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The United States of Socialism

Who's Behind It. Why It's Evil. How to Stop It.
Narrated by: Dinesh D'Souza
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Karen K. Morrison
  • 04-06-20

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
  • 20-06-20

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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  • Eric Ziems
  • 02-06-20

Insightful content

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-06-20

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-06-20

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
  • 04-06-20

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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  • Brian Johnson
  • 17-07-20

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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  • Tiresmoker
  • 05-06-20

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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  • Brenda M.
  • 10-06-20

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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  • Laura
  • 08-06-20

A must read in 2020!

Appreciated that Dinesh narrated this himself. It was so informative. I felt like I should be taking notes most of the time. I am looking forward to listening to it again.

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