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Kelly

Austin, TX, USA

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  • The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Fareed Zakaria
    • Narrated By Ned Schmidtke
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (52)

    American democracy is, in many people's minds, the model for the rest of the world. Fareed Zakaria points out that the American form of democracy is one of the least democratic in use today. Members of the Supreme Court and the Federal Reserve, institutions that fundamentally shape our lives, are appointed, not elected. The Bill of Rights enumerates a set of privileges to which citizens are entitled, no matter what the majority says. By restricting our democracy, we enhance our freedom.

    G Barth says: "Superb Survey of Modern Democratic Issues"
    "The Future of Freedom"
    Overall

    This was an excellent study of what liberty is really about. Democracy does not ensure liberty and the author outlines the necessary elements to a successful LIBERAL Democracy.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Roger Fisher, William Ury, Bruce Patton
    • Narrated By Murphy Guyer
    Overall
    (1192)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (90)

    Getting to Yes is a straightorward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting taken -- and without getting angry. It offers a concise, step-by-step, proven strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict -- whether it involves parents and children, neighbors, bosses and employees, customers or corporations, tenants or diplomats.

    John says: "Beats a new age CD for falling asleep"
    "A starting point"
    Overall

    If you have no experience or knowledge of negotiation this is the perfect start. Experts probably wouldn't learn anything new.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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