Rate this book

Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals, And The Media Refuse To Say (2012)

by Glenn Beck(Favorite Author)
4.16 of 5 Votes: 5
1442355557 (ISBN13: 9781442355552)
Simon & Schuster Audio
review 1: This is a worthwhile read for independently minded people. Not politically correct at all, which I appreciate; saying the things that should be said by our elected officials but aren't. He unapologetically takes on both sides of the isle, though he presents his case against Progressives very well. I don't think the book was intended to convert anyone to a Libertarian point of view, but he does lay out a good case for it, dispelling some of the stereotypes along the way.As other reviewers have stated, lots of material that has already been presented on his radio show, but much more besides, and here you get greater context and source references.The messages within each chapter are presented clearly, while the progression throughout the book jumps around quite a bit.... more3.5/5
review 2: It took me a while to get through this book. Not because I didn't like it, but because it always takes me a while to get through non-fiction. Add to the fact that this book deals with some heavy issues, and it's no wonder it took me a month to read it.I really enjoyed this read. I like Glenn Beck. I like his writing style. I like him as a person.I also think that the more I read this book, the more I realized I'm closer to a Libertarian than I thought.I can also say I learned a lot. I feel like I had no idea what the drug cartels were actually like until reading this book. You hear the stories on the radio about a random person here and there being killed, but this chapter really exploded the reality of these cartels. The magnitude of their influence is mind-boggling. It's not even close to "just another gang."As a frequent listener of my local Fox News talk radio station, I know a lot about what is going on in the world, but because I haven't always listened, there are things I didn't know. Within Beck's chapter on "The Islamist Agenda", I learned a lot of background that I didn't previously know. I was finally able to connect names and places I've heard about to real-life things. This was very helpful to me.I also really enjoyed reading Beck's chapter on Education in America. I LOVED his idea of shutting the entire system down, truly identifying the problem, then starting over. I liked how he described it as if our educational system is like a flu outbreak. Instead of keeping the schools open to harbor the flu more, shut it down and sanitize/clean it all out. He's absolutely right in saying how screwed up our educational system is. Reading this chapter just brought back memories from junior and senior high school and about how much I didn't learn. I'd like to think the public school district I attended didn't have another agenda, but I can honestly say I don't remember much of what I learned, especially about American history.All in all, I'm very glad I chose this book as my "Political" book for my book club's Genre Challenge. I've wanted to read one of Beck's books for a while and I'm happy to have delved in. I think this was a great book to start with and hope to read more of his work in the future. less
Reviews (see all)
It really opened my eyes to the corruption in this nation. A must read for EVERYONE of ALL PARTIES.
Lots of important information. The intelligence explosion section was very intriguing.
Glenn has a way of telling the TRUTH and making you see what you hadn't seen before!
Glen at his best; linking together pieces no one thought to.
This book was well written and engaging. I learned a lot!
Write review
Review will shown on site after approval.
(Review will shown on site after approval)