then you should read this book. So much of what we are experiencing today has its roots in the experience, wisdom and ultimately the genocide of Native Americans. So many of best ideas in the modern world came from them. And while this book is filled with facts, figures and historical information... it was so interesting that I stayed up late listening. Of course, I think Victor Bevine could read a Dell Technical manual and I would find it engaging lol. Do yourself a favor... this one is worth your time.
of today's conservative political thinking. Current events reflect the same one dimensional and myopic thinking of Rand, in which wealth, greed and profit are Gods and all humane activities are only the feeble efforts of those who are completely selfish and self-serving (unlike the industrialists) at their core. Huh? Well, that's Rand's view. Her characters are black and white and one dimensional for the most part. Hank and Dagny are into BDSM (not unexpected for those inclined to fundamentalist thinking) and Wesley of course is one of the most disgusting supposed "liberals" ever created.
While one might have to withhold judgement to finish reading this monster, I found it quite enlightening in the end. This is the mind set we face in trying to bring about a more equal and humane world. And unlike Rand's fictitious scenarios where the poor industrialists are driven into hiding to remain productive because of the liberals who really aren't liberals... it sure helped me understand the prevailing myopia of the conservative movement in the US. Unfortunately for those of us who don't adhere to one dimensional propaganda... they may soon have their way as they march the country to anarchy or feudalism. Either way, the architects bent on destroying democratic republics will ultimately find they aren't as far up the food chain as they think...and their fantasy as represented in this book will never evolve because it is the nature of power to subjugate all but a few.
Ultimately, if you want to understand how the conservative movement could stand so firm on so many absurd democracy killing issues... here's your bible.
I really didn't get attached to characters. Henry was shallow, Claire far too awe struck... if I hadn't paid for it, I would have not finished it.
And the whole Henry 38 Claire 30 repeated ad nauseum got on my nerves.
It wasn't a bad book but it was just not interesting or thoughtful or insightful. Much more could have been done with this concept and this book missed the mark by miles!
Whoever thought that all of the 1950's Buck Rogers sound effects added to this production had smoked way too many doobies. I had never read the foundation books but had heard many refer to them. If this had been my only exposure, I would hate Isaac Asimov for signing off on this dreadful piece of audio torture.
BUY THE BOOK and save yourself the pain of listening to this awful production which has no less that 2 hours of the 6 hour length dedicated to long, horrible musical and sound effect scores.
Buy this audio if you enjoy pain.
This was a great listen and well narrated. I'm listening to it twice to catch what I missed the first time.
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