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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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    Daniel 11-22-10
    Daniel 11-22-10

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    "It all make sense !!!"

    I bought this audiobook after I saw Dinesh D'Souza on Glenn Beck. It is amazing how the pieces of the puzzle come together with the explanations presented in the book. I can understand that some will try to dissuade you to listen or read this book if they have an agenda to follow. The facts are the facts and Dinesh present the facts with a wise interpretation. Highly recommended.

    18 of 38 people found this review helpful
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    "The roots of Obama's Rage"

    Absolutely necessary information to understand the motives and direction of Ohama as a president of the US and as a international negotiator.

    16 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Mitchell, Ontario, Canada 08-28-11
    Amazon Customer Mitchell, Ontario, Canada 08-28-11 Member Since 2002
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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!

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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.

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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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    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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    Bette Gustine, CA, United States 09-09-11
    Bette Gustine, CA, United States 09-09-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Great & Important Reading (listen) to Understand O"

    I read the book and decided to buy the audio to play when subject of our president arises. I feel this is an important book that clearly spells out how Obama is 'right on track' with his Socialist agenda...and the ruin of America. I hope (and wish) people would wake up and see what kind of person we voted into office. Our president has been so secretive about his past and in the small amount of research I've done to find out who and where he really comes from, found road blocks to stop the information. I hope everyone (pro & con Obama) will at least read this book.

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    Marianne 06-14-14
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    What made the experience of listening to The Roots of Obama’s Rage the most enjoyable?

    Out of the 205 audiobooks I've purchased through Audible.com, this is absolutely the only one that I've ever had trouble downloading. It did download, but without the .aax extension, which makes it unreadable by the computer. Tried it on 2 computers, both macs. Luckily I just happen to know to change the file name to include the .aax extension to make it a recognizable file type. Downloaded to my Android w/o issue.


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

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    DK 12-11-12
    DK 12-11-12 Member Since 2013

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Books outside HOT genre = books given to me to review

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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.


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    Will 08-11-12
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    I thought Obama was a closet Marxist, but D'Souza explains it better. Obama is living his fathers dream. His father was an Anti Colonialist/Imperialist with Marxist leanings and his mission was to fight the British Empire. Anti Colonialism is not well understood in the US (it is weel understood in the rest of the world), so Obama can follow in his father's footsteps without arousing suspicion. His hidden agenda is to achieve equality for the ex colonies by reducing the power and influence of ex imperial powers like Great Brittan, France as well as the US empire. So Obama's domestic and foreign policies are often puzzling, but well explained by D'Souza.

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