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.
This information constitutes an important tale that must be told, something the mainstream media refuses to aknowlege.
Dinesh D'Souza has researched Barack Obama in an effort to determine the motivations of this enigmatic president. On the surface, it appears that Obama is striving to bring about socialist equality. But D'Souza takes a closer look and determines that an anti-colonialism obsession is what drives Obama. I found the analysis of Obama to be interesting and worth reading.
Much of "The Roots of Obama's Rage" is a summary of D'Souza's own opinions regarding economics and foreign policy. This is a critique of Obama's misguided ideas. I am happy to read D'Souza's opinions as I regard him generally to be correct. However, I think his objective is to convince people that socialism and appeasement are bad policy and my experience is that socialists and appeasers are not swayed by logic.
The narration is excellent.
John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"
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.
Important, reveling, Interesting
Depends on the topic
Well read but not performed
Hardly the topic to make you either laugh or cry, but it does elicit an emotional response of incredulity or despair depending on your point of view.
Interesting facts, based on his own writings, about what motivates the president, which is important to know to understand the direction he is leading the country, and as he has been reelected where the USA society could ultimately end up.
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.
It is easier for me to listen than read
To find out the truth
An excellent book
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.