My name is Chris. I’m 20-something and work full time, 48 hours or so a week. I live in New Jersey. I am absolutely addicted to politics, political books, and blogs. So now I am a blogger.
This Blog is about Political books, policies and ideas. Specifically, I post Political Book Summaries and Political Book Reviews, and then posts related to those two main items. Right now, I’m reading and posting three books. Letter to a New president, Presidents and Near Presidents I’ve known, Hard Call, and Once upon a Country.
I am currently looking for anyone interested in writing book reviews, book summaries, book reports, etc. on politically-relevent books. Biographies on politicians, old political books, current books, books on economics and macro finances, books on foreign policy, etc. would all be accepted. As long as the book is interesting and connected to politics in some fashion, I’ be happy to post it along with your name and a link back, be it a blog, webpage or email.
Maybe you have some old book reports on your computer, and 1 of them was on a political book. Send it my way.
Maybe you have to write a report on a book sometime in the future for a college class. Send it my way.
Maybe you have a political blog, read a lot of political books and would like to write something that can go on both your blog and then on mine, sending you traffic.
If you’re interested, leave a message here and I’ll get back to you.
Additionally, I post articles on things I’m interested in. These categories are:
America at War
Something I really don’t like about the current Main Stream Media is how easiy they forget we’re at war and how much they’re put to the back burner unless something horrible happens.
Blogging from work
As it happens, when my boss isn’t around, I sometimes post little posts from work. Generally just a link to something I found interesting to read.
These are kind of like End Notes or Page Notes. For example, if I reference Iraq, I can turn it into a hyperlink directing towards a book note on the middle east. These are half political musings and half factual reference. So I list which countries are in the middle east, and then offer my political thoughts on the middle east.
I think fact checking is important and love the sites Politifact.com, Snopes.com and Factcheck.org. I like to send them traffic and sometimes critisize their work, but I only critisize because I love them. Even when they are unfair in anyway, their worst reporting is better than most places best.
Should be obvious, these are opinion pieces. Arugments, rants, support for or against certain things, generally policy.
These are book summaries. Bare in mind that a summary is supposed to be perfectly neutral. If I’m summarizing an ignorant book, the summary will be ignorant. These summaries may or may not have mini-reviews included.
These are reviews of political books. Both mine, and others’.
So there have it. This is also a useful place if you’d like to leave a general comment about the blog. Cheers.