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Book Review: What Would Jefferson Do? by Thom Hartmann

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Book Review: What Would Jefferson Do? by Thom Hartmann

by Rob Kall


Yes, this is a book about government, about history. Yet over and over again, I felt my heart touched, and on a few occasions, tears welling in my eyes. Thom Hartmann has, by a strange accident of fate, become an extraordinary Jefferson scholar. When you combine the visionary mind of Renaissance man Thom Hartmann with the revolutionary genius of an earlier Tom-- Thomas Jefferson, you get a book that wakes you up and gets you thinking about what you can do, what the nation and the world need to do to stop the founders of America from turning in their graves and stop the nation's turn toward decreased rights, liberties and freedom.

If you read political books, this is one you don't want to miss. Hartmann may not be as recognizable a name as some, but his ideas stand at least as tall, with the added strength of a unique vision that spans the centuries past and the centuries to come. Most political books talk or joke about the problems we face to day. Hartmann does this, but he also provides solutions.  This is a book that will become a classic people will read 50, even 100 years from now.

Hartmann is also one of the smartest, most informed talk show hosts in America today. He's been ranked among the top 100 in the business. His show can be called liberal, progressive, yet it is civil without nastiness. He says it is aimed at the radical middle.

Rob Kall is editor of opednews.com other reviews and articles by Rob Kall


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