Probably not, just because there are so many other good books to get to, but it was a lot of information I did not know about the history of Africa and British Colonialism. Was hard to turn off because it was so fascinating.
All of it was pretty new information to me. I cannot recall through out all of high school and college learning about British Colonialism and it's impact much beyond reading Heart of Darkness. So, in addition to D'Souza's perspective on how it has influenced Obama (based on Obama's biography), it was like one giant history lesson on how the rest of the world views Western Civilization and why. It was intriguing to say the least.
It took me a little while to get used to his style of speaking, but I enjoyed it once I did. I would listen to more book narrated by this reader. He really handled some difficult African names very well.
If I could have, yes.
I bought this audiobook after I saw Dinesh D'Souza on Glenn Beck. It is amazing how the pieces of the puzzle come together with the explanations presented in the book. I can understand that some will try to dissuade you to listen or read this book if they have an agenda to follow. The facts are the facts and Dinesh present the facts with a wise interpretation. Highly recommended.
Absolutely necessary information to understand the motives and direction of Ohama as a president of the US and as a international negotiator.
The Roots of Obama’s Rage is one of the best books I have read about a president. If you really want to know what makes your president tick, then you need to read this. I was confused as to why Obama did some of the things he has done. Now I know why. It also shows why we need to take back control of our out of control government. Someone "us the responsible people of the USA" has to be a parents, after all the children have been in control of the US government for almost 110 years. Now the biggest irresponsible children are in control now. Very good book!
D'Souza takes a step by step approach in explaining to the listener the background for seemingly illogical decisions made by and subsequently implemented by our President. After listening to this book, television and newspaper pundits as well as people on the street who routinely say, "for the life of me I can't understand why he did this or that" will now have a clear understanding of the Obama descisions.
Unfortunately, the listener will also gain knowledge about how truly destructive these decisions will be for the United States of America. Obama does not believe in American exceptionalism and has said so in speeches quoted in this book. His actions to counter our exceptionalism are outlined in detail by D'Souza. The author is also able to explain the background behind our President's active attempts to reduce our role as the world's policeman and those policies aimed at reducing our standing in the world.
In summary, very insightful.
Whle a Canadian, I follow US politics as closely as the average American. While I was not a supporter of Obama because of his policies, this opposition was somewhat muted by my own "white guilt". While not wanting Obama to win, I was not overly upset because it did mark an historic landmark to have an African American elected to be the President of what was, at the time of his election, the most powerful country in the world. However, since that time, the worst of my fears have come to fruition, as I have seen his policies first slowly and ever more quickly erode the financial and the political power that once was supreme in all the world. While I think that this was inevitable given past governments, both Democrats Replicans, I believe that it has been accelerated under President Obama.
Dinesh D'Sousa's book provides a great deal of light on who President Obama is and how he got that way. While I'm sure that his character is much more complex than outlined in the book, as we all are, the book provides a window into a character who burst upon the political scene, a virtual unknown. While Mr. D'Sousa's obvious conservative values show through, particularly when outlining what Obama should have done, the true value is in his description of his theories as to the reasons why he has done the things that he has done. Well written and a captivating book!
Voracious, omnivorous reader. Audible provides another venue to absorb information.
Compelling reading format.
Too numerous to mention.
Many unexplained and bizarre aspects of the president's behavior now seem understandable.
I teach Business, Economics, and English at a university in Tokyo. My interests are in politics, economics, and philosophy. I hold a BA in English Literature, and an MA in Political Science.
The shear hubris of D'souza attempting to paint President Obama as the nefarious socialist trojan horse is laughable. The reader is supposed to have read Oabama's previous autobiographical works then throw out Obama's narrative of his own life and replace it with D'souza's illogical reasoning? Yeah right!
This book has one purpose and one purpose only. Not to provide an informative perspective on the 44th President of the United States, but to try and paint a cubist portrait of Obama using disjointed angles and perspectives until you get a funky rendering that looks ideologically pleasing but does not reflect reality.
If you are into the politics of the time and want to stay up to date on the political talking points this book is something it sounds like the far right will use and Obama supporters will ignore. You may want to get an abridged version.
If you are interested in moving our country forward and building a strong future ignore this book and find something more productive to do with your time.
Dinesh D'Souza really has something here. There was something more than socialist, I just couldn't not understand this man. It fits and he makes a very convincing case. i can away with a much more comprehensive understanding.
I read the book and decided to buy the audio to play when subject of our president arises. I feel this is an important book that clearly spells out how Obama is 'right on track' with his Socialist agenda...and the ruin of America. I hope (and wish) people would wake up and see what kind of person we voted into office. Our president has been so secretive about his past and in the small amount of research I've done to find out who and where he really comes from, found road blocks to stop the information. I hope everyone (pro & con Obama) will at least read this book.