Absolutely necessary information to understand the motives and direction of Ohama as a president of the US and as a international negotiator.
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!
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.
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 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.
Out of the 205 audiobooks I've purchased through Audible.com, this is absolutely the only one that I've ever had trouble downloading. It did download, but without the .aax extension, which makes it unreadable by the computer. Tried it on 2 computers, both macs. Luckily I just happen to know to change the file name to include the .aax extension to make it a recognizable file type. Downloaded to my Android w/o issue.
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(
Yes, it explains Obama's philosophy and desire for redistribution and anti-colonialism views.
Brilliant, masterful understanding from a man with a similar upbringing.
I thought Obama was a closet Marxist, but D'Souza explains it better. Obama is living his fathers dream. His father was an Anti Colonialist/Imperialist with Marxist leanings and his mission was to fight the British Empire. Anti Colonialism is not well understood in the US (it is weel understood in the rest of the world), so Obama can follow in his father's footsteps without arousing suspicion. His hidden agenda is to achieve equality for the ex colonies by reducing the power and influence of ex imperial powers like Great Brittan, France as well as the US empire. So Obama's domestic and foreign policies are often puzzling, but well explained by D'Souza.
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.