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J C

Lexington, KY, USA

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  • Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robert B. Reich
    • Narrated By Robert B. Reich
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    From Robert B. Reich, passionate believer in American democracy and public servant, Reason is a guide to confronting and derailing what he sees as the mounting threat to American liberty, prosperity, and security posed by the radical conservatives, Radcons as he calls them.

    Ron Green says: "Reason"
    "A little less talk, a little more action"
    Overall

    A good, compact book chock full o' ideas as to why Liberals SHOULD win (rather than why they necessarily WILL win) the battle for America. Mr. Reich reads well. He offers many cogent observations refuting the "radcon" agenda and promoting good, solid positive-patriotic Liberalism. I subtract a star only because he arouses your appetite for ideas as to HOW Liberals can win the battle for America without abeddin' it back down again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Newt Gingrich
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    The dangers are manifold: Terrorism. Judges who think they're God (and who are anti-God). Rising economic challenges from China and India. Immigrants and young Americans who know little about American history and values. Can America survive? Yes, says Newt Gingrich, and we as Americans can do more: We can create a safer, more prosperous, and healthier America for our children and grandchildren. How? By enacting a 21st Century Contract with America.

    Robert says: "If you are looking for the truth......"
    "I wish he had read it himself"
    Overall

    As a die-hard Democrat who reads and listens to a lot of conservative propaganda, I'll admit that Newt has always been one of my favorites. His book opens with a self-assessment that puts even me among the majority who oppose the "secular, liberal agenda." Fun stuff! I'd say the first 1/3 is the best as it's interesting to hear him offer subtle distinctions between himself and President Bush in regards to the great threats facing America. (Of course, he's positioning himself for a run in 2008.) The second third gets bogged down in healthcare reform. It's interesting and aimed at aging Baby Boomers--just too long. The final third is rehash of everything you've been hearing from him since the Contract with America. Boring. (Minus one star.) I just wish he'd read the book instead of the bombastic, deep-voiced narrator. (Minus another star.) I've seen Newt speak on TV and in person. His voice is not great, but he's very engaging anyway.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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