Sunday, July 5, 2015

On the Fact that Alexis de Tocqueville's "Democracy in America" Has a Minuscule Percentage of the Customer Reviews (on Amazon) that Bill O'Reilly's and Rush Limbaugh's Books Have

Boy, does that say a lot, huh, folks?


BB-Idaho said...

IMO, de Tocqueville wrote for a wider audience.

Rusty Shackelford said...

Have you actually read any of O'Reilly's books? If not are you qualified to judge them?

BB-Idaho said...

I have heard the man, Rusty. Based on that, after 40 years as a member of the History Book Club, I terminated them when they began offering his books. My personal library contains over a thousand books about history, including de
Tocqueville's, of course. I did not judge O'Reilly's and Limbaugh's books, just
observed that Tocquevill has been read internationally for over a hundred years,
while the other two 'historians' are read by a specific audience. If offering an
observation qualifies as judging, well, that is your perception.

dmarks said...

I've read them. And I'm not objecting to their summary here.