I have the utmost respect for Robert Baer as a person and loved "See No Evil" recommended it to many because the book was not only illuminating but you could feel his passion and patriotism unfolding as the book progressed. This book had none of that. I hope he has not become bitter or he needs a paycheck. He is better than that.
I thought as an graduate engineer with honors that I had a grasp of the fundementals of physics. I felt like a grade schooler in a graduate level class after the first hour. How the first book sold so many copies worldwide is beyond me. I guess it was just cool to say you were reading it. I guarantee vast majority of the people that bought the book has no clue of what he was saying. I wish I was a smart as Professor Hawkins not only for his knowledge, vision and understanding but for his ability to make money selling something few people understand what he is saying.
I found this narration one of the most enlightening experiences for me in the last decade. As spiritual seeker I am drawn to topics which discuss the "oneness" of mankind. As one who imagines a world at peace I believe that this can only happen when we see all of mankind as either our brother or sister. This narratation not only made me more attuned to our Islamic sisters and brothers, I learned more old Testament than I did of 12 years of Catholic education. Bravo, Professor Peters you made religion interesting and insightful.
I was captivated by Copote when I was growing up in the Midwest, but I was not prone, nor allowed, to talk about or ponder much about the controversial person or undesireable behavior. But I had remembered that dispite what people said about Capote the person, they always remarked favorably towards his writing.
When I saw the movie "Capote", I knew that I had to listen to the book, which I heard with a mucher deeper empathy of the author, a better context of times, and a greater understanding of man's inhumanity to man.
A remarkable read from a remarkable author who's style changed how books are written but who's recall and his ability to captivate a small group were his only redeeming qualities.
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