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America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t | by Stephen Colbert

America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t by Stephen Colbert
(Grand Central Publishing, 2012, 240 pages)

I watched The Colbert Report regularly before we cancelled cable a few years ago. I enjoyed his show. This book is equally provocative and entertaining.  America Again has 10 chapters accompanied with pictures, sidebars and silly footnotes.  Colbert tackles economic and social issues like jobs, healthcare, justice, Wall Street, presidential elections, and much more.  I enjoyed his bizarre explanations, cynical commentaries and ridiculous conclusions at the end of each chapter. I had many laugh-out-loud moments. You’ll love the book if you are a Colbert fan. Here are two UNAMERICAN ACTIVITIES from chapter 6 “Elections”:

England: In this supposed democracy, Queen Elizabeth has managed to win every election since 1952. Plus, at any time, Parliament can pass a resolution of “no confidence” and dissolve the government. May I remind you, this was also the plot of the most boring Star Wars.

Canada: With their laws mandating use of both French and English, candidates are forced to both kiss babies and French kiss babies. No, thanks.

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