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The worst idea in history is back!

Communism has wrecked national economies, enslaved whole peoples, and killed more than a hundred million men and women. What's not to like?

Too many young Americans are supporting communism. Millennials prefer socialism to capitalism, and 25 percent have a positive view of Lenin. One in four Americans believe that George W. Bush killed more people than Joseph Stalin. And 69 percent of millennials would vote for a socialist for president.

They ought to know better. Communism is the most dangerous idea in world history, producing dire poverty, repression, and carnage wherever it has been tried. And no wonder - because communism flatly denies morality, human nature, and basic facts. But it's always going to be different this time.

Renowned scholar and best-selling author Paul Kengor unmasks communism, exposing its blood-drenched history and the strange sway it has long exercised over much of American media and education. He reveals:

  • Stalin alone killed six times as many people as Hitler
  • The Khmer Rouge slaughtered more than a third of the population of Cambodia
  • Communists in Eastern Europe and worldwide tortured Christians
  • Communist Party USA (CPUSA) was directly controlled by the Soviets
  • Obama's CIA director voted for the CPUSA candidate for president in 1980
  • Unrepentant 60s-era communists are educating American teachers today

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism debunks the world's worst ideology, sounds the alarm about its disturbing popular resurgence, and arms you with facts you need to refute its appeal.

©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Should be required reading in High School

Easily one of the best books on Communism out there, if the intent is to introduce people who don't know anything about it. Young people are not taught this at all. This is why people like the young lunatic that just attacked innocent kids at a Florida High School wear communist shirts idolizing these lunatic terrorists from the past.
This is one of the those books that is sort of a "launching pad". The chapters allow you to start looking at other resources, other ideas, and you start to see how this has all been tied together in the last 100 years in this country.
The book attempts to explain how.. in a country so successful as the United States.. millions of young people could vote for an avowed Socialist (Bernie Sanders) who proudly displays a USSR flag in his office spaces.
When a sitting Senator from Vermont, puts up a USSR flag in his office, and you understand that that symbol represents a system that murdered more people than the Nazis.. by a factor of at least 3, maybe 4... it is an indicator that there is a serious problem in our education system with regards to the history of Communism.
Every single American who votes should read this book.

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Communism is Scary

The author does a very thorough job of explaining what communism is and how it has adversely affected any country it took over.

He reveals how our young people in America are being brainwashed by liberal teachers into thinking communism is wonderful and we need it here. They aren't taught the truth. They aren't taught about the murders of millions, the civil rights violations, the starvation, the horror that is communism aka socialism.

This book should be required reading in all high schools....if they can read anymore.

There is one error in the book I noticed about the Manson Family victims. It was Leo Labianca they stuck the fork in.

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A push for hope

This book provides an eye opening account of the dangers of communism. Should be taught in every home in The West.

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Too much rhetoric

If you are looking for a book on history or political science, this won't meet either of those objectives. There is some useful information, but it is overshadowed by partisan opinions and name calling.

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Eye opener

An eye opener, reconciling many conflicting thoughts in my mind. A little bit thick in sarcasm.

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Decent summary the red menace

It's a shame Paul Kengor felt it necessary to fill this book with condescending remarks towards the liberals. Because when he actually writes about communism and its horror, he's not half bad.

If you're a republican, buy this book immediately, you'll get a decent summary of the communistic regime and some preaching to the choir.
Everyone else might want to look for a book that doesn't insult its reader.

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Unbearably bad reader

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A different reader.

Who was your favorite character and why?

n/a

What didn’t you like about John McLain’s performance?

He treated every sentence like a trailer for an action film--a bad one.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism?

I don't know. I couldn't listen to it past chapter two.

Any additional comments?

The narrator ruined the entire thing.