Ari Melber, a former U.S. Senate legislative aide, reviewed Attention Deficit Democracy in today’s New York Post. Melber calls the book “a lively attack on politicians, voters and government. Bovard’s indictment of an ineffective but ever-expanding federal government would make any libertarian proud. That may be why the author has so many conservative fans, including the Manhattan Libertarian Party and the National Rifle Association, but his book is tough on conservatives and liberals alike.” Melber concludes, “It is unfortunate the book provides so much more diagnosis than prescription, but the author’s basic advice is still useful: Doubt the politicians, challenge the government, turn off the television and read a book.”
This is an excellent thumbnail summary. Even if reducing the time spent watching television ends up depressing beer sales, it would still be a good thing for America.