I am a big fam of Thomas Sowell's writings and have been since I read Visions of the Annointed a few years ago. That said, having read the former, I was disappointed that this book was really little more than a re-warmed version of VOtA. If you have read VOtA, I would not suggest thsi book. If not, It is a worthy read and sheds light on the tricks played by intellectuals and the followers to skew reality to match their vision.
I really enjoyed this program. Initially, I was put off by the 'jump in to the deep end' approach, but after listening to it a couple times. I found myself being able to have decent conversations in french. My only criticism would be that it would be more helpful if they would briefly discuss irregularities prior to using them. Etre verbs and me, te, and vous pronouns specifically.
I took some French in High School many years ago, an subsequently forgot all of it. I listened to this program, and found myself able to get around Paris speaking the language and not feeling like an idiot The dialogue is simple yet extremely effective. I ONLY WISH AUDIBLE HAD THE NEXT SET OF LESSONS AVAILABLE.
While there were some interesting elements to this book, I found it to be for the most part, well, fluffy. I was expecting a more critical look at the book. I found the narration annoying, and the potrayals off the mark of my own view of the characters. I knew I was in for trouble the first time they said "Who is John Galt?". They made it sound like it was something other than the rhetorical question of a person unable to comprehend what was happening to their world. I would only recommend this book to a first time reader
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