Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Book Review: Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960 - 2010 by Charles Murray

I received a copy of this book at no charge from the publisher for the purpose of review.

This book was interesting to me because I have always been interested in human behavior. This book takes a statistical look at class diversion among white people from 1960 - 2010 in America.  It is a very interesting read if you like that sort of thing like I do.

I was a bit surprised at some of the reasons for this huge gap that happened through history. It was very informative. I don't want to say what was all involved because I want you to read this yourself. Besides the complexities there are would not even give the book justice if I were to summarize them.

There were a few things that stood out to me, importance of education, solid family life, and Christian principles. The data shows when these things are strong in culture and class things are better but when they decline culture declines. These plus many other factors have helped create a divide.

Though religion was discussed in the book I cannot see how this book can be classified "Christian" that is one pet peeve I have with books that are considered "Christian." It is also important to note that the author describes himself as libertarian.

To get a copy of this book from Amazon go here.

1 comment:

Diane Estrella said...

Thanks for your thoughts and the review. Sounds like an interesting book.

Happy 4th of July!!! :O)

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