Sunday, March 31, 2013

Defending the Undefendable By:Walter Block

This book was written for logical people.  People who use critical thinking skills.  It is not for the person that allows emotions to cloud their judgement. Walter Block clearly defines the libertarian ethos, although they are not necessarily followed at all times during this book.  Those weak at heart or stomach need not apply.  I am not saying that all the actions in this book are agreeable to my interpretation of morality, but it is just that, 'MY INTERPRETATION' of it and who am I to use force to make you comply with 'MY INTERPRETATION' of morality? 

In some instances, Block exaggerates some of his positions.  I truly believe he does this in order to bring to light the issues with thinking emotionally. The chapter on Advertising was a bit out there. To those willing to read this book, I give you one piece of advice.  Don't get caught up on the details.  Try to open your mind.

All-in-all, the book was good.  Made me think about a few things I had not.  At the end of the day, I believe the purpose of this book is to make people think.  It surely did to me. 

Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1479323985
ISBN-13: 978-1479323982

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