There are sections of this book that I wish I could give 10 stars. Essays that will stick with me for years to come, and that have changed the way I think and see the world. Pieces of writing that I read over and over, and have helped keep me engaged when it would be easier to give up. There are other sections, however, that haven't aged terribly well. Written during the Bush era one thing the book does not (and perhaps cannot) anticipate is living in the post-fact Trump age. If you want to stay motivated in this time of political upheaval there are some really great takeaways in here. I would just recommend pairing it with something like On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder to pull it forward into the present political discourse.