Against Our Better Judgment

The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel
Narrated by: Daniel McGowan
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: History, 20th Century
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Soon after WWII, U.S. statesman Dean Acheson warned that creating Israel on land already inhabited by Palestinians would "imperil" both American and all Western interests in the region. Despite warnings such as this one, President Truman supported establishing a Jewish state on land primarily inhabited by Muslims and Christians.

Few Americans today are aware that U.S. support enabled the creation of modern Israel. Even fewer know that U.S. politicians pushed this policy over the forceful objections of top diplomatic and military experts.

As this work demonstrates, these politicians were bombarded by a massive pro-Israel lobbying effort that ranged from well-funded and very public Zionist organizations to an "elitist secret society" whose members included Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.

Against Our Better Judgment brings together meticulously sourced evidence to illuminate a reality that differs starkly from the prevailing narrative. It provides a clear view of the history that is key to understanding one of the most critically important political issues of our day.

©2014 Alison Weir (P)2014 Alison Weir

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Good content, bad audio

The book was very interesting, when I could hear it well enough. Unfortunately I had to crank my speaker volume to nervously high levels in order to make out most of the narrator's words, due to the low decibel, unclear audio of the recording.

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Good history. Bad audio.

History worth knowing, but the audio was bad. If it was a longer book I probably would've gave up on it.

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Exceptionally imortant history

This is an exceptionally important book - well-researched & thoroughly documented. It brings to light critical information which has heretofore been covered up, and which levels the playing field, in that despite these coverups, we can now understand what many Palestinians have known for decades: the full history of the creation of Israel, and the injustice with which the U.S. and Britain colluded. And we can understand better the roots of the conflict - which is essential not only for justice, but also for the security of Jews both in Israel and throughout the world.

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Outstanding!!!

The truth, at last...
The sad truth about the complete take over of the US Government.

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This is a very concise, factual point of view

This concise departure from popular opinion is an important read and should be considered in any discussion of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The content is well studied with plenty of citation of other scholarly material. The narration was dry, but understandable. Overall, this is excellent material.

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Hidden history

Part of the story of mankind that maybe uncomfortable for some but needs to be told. Some of the forces at work yesterday,today,and tomorrow. Let us not go blindly into the future without understanding how we are being led. Yes only part of a much bigger picture.

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Important

How our "Greatest Ally" was created.
This book is a great intro to a topic that gets more horrifying the deeper you look.

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Excellent writing, with a major pitfall

Compelling writing that the world needs to hear, and that's where it falls short. Having been published in 2014, I expected a much higher quality narration. Mr McGowan very competently accomplishes the narration, however it has been distributed at such high audio compression that it sounds as if he is reading the book to me via a low bitrate early generation web chat.

I'm sure a higher quality version of this recording is out there, and they would do well to add it to this library.

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Must Read

I would recommend anyone and everyone who is interested in knowing the truth to read this.

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very good and insightful

Very good insight into the unvarnished history of Zionist and there far reaching political power

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  • Philip R. Reeves
  • 07-02-19

fabulous book. everyone must read or listen to

A brilliant written book that the world needs to read and wake up to. Israel is indeed a terrorist state born out of terrorism and the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians. The Zionists have full control of Hollywood, the media and our governments. If anyone examines the evidence of 911 u will also be shocked and surprised on how the Zionists have committed this crime to benefit them in order for the west to destroy their Muslim enemies. the zionist international bankers are the ones pulling the strings

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  • Thomaslala
  • 04-30-19

Insightful and very troubling

Very troubling how hidden this history is. Very well documented with footnotes. Highly recommended for anyone want to understand the truth of the past which will show us the future and the present

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-23-18

The trouble with Israel is long and bitter...

Reading about history outside the official mainstream version and biased propaganda is well worth the time and effort. Well done Alison Weir for speaking out on such explosive historic issues affecting us still today.

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  • Syd Walker
  • 08-24-17

Superb!

A short book that packs real punch.

This is history that's crucial to understand current affairs. Clear prose, well-referenced and narrated with competence by Daniel McGowan. Works nicely synced to the kindle book.

Well done Alison! Your continuing and very effective efforts to bring more justice into the world - especially in relation to the fate of Palestinians and the land of Palestine - are much appreciated, worldwide.