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The Big Lie

Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left
Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
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Summary

The explosive new book from Dinesh D'Souza, author of the New York Times best sellers Hillary's America, America, and Obama's America.

What is "the big lie" of the Democratic Party? That conservatives - and President Donald Trump in particular - are fascists. Nazis, even. In a typical comment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says the Trump era is reminiscent of "what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor."

But in fact this audacious lie is a complete inversion of the truth. Yes, there is a fascist threat in America - but that threat is from the Left and the Democratic Party. The Democratic left has an ideology virtually identical with fascism and routinely borrows tactics of intimidation and political terror from the Nazi Brownshirts.

To cover up their insidious fascist agenda, Democrats loudly accuse President Trump and other Republicans of being Nazis - an obvious lie, considering the GOP has been fighting the Democrats over slavery, genocide, racism, and fascism from the beginning.

Now, finally, Dinesh D'Souza explodes the Left's big lie. He expertly exonerates President Trump and his supporters, then uncovers the Democratic Left's long, cozy relationship with Nazism: how the racist and genocidal acts of early Democrats inspired Adolf Hitler's campaign of death; how fascist philosophers influenced the great 20th century lions of the American Left; and how today's anti-free speech, anti-capitalist, anti-religious liberty, pro-violence Democratic Party is a frightening simulacrum of the Nazi Party. Hitler coined the term "the big lie" to describe a lie that "the great masses of the people" will fall for precisely because of how bold and monstrous the lie is. In The Big Lie, D'Souza shows that the Democratic Left's orchestrated campaign to paint President Trump and conservatives as Nazis to cover up its own fascism is, in fact, the biggest lie of all.

©2017 Dinesh D'Souza (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Brilliant, but disapointing.

Superbly researched, written and read.
This book turns the weaponised pejoratives, Fascist and Nazi, back on those who habitually use them.

It provides a detailed overview of the ideologies behind the communist, socialist and fascist movements of the last century.
Dinesh explores distinctions between them and the contemporary manifestations of these belief systems.

I found the comparisons between concentration camps and the slave plantations daring. It occured to me that the workhouses were a kind of precursor. However, the author failed to link the huge prison population in the US, due to the phony "war on drugs" and mandatory minimum sentencing that Reagan ushered in. With almost 1% of the US population incarcerated and millions working for a few cents an hour, this is a modern version of slavery on a scale only comparable to the prison population of China.

While discussing Woodrow Wilson and the progressives, D'Souza neglected to mention the Technocratic movement that had popular, intellectual support around that era.
He also failed to point out how Smedley Butler averted a fascist coup in the US that was being instigated by Prescott Bush, a republican.

My problem with this book is its polemic, two party, good against bad, false dichotomy. This is far too simplistic. Gary Allen’s explanation of the left, right delusion in 'None Dare Call It Conspiracy', is far more liberating.
Although the author does list the tenets of small,  decentralised government, that facilitates genuine diveversity, he appears to be disdainful of Hitler's distinction between parasitic capitalism and free market, production. The Soros type, are a very different breed of capitalist to the Henry Ford type.

Having said that; given the constraints of the  existing political system, conservatives rallying behind Trump may be the best chance The USA has of avoiding a truly fascist coup.

But I remain concerned that such books serve to  widen the political rift and risk civil war. Honest conversation may encourage well meaning democratic voters to question their allegiance. This book however, is probably too much of a partisan, republican club, to be much use in winning over conscientious people.

Disagreeable Dave. March 2018.

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Actions speak louder than words.

I am no lover of Donald Trump but at the same time I am deeply suspicious of the political correctness and bullying tactics of the American left. This book clarified for me why Democrats have been so tolerant of Obama’s drone missile attacks on other races and Hilary’s support for invasions of other countries but so intolerant of other people’s right to free speech. It explains why progressives appear to use the same fascist tactics that they claim to hate.

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Outstanding! Book of the year!

This was a real eye opener. The progressive left has much to answer for.

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A must ‘listen’

A wonderfully narrated book. Full of surprises and evidence that show how the left have, and continues to use clever tactics and sleight of hand to hide their racist and violent deeds. The left wield the iron hand (in a silk glove) and this is the wake up call to action

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Excellent counter narrative

This book examines many of the issues people have with modern progressives but may be unable to articulate. The pervasive shutting down of all voices that are not in agreement with whatever we are told is the 'correct' view is wrong. Any moderate or centrist needs a dose of counter narrative to balance the modern media message. D'Souza provides it.

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Excellent insight into the Left and their lies

A well researched dive into the morally bankrupt ideology of the Left.

This is a call to arms to stand up against the lies and deception of the Left and their thuggish tactics.

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Political roots exposed

Very interesting concept, to actually look at the policy breakdown rather than the emotionally charged rhetoric is refreshing. My first book by this author and found it a little self gratifying at times but past that its what seems to be a well researched and source based read.

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Fine exposition of the truth

For too long the liberal elite left has assumed hegemony over the truth. This fascinating in depth study of the origins and development of Fascism and Nazism betrays the lie that they have become the way of the right. In fact they are the means by which the left have sought to attain moral high ground while all the time basing their beliefs wholly on Fascistic principles.

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Back bone and truth.

I have said for along time that the Nazi's and the Fascists by definition and by action must be left wing to offten an abusive reply. It is good to finally find such a comprehensive break down of this fact. A must read for anyone on either the left or the right.

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