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Ken Stern watched the increasing polarization of our country with growing concern. As a longtime partisan Democrat himself, he felt forced to acknowledge that his own views were too parochial, too absent of any exposure to the "other side". In fact, his urban neighborhood is so liberal, he couldn't find a single Republican - even by asking around.
So, for one year, he crossed the aisle to spend time listening, talking, and praying with Republicans of all stripes. With his mind open and his dial tuned to the right, he went to evangelical churches, shot a hog in Texas, stood in pit row at a NASCAR race, hung out at Tea Party meetings, and sat in on Steve Bannon's radio show. He also read up on conservative wonkery and consulted with the smartest people the right has to offer.
What happens when a liberal sets out to look at issues from a conservative perspective? Some of his dearly cherished assumptions about the right slipped away. Republican Like Me reveals what led him to change his mind and his view of an increasingly polarized America.
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By R. T. Pirtle on 10-28-17
Worth a listen or read.
This is a laudable attempt to understand both sides of the arguments that define the political parties. As someone who spent my working life in broadcasting I will tell you that news reporters are either biased, incompetent, lazy or all to rarely "fair and balanced". This is a unusual trait, rarely seen. This is a good effort with the writer being upfront with his biases and it's worth your money and time.
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By Victoria Meredith on 12-07-17
This book gives me hope
This book gives me hope that we just might be able to end our extremely divisive partisan politics, especially if more books like this get written from both sides. I learned a lot and the book gave me a lot to think about. It's a must read.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful