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Against Our Better Judgment Audiobook

Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel

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Soon after WWII, U.S. statesman Dean Acheson warned that creating Israel on land already inhabited by Palestinians would "imperil" both American and all Western interests in the region. Despite warnings such as this one, President Truman supported establishing a Jewish state on land primarily inhabited by Muslims and Christians.

Few Americans today are aware that U.S. support enabled the creation of modern Israel. Even fewer know that U.S. politicians pushed this policy over the forceful objections of top diplomatic and military experts.

As this work demonstrates, these politicians were bombarded by a massive pro-Israel lobbying effort that ranged from well-funded and very public Zionist organizations to an "elitist secret society" whose members included Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.

Against Our Better Judgment brings together meticulously sourced evidence to illuminate a reality that differs starkly from the prevailing narrative. It provides a clear view of the history that is key to understanding one of the most critically important political issues of our day.

©2014 Alison Weir (P)2014 Alison Weir

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    The book was very interesting, when I could hear it well enough. Unfortunately I had to crank my speaker volume to nervously high levels in order to make out most of the narrator's words, due to the low decibel, unclear audio of the recording.

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    "Exceptionally imortant history"

    This is an exceptionally important book - well-researched & thoroughly documented. It brings to light critical information which has heretofore been covered up, and which levels the playing field, in that despite these coverups, we can now understand what many Palestinians have known for decades: the full history of the creation of Israel, and the injustice with which the U.S. and Britain colluded. And we can understand better the roots of the conflict - which is essential not only for justice, but also for the security of Jews both in Israel and throughout the world.

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    The truth, at last...
    The sad truth about the complete take over of the US Government.

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I liked the information but the audio was horrible. The narrator's voice was ok but it felt like it was recorded in the guy's basement or underwater.


    Would you recommend Against Our Better Judgment to your friends? Why or why not?

    Maybe read it but not listening to it


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The recording of this audio book was horrible. The narrator was ok.


    Do you think Against Our Better Judgment needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No.


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    What did you like best about Against Our Better Judgment? What did you like least?

    It contains good information that every American should know. The quality of the recording did much to be desired though.


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    The description of the Six Days War.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Daniel McGowan’s performances?

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    Did Against Our Better Judgment inspire you to do anything?

    Yes.


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