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  • The Red Thread

  • A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy
  • By: Diana West
  • Narrated by: Diana West
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 72

The first investigation into why a ring of senior Washington officials went rogue to derail the election and the presidency of Donald Trump. There was nothing normal about the 2016 presidential election, not when senior US officials were turning the surveillance powers of the federal government - designed to stop terrorist attacks - against the Republican presidential team. These were the ruthless tactics of a Soviet-style police state, not a democratic republic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome addition to "American Betrayal"!

  • By Kurt on 04-23-19

Welcome addition to "American Betrayal"!

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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: 04-23-19

I discovered Diana West by chance on Youtube during an interview with Stephan Moleneux, and it was a delightful exchange, so I thought I'd look up her books. I have both on audio and I listened to this one first. Now, I am almost finished with "American Betrayal", and I must say that the material in the Red Thread makes a lot more sense as I get farther and farther into the earlier work. "Red Thread" is easily understood without the background, but to shamelessly jump on the analogy bandwagon here, the Trump "blanket" turns into a complicated "tapestry" as you go farther back in time. The most impressive and intriguing aspect of both of these books is the volume of material! Just the volume alone, the references, the incredible detail of events long forgotten, is worth the read. Anyone wanting more information about the topic should get a pen and paper ready as you listen (or as you read) and follow the same literary path that Diana West has here: just fascinating, terrifying, and a very large sense of relief: that someone is "doing the work" of trying to map out the past, to see the threads of influence in our country. One of the first books I read was J. Edgar Hoover's book "Masters of Deceit", and then, in 2007, Paul Kengor's excellent book "Dupes: How America's Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century".
I would highly recommend both of Diana West's book and I will be picking up "death of the grown up" as well. There's a whole lot to unpack in "Threads" and "Betrayal". Looking forward to it.

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  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism

  • By: Paul Kengor
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

The worst idea in history is back! Communism has wrecked national economies, enslaved whole peoples, and killed more than a hundred million men and women. What's not to like? Too many young Americans are supporting communism. Millennials prefer socialism to capitalism, and 25 percent have a positive view of Lenin. One in four Americans believe that George W. Bush killed more people than Joseph Stalin. And 69 percent of millennials would vote for a socialist for president. They ought to know better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be required reading in High School

  • By Kurt on 02-16-18

Should be required reading in High School

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Reviewed: 02-16-18

Easily one of the best books on Communism out there, if the intent is to introduce people who don't know anything about it. Young people are not taught this at all. This is why people like the young lunatic that just attacked innocent kids at a Florida High School wear communist shirts idolizing these lunatic terrorists from the past.
This is one of the those books that is sort of a "launching pad". The chapters allow you to start looking at other resources, other ideas, and you start to see how this has all been tied together in the last 100 years in this country.
The book attempts to explain how.. in a country so successful as the United States.. millions of young people could vote for an avowed Socialist (Bernie Sanders) who proudly displays a USSR flag in his office spaces.
When a sitting Senator from Vermont, puts up a USSR flag in his office, and you understand that that symbol represents a system that murdered more people than the Nazis.. by a factor of at least 3, maybe 4... it is an indicator that there is a serious problem in our education system with regards to the history of Communism.
Every single American who votes should read this book.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Lie

  • Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left
  • By: Dinesh D'Souza
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,045
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,031

What is "the big lie" of the Democratic Party? That conservatives - and President Donald Trump in particular - are fascists. Nazis, even. In a typical comment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says the Trump era is reminiscent of "what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor." But in fact, this audacious lie is a complete inversion of the truth. Yes, there is a fascist threat in America - but that threat is from the Left and the Democratic Party.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not his best.

  • By smarmer on 02-23-18

Collectivism Never Dies!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-18

Dinesh D'Souza's book is one of many that continue to document this fact: that collectivism just "shape shifts" from one generation to the next. As soon as "communism" fell out of favor, they just changed their name.. "Social Justice", "Liberation Theology", "Progressiveness", "Cultural Marxism".. they are all one in the same. The end state is one in the same: use the good will, and the good nature, of human beings, to get the government to legally steal from someone and give it to another.
The more this issue is given serious study, the more this immovable, unchangeable fact becomes more evident as the years go by.
- As the progressive thugs destroy our streets, attack Trump supporters.
- As the media continues to "double down" on their worldview, to the point of absurdity now (This review was written in Feb 2018, as the mainstream media literally supports North Korean terror, just to get in a jab at Trump).
- As people in the scientific community try to get the Center for Disease and Control (CDC) to view "gun violence" as a disease..
- The political Left in this country.. has never, ever changed.
From the times of Robespierre, Jean Jacques Rousseau and the Marquis De Sade, the left continues to push an agenda of hedonism, envy, class hatred, victimization, and division.. all wrapped up in a sickly sweet packaging called "Social Justice" and all the other buzzwords that the old Commissars of the Soviet Union would be proud of.

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  • Demonic

  • How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America
  • By: Ann Coulter
  • Narrated by: Ann Coulter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. The Democratic Party activates mobs, depends on mobs, coddles mobs, publicizes and celebrate mobs - it is the mob. Sweeping in its scope and relentless in its argument, Demonic explains the peculiarities of liberals as standard groupthink behavior. To understand mobs is to understand liberals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Coulter at her best

  • By John on 05-27-12

Prophetic... isn't it?

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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: 10-27-11

Buy the version with Coulter as the narrator.
Then buy the book to do the research.
Then listen to this a few times when you're in the car ( I listened to it 3 times).
Yeah....despite the imperfections of her book (what book is perfect? In what alternate reality do critics live in? ) she's right on target. Don't expect this one to be in the OWS library...
I only wish she didn't name it "Demonic". Scared the less hardy souls among us away...and they need to hear some of the points she's making...

6 of 16 people found this review helpful