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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.

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“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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  • David
  • Foxboro, MA, United States
  • 04-11-12

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

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

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

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.

41 of 113 people found this review helpful

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  • Bette
  • Gustine, CA, United States
  • 09-09-11

Great & Important Reading (listen) to Understand O

I read the book and decided to buy the audio to play when subject of our president arises. I feel this is an important book that clearly spells out how Obama is 'right on track' with his Socialist agenda...and the ruin of America. I hope (and wish) people would wake up and see what kind of person we voted into office. Our president has been so secretive about his past and in the small amount of research I've done to find out who and where he really comes from, found road blocks to stop the information. I hope everyone (pro & con Obama) will at least read this book.

7 of 21 people found this review helpful

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An Enlightening Look Behind Obama's Mask

I thought Obama was a closet Marxist, but D'Souza explains it better. Obama is living his fathers dream. His father was an Anti Colonialist/Imperialist with Marxist leanings and his mission was to fight the British Empire. Anti Colonialism is not well understood in the US (it is weel understood in the rest of the world), so Obama can follow in his father's footsteps without arousing suspicion. His hidden agenda is to achieve equality for the ex colonies by reducing the power and influence of ex imperial powers like Great Brittan, France as well as the US empire. So Obama's domestic and foreign policies are often puzzling, but well explained by D'Souza.

4 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Great read. Highly recommended.

Would you listen to The Roots of Obama’s Rage again? Why?

Yes. It is full of interesting facts and the writer's style is very conversational.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Many facts about the president that our press failed to uncover that leads to a plausible explanation for the president's decisions.

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

Easy to listen to with comfortable tempo. His use of inflection communicates a reasonable level of emotion through out the book.

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

The president's father was a Kenyan who believed 100% tax could be justfied if it was beneficial to programs he supported.

4 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Nick
  • Westminster, CO, United States
  • 05-21-12

Obama Properly Vetted

Any additional comments?

Doing the job that the mass media failed during the 2008 election, Dinesh brings to light several events in Obama's life which provide a picture of who Obama is, and what his core beliefs are. Dinesh's theory sounds a little outlandish at first but its well supported as you progress through the book. It's frighting to think what Obama would do with another 4 years. I'm a republican, but after reading this book, I'd vote for Hillary Clinton any day of the week if it would replace Obama in the Oval Office.

4 of 13 people found this review helpful

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This book answers who is and what drives Obama

What other book might you compare The Roots of Obama’s Rage to and why?

Godforsaken

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

I thought it was good overall.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This book is well researched and builds its explanation logically and methodically.

Any additional comments?

I first read Dinesh D’Souza's book, Godforsaken and it strengthened my faith and answered many questions for me as a Christian. I was hesitant to read a "political hit job book" on Obama, but decided D'Souza would not take that approach given my experience reading Godforsaken.I was correct. Excellent book. Dinesh D’Souza's explanation of Obama's motivations and world view explain what I thought was once unexplainable.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Sheila
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 12-19-11

Fascinating and very thorough

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

Discovering the power a father has over a son - the importance of feeling loved by one's father.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful