grew government and more than tripled the US debt from under 1 trillion to over 3 trillion dollars in his 8 years of office. This little story is skewed and not researched well. Better luck next time...