Listened to it after I heard an interview with the author on democracy now. I could not stop listing or sleep until I finished it. It makes you want to cry. A must read for all peace lovers.
I could not stop listening to this audio book. If you read his previous work you will love this one. If you are new to Michael: Open you heart to an emotional journey, and be ready to be captivated from the first page.
This is an amazing book. This book is better then the pillars of the earth. It gives early 20th century a practical and a human face. WARNING: If you are an ultra conservative, if you do no like history or facts, or if you are a religious fanatic: This book may not be for you. For the other 90% of the people you will love it. I could not stop listening to this book.
To the author the USA has a perfect economical and geopolitical system and sets the standard to witch other mainly third words countries should strive. The problem with this view is the lack of space to any improvement and any embitterment of capitalism. Furthermore the author sees the problem as a technical problem, and that all third world countries should do is follow a set of rules or paths to achieve liberty and freedom.
PROBLEM: Were is the economic freedom?? How can any country achieve any level of freedom with no equal economic rights? The author also conveniently ignores the atrocities committed by the west and their repeated roll in crushing any attempts of real democracy (liberty and economic) in the third world..
Please do not waste your time.
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