Book reviews are a great way for self-publishing authors to gain exposure. After all, how can someone buy your book if he or she doesn’t know it exists? Paired with other elements of your book promotion strategy, requesting reviews is a great way to get people talking about what you’ve written.

When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review, courtesy of the Midwest Book Review:

Small Government My A**

Small Government My A**

Kevin Loesch

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478739036

Synopsis:

The new generation of freedom is here! In his debut book, Kevin Loesch tackles various issues affecting the United States today from a unique point of view. From the Constitution and Bill of Rights, to social issues, Loesch holds nothing back in his fight with the conservative wing of the Republican party and what they get wrong or don’t understand from a Libertarian point of view. You will find out why some of their policies conflict not only with their stances or claims against small government into people’s personal lives, but that of the Founding Fathers as well.

Critique:

The debut political book by Colorado editorialist Kevin Loesch, Small Government My A**: Things Conservatives Say & Do That Aggravate Libertarians is a sharp criticism of the conservative wing of America’s Republican party, from a Libertarian point of view. No topic is too hot to touch; Loesch discusses legalizing drugs and how the “war on drugs” has overcrowded the prison system; why he regards whistleblowers such as Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, and Julian Assange as heroes; why America needs separation of church and state and why conservative’s efforts to undermine that division are misguided and harmful; why he feels conservatives are not serious about balancing the budget; and much more. Whether one agrees with Loesch’s views or not, he makes compelling, reasoned, and snappy arguments, worthy of extended contemplation. “It is a shame that more Republicans aren’t like Amash or Ron and Rand Paul. If they were truly concerned about the out of control spending, they would cut military spending as well. As I stated earlier, the United States does have a huge spending problem, especially when it comes to the military, which dwarfs the rest of the world.

reviewed by Susan Bethany ]

Here’s what some other reviewers are saying:

While author Kevin Loesch bashes both major political parties in the United States in Small Government My A**, the majority of his fire is directed at the Republicans. His position is that of a strong libertarian and his arguments against Republicans are based on their deceptive hypocrisy. Republicans spout their rhetoric against big government while repeatedly voting for the expansion of government, passing bills such as the Patriot Act that effectively eliminates many constitutional rights. Loesch also criticizes liberals about expanding the role of government, but as he states it, “At least they are honest about it.”

The libertarian point of view is, unfortunately, one of the few in the United States that is voicing objections against the expansion of government power and the march towards involving the country in even more foreign entanglements. Loesch is a big fan of Ron Paul, describing some of his positions as well as the flak Paul took when he said things like advocating the pulling of American troops out of countries such as Japan and Germany. Loesch directs the fiercest ire against the George W. Bush administration and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. On occasion he defends President Obama over the mess he inherited from the Bush administration, but only a little.

In many ways the libertarians and Loesch are political idealists in the sense that they are right, but they are battling enormous political opposition heavily entrenched in both major parties. Since he attacks both major parties, there are things in this book that both sides will like and others that they will dislike. He states many things that are the way things should be. Unfortunately, in the given political climate and the continued fear-mongering atmosphere, the liberties that have been lost are likely gone forever.

Reader’s Favorite Reviewer Charles Ashbacher

A MUST READ PAGE TURNER! THE FIRST BOOK BY THIS NEW AUTHOR IS PROVOCATIVE, CONTROVERSIAL AND DISTURBING. IT MAY CHANGE THE READER’S VIEW ON WAR, POLITICS AND JUSTICE. THIS SHOULD BE REQUIRED FOR EVERY THINKING PERSON’S LIBRARY. IT WILL BE DISCUSSED FOR YEARS TO COME. DON’T MISS THIS ONE AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT BOOK BY THIS GIFTED AUTHOR.

Amazon Reviewer james w michon

Outskirts Press also released a book trailer for Loesch’s book, found here:


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