Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution
- Author: Tucker Carlson
- Pub Date: January 1, 1970
- Page count: 256
- ISBN 10:1501183672
- Publisher: —
Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution by Tucker Carlson is a powerful critique of today’s American leaders—men and women who are blinded by their power and wealth and who are hardly in touch with the American reality while they are content to amass their wealth and increase their power. The author concludes that they are fools who are unaware they are sailing a sinking ship.
This book is a powerful political satire, a social commentary that, while being deceptively humorous, is laced with startling truths about the crisis that the American society is witnessing, a crisis of a nation teetering towards a revolution. The examples are stunning, the reality laid bare before the eyes of the reader, and from page to page, the author mocks at the blindness of today’s American elite. The wit is sharp, the satire biting, and the writing first-rate.
It starts with an evocation of Plato’s allegory of the ship, narrated in The Republic and draws a powerful parallel of how events narrated in a classical book become contemporary reality. “Imagine you’re a passenger on a ship. You’re in the middle of the ocean, weeks from land. No matter what happens, you can’t get off. This doesn’t bother you because there are professional sailors in charge. They know what they are doing. The ship is steady and heading in the right direction. You’re fine.” What happens if the crew becomes insane? If they lose control and no longer know how to sail? That is the dilemma of contemporary Americans, aboard a ship with sailors who seem to know nothing about the art of sailing a ship.
This is a book that every American should read, one that dissects the American reality and unveils truths that are disturbing. While it makes a mockery of the ruling class, it is a clarion call for change, for a new consciousness, for true patriotism. Tucker Carlson’s book is revolutionary, thought-provoking, and a harbinger of a new season.
Reviewed by Bertin Drizller
Review Date : October 12, 2019