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  • The Art of Power

  • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

Power is one of the central issues in our lives. From work to personal relationships, the struggle for power plays a pivotal role and, more often than not, prevents us from attaining freedom and happiness. The bottom-line mentality in our culture seeps unnoticed into every other part of our lives. Thich Nhat Hanh illustrates how our current understanding of power leads us on a never-ending search for external markers like job title or salary.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It seems simple but this is real power

  • By Mark on 08-29-15

grateful read

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Reviewed: 07-15-17

thoughtful wisdom and a depth of connection to the ordinary that will surprise you and push you to lead an examined life

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • On Tyranny

  • Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
  • By: Timothy Snyder
  • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,933
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,638

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the 20th century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • History does not repeat, but it does instruct.

  • By Darwin8u on 11-19-18

important read

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Reviewed: 06-10-17

quick read with good insightful and historical context of what we are experiencing in world politics today. this is clesrly a conscious effort by facism here and abroad to destroy democracy with misinformation, fear and direct assault of the institutions of the West. trump, Putin and others are to be feared and removed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • C Street

  • The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy
  • By: Jeff Sharlet
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Guskin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to have reported from inside the C Street House, the Fellowship residence known simply by its Washington, D.C., address. The house has lately been the scene of notorious political scandal, but more crucially, it is home to efforts to transform the very fabric of American democracy. And now, after laying bare its tenants' past in The Family, Sharlet reports from deep within fundamentalism in today's world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Much Of A Sequel

  • By Paul on 11-28-11

must read book

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Reviewed: 06-09-17

this book gives insight and deep understanding of why so many people are asking 'what the he'll is going on in America now?' must read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • White Trash

  • The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
  • By: Nancy Isenberg
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,865
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,832

In White Trash, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early 19th century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ's Great Society; they haunt us in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 400 Year Head Start Squandered

  • By Virgil on 10-11-16

devastating insightful, stereotype shattering book

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Reviewed: 03-02-17

wonderful read and insight, must read in today's America. highly recommend it for everyone to enjoy

0 of 1 people found this review helpful