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Andrew (Bunny) Warren

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  • How Democracies Die

  • What History Reveals About Our Future
  • By: Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Two Harvard professors explain the dangerous world we face today. Democracies can die with a coup d'état - or they can die slowly. This happens most deceptively when in piecemeal fashion, with the election of an authoritarian leader, the abuse of governmental power and the complete repression of opposition. All three steps are being taken around the world - not least with the election of Donald Trump - and we must all understand how we can stop them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Although for an American citizen, it reminds democracy should not be taken for granted.

  • By Andrew (Bunny) Warren on 01-01-19

Although for an American citizen, it reminds democracy should not be taken for granted.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-19

This book, although written with American citizens in mind, reminds us all of the responsibility we all have in looking after democracy and the 'gentle slide' the could lead a nation into waking up in a country we no longer politically recognise! Democracy needs to be cared for, nurtured and not taken for granted. 'Some of histories most tragic democratic breakdowns have been the degrading of basic democratic norms.' Remember... Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time! As a British citizen, the Mother of Parliaments and the seat of one of the world's oldest democracies, we need to remember that some things are bigger and more important than in or out of Europe! Democracy is a gift from one generation to the next, hard fought for and worth protecting... even if you don't agree with the outcome of a vote! After all, that is the point... to find the way through an impasse... simple really😎🐰

  • Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

  • A Brief History of Capitalism
  • By: Yanis Varoufakis
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis. Why is there so much inequality? In this short book, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis sets out to answer his 11-year-old daughter Xenia's deceptively simple question. Using personal stories and famous myths, he explains what the economy is and why it has the power to shape our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brief, easy to assimilate, yet deals with the big questions of our societies.

  • By Andrew (Bunny) Warren on 08-11-17

Brief, easy to assimilate, yet deals with the big questions of our societies.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-17

This book can be read in six hours, provides huge amounts of thought provoking insights into our world and existence. Do yourse!f a favour and take the time to read it😇🐇🐰

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  • No Is Not Enough

  • Defeating the New Shock Politics
  • By: Naomi Klein
  • Narrated by: Brit Marling
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

Trump, as extreme as he is, is less an aberration than a logical conclusion - a pastiche of pretty much all the worst and most dangerous trends of the past half century. A one-man megabrand, with wife and children as spin-off brands.... Remember when it all seemed to be getting better? Before Trump happened? Naomi Klein, internationally acclaimed journalist, activist and best-selling author, shows us how we got to this surreal and dangerous place, how to stop it getting a lot worse, and how, if we keep our heads, we can make things better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A manifesto for the rest of my life...

  • By benslaters on 06-08-17

Optimistic and visionary

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-17

A well crafted reflection of our current world model, it's faults and a voice of hope!