I recognize the challenging scope of the project, but felt the final product did not measure up to my expectations. I was unimpressed by the amount of speculation and opinion presented as facts.
No, but I will more carefully screen the reader comments prior to listening.
Disappointment. Though he was enthusiastic, I found Professor Fear to be more of a storyteller than a historian.
I had listened to one other book from The Great Courses: "World War II: A Military and Social History." In comparison to Professor Childers, I found Professor Fears sadly lacking. Frankly, I expected better from The Great Courses.
D'Souza presents a logical and well thought out argument that is a much-needed counterpoint to the overwhelming barrage of heavily left-leaning information in the media and educational systems. Regrettably, he seemed to fall victim to the urge to turn a solid analysis of a political ideology into an attempt to vilify a few individuals. I am no fan of either President Obama’s policies or of Ms. Clinton’s. However, it took the actions (or inactions) of 535 members of Congress, the parties that back them, the media that selectively attacks or promotes issues for ratings, and the American voters to take the United States further down this road. In my view, D’Souza’s choice to attack the figurehead of a deeper ideological issue undermined his message and turned this book into more of a campaign speech. A solid message with immense potential descended into anti-incumbent rhetoric.
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