It's all out civil war in the suburbs! When avid talk radio show listener and devout conservative Marty Johnson becomes fed up with liberal policies, he and his wife decide to take out their frustrations by declaring war on the quintessential liberal family that lives next door, the Kaufmans. The ensuing war of ideologies soon threatens to tear both families apart. This satirical novella features cameos by Sean Hannity and Jon Stewart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Oliver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002010/bk_acx0_002010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author of The Post-American World and host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS argues for a renewed commitment to the world's most valuable educational traditions in this fascinating audiobook. The liberal arts educational system is under attack. Governors in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina have announced that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts. Majors like English and history - which were once very popular and highly respected - are in steep decline, and President Obama has recently advised students to keep in mind that technical training could be more valuable than a degree in art history when deciding on an educational path. In this timely and urgently needed audiobook, Fareed Zakaria explains that this turn away from the liberal arts is a mistake. A liberal education provides the foundation for finding your voice, writing, speaking your mind, and ultimately learning - all immensely valuable skills no matter your profession. Technology and globalization are making these skills even more valuable and necessary as routine mechanical and even computing tasks can be done by machines. More than just a path to a career, Zakaria argues that a liberal education is an exercise in freedom, and above all it feeds the most basic urge of the human spirit - to know. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fareed Zakaria. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007018/bk_sans_007018_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Great Recession, institutional dysfunction, a growing divide between urban and rural prospects, and failed efforts to effectively address immigration have paved the way for a populist backlash that disrupts the postwar bargain between political elites and citizens. Whether today's populism represents a corrective to unfair and obsolete policies or a threat to liberal democracy itself remains up for debate. Yet this much is clear: These challenges indict the triumphalism that accompanied liberal democratic consolidation after the collapse of the Soviet Union. To respond to today's crisis, good leaders must strive for inclusive economic growth while addressing fraught social and cultural issues, including demographic anxiety, with frank attention. Although reforms may stem the populist tide, liberal democratic life will always leave some citizens unsatisfied. This is a permanent source of vulnerability, but liberal democracy will endure so long as citizens believe it is worth fighting for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Josdal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011711/bk_tant_011711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In How to Think: The Liberal Arts and Their Enduring Value, Professor Michael D. C. Drout gives an impassioned defense and celebration of the value of the liberal arts. Charting the evolution of the liberal arts from their roots in the educational system of Ancient Rome through the Middle Ages and to the present day, Drout shows how the liberal arts have consistently been "the tools to rule", essential to the education of the leaders of society. Offering a reasoned defense of their continuing value, Drout also provides suggestions for improving the state of the liberal arts in contemporary society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Professor Michael D. C. Drout. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007013/bk_reco_007013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Guess What, Mainstream Media: You're History! That's what Brian C. Anderson shows in South Park Conservatives: The Revolt against Liberal Media Bias. It's a behind-the-scenes look at how conservatives - and even iconoclasts who don't consider themselves conservative - are overthrowing the liberal media and political correctness. From the bloggers who demolished Dan Rather, to the Swift Boat veterans who sank John Kerry, to the gleeful anti-political correctness of such comedic send-ups as South Park and Team America, the American media landscape has suffered an earthquake. Conservatives who have fretted about liberal media bias and losing the culture war should take heart, because a new generation of "South Park Conservatives" is changing everything. As Brian C. Anderson demonstrates, the New York Times, the big networks, and the rest of the elite liberal media can no longer set the terms of the nation’s political and cultural debate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001514/bk_acx0_001514_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A major theoretical statement by a distinguished political scholar explains why a policy of liberal hegemony is doomed to fail In this major statement, the renowned international-relations scholar John Mearsheimer argues that liberal hegemony, the foreign policy pursued by the United States since the Cold War ended, is doomed to fail. It makes far more sense, he maintains, for Washington to adopt a more restrained foreign policy based on a sound understanding of how nationalism and realism constrain great powers abroad. It is widely believed in the West that the United States should spread liberal democracy across the world, foster an open international economy, and build institutions. This policy of remaking the world in America’s image is supposed to protect human rights, promote peace, and make the world safe for democracy. But this is not what has happened. Instead, the United States has ended up as a highly militarized state fighting wars that undermine peace, harm human rights, and threaten liberal values at home. Mearsheimer tells us why this has happened. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Michael Levine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050327/bk_adbl_050327_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is media bias keeping us from getting the whole story? If so, who is at fault? Is it the liberals who are purported to be running the newsrooms, television and radio stations of this country, duping an unsuspecting public into mistaking their party line for news? Or is it the conservatives who have identified media bias as a rallying cry around which to consolidate their political base? The media has become so large and so pervasive in our lives that regardless of exactly where on the ideological fence you sit, the question of media bias has become all but unavoidable.What Liberal Media? confronts the question of liberal bias and provides a sharp and utterly convincing assessment of the realities of political bias in the news. In distinct contrast to the conclusions reached by Ann Coulter, Bernard Goldberg, Sean Hannity, and Bill O'Reilly, Alterman finds the media to be far more conservative than liberal. The fact that conservatives howl so much louder and more effectively than liberals is one big reason that big media is always on its guard for "liberal" bias but gives conservative bias a free pass.After listening to What Liberal Media? you will understand that the real news story of recent years is not whether this newspaper, or that news anchor, is biased but rather what extent the entire news industry is organized to communicate conservative views and push our politics to the right - regardless of how "liberal" any given reporter may be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Alterman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000404/bk_sans_000404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The biggest liberal myths of the modern age are exposed and debunked. Countless studies have proven that over 90 percent of Trump-related news coverage is negative, and the percentage of journalists that identify as Republicans are in the single digits. When liberals are running the show, you can bet that their narrative has gone unchallenged. If you tell a lie long enough, people will begin to believe it, and that’s certainly the case with so many liberal myths that have become accepted as conventional wisdom. In this book, you’ll learn, among many other facts: What happened to non-gun mass killings when Australia enacted strict gun control. The truth about “Scandinavian socialism”. How Obama twisted the numbers to appear tough on immigration. Why Mexico has stricter immigration laws than the US. How Bill Clinton faked the “Clinton surplus”. That the US doesn’t have the majority of the world’s mass shootings. Why statistics claiming that illegal aliens commit fewer crimes than the general public are bogus. The countless lies the media simply made up about the Trump administration. If you’re in need of ammunition to shoot down liberal lies, this is the book for you.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Goodman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/053191/bk_adbl_053191_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We know from opinion polls that Americans basically agree with the liberal agenda. But on election day, they vote for conservatives. So what gives? Journalist Peter Rice argues that liberals cheat themselves out of victories by being annoying. They're all-too-quick to judge opponents as stupid, racist, insufficiently compassionate toward polar bears, and otherwise morally inferior. And they throw dry statistics and appeals to empathy at voters who are in no mood for either. In short, they sell liberal ideas with liberal values, which is about as effective as the guy at the dealership selling you a pickup by telling you about the fat commission he's got coming. Luckily, there's a simple solution: Use arguments that actually resonate with the other side. Be liberal, but for conservative reasons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Rice. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085916/bk_acx0_085916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.