Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Review: A Failure of Civility

Written By: Bob - Mar• 25•13

I read author Matt Bracken’s review of Garand and Lawson’s A Failure of Civility a month ago and he makes a pretty strong case for buying the book:

“A Failure of Civility” grabbed my attention on the first page. It begins, “A few notes to our readers…. Consider reading this book as if the authors have parachuted into your backyard as special operations soldiers to assist you in forming a cooperative protection of your neighborhood. That’s one of the things that special ops soldiers are best at…covert insertion into isolated areas to train people in how to defend themselves against inequitable justice and malicious aggression. The authors’ combined life experiences, military and law enforcement, span 80 years. With this book, we give you the tools of knowledge to enable you to teach you and others how to defend yourselves, your family and neighbors. We want you to help save lives and to keep America strong.”

Wow, what a tall order! As a long-ago Navy frogman, I wondered if they could truly match that claim in their book. They do, and much more. I read the book cover to cover—twice!—in the first week. In fact, I am so impressed with it that I have been hauling it around for the last few months, trying to encourage my friends and relatives to buy it. It’s not cheap – it costs $30. Let me just say that I would trade a dozen loaded AR-15 magazines for it and think I had gotten the better of the deal. And after the lights go out, its value would only increase.

Read Matt’s entire review at the link above.

It was enough of a recommendation (I’ve come to trust Bracken’s insights and parables) that I forked over the relatively steep $29.95 + $4.95 shipping and handling and waited for the book to arrive. After digesting it over the course the past week before Appleseed, I’ve got to say that I think it is worth the price, and I wish I’d known of it before reviewing this season of Doomsday Preppers for PJ Media.

It gives solid, simple actionable advice that doesn’t require spending absurd amounts of money or moving to desolate locations.

[In case you are wondering, I was not asked to review this book, have had no contact with the authors, paid for it in full with my own money, have no conflicts of interest, financial stake, etc.]

In two words, buy it.

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4 Comments

  1. Comrade X says:

    Brought one and liked it so much that I brought two!

    Death before slavery!

  2. Treker says:

    Read the comments buying the book . There has to be a handful of people that know what to do.

  3. Jason says:

    I bought a copy too after the mention on WRS – fast shipping. Well worth the investment.

  4. Bill says:

    I grabbed it a few weeks ago. One of those things that will scare the hell out of you. (Especially for you city/suburb-near-a-city folk.) Some things I had picked up elsewhere on the web, some things Bracken had said already. Definitely an eye opener.

    If you think you’re surviving in style if all it all goes south, boy, are you dealing with some serious delusions. I give myself 3 months tops. IF mass arson isn’t in play.