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James

James SEATTLE, WA, United States Member Since 2009
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  • "Ouch... With Friends Like This!"

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    While I'm not the biggest Bill Clinton fan, it's pretty obvious that author, Robert Patterson bares all in this book about his disdain (and not just about the presidency) for former Pres. Bill Clinton and his administration.

    Patterson makes it clear that he stayed on board to do the best that he could do to help lead our country in a way that he thought was the best direction for it to go (militarily wise), but that he was under the direction and guidance of a new presidential administration with Bill Clinton.

    This book is much more than just another “Monday Morning Quarterbacking” or an “I told you so” type of recollections, because the author, Robert Patterson, being of the military personnel, was up close and personal to the ongoing and growing terrorist threats that were coming our way most likely beginning during Clinton’s administration. Clinton, to his credit was more focused on growing the economy and spreading democratic diplomacy throughout the world.

    It's a pretty good "insiders book" at a look at a lot of the dysfunction and craziness that was going on during Bill Clinton's administration. Of course, "Hawks and Doves" rarely see eye to eye, and this relationship was no exception. That, added along with a lot of the "distractions" of the Clinton administration and it's a wonder that Patterson hung in there as long as he did in the first place.

    No matter, which side of the aisle you're on, this is a book that will keep your interest throughout... even though you probably know the ending pretty well by now.

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    Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Compromised America's National Security

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    Here is the ultimate insider's account from the highest and most sensitive levels of the Clinton administration, revealing how the irresponsible use of power can lead to a terrible price paid by all Americans. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Robert "Buzz" Patterson was one of the military aides to commander-in-chief William Jefferson Clinton. What Patterson saw shocked him - and finally led him to write this stunning book.

    James says: "Ouch... With Friends Like This!"
  • "10 For 10! Great Book on China!"

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    - People
    - Leader
    - Reading
    - Writing
    - Revolution
    - Disparity
    - Copy Cat
    - Bamboozle

    These are just a few of the 10 words that the author uses in describing not only historical China, but today’s modern China.

    As a frequent visitor to China myself, I would say that the writer is spot on with just about everything that he’s telling us. China is a culture rich in tradition, history, and amazing people, who have gone through evolution of change in leadership, and now are surging ahead to become the global economic power in the world in a short time.

    If you have an interest in China, this book will be perfect for you. It’s short, concise, and the author, Yu Hua, does a fantastic job of keeping us engaged throughout.

    Enjoy reading about China, old and new, and this excellent book, China in 10 Words!

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    China in Ten Words

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    From one of China’s most acclaimed writers, his first work of nonfiction to appear in English: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the last several decades, told through personal stories and astute analysis that sharply illuminate the country’s meteoric economic and social transformation. Characterized by Yu Hua’s trademark wit, insight, and courage, China in Ten Words is a refreshingly candid vision of the “Chinese miracle” and all its consequences, from the singularly invaluable perspective of a writer living in China today.

    matthew says: "A collection of the writers experiences"
  • "Scary Times That We're Living In....."

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    Authors Jon Meacham, James Baker, Karen Hughes, Richard Haas and Bing West all come together to give an excellent portrayal of the life and times of Osama bin Laden.

    These are all experts in the field and this book, Beyond Bin Laden, really is hard-hitting, fact filled, and shows just what impact bin Laden and the Al Qaeda terrorist network had on our country both before and after 9/11.

    Our country, America, is still showing the after effects as we are involved and can’t quite seem to remove ourselves fully from the different skirmishes in the Middle East. Soon as things quiet down a little bit in Afghanistan, things pop up in Pakistan, then Iraq, then Egypt, and on and on and on. Where it stops, nobody knows.

    The cost to America has been great in lives lost during and on the battlefield, homeland security, inconveniences to everyday Americans, and the list just goes on.

    I thought this was an excellent read, and for those who want to keep up on what’s going on in the Middle East, and life after bin Laden, read this book!!!

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    Beyond Bin Laden: America and the Future of Terror

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    Osama bin Laden was the most wanted man in American history - an enemy who brought the United States what President George W. Bush called “a day of fire”, and ushered in a new era of terrorism. It took a decade of blood and sacrifice, of determination and frustration, but finally, in a nighttime raid at the end of a dirt road in Pakistan, the hunt for Bin Laden ended with a gunshot. It was a dramatic climax to a long and painful chapter. But now what?

    James says: "Scary Times That We're Living In....."
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  • The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankruptcy - How to Save Yourself and Your Country

    "Important Book with Somewhat Misleading Title"

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    Peter Schiff offers a detailed and devastating criticism of the Fed and the federal government. He makes a compelling argument that the federal government has expanded far beyond the Constitutional limits. He also makes a convincing case that the fiscal path our country is on is unsustainable and may lead to a financial crash more devastating than 2008.

    Schiff also lays out an alternative path for the country; a path in which a far smaller federal government stays out of our lives, and where individuals have the freedom to lead their own lives and to take responsibility for their future. The responsibility for taking care of the poor and infirm is returned, as it had existed for centuries, to local governments and churches and charitable institutions. As Schiff points out, this alternative vision for America is not new; it is what the country was before the Fed, the New Deal, and the ever increasing expansion of the federal government.

    Schiff also offers compromise proposals, which he deems more politically achievable. The alternative vision would, in general, decrease the size of the federal government and gradually phase out government transfer programs, using means testing as an interim measure.

    Essentially, Schiff presents a Libertarian view of what the country should be. Libertarian philosophy generally offends Democrats (because it would shrink the federal government substantially) and certain elements of the Republican Party (less government interference means legalizing drugs and a less aggressive military). However, it has the virtue of at least being consistent (less government in every aspect of our lives) while the current parties each support an expanding federal government (and greater intrusion) one way or the other.

    Schiff's book lays out the Libertarian case in detail. The book is important because many people really do not understand Libertarian philosophy, although many clearly agree with at least substantial parts of it.

    One cautionary note: The book does NOT lay out in any detail how to invest for or protect yourself from the crash Schiff is certain is coming. He summarizes his views in one chapter. Those looking for investment advice should read Schiff's other books. The title is misleading in this respect.

  • Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

    "Great Book"

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    Charles Krauthammer is a great writer, and this collection of is work over several decades is well worth reading. Of modern political writers, Krauthammer is probably the best at laying out an organized, thoughtful, supported, and convincing argument. At he is entertaining to boot.

    The book is not limited to politics and some of the most entertaining selections are about the author's family and passions (I'm glad he likes baseball; sorry he is a Nationals fan!).

    The narration is inexplicably split between the author and another narrator. I don't know why it was done this way, and it is a bit distracting.

  • Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies

    "Should Be Required Reading"

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    Malkin explains in considerable detail why the disaster that is unfolding in D.C. is happening. The failure of the mainstream press to bring out this information during the 2008 campaign represents the abject failure of the so-called "Fourth Branch of Government."

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  • "Integrity-Can You Tell Me Where It'..."

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    Plato said that opinion is just the medium between ignorance and knowledge. For a while, I was almost singularly passionate about educating myself regarding politics - gaining knowledge - then I plum ran out of mental energy, and returned to the easy comfort of just having an opinion. Familiar with Truthdig, and having read War Is A Force...so many yrs. ago I've forgotten most of the content, I thought maybe Death of the Liberal Class might get me back into the quest. While I'll never be truly politically savvy, reading Death of the Liberal Class was my own little "intellectual effort" to move my opinion towards knowledge.

    Call Hedges cynical, pessimistic, a bleak alarmist, whatever...but reasonably, you'd better add honest, passionate, globally intelligent, and a patriot. Yes, you can be "disobedient" and be a patriot. Howard Zinn wrote, "Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery- have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience."

    Admittedly, this is a blood-boiling and sobering book, not fun to hear (quoting Hamilton's too-little-too-late Requiem for a Species...that's depressing stuff. At one point in "Camelot," Merlin says to King Arthur, "The uglier the truth, the truer the friend that tells it." a good reference point.) I don't agree with all of Hedges statements (perhaps I should, he is much more knowledgeable than I'll ever be), some of the long pieces of history are already well known therefore not as interesting as the rest of the book, and the structure was sometimes tangled, (and I wish I would have known enough to have read Empire of Illusion first) but Hedges tells it like it is and backs up his words with the facts in a way that any level of pilgrim can understand. Far far and beyond any person's criticisms and political alignments, this is important information that is crucial for our future; fantastic research, brave thesis, and impossible to ignore.

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    Chris Hedges examines the failure of the liberal class to confront the rise of the corporate state and the consequences of a liberalism that has become profoundly bankrupted. Hedges argues that there are five pillars of the liberal establishment and that each of these institutions has sold out the constituents it represented. In doing so, the liberal class has become irrelevant to society at large and ultimately the corporate power elite they once served.

    M. Levine says: "Devastating analysis....."

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    Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (






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    Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

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    Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson continues - one of the richest, most intensive, and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. But the explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election.

    Abdur Abdul-Malik says: ""If You Do Everything, You'll Win""
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    Marked for Death: Islam's War Against the West and Me (






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    Marked for Death: Islam's War Against the West and Me

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    Geert Wilders is a hunted man. He lives in a heavily protected safe house that is bombproof and bulletproof. Why? Because Geert Wilders is marked for death by Islamic extremists. In his new book, Marked for Death, Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders tells his never-before-published story about the jihad being waged against him—and the West.

    William says: "Outstanding! Every American should read this!"
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    God's Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian's Fight for Freedom (






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    God's Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian's Fight for Freedom

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    God’s people are hiding in plain sightTens of millions of Christians live in China today, leading double lives to hide from a government that relentlessly persecutes them. By day, Bob Fu was a teacher in a communist school; by night, he was a preacher in an underground house church network. This edge-of-your-seat book tells the true story of Fu’s conversion to Christianity, his arrest and imprisonment for starting an illegal house church, his harrowing escape, and his subsequent rise to prominence in the United States as an advocate for his oppressed brethren.

    featheredprop says: "Should be required reading for Christians!"
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    Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America (






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    Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America

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    In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into adulthood. For nearly 50 years Jonathan has pricked the conscience of his readers by laying bare the savage inequalities inflicted upon children for no reason but the accident of being born to poverty within a wealthy nation.

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    Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime (






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    Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

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    Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Game Change is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel. Character driven and dialogue rich, replete with extravagantly detailed scenes, this is the occasion-ally shocking, often hilarious, ultimately definitive account of the campaign of a lifetime.

    Joe says: "Best Audiobook of 2010!"
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    Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power (






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    Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

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    Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails. Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a "loud and jangly" political debate about how, when, and where to apply America's strength and power - and who gets to make those decisions.

    Dolf says: "Half the National Debt?"
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    Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto (






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    Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto

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    Conservative talk radio's fastest-growing superstar is also a New York Times best-selling phenomenon: the author of the groundbreaking critique of the Supreme Court, Men in Black, and the deeply personal dog lover's memoir Rescuing Sprite, Mark R. Levin now delivers the book that characterizes both his devotion to his more than 5 million listeners and his love of our country and the legacy of our Founding Fathers.

    Roy says: "Shifted My Point of View"
  • America: Imagine a World Without Her (






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    America: Imagine a World Without Her

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    Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder? Or is America still the hope of the world? New York Times best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza says these questions are no mere academic exercise.

    Kindle Customer says: "We can think for ourselves"
  • One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future (






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    One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future

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    In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Standing a few feet from President Obama, I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing our country and called for a return to the principles that made America great. Many Americans heard and responded, but our nation’s decline has continued. Today the danger is greater than ever before, and I have never shared a more urgent message than I do now.

    Michelle Love says: "Please lead our nation from the brink of..."
  • Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics (






UNABRIDGED) by Charles Krauthammer Narrated by Charles Krauthammer, George Newbern

    Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

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    A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades dazzled readers with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column is a must-read in Washington and across the country. Now, finally, the best of Krauthammer's intelligence, erudition, and wit are collected in one volume.

    Alan says: "Charles K, author and narrator ..... enuf said"
  • Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left (






UNABRIDGED) by David Horowitz Narrated by John McLain

    Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left

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    America is at a crucial turning point in its history, and Republicans have been losing ground to Democrats for too long. In Take No Prisoners, Horowitz sounds a clarion call for conservatives to use liberals' take-no-prisoners playbook against them. From his days as a founder of the radical New Left movement in the 1960s to his storied career as a leading conservative activist, Horowitz has a lifetime of experience in battleground politics. Now he lays out a winning political strategy for the Right that can save the country from sliding into economic and social ruin.

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  • America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great (






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    America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

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    What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand... what is good about America... and where we have gone astray.

    Jonathan says: "A must for Americans"
  • America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't (






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    America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't

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    Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America. You could say we're the number one nation at being the best at greatness. But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken! And we can't exchange it because we're 236 years past the 30-day return window. Look around - we don't make anything anymore, we've mortgaged our future to China, and the Apologist-in-Chief goes on world tours just to bow before foreign leaders.

    Brett says: "Funny as usual"
  • The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (






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    The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

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    In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. His starting point is moral intuition - the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. These intuitions feel like self-evident truths, making us righteously certain that those who see things differently are wrong. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right.

    Douglas says: "A Brilliant And Insightful Book!"
  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty (






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    Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

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    Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

    Ryan says: "Important themes, with blind spots"
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  • The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (






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    The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

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    Robert Caro's monumental book makes public what few outsiders have known: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of our time in the City and in the State of New York. And in telling the Moses story, Caro both opens up to an unprecedented degree the way in which politics really happens - the way things really get done in America's City Halls and Statehouses - and brings to light a bonanza of vital new information.

    jeff says: "AMAZING read"
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (






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    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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    In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans.

    Alisha says: "Great Book a must read for every American!"
  • Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting (






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    Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting

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    In Operation Shakespeare, investigative journalist John Shiffman traces a high-risk undercover operation launched by an elite undercover Homeland Security unit created to stop the Iranians, Russians, Chinese, Pakistanis, and North Koreans from acquiring sophisticated American-made electronics capable of guiding missiles, jamming radar, and triggering countless weapons - from wireless IEDs to nuclear bombs.

  • Double Down: Game Change 2012 (






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    Double Down: Game Change 2012

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    Drawing on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Heilemann and Halperin deliver another reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel. Character driven and dialogue rich, replete with extravagantly detailed scenes, Double Down offers a panoramic account of a campaign at once intensely hard fought and lastingly consequential. For Obama, the victory he achieved meant even more to him than the one he had pulled off four years earlier.

    Tony says: "Game Change 2.0"
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    Temptations of Power: Islamists & Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East

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    In 1989, Francis Fukuyama famously announced the "end of history." The Berlin Wall had fallen; liberal democracy had won out. But what of illiberal democracy - the idea that popular majorities, working through the democratic process, might reject gender equality, religious freedoms, and other norms that Western democracies take for granted? Nowhere have such considerations become more relevant than in the Middle East, where the uprisings of 2011 swept the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups to power.

  • Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left (






UNABRIDGED) by David Horowitz Narrated by John McLain

    Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left

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    America is at a crucial turning point in its history, and Republicans have been losing ground to Democrats for too long. In Take No Prisoners, Horowitz sounds a clarion call for conservatives to use liberals' take-no-prisoners playbook against them. From his days as a founder of the radical New Left movement in the 1960s to his storied career as a leading conservative activist, Horowitz has a lifetime of experience in battleground politics. Now he lays out a winning political strategy for the Right that can save the country from sliding into economic and social ruin.

  • Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS (






UNABRIDGED) by Steve Forbes Narrated by Ben Sheedy

    Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS

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    File your taxes on a postcard? Impossible! Guess again, says Steve Forbes, in his important new audiobook Flat Tax Revolution. In fact, countries around the world have freed their taxpayers to do just that - and we can, too, with a simple flat tax that will slash tax rates, spur economic growth, and put the IRS out of business

  • Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting (






UNABRIDGED) by John Shiffman Narrated by David Drummond

    Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting

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    In Operation Shakespeare, investigative journalist John Shiffman traces a high-risk undercover operation launched by an elite undercover Homeland Security unit created to stop the Iranians, Russians, Chinese, Pakistanis, and North Koreans from acquiring sophisticated American-made electronics capable of guiding missiles, jamming radar, and triggering countless weapons - from wireless IEDs to nuclear bombs.

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  • The Murder of the Middle Class: How to Save Yourself and Your Family from the Criminal Conspiracy of the Century (






UNABRIDGED) by Wayne Allyn Root Narrated by Tom Weiner

    The Murder of the Middle Class: How to Save Yourself and Your Family from the Criminal Conspiracy of the Century

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    President Obama's goal is to create a two-class society: the poor and the super-rich. Decades of liberals - and even a few supposed "Republicans" - have helped push America toward this goal, and President Obama hopes to finish their work. Why? Because this two-class society cements the crony capitalism that feeds big government and keeps corrupt big shots like Obama and his friends in power, permanently enshrined as the ruling class. Meanwhile, it keeps everyone else hooked on the government like a drug that's impossible to quit.

  • James Madison's Final Address (






UNABRIDGED) by James Madison Narrated by John Greenman

    James Madison's Final Address

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    In this, his eighth annual message, Madison tells of his impending retirement. For the future he recommends better transportation, a national university, rebuilding the military, and a consistent system of weights and measures, among other things.

  • 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity (






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    935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity

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    Facts are and must be the coin of the realm in a democracy. Unfortunately, for citizens in the United States and throughout the world, distinguishing between fact and fiction - always a formidable challenge - is now more difficult than ever, as a constant stream of questionable information pours into media outlets. Lewis argues forcefully that while data points and factoids abound, it is much harder to get to the whole truth of complex issues in time for that truth to guide citizens, voters, and decision makers.

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