For many Americans, hearing the words, aUnited States of Americaa brings stirring emotions. It is the concept of e pluribus unumaaout of many, oneaathat summarizes the sense of national unity that Americans feel, and one that author Martin Street seeks to convey in Taking the Pulse of America. This compendium of 110 essays offers a snapshot of American life today. Street offers opinions and suggestions for many of the most contentious issues of our time. From hot button issues like abortion, illegal immigration, and waterboarding to the justice system, education reform, and government affairs, Street doesnat mince words. Often, Streetas commentary is just as contentious as his subjects. Even so, he provides an honest, authentic voice to these conversations that have become part of our national lexicon. Whether he discusses unions, our throwaway society, or professional athletes, Street gives his straightforward, often politically incorrect opinions. A call to action for Americans to restore the United States of America to her former glory, Taking the Pulse of America is essential reading for every citizen.Here is a small sample ofwhat I see: Virtually every toilet in the place has required a major repair. ... our BOSE CD changer, our toaster, and an automatic can openeraall of which either need repairs now or have been replaced in the past yearanbsp;...
|Title||:||Taking the Pulse of America|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2012-01-31|