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Creating Freedom Audiobook

Creating Freedom: Power, Control and the Fight for Our Future

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Publisher's Summary

The ideal of freedom is at the heart of our political and economic system. It is foundational to our sense of justice, our way of life, our conception of what it is to be human. But are we free in the way that we think we are?

In Creating Freedom, Raoul Martinez brings together a torrent of mind-expanding ideas, facts and arguments to dismantle sacred myths central to our society - myths about free will, free markets, free media and free elections.

From the lottery of our birth to the consent-manufacturing influence of concentrated wealth and power, this far-reaching manifesto lifts the veil on the mechanisms of control that pervade our lives. It shows that the more we understand how the world shapes us, the more effectively we can shape the world.

A highly original exploration of the most urgent questions of our time, it reveals that we are far less free than we like to think, yet it also shows that freedom is something we can create together - and that our very survival may depend on us doing so.

©2016 Raoul Martinez (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    Denis 26/10/2016
    Denis 26/10/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Deeply thought provoking..."

    A well written and interesting insight into many of our perceptions and beliefs and the way that we view our society. An altogether compassionate and fascinating review of the social and political structures of our day.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Avid Reader 11/10/2016
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    "An original, deeply informed, wise book"

    Few books have made me think so much about my own identity and the society in which I live. Full of profound insights and eye-opening facts, it's highly stimulating, sobering and inspiring all at once.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07/05/2017 Member Since 2013

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    "An excellent initial exposition meanders over time"

    The core concept of this book is very strong and its initial sections are excellent. The main elements of the position are well articulated and the alignment with common sense is well drawn, but Martinez veers quite strongly into a view of the world and society which is more heavily ideological than strictly linked to the overarching theory. While I agree with pretty much everything he says, I fear that some people may be turned off the book for the ideological slant and miss the strong position relating to the nature of being human, the impact of environment and genetics on our situation in life.

    It's a great book, there is a lot to engage with here, but I feel there are perhaps two books nestled in one, when the theory itself deserved a book to itself, a book more directly and consistently related to the theory.

    Regardless, a great listen with crucial lessons throughout.

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    Jonathan 11/03/2017
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    "very insightful and interesting book. loved it. "

    Incredibly insightful read one of the breast books I've read in a while wig the exception of homo sapians. this book is a must read for those who are unsure of the current ideology we currently ascribe to.

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    Anonimo Nonlodico 07/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Marxist propaganda piece"

    The author is an economically illiterate marxist. The whole purpose of the book is communist propaganda. It's all quite simple and rather predictable. False dichotomies presented time and again. The other side is completely strawmanned.

    If you want an intelligent book on politics and economics, I would suggest The Myth of the Rational Voter instead.

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    W. Dijkhuis Deventer, Netherlands 15/12/2016
    W. Dijkhuis Deventer, Netherlands 15/12/2016 Member Since 2012

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    "repetative and poorly argued"
    What would have made Creating Freedom better?

    This book is like a wife that can not help but telling all about her horrible ex-husband.
    Maybe Interesting for other divorcees, boring and repetitive for the rest of us.

    Nothing can improve this . . just avoid it . . especially if you like your cases well thought trough.


    What was most disappointing about Raoul Martinez’s story?

    Extremely repetitive, just stating the same thing over and over again.

    The strange thing is that I agreed on beforehand with what is stated
    But this is not the way to intelligently argue the case
    The case deserves an advocate that has far more intellectual integrity.


    What three words best describe Jot Davies’s performance?

    Over-enthusiastic, shouting, over-emotional.
    (The presentation style perfectly matches the content).


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Can I have my money back?


    Any additional comments?

    Avoid this

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful

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