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David Mamet Writing Styles in The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture

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The Secret Knowledge, by David Mamet is written in the first person. Mamet is a life-long writer. He is a successful playwright and screenwriter. Therefore, his writing credentials are beyond dispute. Mamet writes this political book about the destructive nature of Liberalism from the point of view of a "reformed Liberal." The book is filled with only his own opinions and observations and he, of course, is the best person to accurately convey them.

Mamet provides a very partisan view of American politics, especially where Conservatism vs. Liberalism is concerned. Mamet does not provide much substance to convince the reader that the American Left is anti-American or wants to see the ruination of the United States. Mamet makes wild accusations about the Left but does not support them with facts and events.

On the other hand, to Mamet Conservatism is totally in line with the U.S. Constitution...

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