These are events that are key to understanding where we are, how we got here and how terribly easy it would be to lose what we consider to be the most valuable aspect of our ability to create the lives we want for our families.
The clear defining of the reality that what we now have is an absolute abnormality in the experience of humans. 2-5% of human kind have had the freedom we have had and that only in the last couple of centuries - but we seem to somehow think this is the norm. It is not, nor is it likely to continue untended by energetic human endeavor.
It should make anyone cry if they love individual freedom.
Should be required reading in order to get a GED or better.
Most people have no idea who our current president is. The media has been in awe and they have kept us in the dark. Let us hope that a sufficient number of citizens figure it out before they vote.
You will greatly appreciate a guided tour of how we are being taken over. Would I listen again? Absolutely, in fact I am buying a hard copy to keep in the library. Andrew Breitbart has a passion for America that came late in life, but he is extraordinarily bright and his passion drove him to be a tireless student of reality. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a clue about this generation's responsibility to pass America on, in tact, to the next generation.
The author himself
It would take a reader with a vivid imagination to maintain the level of passion that he breathes into the work
No, but then I have read it earlier and I have the salient points by now. The value of this book is the intrinsic insight of someone who is intelligent and lived under Socialism. Ayn Rand brings to the table an understanding of why Socialism does not work. You cannot remove individual incentive and personal responsibility from the equation and have the better things that man is capable of creating.
Most interesting is that man does have a self-interested nature and to deny it is to deny a reality, that if lost, will crush the whole. Least interesting is how she flows from this keen perception of the self destructing mechanisms of collectivism to the conclusion that one must also deny God.
I felt it was excellent.
Picking up the tab for a free lunch
This is a true modern classic and should be encouraged as part of an over all view of man's journey
Audio version are superior for a survey approach to a subject. It is not, however, possible to continuously stay tuned in for things such things as dates and names - print is better for this. But to have the freedom to incorporate exercise into the same time slot is a a great gift. It would be my suggestion as a business model that the buyer have the option for another modest fee ($1 or +$2) to also have a downloadable version for reference - especially for non-fiction.
Lynne Olson sees the world through the eyes of a committed Liberal (in the current political, not in the classical sense). This of course colors the work. I do not share this, none the less it is good to know what the heart of an opposing view is. I see the world more like Churchill than the authors favorite- John Gilbert Wynant. I would not seek out nor count out any other work by Olson.
His sense of timing is quite good. His rhythms seem in sink with the intent of the author.
America's strengths and weaknesses as seen by our greatest ally.
In spite of the authors Liberal political bent there is great revelation about the follies of the FDR administration.
The manner in which it documents the paths of those we have considered geniuses incapable of experiencing any life other than what they had.
Good to Great
This was non fiction and the characters not defined except as for their practices and experiences
It just made me say,
Parents owe it to themselves to read this as early on as possible. Had my father read this I might have been a totally different man. Had I read it while in puberty the same may have been true. As a teen I would have been exceedingly wealthy. As a young man, much more accomplished. It is the Chinese mother on steroids.
Humans abandon truth
The realization that we can't ignore fundamental truths
Guaranteed to make you sick
History can be interpreted many ways, but few if any interpretations make as much sense as this work.
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