To be sure, Be the People by Carol M. Swain is a political book. Ms. Swain writes from a solidly conservative and solidly Christian view point. My interest was piqued when I learned a bit about Ms. Swain’s background from her website, Carolmswain.com. She has experienced childhood poverty, being a high school drop-out, and a teenage mother, yet found a way to overcome her obstacles and writes now as a Vanderbilt University Law Professor and accomplished writer.
The book is fascinating in its own right. Swain does a fantastic job of fleshing out the positions held by conservatives with Christian values. She does a great job providing the facts while maintaining a journalistic edge making the book both easy to read and informative.
Generally speaking both conservatives and liberals overstate and oversimplify issues. I was glad to see in that in this book Swain went through great rigors to avoid oversimplifying and overstating. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to gain insight into the political system and reasoning from the conservative side of the issues.
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