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The Roots of Obama’s Rage | [Dinesh D’Souza]

The Roots of Obama’s Rage

D’Souza explains that the reason Obama appears to be working to destroy America from within is found, as Obama himself admits, in The Dreams of My Father: a deeply hostile anticolonialism. Instilled in him by his father, this worldview has led President Obama to resent America and everything we stand for. D’Souza masterfully shows how Obama is working to weaken and punish America here and abroad.
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Publisher's Summary

Critics of President Obama have attacked him as a socialist, an African American radical, and a big-government liberal. But somehow the critics have failed to understand what’s truly driving Barack Obama. Now best-selling author Dinesh D’Souza throws out these misplaced attacks in his new book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage.

D’Souza explains that the reason Obama appears to be working to destroy America from within is found, as Obama himself admits, in The Dreams of My Father: a deeply hostile anticolonialism. Instilled in him by his father, this worldview has led President Obama to resent America and everything we stand for.

Viewing Obama through this anticolonialism prism and drawing evidence from President Obama’s own life and writings, D’Souza masterfully shows how Obama is working to weaken and punish America here and abroad. From enacting crippling financial reforms to setting artificial withdrawal dates in Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama is trying to muzzle the capitalism which he sees as exploiting the weak. Our president, argues D’Souza, is more concerned with being labeled as America the Oppressor than winning the war on terror.

The Roots of Obama’s Rage reveals Obama for who he really is: a man driven by the anticolonial ideology of his father and the first American president to actually seek to reduce America’s strength, influence, and standard of living. Controversial and compelling, The Roots of Obama’s Rage is poised to be the one book that truly defines Obama and his presidency.

Dinesh D’Souza is the best-selling author of several books, including What’s So Great about America, What’s So Great about Christianity, and Life after Death. He has been a White House policy analyst, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He lives in Rancho Santa Fe, California, with his wife Dixie and their daughter Danielle.

©2010 Dinesh D’Souza (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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“Dinesh D’Souza is one of the most original, insightful, and penetrating minds in America today.” (Paul Johnson, author of Modern Times)

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    Amazon Customer Mitchell, Ontario, Canada 08-28-11
    Amazon Customer Mitchell, Ontario, Canada 08-28-11 Member Since 2000
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    "Now I Know Why"

    Whle a Canadian, I follow US politics as closely as the average American. While I was not a supporter of Obama because of his policies, this opposition was somewhat muted by my own "white guilt". While not wanting Obama to win, I was not overly upset because it did mark an historic landmark to have an African American elected to be the President of what was, at the time of his election, the most powerful country in the world. However, since that time, the worst of my fears have come to fruition, as I have seen his policies first slowly and ever more quickly erode the financial and the political power that once was supreme in all the world. While I think that this was inevitable given past governments, both Democrats Replicans, I believe that it has been accelerated under President Obama.

    Dinesh D'Sousa's book provides a great deal of light on who President Obama is and how he got that way. While I'm sure that his character is much more complex than outlined in the book, as we all are, the book provides a window into a character who burst upon the political scene, a virtual unknown. While Mr. D'Sousa's obvious conservative values show through, particularly when outlining what Obama should have done, the true value is in his description of his theories as to the reasons why he has done the things that he has done. Well written and a captivating book!

    6 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Elton Los angeles, CA, United States 10-10-10
    Elton Los angeles, CA, United States 10-10-10 Member Since 2004

    I teach Business, Economics, and English at a university in Tokyo. My interests are in politics, economics, and philosophy. I hold a BA in English Literature, and an MA in Political Science.

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    "You are what I say you are!"

    The shear hubris of D'souza attempting to paint President Obama as the nefarious socialist trojan horse is laughable. The reader is supposed to have read Oabama's previous autobiographical works then throw out Obama's narrative of his own life and replace it with D'souza's illogical reasoning? Yeah right!
    This book has one purpose and one purpose only. Not to provide an informative perspective on the 44th President of the United States, but to try and paint a cubist portrait of Obama using disjointed angles and perspectives until you get a funky rendering that looks ideologically pleasing but does not reflect reality.
    If you are into the politics of the time and want to stay up to date on the political talking points this book is something it sounds like the far right will use and Obama supporters will ignore. You may want to get an abridged version.
    If you are interested in moving our country forward and building a strong future ignore this book and find something more productive to do with your time.

    36 of 97 people found this review helpful
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    David Foxboro, MA, United States 04-11-12
    David Foxboro, MA, United States 04-11-12 Member Since 2012

    Voracious, omnivorous reader. Audible provides another venue to absorb information.

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    "Chilling and Well Documented"
    What made the experience of listening to The Roots of Obama’s Rage the most enjoyable?

    Factual material.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The subject.


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Compelling reading format.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Too numerous to mention.


    Any additional comments?

    Many unexplained and bizarre aspects of the president's behavior now seem understandable.

    6 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew APO, AE, United States 08-04-13
    Andrew APO, AE, United States 08-04-13 Member Since 2011

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    "An unintelligent, petty, absurd waste of time"

    This book is biased and irrational, and inflammatory in that the author tries to pass as some sort of political scholar. This book is clearly written by a white male but because of the racial connotations, he attempt to gain 'street cred' by publishing it under the guise of a minority.

    The author's thesis in the book is that Obama has anti-colonial tenancies which is nothing more than a negative connotation of believing that one group of people should not impose their will upon another group of people.

    He demonizes this principle, and does so, at best, with very loose connections, and at worst, with blatant irrationality: even going so far as to chastise Obama's heroizing of his distant father as a child.

    This book is not for anyone wishing to lean anything about Obama or politics.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laura galesburg, MI, United States 04-02-13
    Laura galesburg, MI, United States 04-02-13
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    "Rock on, my brother"
    Any additional comments?

    This information constitutes an important tale that must be told, something the mainstream media refuses to aknowlege.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John Oak Park, IL, United States 12-30-12
    John Oak Park, IL, United States 12-30-12 Member Since 2008
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    "D'Souza fans will like this"

    Dinesh D'Souza has researched Barack Obama in an effort to determine the motivations of this enigmatic president. On the surface, it appears that Obama is striving to bring about socialist equality. But D'Souza takes a closer look and determines that an anti-colonialism obsession is what drives Obama. I found the analysis of Obama to be interesting and worth reading.

    Much of "The Roots of Obama's Rage" is a summary of D'Souza's own opinions regarding economics and foreign policy. This is a critique of Obama's misguided ideas. I am happy to read D'Souza's opinions as I regard him generally to be correct. However, I think his objective is to convince people that socialism and appeasement are bad policy and my experience is that socialists and appeasers are not swayed by logic.

    The narration is excellent.

    John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wendi Lehi, UT, United States 12-26-12
    Wendi Lehi, UT, United States 12-26-12 Member Since 2010
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    "History you didn't know but should"
    Would you listen to The Roots of Obama’s Rage again? Why?

    Probably not, just because there are so many other good books to get to, but it was a lot of information I did not know about the history of Africa and British Colonialism. Was hard to turn off because it was so fascinating.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Roots of Obama’s Rage?

    All of it was pretty new information to me. I cannot recall through out all of high school and college learning about British Colonialism and it's impact much beyond reading Heart of Darkness. So, in addition to D'Souza's perspective on how it has influenced Obama (based on Obama's biography), it was like one giant history lesson on how the rest of the world views Western Civilization and why. It was intriguing to say the least.


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It took me a little while to get used to his style of speaking, but I enjoyed it once I did. I would listen to more book narrated by this reader. He really handled some difficult African names very well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could have, yes.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DWR Minnesota, USA 12-19-12
    DWR Minnesota, USA 12-19-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Very Factual and Enlightning"
    If you could sum up The Roots of Obama’s Rage in three words, what would they be?

    Important, reveling, Interesting


    Would you be willing to try another book from Dinesh D’Souza? Why or why not?

    Depends on the topic


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Well read but not performed


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Hardly the topic to make you either laugh or cry, but it does elicit an emotional response of incredulity or despair depending on your point of view.


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting facts, based on his own writings, about what motivates the president, which is important to know to understand the direction he is leading the country, and as he has been reelected where the USA society could ultimately end up.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DK COLCHESTER, VT, United States 12-11-12
    DK COLCHESTER, VT, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2012

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(

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    "A MUST READ to understand 44th President's Vision"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it explains Obama's philosophy and desire for redistribution and anti-colonialism views.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Brilliant, masterful understanding from a man with a similar upbringing.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Edith CEDAR KEY, FLORIDA, United States 11-28-12
    Edith CEDAR KEY, FLORIDA, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great explanation of Obama"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Roots of Obama’s Rage to be better than the print version?

    It is easier for me to listen than read


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    To find out the truth


    Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    An excellent book

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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