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Cory Johnston

Regina, Sk
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  • Kill All Normies

  • Online Culture Wars from 4Chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right
  • By: Angela Nagle
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

Recent years have seen a revival of the heated culture wars of the 1990s, but this time its battleground is the Internet. On one side the alt-right ranges from the once obscure neo-reactionary and white separatist movements, to geeky subcultures like 4chan, to more mainstream manifestations such as the Trump-supporting gay libertarian Milo Yiannopolous. On the other side, struggle sessions and virtue signaling lurk behind a therapeutic language of trigger warnings and safe spaces. The feminist side of the online culture wars has its equally geeky subcultures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some false equivalences, but otherwise great analysis

  • By Daniel Foster on 04-23-18

not good and often wrong

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Cleary written by someone adhering to to doctrine of centrism or stuck in the smug self satisfaction of pointing out to flaws on both sides. Ignoring the entire history of the far right and proclaiming Tumblr as the 4chan of the left. This book is riddled with unjustified opinions and factual errors. Of course it's all expressed as though it's plain and obvious. When compared to other books trying to explain the rise of the alt right and the current culture wars this book is on the low end of rigor and quality. I'm annoyed that I used one of my audible credits on this trite, self congratulatory waste of time.

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  • Alt-America

  • The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
  • By: David Neiwert
  • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Just as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked the world, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious "alt-right" figures mystifies many. But the American extreme right has been growing steadily in number and influence since the 1990s with the rise of patriot militias. Following 9/11, conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent reaction to the first black US president, militant racists have come out of the woodwork.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing. I want to recommend it to everyone.

  • By Charlie Dubboyou on 05-13-18

insightful and informative

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-18

It's awesome! A great resource for understanding the history and methods of far right extremists

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  • The New Jim Crow

  • Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
  • By: Michelle Alexander
  • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,970

In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An essential read. A horrifying reality.

  • By Jeremy on 04-28-12

awesome and informative

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-17

I'm a white guy living in Canada so much of the information in this book was new to me. I think it is a foundational book for anyone who has social justice interests and wants to know what's going on in the US in regards to systemic oppression and mass incarceration.

  • The Kafir Project

  • By: Lee Burvine
  • Narrated by: Seth Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

Astronomer and TV science guy Gevin Rees just landed the interview of a lifetime with the world's most famous physicist. Remarkable, because the eccentric genius is notoriously reclusive, and he's already dead. What happens next forces Rees to run for his life from not one but two deadly assassins and global powers desperate to bury what he's just uncovered. Mind-blowing technology and solid evidence that would rewrite religious history and challenge the faith of billions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written and narrated.

  • By mom of three on 11-10-16

amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-16

it's a great story that captured and held my attention from the start to finish. At the end I wished that it wasn't over. Seth Andrews reading this made listening to it even more of a pleasure than reading it would have been

  • Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)

  • Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts
  • By: Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson
  • Narrated by: Marsha Mercant, Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,521

Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell? Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent insights, but a little too long

  • By Anand on 11-11-12

Amazing and Important book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Everyone should read this book and read it honestly. If you do, you'll learn a lot about the way you manipulate your own thinking in order to reduce dissonance and mental pain.