I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!
I rather enjoyed the book. It shows how the left media manipulates the people into a self-loathing state and perpetuates a false image of minorities and caucasians in typecasted rolls of "the oppressed victims" and "the oppressive perpetrators" respectively.
Ann Coulter lays bare the "liberal's" history of using race to gain power. This is an uncomfortable history our nation has yet to come to grips with. How could it when nearly all the means of telling the story are in the hands of those who would see a loss of power of these things were widely known.
David D. Johnson
Ann Coulter is a terrific historian and has succeeded in telling the development of racism in the United States. Our nation's war against itself is a stunning portrayal of the liberal's blame game. As I grew up I noticed that for some reason, our country was attempting to find racism behind every person; (Especially every Republican). As I grew up in a suburban Chicago home, it seemed liberal fingers were pointing at me! I was very active in my community's African-American neighborhoods too. I came from a decidedly lower middle class white town but I worked at low paying or volunteer jobs....which I did because I wanted to, not because I was shamed into it. However, I was shocked to learn that I was considered a racist...go figure. It's too bad that my altruism was actually questioned when I really wished to just help kids have a good time.
I thought it was well thought out and put together. I am not a fan of hers and read the book on a recommendation. Now if she would please do just as good in her next book about the lies and demagoguery from the side she isn't so inclined to disparage. The chronology is easy to follow and research seems complete. If she puts her mind to it things turn out very well in her story telling. As I suggested, I would a more balanced approach from her. Not in the same book for sure.
I liked that she read the book.
Old Fart 1960 (some day....)
Mugged ranks in the top half of all the audiobooks I've listened to so far.
Ann's delivery and voice really make this audiobook come alive.
Yes, I've heard Ann narrate other books. She's in fine form here.
I wish Ann would narrate all of her books. A listener can get Ann's true meanings by listening to the original author's inflections and intonations. Third party narrators usually can't accomplish this feat, but some do come close.
Yes I would, but only if your friend loves New York
Being reminded of what the race hustlers have been doing for such a long time
No, but the entire book made me angry
Well, it's Ann Coulter. Her voice is strident, her tone scathing, and this book becomes an endurance test to see if you can get to the end before you gouge out your ears. The overall theme is that liberal politicians have used racial issues to bolster their political positions without regard to actual social outcomes of their policies. She cites multiple historical examples as well as statistical evidence in her argumentation, some of which is interesting and some of which is hard to sit through (for example, she breaks out which "Goldwater states" supported which presidential candidates over the last 40 years). This book is interesting if you're conservative and probably intolerable if you're liberal.