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    • The Road Not Taken

    • Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 27 hrs and 33 mins
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    In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War. In this epic biography of Edward Lansdale (1908-1987) best-selling historian Max Boot demonstrates how Lansdale pioneered a "hearts and mind" diplomacy, first in the Philippines, then in Vietnam. It was a visionary policy that, as Boot reveals, was ultimately crushed by America's giant military bureaucracy.

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    • An honest look at Vietnam Nam and USA

    • By Catherine on 01-16-18

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    • How the 'Stupid Party' Created Donald Trump

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "How the 'Stupid Party' Created Donald Trump" is from the August 1, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Episode 53: Putting Trump in the White House, Playing Andrew Bird in the O.R.

    • By: David Remnick, Atul Gawande, Andrew Bird, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    At the 2016 New Yorker Festival, a panel of experts from across the political spectrum discusses the hypothetical first term of President Trump...

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    • I never got to listen to it

    • By siblescreek on 02-14-18

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    • Time to Get Real about Russia Cyber War: Max Boot

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Our democracy is under attack by Russia, but almost no one is treating the situation with the gravity it deserves. President Obama is loathe to retaliate. Would-be president Donald Trump denies that any attack is happening. And the media are acting as enablers for the attackers.

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    • Trump Bows to Russia Again: Max Boot

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Once upon a time, “moral relativism” — the tendency to draw comparisons between the conduct of the United States and its enemies — was the bane of American conservatives.

    "Trump Bows to Russia Again: Max Boot" is from the February 06, 2017 Opinion section of USA Today. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Mark Ashby.

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    • Obama Was Weak on Russia. Trump Is Much Weaker.

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Even by President Trump’s elevated standards of incoherence, his position on Kremlingate is a marvel of illogic. After repeatedly claiming that stories about Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election were a “hoax,” he now slams President Barack Obama for not doing more to combat this nonexistent threat. “Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election,” Trump tweeted on Monday. “So why didn’t he do something about Russian meddling?” And he claims: “I have been much tougher on Russia than Obama, just look at the facts. Total Fake News!”

    "Obama Was Weak on Russia. Trump Is Much Weaker." is from the February 23, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Putin's Best-Laid Plans Are Failing: Max Boot

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 5 mins
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    I recently asked some Chinese officials what they thought of Vladimir Putin’s intervention in the 2016 U.S. election. Was this a smart thing to do? Will other countries — like China — emulate Russia’s example? After some hemming and hawing, and obligatory disavowals that there is no proof of Russian complicity, they said something pretty interesting: that Russia made a mistake. They have learned, they told me, that American politics is like a seesaw — if you tip one end, the other goes up in the air. The Russians have leaned hard on the executive branch, and as a result of that Congress is turning more anti-Russian. It is much wiser, they suggested, to follow a policy of non-interference in other nations’ internal affairs.

    "Putin's Best-Laid Plans Are Failing: Max Boot" is from the March 02, 2017 Opinion section of USA Today. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Paige McKinney.

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    • Note to Trump, Putin Is Not Our Friend: Max Boot

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 5 mins
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    “There shouldn’t be any doubt in anybody’s minds, this was not something that was done casually, this was not something that was done by chance, this was not a target that was selected purely arbitrarily. This was a conscious effort by a nation-state to attempt to achieve a specific effect.”

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    • Donald Trump: A Modern Manchurian Candidate?

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
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    At the same time that Trump continues to exhibit paranoia about American intelligence agencies, he displays a trust verging on gullibility in the mendacious and murderous government of President Vladimir V. Putin. “Russia just said,” he tweeted, “unverified report paid for by political opponents is ‘A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE.’ Very unfair!”

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    • Will Republicans Cave to Trump on Kremlingate?: Max Boot

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Imagine that we live in an alternative universe in which Hillary Clinton won the presidential election after having asked Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to hack her opponent.

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    • Trump Scandals Make Clinton Look Good: Max Boot

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 5 mins
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    FBI Director James Comey has no idea what is contained in the new emails that agents will be examining in connection with the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Odds are the FBI will no more uncover an indictable offense than it did in July. Whatever happens, the choice on Nov. 8 remains simple and stark.

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    • Paul Ryan’s Pathetic Legacy

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    For someone reputed to be a deep, long-range thinker, outgoing House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) showed a surprising lack of foresight in his handling of President Trump.

    "Paul Ryan’s Pathetic Legacy" is from the April 14, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Republicans Are Making a Mockery of Their Reputations

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    I’m old enough to remember when the Republican Party was pro-FBI, pro-morality and anti-deficits. What a startling turnaround. Now Republicans are issuing venomous and cretinous attacks on the FBI that make a mockery of their reputation as the party of “law and order.” They are unwilling to condemn a president whose lawyer allegedly paid off a porn actress, who endorsed an alleged child molester for the Senate and who tolerated aides who allegedly beat their wives, making a mockery of their reputation as the party of “family values.” And they are going on a spending and tax-cut binge that makes a mockery of their reputation as the party of fiscal discipline.

    "Republicans Are Making a Mockery of Their Reputations" is from the February 11, 2018 Opinions section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • More Small Wars

    • Counterinsurgency Is Here to Stay
    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 36 mins
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    Washington doesn’t have the luxury of simply avoiding insurgencies, so it needs to figure out how to fight them better. Drawn from more than a decade of war, here are 10 lessons for doing so.

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    • If This Is What Conservatism Has Become, Count Me Out

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    I’m used to being vilified by the far left as a bloodthirsty neocon warmonger for the Original Sin of having supported the invasion of Iraq along with 72 percent of the American public. It has been a little more surprising to be simultaneously vilified by the far right as a dangerous left-winger.

    "If This Is What Conservatism Has Become, Count Me Out" is from the February 25, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Nunes Memo Wasn’t Meant to Win over Everyone — Just 34 Senators

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    “When you’re attacking FBI agents because you’re under criminal investigation, you’re losing.”

    "The Nunes Memo Wasn’t Meant to Win over Everyone — Just 34 Senators" is from the February 03, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Trump Compromise on Guns? Don’t Count on It.

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Will President Trump have a “Nixon to China” moment by pushing for significant gun regulations that are opposed by the National Rifle Association? It’s easy to draw that conclusion from the startling White House meeting Wednesday where Trump expressed support for outlawing “bump stocks,” tougher background checks for gun owners, higher age limits for buying assault rifles and even taking guns away from the mentally ill without a hearing. “Take the guns first, go through due process second,” Trump said.

    "A Trump Compromise on Guns? Don’t Count on It." is from the March 03, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • This Would Be the Worst Possible Time to Close Guantanamo

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "This Would Be the Worst Possible Time to Close Guantanamo" is from the Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Appeasing Iran Hurts Us in Iraq, Too

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Michael Pregent
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Appeasing Iran Hurts Us in Iraq, Too" is from the Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Boot and Michael Pregent and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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