This lecture was cr*p. Some mid-level Officer who equates everything to either his military experience or hyper macho sports references. His lecture was more a story on military history including him reading entire sections of military history books rather than strategic thought process.
I wish I had my money back. The only way this lecture would be worth while is if I was a mid-level Officer who longs for my days in the military, you will get the same from the Military Channel as you will get from this lecture. 99% of this lecture has very little to do with real life strategic thought. Just get a copy of "The Art of War", it's free and is more relevant. Ridgley is just another huckster with a degree.
Stan's lecture was simply horrible that had little to do with the way he delivered the course and more to do with the lack of meaningful content.
Send this guy back to the military as that is the only place that appears to give his sad life meaning.
I had to turn this off before I started murdering my neighbors. The readers arrogant English accent and tonality did nothing but made me angry.
He spent 5, yes 5 chapters attempting to convince me that Christianity is the true religion, no mention of the Cathars, the sacking of Alexandria or other atrocities committed by Christian just what a great religion Christianity is.
I felt as though it was 1900 and some psychotic British Imperialist was trying to convince me of things that we know now are anything but made up history.
I truly wish practice of breaking someone on the wheel was still practiced so that I could personally break the legs of Charlton Griffen with an iron rod while impaling Briton, Christopher, and Wolff.
If you are a Anglophile in need of validation you will love this book, if you are a normal air breathing human it will drive you insane and make you want to drown the first living thing you can get your hands on.
It turned me off of any book read by an Englishman
If I could have put read hot pokers in the ears of Mr. Griffen
the part between the first sentence and the last
I wish I had my money back, this book made me feel like I had just paid for a hooker who was actually a man in drag and everyone knew but me.
Overall this was a good story. Not that many revelations but well a thought out book. Clearly something has went off the tracks in Washington DC, it is also clear that the overriding cause is money and the role it plays in American politics Without regard to Party or philosophical leanings, money has corrupted for the most part everyone engaged in government.
The other major issue as I see it is the press and their decision to walk away from actual reporting so as not to offend the ruling class and their corporate advertising clients. This book touches on this problem. For the most part, authors have been unwilling to point out their own role in the disintegration of American politics.
I'm a person that tries to read at least 4 news papers every day and have been doing so for some time and have witnessed this problem gradually manifest itself. It has been like the example of a frog in a pot of water on the stove. Unfortunately more and more people get their news from Comedy Central rather than the 6 PM news. Part of this has to do with the shot callers at networks and Editors of newspapers promoting news casters and print journalist based on reasons other than their journalistic ability. This has resulted in the dumbing down of content, I'm not sure if this is done for the audience or the walking haircuts now considered journalist. Another factor has been sites like Politico that turns politics into a celebrity game show like US or People is for movie stars. Politics should be treated different than Hollywood. The author does just that in this book and that is why I am recommending it.
Would I recommend it? yes
Yes, I thought he was good author.
It actually made me more despondent in regards to the ruling elites of both Parties.
This was my first Audible book. The presenter did a great job but I still like books better for some reason.
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