Showing results by author "Max Boot"

Categories

All Categories

29 results
Sort by
    • The Corrosion of Conservatism

    • Why I Left the Right
    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Max Boot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Warning that the Trump presidency presages America’s decline, Max Boot, the political commentator, recounts his extraordinary journey from lifelong Republican to vehement Trump opponent. As nativism, xenophobia, vile racism, and assaults on the rule of law threaten the very fabric of our nation, The Corrosion of Conservatism presents an urgent defense of American democracy.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's not going to change hearts and minds

    • By Henry May on 10-21-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An honest look at Vietnam Nam and USA

    • By Catherine on 01-16-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • George H.W. Bush, the Anti-Trump

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

     

    It is hard to imagine two men more disparate in character than the 41st and 45th presidents of the United States. George H.W. Bush and Donald J. Trump had almost nothing in common beyond their privileged upbringing and membership in the Republican Party.

    "George H.W. Bush, the Anti-Trump" is from the December 01, 2018 Op-Ed section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The World’s Tyrants Are Laughing at Trump — and America

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

     

    Grading on the steep curve by which he is judged, President Trump may have had his most successful international outing at the Group of 20 summit that concluded on Saturday in Buenos Aires. But that’s not because he accomplished anything significant. He didn’t. It was simply because he did not commit a massive gaffe.

    "The World’s Tyrants Are Laughing at Trump — and America" is from the December 02, 2018 Op-Ed section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

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

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Donald Trump: A Modern Manchurian Candidate?

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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!”

    Regular price: $0.95

    • How the 'Stupid Party' Created Donald Trump

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "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.

    Regular price: $0.95

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

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The GOP Is Now the Party of Neo-Confederates

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

     

    The far left and far right have long been warning about neocons taking over the Republican Party. Turns out they are right. Only the “neocons” in question aren’t the neoconservatives — a small group of intellectuals, in whose ranks I have often been included, who have espoused a values-based foreign policy and a centrist domestic policy. Many of us have left the GOP in disgust over the rise of Trumpism. The neocons who are now in the ascendancy are the neo-Confederates who have been encouraged to come into the open by President Trump’s unabashed appeals to racist and xenophobic prejudices.

    "The GOP Is Now the Party of Neo-Confederates" is from the November 25, 2018 Op-Ed section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Paul Ryan’s Pathetic Legacy

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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.

    Regular price: $0.95

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

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • 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
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    At the 2016 New Yorker Festival, a panel of experts from across the political spectrum discusses the hypothetical first term of President Trump...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I never got to listen to it

    • By siblescreek on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Trump Bows to Russia Again: Max Boot

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Democracy Is in Crisis Around the World. Why?

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

     

    It’s all too easy to become obsessed with our domestic political turmoil. President Trump, after all, has fired the attorney general and FBI director to protect himself from investigation, tried to prosecute that same FBI director along with his defeated political opponent, described the media as the “enemy of the people,” trafficked in blatant racism and xenophobia, misused troops for political ends, spread fraudulent theories about voter fraud to undermine his political foes, and lied with impunity and abandon.

    "Democracy Is in Crisis Around the World. Why?" is from the November 21, 2018 Op-Ed section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • More Small Wars

    • Counterinsurgency Is Here to Stay
    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The President Is Flouting the Law in Plain Sight

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

     

    There are so many smoking guns in the Russiagate scandal that it can be hard to clearly discern what’s going on amid all the haze. But clear away the confusion and what you see is the president flouting the law, not (as usually happens) behind closed doors but in plain sight.

    "The President Is Flouting the Law in Plain Sight" is from the August 01, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • I Was a Refugee. I Know Trump Is Wrong.

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

     

    President Trump has run a disgraceful and hysterical campaign vilifying illegal immigrants and refugees — two categories that appear indistinguishable to him. He doesn’t have a positive word to say about any immigrants, even the legal ones. Most of his vitriol has focused on a caravan of a few thousand refugees fleeing Central American crime and poverty, which he calls an “invasion” of “criminals and gang members,” necessitating a response from up to 15,000 U.S. troops. Even Fox News has rejected his notorious commercial falsely accusing Democrats of letting a criminal into the country. His son Donald Trump Jr. echoes the language of white supremacists in accusing Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) of wanting to “repopulate Maine with Syrian and Somalian refugees.”

    "I Was a Refugee. I Know Trump Is Wrong." is from the November 05, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Battle with Trumpism Is Just Beginning

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

     

    The second time’s the charm.

    "The Battle with Trumpism Is Just Beginning" is from the November 07, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

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

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    “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.”

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Trump Shows His Contempt for the Men and Women in Uniform

    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    It seems that soldiers who were captured aren’t the only ones that President Trump doesn’t like. He also apparently doesn’t care much for the ones who died for their country."Trump Shows His Contempt for the Men and Women in Uniform" is from the November 10, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Max Boot and narrated by Sam Scholl. 

    Regular price: $0.95

Show titles per page
  • 1
  • 2