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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. In my opinion, she is preaching to the
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course ES 101 taught by Professor Greegor during the Fall '10 term at Boise State.

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