I found books like Too Big to Fail, Quants, The Big Short, The Greatest Trade Ever, and No One Would Listen to be much more interesting and insightful in their telling of this tragic episode in our history.
On the Brink is a very drab retelling of facts. Mr. Paulson refuses to point any fingers to Congress or the Administration which let us get into this mess. Everyone seemed to him to be really great guys who really worked hard. The only people he didn't seem to care for in his book were Jim Bunning and Sarah Palin and they had nothing to do with this mess. Do not waist your time.... read Too Big to Fail.
I have always found Obama a bit of a mystery. How did he rise so quickly and with so little experience? No one including Mr. D'Souza, interpets history without some bias or filter so it will be interesting to see if D'Souza's hypothesis is able to predict future Obama behavior. The narrator was easy to listen to and I found the book had some interesting insights.
The title and cover photo are deceptive. Do not be fooled as I was.
This book is a just diatribe against the Vatican and what traditional Catholics believe.
St. John Bosco stated that you can tell if something is Catholic by its faithfulness to the Magisterium, the Eucharist and Mary. He dissents on all three. This book is just what you expect from an ex-priest who has bought into the liberal agenda of the 1960s (Hans Kung and friends). He dissents from the Vatican on the usual hot button issues. Much of what he writes about is based on the media hear say and lacks much impartial scholarship.
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