I first reviewed this book last February, and we need it now more than ever. These are indeed dark and depressing political times for all but the most far-right-leaning of politically-aware people in this country. Through machinations and manipulation, poltical forces that are hell-bent on undoing a century of progress on social issues while finalizing the USA’s move from Democracy to Oligarchy have seized power. Despite record-low approval ratings for the culprit-in-chief, there seems to be no quick end in sight for this longer national nightmare. Chances are that you know someone who is absolutely distraught over our political climate, and this book is the perfect gift to help them keep their head up.
We are poised for dark times ahead. It’s hard not to give in to pessimistic thoughts. Morale among the enlightened is low as the anti-intellectual crowd acts validated and the most wretched of once-ostracized poltical factions has found a way to attempt to legitimize their most contemptible bigoted viewpoints.
Those of us who are determined to stay on the right side of history need some hope. We need a light at the end of this dark and nasty tunnel. West Virginia native, Danny Kuhn, has compiled just the book to help us remember why we need to fight the good fight.
Daily Inspiration for Progressive America is a page-a-day primer filled with quotes, stories, anecdotes, and most importantly, facts that serve to remind us why we have to continue to resist the oppressive forces that want to drag us back into the Confederacy.
Before the contrarians made “liberal” and “progressive” into insults, people were free to speak out against racism, sexism, isolationism, xenophobia, ignorance, pollution and the imposition of a state religion. Kuhn collects a wealth of inspirational material to remind us why that was such a good thing.
Daily Inspiration for Progressive America delivers quotes from John F. Kennedy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Frederick Douglas, Henry David Thoreau, Susan B. Anthony, Booker T. Washington, Nelson Mandela and hundreds of other of the greatest political minds this planet has known, all to shore up the defenses of the downtrodden modern-day leftist.
Each day is skillfully annotated by Kuhn, with well-chosen facts and context and a bright and entertaining style of writing. He makes great points about the folly of artifical divisions (such as the rather silly “boomers vs. millenials” war) and keeps everything in a healthy perspective.
Daily Inspiration for Progressive America is the ammunition you need to get up every day and do the right thing. You can order it from Amazon or any book store that doesn’t have a huge, unironic display of Bill O’Reilly or Sean Hannity books.
Just to provide some equal time here, if you have someone on your shoping list of the opposite political stripe, someone who thinks that things are going great in our country, you can find the perfect book for them, in subject matter and reading skill level, right here.