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John Ikaika

Kaneohe, HI USA
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  • The Road to Unfreedom

  • Russia, Europe, America
  • By: Timothy Snyder
  • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be absolute. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. But we now know this to be premature. Authoritarianism first returned in Russia, as Putin developed a political system dedicated solely to the consolidation and exercise of power. In the last six years, it has creeped from east to west as nationalism inflames Europe, abetted by Russian propaganda and cyberwarfare.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Exploration of Current Events

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-14-18

Must read

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Reviewed: 07-18-18

Few books are a must read, this is one of them. I thought by the title, the book would be full of hyperbole, not that all.

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  • The Party Is Over

  • How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted
  • By: Mike Lofgren
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

There was a time, not so very long ago, when perfectly rational people ran the Republican Party. So how did the party of Lincoln become the party of lunatics? That is what this book aims to answer. Fear not, the Dems come in for their share of tough talk - they are zombies, a party of the living dead. Mike Lofgren came to Washington in the early eighties - those halcyon, post-Nixonian glory days - for what he imagined would be a short stint on Capitol Hill.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Analysis

  • By Dan D on 09-04-12

A must read

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Reviewed: 01-16-15

A must read for all American citizens. Another in a series of enlightening look at our broken oligarchy of what is really a system for non but those that can afford it.

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  • Predator Nation

  • Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America
  • By: Charles H. Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Charles H. Ferguson, who electrified the world with his Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, now explains how a predator elite took over the country, step by step, and he exposes the networks of academic, financial, and political influence, in all recent administrations, that prepared the predators' path to conquest. Over the last several decades, the United States has undergone one of the most radical social and economic transformations in its history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Book on the Financial Collapse

  • By Jeremy on 05-27-12

A mandatory read for all Americans

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Reviewed: 01-11-15

If there is a book that should be a mandatory read for all Americans this one is it. Non-partisan look at who really runs America.