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    • Russia and the Soviet Union

    • By: Ralph Raico
    • Narrated by: Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Recent events have made it clear that the Soviet Union is not a monolith; it's a collection of nationalities, many with serious objections to union. The demise of communism holds great promise and great danger not only for the Soviets, but for the world. This audiobook examines how the region's long history led to modern reality.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Communist Manifesto and Social Contract (Knowledge Products) Giants of Political Thought Series

    • By: Ralph Raico
    • Narrated by: Craig Deitschman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Communist Manifesto examines the theory and goals expounded by Karl Marx. Marx argues that history flows inevitably toward a social revolution, which will result in a society without economic classes. The influence on Marx of Hegel, Feuerbach, and other philosophers is examined, as is his friendship and collaboration with Engels.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well done

    • By MacGregor on 09-19-10

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Germany

    • By: Ralph Raico, Wendy McElroy
    • Narrated by: Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Germany is historically one of the most important of all nations. Since emerging from its days as a Roman province, Germany (including Prussia) has had a central role in European affairs. It has reached the heights in art, music, literature, and political power, yet it's also reached the depths in humiliating military defeat and partition. This presentation reviews the broad sweep of German history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Overview

    • By Brian (aka: Brainwise) on 03-22-11

    Regular price: $13.96

    • World War I, Part 2

    • By: Ralph Raico
    • Narrated by: George C. Scott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    By early August 1914, the world was convulsed by the first world war, which engulfed Europe. On the western front, there was constant carnage, but little movement. Soldiers bled and died to win a stretch of dirt, which was quickly lost again. Europe seemed to be deadlocked in a bloodletting frenzy. As the nation-states battled, they awaited the response of the greatest of the neutral powers: the United States.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • worthwhile

    • By Tedd on 01-07-08

    Regular price: $13.96

    • World War I

    • By: Ralph Raico
    • Narrated by: George C. Scott
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When World War I erupted, Americans fiercely debated US involvement; the nation had a deep tradition of avoiding foreign wars. But while the Spanish-American War had challenged this tradition, the First World War would shatter it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ralph Raico and the war that was the beginning of the end

    • By Efrem Sepulveda on 01-06-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Democracy in America

    • By: Ralph Raico, Wendy McElroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Deitschmann
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat, captured the essence of nineteenth-century America in his penetrating work, Democracy in America. The democratic concept of equality was emerging as a political reality in America, and it threatened the aristocracy of Europe; it produced a society of individualists hungry for self improvement. In this classic treatise, Tocqueville weighed the advantages of democracy against its dangers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad, not great

    • By Carlos C. Rubi on 09-01-06

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Spanish-American War-World War I, Part 1

    • By: Ralph Raico
    • Narrated by: George C. Scott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    On April 25th, 1898, the United States declared war on Spain. Less than seven months later, a victorious America claimed the former Spanish colonies of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippine Islands. To the American diplomat John Hay, the Spanish-American War was "a splendid little war". It had been popular, brief, and inexpensive, especially in terms of casualties. But the Spanish-American War marked a change in America's international role.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enlightening

    • By Tedd on 01-07-08

    Regular price: $13.96