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    • Political Animals

    • How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics
    • By: Rick Shenkman
    • Narrated by: Tom Zingarelli
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Can a football game affect the outcome of an election? What about shark attacks? Or a drought? In a rational world the answer, of course, would be no. But as best-selling historian Rick Shenkman shows in Political Animals, our world is anything but rational. This isn't because we aren't smart. Instead, modern cues are setting off ancient, instinctive responses that worked to keep us safe in the Stone Age but lead us astray today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • how we managed to elect who we did

    • By Michael Hampton on 01-18-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Just How Stupid Are We?

    • Facing the Truth About the American Voter
    • By: Rick Shenkman
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Americans of all political stripes are heading into the 2008 election with the sense that something has gone terribly wrong with American politics. But what exactly? The only thing everyone seems to agree on, in fact, is that the American people are entirely blameless. InJust How Stupid Are We?, best-selling historian and renowned myth-buster Rick Shenkman takes aim at our great national piety: the wisdom of the American people.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cynical but accurate

    • By John on 11-14-08

    Regular price: $17.95