Larry Elder Tells Americans How to Think
This paper is a criticism of Larry Elder’s book The Ten Things You Can’t Say in America.
This paper is a review of a very controversial author and his book. The paper first relays the author’s message, critiques it, and then sums up the author’s strong and weak points as well as what good we can take from the book.
In the book The Ten Things You Can’t Say in America, author Larry Elder argues that there are ten main ideas that the liberals who control popular media lie to common Americans about. Says, Elder, politicians, the media, and our so-called leaders lie to us about them. They lie about the cause. They lie about the effect. They lie about the solutions. Thus, libertarian journalist Elder, who describes himself as being in search of the truth, takes it upon himself to reveal these lies and discrepancies in modern American public discourse.
Little is sacred in Elder’s scathing analysis of public discourse. In his own words, the book rips off the cover of political correctness. Elder enthusiastically attacks common beliefs about schools, crime, drugs, taxes, social security, and the welfare crisis. Even the gap between the rich and poor, illegitimacy, unemployment, and welfare state dependency are fodder for Elder’s attacks.