Ramblings of an Outdated Old Coot: Bettering Tomorrow With Past Insights
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Will prove a popular addition to any personal reading list or community library collection! Jan 09, 2010
By Midwest Book Review
It's a rare treat when screening a day's incoming book mail seeking reviews that one of them will so rivet my attention that the work process comes to a sudden stop while I read page after page after page until a couple of hours have passed and I've finished the book I was supposed to merely glance through to determine its eligibility for a review assignment. But that's just what happened with Jeremy Gorman's "Ramblings of an Outdated Old Coot: Bettering Tomorrow With Past Insights", a self-published 176-page compendium of keen observation, thoughtful insights, and a true storyteller's talent for expression.
Here's just a sample quoted from his chapter on 'Terrorism':
'This is not a military conflict. A roadside bomb is not a military weapon! It has not target. It kills anyone who comes along, friend or foe alike. This is a conflict of ideas, and there are not new ideas. They have been active for hundreds of years. Semi-successful trends to coalesce the many tribes into larger cultures under a particularly strong leader have had few successes and even fewer that lasted for very many generations. Even Mohammed, in creating Islam, had a short influence. With the death of his grandson in 687 the Mohammedan culture became divided against itself as Sunnis and Shiites found more fault with each other than they did with the rest of the world. The fought not only the infidel, but also with each other. It continues to this day.'
Every topic ranging from Universal Health Care, to Shaving, to Recession, to Gay Marriage, to Unintended Consequences that Jeremy Gorman turns his attention and commentary to is replete with just such thoughtful and thought-provoking insights. "Ramblings of an Outdated Old Coot" is enthusiastically recommended reading and will prove a popular addition to any personal reading list or community library collection!