Regan Books: An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Reviewed: Advance Reader Copy
it at Amazon
Notes: Rating 5 of 5
Reviewer Carolyn Howard-Johnson
is the award-winning author of This is the Place, Harkening:
A Collection of Stories Remembered and The Frugal
Book Promoter: How to do What Your Publisher Won’t
Red White & Liberal
Left is Right and Right is Wrong
By Alan Colmes, Cohost
of Fox News Channel's Hannity & Colmes
A Liberal Book Even Conservatives Might
A Commentary on Politics Told
With Love and Er…a Liberal Viewpoint
& Liberal. Catchy, huh? Could the word “liberal”
possibly be attached to two of the colors of our flag? Seriously?
Well, perhaps not seriously.
Humorously instead! Alan Colmes, the co-host of Fox News Channel’s
right-left debate team, is the man to remind readers (seriously)
that Jefferson admonished us that “Dissent is the highest
form of patriotism.” He is also the man to remind us that
(ideally) America is one country with many different viewpoints.
He is a “policy person” not a “personal person.”
That is, he knows that vindictive politics drives a spike between
Americans, a man who works to assure that each of those Americans
continues to have a voice in society.
Colmes was once told
he is “one liberal who might survive on talk radio.”
That is because he is not only articulate, but also reasonable,
a person who weighs both sides of the political spectrum and comes
to conclusions that may or may not favor his party of choice. Ahh,
if only our media’s other commentators could do the same,
our nation may be less polarized, more likely to move toward its
goals--its promise. As a writer who explores the corrosive nature
of intolerance in our culture, this man is a rare find indeed.
If you haven’t
watched Hannity and Colmes on Fox (as I haven’t--I don’t
watch Fox), you will find Colmes funny (sometimes satirical), witty
(yes, I remind myself, there is a difference), perspicacious and
very bright. That makes for really good reading.