July 6, 2008

Recommendations

I'm doing a challenge with the Jewkes Family that involves doing a set of things every day (involving health, spiritual routine, etc) and one of the things is writing in a journal/blog, so you might see some more blogging out of me for the next couple months. Here's one of many to come:

For you political types looking to challenge your conservative orientation, let me recommend a great book and a very informative documentary. The book is The One Percent Solution, by Ron Suskind. It covers the Bush administration's war on terror. It's amazingly well documented (I don't know how he gets so many inside sources) and, I think, very fair.

The documentary is Why We Fight, and it's about the history of the U.S. military/industrial complex. Very well researched and presented. Being a military history buff, I was surprised by everything I didn't know about the industrial side of our military's history. This documentary makes me question previous beliefs about the wisdom of certain military engagements and the mammoth size and spending of our military at all times in general.

If you read/watch them, let me know what you think.

7 comments:

The Allred Family said...

You're such a lib Christian!!!!!!! I am going to sick Jason on you!!!!

Christian said...

I almost included a disclaimer at the start saying "If you are a Jewkes woman, this post is not meant for you" but decided to give you guys the benefit of the doubt.

Braden and Meredith said...

Way to stick it to the man, Chris. I am pretty sure the Jewkes family goals were not meant to make you turn into a liberal. Kidding aside, those books sound interesting. I'll have to check them out.

Rachel said...

Was reading (outside of scriptures) part of the Eternal Body for Life? I can't quite recall...

Christian said...

Rachel, no, reading isn't part of the body for eternal life, but journal/blog writing is, so that's what I was talking about.

Davis said...

Well my goodness! What a delightful post!

Christian said...

Funny, dumbhud.