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Book Report: “The Open Space of Democracy” In her book, The Open Space of Democracy , Terry Tempest Williams, a self proclaimed transcendentalist Mormon, gives an emotional account of her beliefs concerning the state of our environment, politics, and society as a whole. Her writing style is poetic. She evokes quite a bit of imagery to help her readers understand her beliefs and where she is coming from. She obviously cared a lot about her subject matter. This fact, I believe, was her greatest downfall in her creation of this book. Williams begins the book with an account of a speech she delivered to graduating seniors from the University of Utah, her home state, on May 2 nd , 2003. She makes extremely powerful points throughout this section, yet, even as an environmental activist, there were certain phrases which turned me off, and I can imagine that anyone who is ignorant of the injustices occurring, inside our country and out, would have been shut down by her language and completely turned off.
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