Official Review: Red Wave Imperative by Alan Schein

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Official Review: Red Wave Imperative by Alan Schein

Post by melissy370 » 05 Sep 2018, 15:56

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Red Wave Imperative" by Alan Schein.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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If you pay any attention to American politics, you can easily tell that Democrats and Republicans don't agree on most issues. In fact, the divide between the two has widened even further with the election of Donald Trump as President.  Stalemates in passing laws happen frequently in the House and the Senate because each side cannot or will not compromise. This fall, key elections will take place and all eyes will be on the voters. The shift to either more blue (Democrats) or red (Republicans) could alter the nation's course on how and what laws get passed. 

Alan Schein's objective for his book, The Red Wave Imperative, is straightforward, and it is for Americans to vote Republican. More importantly still, is his desire for Americans to recognize the truth of what the Democratic Party has become and what it is seeking to do. The "New Democratic Party", as he calls it, "is not your mother and father's Democrats." The Party has transformed into promoting a "radical socialist/neo-Marxist agenda" and is "pushing the nation towards civil war." The author goes into detail about why socialism will never work for our country and will be more of a financial burden. Besides socialism, the author also touches on other hot-button topics such as immigration, gun control, and our debt crisis, just to name a few. In fairness, Schein talks about corrupt politicians on both sides of the aisle. Through well-organized facts, polls, and charts, he lays out why our system is broken and how we might fix it. 

Schein suggests a creative solution, called Voters-Controlled Democracy, and he models it after Singapore's political system. Simply put, one party controls everything. At first glance, this may sound radical, but Schein backs it up with Singapore's success and how it has flourished under this system. One benefit for us is the elimination of deadlocks in Congress. Another would be that if the party in control does not fulfill their promises, the voters can see they are not the right fit and in the next election choose someone else. The pressure is on that party to keep their word. The author provides a website that voters can use to read up on new laws and see what politicians voted for them. Voters can also give their opinions and comment on other posts. Once the voters tell their opinion on the law, it gets compiled and sent to the representatives in Congress and the President.

My political views align with the author mostly, so I thought this book was informative and on the mark. Schein is concise and uses easy-to-understand language. I especially liked the separated boxes of humor that the author puts in to stress his points.  A portion of one says, "A young boy asked his father, 'What are the three main branches of government?' His father answered, 'Lobbyists, fundraisers, and the media.'" I am not a fan of Donald Trump, but Schein makes a good case as to why we should still vote red.

Clearly, this book will not appeal to everyone. Those from the left might shy away from it or take offense from some of Schein's assertions. If you are willing to hear the other side or if you lean to the right already, you will enjoy this work. Anyone interested in politics, in general, would like it as well. 

The only negative critiques of the work I have are about the number of grammatical errors in it and the website. There are missing periods and words throughout. Some words have extra hyphens in it like "dis-clo-sure". Also, I tried to get on the website that the author gave, but the link did not work. The author will need to fix that if he wants to promote it. Because of this, I give Red Wave Imperative 3 out of 4 stars. 

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Post by Kibetious » 06 Sep 2018, 04:14

The issue of the website link that is not working needs to be fixed immediately or else the readers can be told that the web page might have been moved. It seems that there are quite a lot of issues discussed. This book will require one to be open-minded regardless of political affiliation since the author is biased. I would love to read also and see what is there, especially on the New Democratic Party.
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Post by Onyinye Excel » 06 Sep 2018, 09:51

ThIs is a book on politics and for me, it seems to be a bit biased.Thanks for the wonderful review.

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Post by Ijeoma Kikelomo » 06 Sep 2018, 14:55

Nice review. I think this book will be quite informative, just so long the reader is willing to keep an open mind.

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Post by jcoad » 06 Sep 2018, 19:41

Great review and not sure how I haven't heard of this book as my tv is on FOX news more often than not. The Singapore solution sounds really interesting and I'm definitely going to read this book. I'm really tired of politics really being a soap opera. Thank you for the review!

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Post by Lunastella » 07 Sep 2018, 10:53

Far beyond what I might think of American politics, I don´t think a book that´s so biased to one side of the story is the right fit for me. On the other hand, I´m glad there are people out there looking for solutions to the social issues you mention, whether I agree with them or not. I understand the appeal and it seems like with a bit of editing it could find a big audience.
Thanks for your review.

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 07 Sep 2018, 11:17

This book is definitely for me. The topic is very interesting and up to date. So I will check it out. Thanks for this great review.
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Post by Cotwani » 08 Sep 2018, 10:34

Though I shy away from politics, I must commend the author for highlighting corruption from both divides. Great review!
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Post by Allyseria » 08 Sep 2018, 18:02

Thank you for your review! I'll have to pass on this book because American politics fly over my head. :lol:

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Post by Espie » 08 Sep 2018, 20:29

Due to the nature of most if not all of my jobs, I've always chosen to remain apolitical and nonpartisan. I'd normally veer off from making comments on political issues. Yet, I respect the duly-constituted authority regardless of whatever party or affiliation such may be. I also respect those who are able to make their own stand, resonate reason, and make good judgments irrespective of whether such reinforce, contradict, or are irrelevant to my (unsaid or uttered) own. Thus, thank you for your review.
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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 10 Sep 2018, 01:16

A portion of one says, "A young boy asked his father, 'What are the three main branches of government?' His father answered, 'Lobbyists, fundraisers, and the media.'" I'm sorry, I could not stop laughing at this one, but people have to be greatful. "I am not a fan of Donald Trump, but Schein makes a good case as to why we should still vote red." On this statement, I believe people may not like Mr. President but it's because of him the American economy is doing great. Thank you for your review!
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Post by Debjani Ghosh » 23 Sep 2018, 23:27

Great review! However, being a non-American citizen, I am not the intended audience for this book. Hence, I am going to pass this one.

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Post by Helen_Combe » 24 Sep 2018, 06:45

Great review, but I’d shy away from the book. Singapore has a benevolent dictator, a rare thing. I wouldn’t want Trump in that position.
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Post by Eva Darrington » 24 Sep 2018, 22:52

This book is definitely not for me. The message sounds really extreme, if not dangerous. Singapore is an anomaly. It seems to me the likelihood of this model leading to fascism is high. We wouldn't have deadlocks in Congress because we wouldn't have one for long. I honor everyone's right to free speech, but the ideas you describe sound scary to me. Democracy isn't perfect but it's darn good if you value basic rights for human beings. I do respect your opinion and I enjoyed reading your review. Thank you.
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