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The Roots of Obama’s Rage Audiobook

The Roots of Obama’s Rage

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Publisher's Summary

Critics of President Obama have attacked him as a socialist, an African American radical, and a big-government liberal. But somehow the critics have failed to understand what’s truly driving Barack Obama. Now best-selling author Dinesh D’Souza throws out these misplaced attacks in his new book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage.

D’Souza explains that the reason Obama appears to be working to destroy America from within is found, as Obama himself admits, in The Dreams of My Father: a deeply hostile anticolonialism. Instilled in him by his father, this worldview has led President Obama to resent America and everything we stand for.

Viewing Obama through this anticolonialism prism and drawing evidence from President Obama’s own life and writings, D’Souza masterfully shows how Obama is working to weaken and punish America here and abroad. From enacting crippling financial reforms to setting artificial withdrawal dates in Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama is trying to muzzle the capitalism which he sees as exploiting the weak. Our president, argues D’Souza, is more concerned with being labeled as America the Oppressor than winning the war on terror.

The Roots of Obama’s Rage reveals Obama for who he really is: a man driven by the anticolonial ideology of his father and the first American president to actually seek to reduce America’s strength, influence, and standard of living. Controversial and compelling, The Roots of Obama’s Rage is poised to be the one book that truly defines Obama and his presidency.

Dinesh D’Souza is the best-selling author of several books, including What’s So Great about America, What’s So Great about Christianity, and Life after Death. He has been a White House policy analyst, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He lives in Rancho Santa Fe, California, with his wife Dixie and their daughter Danielle.

©2010 Dinesh D’Souza (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Dinesh D’Souza is one of the most original, insightful, and penetrating minds in America today.” (Paul Johnson, author of Modern Times)

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    Wayne Yukon, OK, United States 10-19-10
    Wayne Yukon, OK, United States 10-19-10

    My children's father and my wife's man, I enjoy a little bit of everything: fiction, history, current events, and humor. Narrator is key.

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    "Poorly researched"

    Look up Andrew Ferguson review in The Weekly Standard in which he goes over the details D'Souza brings up and refutes them with transcripts, actual research into the original material (i.e., Obama's autobiographical works), and direct analysis of the author's conclusions. I'm embarrassed to say I bought into the notions of this book before I considered how terribly put together it might have been. Wish I could dump it for my credit back.

    51 of 101 people found this review helpful
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    Wendi A. Pilling 12-26-12 Member Since 2016
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    Would you listen to The Roots of Obama’s Rage again? Why?

    Probably not, just because there are so many other good books to get to, but it was a lot of information I did not know about the history of Africa and British Colonialism. Was hard to turn off because it was so fascinating.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Roots of Obama’s Rage?

    All of it was pretty new information to me. I cannot recall through out all of high school and college learning about British Colonialism and it's impact much beyond reading Heart of Darkness. So, in addition to D'Souza's perspective on how it has influenced Obama (based on Obama's biography), it was like one giant history lesson on how the rest of the world views Western Civilization and why. It was intriguing to say the least.


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It took me a little while to get used to his style of speaking, but I enjoyed it once I did. I would listen to more book narrated by this reader. He really handled some difficult African names very well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could have, yes.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 11-22-10
    Daniel 11-22-10

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    "It all make sense !!!"

    I bought this audiobook after I saw Dinesh D'Souza on Glenn Beck. It is amazing how the pieces of the puzzle come together with the explanations presented in the book. I can understand that some will try to dissuade you to listen or read this book if they have an agenda to follow. The facts are the facts and Dinesh present the facts with a wise interpretation. Highly recommended.

    20 of 40 people found this review helpful
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    11-10-10
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    "The roots of Obama's Rage"

    Absolutely necessary information to understand the motives and direction of Ohama as a president of the US and as a international negotiator.

    18 of 36 people found this review helpful
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    Doc Lebanon, TN, US 12-04-10
    Doc Lebanon, TN, US 12-04-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Insight into Obama's Decisions"

    D'Souza takes a step by step approach in explaining to the listener the background for seemingly illogical decisions made by and subsequently implemented by our President. After listening to this book, television and newspaper pundits as well as people on the street who routinely say, "for the life of me I can't understand why he did this or that" will now have a clear understanding of the Obama descisions.
    Unfortunately, the listener will also gain knowledge about how truly destructive these decisions will be for the United States of America. Obama does not believe in American exceptionalism and has said so in speeches quoted in this book. His actions to counter our exceptionalism are outlined in detail by D'Souza. The author is also able to explain the background behind our President's active attempts to reduce our role as the world's policeman and those policies aimed at reducing our standing in the world.
    In summary, very insightful.

    19 of 39 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Mitchell, Ontario, Canada 08-28-11
    Amazon Customer Mitchell, Ontario, Canada 08-28-11 Member Since 2002
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    "Now I Know Why"

    Whle a Canadian, I follow US politics as closely as the average American. While I was not a supporter of Obama because of his policies, this opposition was somewhat muted by my own "white guilt". While not wanting Obama to win, I was not overly upset because it did mark an historic landmark to have an African American elected to be the President of what was, at the time of his election, the most powerful country in the world. However, since that time, the worst of my fears have come to fruition, as I have seen his policies first slowly and ever more quickly erode the financial and the political power that once was supreme in all the world. While I think that this was inevitable given past governments, both Democrats Replicans, I believe that it has been accelerated under President Obama.

    Dinesh D'Sousa's book provides a great deal of light on who President Obama is and how he got that way. While I'm sure that his character is much more complex than outlined in the book, as we all are, the book provides a window into a character who burst upon the political scene, a virtual unknown. While Mr. D'Sousa's obvious conservative values show through, particularly when outlining what Obama should have done, the true value is in his description of his theories as to the reasons why he has done the things that he has done. Well written and a captivating book!

    8 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    David Foxboro, MA, United States 04-11-12
    David Foxboro, MA, United States 04-11-12 Member Since 2012

    Voracious, omnivorous reader. Audible provides another venue to absorb information.

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    "Chilling and Well Documented"
    What made the experience of listening to The Roots of Obama’s Rage the most enjoyable?

    Factual material.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The subject.


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Compelling reading format.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Too numerous to mention.


    Any additional comments?

    Many unexplained and bizarre aspects of the president's behavior now seem understandable.

    7 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    J baun Wilkes Barre, PA, United States 07-03-12
    J baun Wilkes Barre, PA, United States 07-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Spot On"

    Dinesh D'Souza really has something here. There was something more than socialist, I just couldn't not understand this man. It fits and he makes a very convincing case. i can away with a much more comprehensive understanding.

    5 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    William TUCSON, AZ, United States 05-29-12
    William TUCSON, AZ, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Eye Opening"

    This should be a must read for every voter and every American. It explains much of the seemingly irrational behavior and agenda of Obama. We need to know this man that has so much power over all of us and wants to have so much more. Be scared, or be prepared--either way, you need to remove your head from the sand and get informed!

    5 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Elton Los angeles, CA, United States 10-10-10
    Elton Los angeles, CA, United States 10-10-10

    I teach Business, Economics, and English at a university in Tokyo. My interests are in politics, economics, and philosophy. I hold a BA in English Literature, and an MA in Political Science.

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    "You are what I say you are!"

    The shear hubris of D'souza attempting to paint President Obama as the nefarious socialist trojan horse is laughable. The reader is supposed to have read Oabama's previous autobiographical works then throw out Obama's narrative of his own life and replace it with D'souza's illogical reasoning? Yeah right!
    This book has one purpose and one purpose only. Not to provide an informative perspective on the 44th President of the United States, but to try and paint a cubist portrait of Obama using disjointed angles and perspectives until you get a funky rendering that looks ideologically pleasing but does not reflect reality.
    If you are into the politics of the time and want to stay up to date on the political talking points this book is something it sounds like the far right will use and Obama supporters will ignore. You may want to get an abridged version.
    If you are interested in moving our country forward and building a strong future ignore this book and find something more productive to do with your time.

    40 of 108 people found this review helpful

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