The Way Things Ought to be

Front Cover
Pocket Star Books, 1993 - Social problems - 315 pages
4 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
In "the hottest...nonfiction title since "Iacocca" (Time), radio and television celebrity Rush Limbaugh blasts off on all the leading issues of our day - with devastating aim. Targeting such subjects are The Imperial Congress, Anita Hill, The Social Utopians of Multiculturalism, and The Earth Is Not Fragile, this huggable, provocative conservative "with talent and loan from God" is, for millions of fans, the best source of American common sense today - a first-rate showman who is "almost always right 97.9% of the time" about "The Way Things Ought to Be."

What people are saying - Write a review

Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - foof2you - LibraryThing

I had read this book in 1992 and in 2017 thought it was time to reread this book. The problem I have with this book, and it is a big problem, is that he claims many things but cite nothing. Then on ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - HistReader - LibraryThing

This book is from a pre-Clinton era, so Rush does not spend any time discussing Bubba; that alone could take a few volumes from the syndicated talk show host. For us regular listeners, this provides a ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (1993)

Rising from a Top 40 D.J. in the 1960's to what he himself refers to as "the number-one talk-show host in America," Rush H. Limbaugh III is arguably one of the most phenomenal success stories of the 1990's. Combining conservative politics with satirical humor and showmanship, he has built a nationwide audience of loyalists -- proud to label themselves "Dittoheads" -- who revel in his ability to skewer modern liberalism, from animal rights activists to militant vegetarianism and everything in between. He began his career working as a teenager for the radio station in his home town and birthplace, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. His mother, Millie, once said "He didn't start talking until he was two, and then he didn't stop." His communications' abilities took him through jobs as a reporter, newsreader, and professional baseball marketing executive before he found his true calling as a radio talk-show host in Sacramento, CA in 1980. Beginning with his first book, "The Way Things Ought To Be" (1992), Rush Limbaugh's writings espouse the same concept that he promotes in the broadcast media: liberalism is the cause, not the cure, that underlies our nation's problems. His solution is a return to the traditional mainstream American values of his father, attorney Rush Hudson Limbaugh. His Populist approach connected with a large segment of America, for the book quickly reached the top of the New York Times best-seller list. In 1993, he embellished his theme in "See, I Told You So." Undeniably provocative and controversial, Limbaugh has more than his share of critics as well as fans. Yet, even Washington Post Book World reviewer and critic Jon Katz said, "Limbaugh has no desire to be taken seriously by journalists or reviewers." But as more Americans are learning every week, Limbaugh ought to be taken seriously." In 2013 Rush Limbaugh made The New York Times Best Seller List with his title Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans. Limbaugh also made The New York Times Best Seller List with his title's Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans and Rush Revere and the American Revolution in 2014.

Bibliographic information