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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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Crazy unbelievable

How does one react to the statement "what you think is white is really black" when it is unarguably referenced, seemingly meticulously put forth?
I don't know yet.

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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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Outstanding!!!

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

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very good listen

despite the recording production not being the best very informative. I will listen to again

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Wow!

Zionism has done serious damage to the larger part of the Jewish community, it is has engendered behaviors by the top leaders of that movement that correspond to some very ugly historical anti-semitic tropes.

They are making it easy for the conspiracy tin hat crowd and the racist white nationalist all over the western world to say, "See, we were right about the Jews".

I really feel sorry for the regular Jewish people here in America that are being emotionally blackmailed into supporting this thuggish regime. Fortunately in the annals of history the truth will not be suppressed
but it will not be pretty when everyone will be forced to lay the duplicity out on the table for all to see.

The colonist in America were cruel to the natives of the land here as well as to our own population of African Americans. But we, as a country had to level up to our own values (still working on that) and we're paying a high price even today for the suppression and oppression of an entire people's in our land.

The Israeli's have a lot groveling and reparations in their future, they're on the last leg of the Holocaust /
we are always, forever victims arguments. They've thrown away all they're moral clout they had with the West with their behavior and actions as a country.

When you allow revenge, grievance, paranoia with an obsessive focus on self survival above all else tossed with an inability to forgive and forget it makes it really hard to manage a country and government with any kind of diplomacy impossible.

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Interesting information

What did you like best about Against Our Better Judgment? What did you like least?

It contains good information that every American should know. The quality of the recording did much to be desired though.

What did you like best about this story?

The description of the Six Days War.

Would you be willing to try another one of Daniel McGowan’s performances?

No.

Did Against Our Better Judgment inspire you to do anything?

Yes.

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Horrible Audio But Good Info

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I liked the information but the audio was horrible. The narrator's voice was ok but it felt like it was recorded in the guy's basement or underwater.

Would you recommend Against Our Better Judgment to your friends? Why or why not?

Maybe read it but not listening to it

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The recording of this audio book was horrible. The narrator was ok.

Do you think Against Our Better Judgment needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No.

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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.