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  • The Red and the Blue

  • The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism
  • By: Steve Kornacki
  • Narrated by: Steve Kornacki, Ron Butler
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 478

In The Red and the Blue, cable news star and acclaimed journalist Steve Kornacki follows the twin paths of Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich, two larger-than-life politicians who exploited the weakened structure of their respective parties to attain the highest offices. For Clinton, that meant contorting himself around the various factions of the Democratic party to win the presidency. Gingrich employed a scorched-earth strategy to upend the permanent Republican minority in the House, making him speaker.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and informative

  • By Karen on 10-10-18

great story

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Reviewed: 02-10-19

great book chronicling the politics of the us in the 90s. does a good job of setting up the problems that currently plague our political system.

  • 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism

  • By: Ha-Joon Chang
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,015
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    4 out of 5 stars 816

If you've wondered how we did not see the economic collapse coming, Ha-Joon Chang knows the answer: We didn't ask what they didn't tell us about capitalism. This is a lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists-the apostles of the freemarket-have spun since the Age of Reagan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but complicated

  • By Christopher Deaton on 05-03-16

convincingly challenges contemporary economica

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Reviewed: 10-12-18

great book which convincingly challenges traditionally economics. while some parts rely on anecdote, most is strongly supported by theory, and exposes economics for it's lack of scientific rigor.

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