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A New York Times best-selling audiobook

This program is read by the author.

For those who witnessed the global collapse of socialism, its resurrection in the 21st century comes as a surprise, even a shock. How can socialism work now when it has never worked before?

In this path-breaking audiobook, best-selling author Dinesh D’Souza argues that the socialism advanced today by the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar, and Elizabeth Warren is very different from the socialism of Lenin, Mao, and Castro. It is “identity socialism”, a marriage between classic socialism and identity politics. America’s typical socialist is not a working-class union man but a Black Lives Matter activist, a transgender militant, or a prophet of environmental apocalypse. Today’s socialists claim to model themselves not on Mao’s Great Leap Forward or even Venezuelan socialism but rather on the “socialism that works” in Scandinavian countries like Norway and Sweden.

This is the new face of socialism that D’Souza confronts and decisively refutes with his trademark incisiveness, wit, and originality. He shows how socialism abandoned the working class and found new recruits by drawing on the resentments of race, gender, and sexual orientation. He reveals how it uses the Venezuelan, not the Scandinavian, formula. D’Souza chillingly documents the full range of lawless, gangster, and authoritarian tendencies that they have adopted.

The United States of Socialism is an informative, provocative, and thrilling exposé not merely of the ideas, but also the tactics of the socialist left. In making the moral case for entrepreneurs and the free market, the author portrays President Trump as the exemplar of capitalism and also the most effective political leader of the battle against socialism. He shows how we can help Trump defeat the socialist menace. 

A Macmillan Audio production from All Points Books 

©2020 Dinesh D'Souza (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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A scholarly treatise

I appreciated the in depth analysis provided by Dinesh. We conservatives in New Zealand are starved for this kind of thoughtful backing to our ideology. The illberal takeover of our media and government is complete over here.

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Started strong

Started strong but last few chapters became a gushing love letter to BFF Trump.

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Great Read

I've read most of Dinesh's books and this one is on par with much of his great analysis, research and commentary on Liberalism. But this time to view it through Marxian rose glasses was insightful and though provoking. Unveiling and labelling it as Identity socialism does hold much truth in what is happening in America today. Highly recommend.

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Was fascinated by the author.

Dinesh is an absolute patriot! In his book it confirmed a lot of what I already knew but also gave me a different perspective. Highly recommended!

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Intelligent, compelling, humorous yet plumbing deep truths.

After reading this I’m ready to buy and read all Dinesh’s books.
Absolutely excellent!
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Eye opening

Dinesh writes warmly, passionately and earnestly.

He might not cite every reference for the sake of flow but I’ve no doubt one can find his references squarely back up the facts.

I can’t wait to read his other stuff.

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Brilliant highlight of why the political Left is toxic for humanity

A must read by a brilliant narrator and author. The scourge of Socialism is clearly highlighted in the book with fact and reason. An essential read for anyone concerned about the future of our planet.

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Amazing

The best book on socialism and especially it's latest mutation I've ever read. A delightful, informative, titillating, well reasoned read.
This is my first book by Dinesh. I'm definitely going to buy all his others now. A masterpiece.

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  • 02-06-2020

exceptional author

I first saw this intelligent man on Trump talk on YouTube with Lara Trump. keep in mind that my family is super liberal. I voted for Donald Trump simply because I didn't trust Hillary, I mean she didn't even leave her cheating husband. she doesn't have a backbone. and I knew that Donald Trump would make us good deals and protect our borders. it's time America has a little pride and a little self-interest, I always sensed kind of a shame coming from the left, even Joe Biden acts ashamed of America and throws everyone under the bus except when he panders to the minorities #youaintblack.

so even though I voted for Trump, all I ever heard about him was CNN headlines and I was convinced he was terrible and I went to go hate read his tweets. I realized oh my God there's nothing that bad here. then I listen to 30 press conferences in a row during the covid crisis. this is exactly the president for the job and now I'm learning a little more about why what Bernie proposes is awful. not only would it will limit our entrepreneurial and high-growth economy, but I don't even think he understands that by encouraging health insurance companies to compete in the market, it will become more affordable and better for all consumers because they are not ringing us by the neck because it is government-mandated. we have the option to walk away. I thought the entire interview was Lara Trump was riveting and I got all of his books on audio from the library and this is the one I purchased. he makes a lot of really great points and I sure hope to God that Donald Trump will be our president for years to come. he might be kind of inflammatory on Twitter, but hey, no such thing as bad press and he is not a puppet, he's not pretending to be anyone he's not. he makes good decisions, has good instincts, and he does care about people. I am absolutely shocked and disgusted by the media these days especially CNN. and now recently we have celebrities and Joe biden's campaign team bailing out terrorists who lit our cities on fire? they (far left extremists who WANT socialism) say they "hate capitalism". even if they bailed out some of the less extreme rioters, it's very anti-American and it throws our police force under the bus who have kept us safe for many years. why would you want these people released who are throwing bricks at our police officers? why would you release the people who vandalize and loot our businesses? I think that people are waking up.they're realizing they do not want the heavy-handed government and they do not want to be pandered to with identity politics. not to mention the fact that we've been locked in our freaking houses for 3 months... well they are trying to take away our constitutional right to bear arms, freedom of religion and freedom of speech (online censorship, hate and violence against Patriotic Americans especially Trump supporters). but then they claim to uphold the constitutional right to gather and protest? why have we been staying home for three months? I think people are waking up and people are questioning.

I knew that we needed a business leader and now I'm really realizing exactly why, he makes the tough decisions and he actually understands how the economy works. socialism is not a good idea. I don't want to live in fear controlled by the government. and that's not even a paranoid fantasy, in my state we've literally been basically on house arrest for three straight months and people can do violent riots in the city but they can't go for a hike in the forest.

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  • Karen K. Morrison
  • 04-06-2020

Thank you again Mr. D'Souza

Just finished reading The United States of Socialism and not surprised how well written this book is. If anyone wants a proper education for their children, just have them read all Dinesh D'Souza's books. We can no longer rely of the american education system to properly inform our future generations. Great job Mr. D'Souze!!

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  • Wayne
  • 20-06-2020

Socialism always fails!

Considering it record of abject failure every time it has been tried I'm surprised that socialism has become preferred among so many in the US. Yet it is especially popular among the under 40 crowd. I suspect some of the college kids supporting it believe that socialism is about having a good social life.

THE UNITED STATES OF SOCIALISM (subtitle: Who's Behind It. Why It's Evil. How to Stop It. ) is a new release by naturalized US citizen Dinesh D'Souza. The book is well written and narrated. There are many books on the negative aspects of socialism. D'Souza's book is less academic and easier to grasp than most. Discussion of socialism in the US is necessairly political because while neither major political party is socialist all of the socialist are Democrats.

While I would not recommend reading THE UNITED STATES OF SOCIALISM as the way to understand socialist concepts in detail, it is an excellent summary of the state of socialism in the US today.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-06-2020

As important as Life and Death

Thank you Dinesh, I watched "Death of a Nation" and listened to "Hillary's America" and I have to say that this is another one of your great books that exposes the danger of accepting comfortable lies.

Coming from Romania, and experiencing communism, I really don't want to feel that type of constant fear that it constantly implements.

Communism is run by lies, they end up using lies to justify violence and then use the violence to maintain the control over the population while they are destroying the spirit of man kind.

I would also like to recommend "How The Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World" published by EpochTimes, I feel it is one of the most complete analysis of communism right now.

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  • Eric Ziems
  • 02-06-2020

Insightful content

A fantastic layout of the ideology of the modern socialist in America! 10/10 will recommend

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  • Brian Johnson
  • 17-07-2020

Literal Propaganda

I wouldn’t recommend anyone waste 10 hours listening to the ravings of a grifting rightwing propagandist like D’souza. There is perhaps 15 minutes worth of useful content sporadically interspersed between 9 and a half hours of wild ravings, misrepresentations, straw-men, ad hominem attacks and flat out lies. The entire last chapter is an hour and a half long diatribe on why everyone should worship Trump with 3 minutes of ‘strategy’ on how to defeat ‘the left’ tacked on to the end. This was literally the worst book I’ve ever listened to on audible. In fact, the only reason I even listened to it was to fulfill my end of an agreement with a friend in exchange for him to listen to a book I recommended. Painfully I held up my end of the bargain. If you do buy this book, a word of advice, listen on 1.5x speed or faster to save yourself some pain of 10 hours of incessant droning. But here’s a better piece of advice: use your money on a different book. Something with some substance that you can learn from because this certainly is not that and only a fool would think otherwise.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-06-2020

A refreshing book about Truth

A refreshing book about the lies of Socialism .
Socialism has never worked anywhere, not one place..
Great writing and the narration is excellent.

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  • robynMP
  • 04-06-2020

Every American NEEDS to read this book!

Every American needs to read this book. Too many are out to destroy us and everything we believe. D'Souza shows us what we are up against!

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  • Brenda M.
  • 10-06-2020

Well written & spoken

I love that this book was read by the author; I truly felt enlightened. It was a excellent defense of capitalism and conservative values!

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  • Tiresmoker
  • 05-06-2020

Outstanding, modern review of Socialism

It was nice to have it read by the actual author. His insights and recommendations are a great plan going forward for conservative, mainstream America.

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  • Martin Booth
  • 23-07-2020

Brilliant

Dinesh does it again. This audio book makes a long car journey more enjoyable. you don't want to get out of the car at the end.

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  • papapownall
  • 05-06-2020

There is none more pious than the new convert

I saw this book has been recommended by President Trump on his Twitter feed and wanted to check it out. The author, Dinesh D'Souza is an Indian born political commentator who emigrated to the USA as a young adult. It is fair to say that Mr D'Souza has embraced the American dream and has become a right wing patriot to the extent that he spent time in US federal confinement as a result of a conviction for election fraud.

The subject of this book is the threat of socialism to the United States. Mr D'Souza does not like socialism comparing it to slavery and considers it always ends in disaster. He believes that socialists are thieves and tyrants and those who follow are suckers citing examples such as North Korea (whose citizens are shorter than in South Korea) and the failures of regimes in Venezuela to make his point. Scandinavian socialism is, apparently not true socialism and this model cannot be applied in America as, according to the author, these countries do not have the same "issues" as the US has with ethnic minorities.

He derides what he calls "identity politics" and considers minorities such as African Americans, environmental campaigners, the LGBTQ community etc are being used by socialist to make "normal" Americans feel like foreigners in their own country and white heterosexual families feel like minorities. He cites the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights to defend his views as these do not include or mention minorities or identities.

Apparently 43% of Americans approve socialism which is more than at any time. D'Souza considers that socialism is against human nature as people are naturally selfish and Americans have their bellies too full to want a socialist state. He puts this down to a conspiracy against the right being conducted by the media, Hollywood and academics. The 60's culture and Bob Dylan among others are, apparently to blame.

The last section of the book talks about President Trump and how he made his fortune as a result of his incredible business acumen and a rant against Biden, Sanders and Obama who are, according to the author, hypocrites as they have personal wealth. It is no surprise that President Trump likes this book. I suspect that most people, like me, will be exasperated and astounded in equal measure.


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  • Victor Czerwinski
  • 31-08-2020

Fascinating ,amazing !

This book has opened my eyes to what’s going on in the u.s government, how the democrats have used hatred, lies and vitriol again President Trump.
I am now understanding more clearly how the democrats have been influenced by socialism, how it has manipulated the law, changed cultural views to the destruction of unborn children, how it has tried to destroy Reformed Christianity , how it has corrupted the the meaning of truth, through manipulating words etc ...

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  • DF V.
  • 24-06-2020

A must read for anyone that values liberty.

I grew up in a socialist country and it angers me that people are so blindingly accepting of such an authoritarian ideology. What The Left are trying to do in the West is shocking and should be regarded as treason. This is a must read for people that love their country and don't want to see it destroyed by socialism.

Dinesh's research is thorough and to the point. He leaves no rock unturned.

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  • Thomas
  • 09-09-2020

Totally opened my eyes to US politics

I learnt more about the US politics and the way the Democrats, the MSM, Hollywood and the Education Institutions have been working so hard for decades to the Left.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-06-2020

Soon to be Burnt in December ' 20 ?

The author as narrator has an invigorating style despite the tragic subject matter. His character portraits of the top dems are uncomfortably amusing much like the death of Stalin movie.
In the final section he brilliantly unpicks the structures of the democrat party national socialist state in waiting.

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  • Aaron Ison
  • 23-01-2021

All conservatives should listen to this or read it

I have read and listened to many conservative and right wing books concerning affairs here in Britain and in America and this has to be one of the most important and well argued. Arguments for conservative positions on traditional morality and economics abound throughout in an engaging, thoughtful manner. After listening you will find yourself in a better position to debate leftists. There is a call to arms at the end aimed mainly for a US audience which is now crucial because Mr. Trump has now left office. This can however be applied to conservatives elsewhere especially here in Britain. This has been a genuine pleasure to listen to and I have no hesitation in recommending it. In fact I think it's urgent that you obtain a copy.

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  • Denise Field
  • 19-06-2020

Concise, Well Written and Narrated

D'Souza navigates through the history of Socialism, and how that translates through to the current political unrest in America today. More than ever, people need to be clued up about the reality and threat of socialism, especially as D'Souza explains it has already infected all areas of our lives, seemingly without people even realizing.

As Dan Bongino says, "now is the time to pick a side" and after listening to this book, I hope people will be better informed to make the right choice.

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  • Jim W
  • 25-11-2020

Entertaining rubbish

He’s very passionate and that makes it entertaining. I had to laugh when he said the nazi party was a socialist party. It’s a good insight into someone with entrenched opinions, but as an actual review of socialism, see above point about nazism. It will also date very quickly as there is a lot of info about current American democrats which will have no relevance a year from now. If people are looking for actual arguments about how capitalism should and will defeat socialism, I would recommend ‘the future of capitalism’ by Paul Collier.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-2020

Convenient for some

Some aspects of the arguments were left out as I presume they inconvenience the authors point. But inversely some points very well made.

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