I love Audible books because life is so buzy I seldom have time to sit and read. However, I can Listen and do other activities and still enjoy books. The Tyranny of Cliches provides the Historical content behind the slogans and their idealogically meaning. You need to know History in order to put the present in focus.
Jonah Goldberg's reading of the book provides his inflections of humor, confidence of the historical content, and exasperation of how these cliches are so often repeated as if they have weight .
I am going to also buy the paper copy of the book so I can phyically highlight the factual information. Confuse a Liberal with facts and information. Also, This is one book I want to keep in my library for when my sons go to college in the future I can combat the gobbly gook from their peers and teachers.
I have to hear this several more times to get all that is in this book. The massive references to other works indicate how well read this author is. I heard about Jonah on Crane Durham's "Nothing but Truth." I am impressed with how Jonah connects dots and how he rewinds history to give the original sense of cliches used (and abused). It is cause to slow the track down to catch all of the information.
Most of all, he does a great job in showing how such cliches bring useful discussions to a halt, if the listener is unprepared. Way to go Mr Goldberg!!
Thanks for the respectful discussion of Christianity. Not something heard much these days.
I will need to look for more of this man's work.
Douglas R. Pratt
This is not the kind of brilliant, seminal book that Liberal Fascism was. It's a lot more fun, and listening to Jonah read it is a delight. He brings it to life. I bought six copies for my high school debate team.
The best I've heard so far. So much information and entertainment in one package can't be healthy. It's like maple bacon donuts.
Jonah bringing wit and humor to things that tend to make people yell at each other.
He has a voice that could make a wolverine purr.
The chapter about youth politics.
Jonah has a great voice make this an outstanding choice
Well researched I learned alot
libs read this please
If Author Goldberg had hired a professional to do the reading, this could have been a five. As it is, he clips and swallows words and compresses too many of them into blurs of sound. Conveying ideas audibly is not easy, and Goldberg hasn't a clue.