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Took a long time and still not finished... sigh

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Reviewed: 26-10-2020

Listening to this book is like listening to nails lightly scrape down a chalk board. A bit harsh of a comment, maybe. However, it was really difficult to get through. One moment the author is appears to be against a group the next the author is for that group... it’s as if the author had difficulty reconciling their beliefs and personal commitments to those known to them. I felt that many of the author’s thoughts were justified by the authors education by consensus. This really was a bit of a waste of time it was like reading the internet / New York Times and watching CNN. Sorry.

Honest objective commentary

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Reviewed: 07-08-2020

Excellent commentary of tough subjects that so often are unapproachable and unable to be discussed. I think this book is worthwhile reading for everyone. It deals with subjects that ruin lives and destroys families and Douglas Murray deals with each of these issues openly honestly and with respect. Thankyou.

Needed and required conversation... finally

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Reviewed: 25-07-2020

It is a struggle to find any objective information and finally an objective commentary on an ideology born from well intentioned activists. However it may have gone too far and our most loved and cherished offspring are in the thick of a civil rights and government sanctioned abuse of there minds and bodies. I hold onto hope. Thank you for this book, we all should read it. We should value our daughters right to be unencumbered by a manipulating identity ideology. I wish to write so much more! This made me tear up on every page. I really really hope for a good outcome for everyone.

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Scared

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Reviewed: 24-06-2020

The world we live in currently... is scarily close to Aldous Huxley’s world of drugs, sexualisation of youth, the rhetoric of identity and community, the control and regulation of science to adhere to the community narrative and endless streaming services. I hope that we prove Aldous wrong, however I am not convinced. This dystopian future is our now... (mostly). A great book and a sad prediction of the death of free thought. If there was a death of god in the turn of the 19th century then perhaps it is the death of free thought two decades into the 21st century. Group think is what you have now! “Spending is better than mending”. Perhaps we need the Soma NOW!!! Sigh.

Old worldly, interesting and hard to follow

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Reviewed: 16-04-2020

I suppose Jung is difficult to listen to or read so it was interesting and there are some good bits but ... it was a book he didn’t want to do...

Good however political biased clearly evident.

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Reviewed: 16-04-2020

I purchased this book as I found Steven’s lectures interesting however while I expected a positive non-politically biased narrative. I received a dose of positive data (great) and a whole lot of Steven banging his political ideology and political biases. Repeatedly mentioning Clinton, Obama and Clinton version 2. I’m an Australian living in Australia and he just didn’t stop his political commentary. I guess if you’re a US citizen who loves left of Center narratives... this book is five stars... US right of Center it is 1 star. I hope I’d be a moderate? so 3 stars.

Great narration of a great book

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Reviewed: 04-03-2020

I love this book! It reminds me of the dangers of malevolence. The terrors of what is round the corner when we stop loving freedom. “Freedom is the ability to say two plus two equals four”. When we disrespect the individual and put group identity as the primary focus. Let’s be free. Winston is almost dislike-able, you hate him at times and cringe when he betrays himself. However you must love him because he is what more that what most of us would be in a situation like that. This is the fictional version of the the socialist governments of the present and past. A great read and well narrated.