Why You Should Be a Socialist [Audiobook]
17 December 2019, 03:49
2019 | M4B@128 kbps + EPUB | 10h 59m | 599.11MB
A primer on Democratic Socialism for those who are extremely skeptical of it.
America is witnessing the rise of a new generation of socialist activists. More young people support socialism now than at any time since the labor movement of the 1920s. The Democratic Socialists of America, a big-tent leftist organization, has just surpassed 50,000 members nationwide. In the fall of 2018, one of the most influential congressmen in the Democratic Party lost a primary to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old socialist who had never held office before. But what does all this mean? Should we be worried about our country, or should we join the march toward our bright socialist future? In Why You Should Be a Socialist, Nathan J. Robinson will give listeners a primer on 21st-century socialism: what it is, what it isn't, and why everyone should want to be a part of this exciting new chapter of American politics.
From the heyday of Occupy Wall Street through Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign and beyond, young progressives have been increasingly drawn to socialist ideas. However, the movement's goals need to be defined more sharply before it can effect real change on a national scale. Likewise, liberals and conservatives will benefit from a deeper understanding of the true nature of this ideology, whether they agree with it or not.
Robinson's charming, accessible, and well-argued book will convince even the most skeptical listeners of the merits of socialist thought.
The Ecology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained [Audiobook]
17 December 2019, 02:31
2019 | M4B@128 kbps + EPUB | 13h 20m | 727.24MB
Explore ecology in this accessible introduction to how the natural world works and how we have started to understand the environment, ecosystems and climate change.
Using a bold approach, The Ecology Book explores and explains over 85 of the key ideas, movements and acts that have defined ecology and ecological thought. The audiobook has a simple chronological structure, with early chapters ranging from the ideas of classical thinkers through to attempts by Enlightenment thinkers to systematically order the natural world. Later chapters trace the evolution of modern thinking, from the ideas of Thomas Malthus, Henry Thoreau and others right the way through to the political and scientific developments of the modern era, including the birth of the environmental movement and the Paris Agreement.
The ideal introduction to one of the most important subjects of our time narrated by Dugland-Bruce Lockhart.
The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition [Audiobook]
30 November 2019, 02:54
2019 | MP3@64 kbps | 20h 7m | 554.13MB
From the $700 billion bailout of the banking industry to president Barack Obama's $787 billion stimulus package to the highly controversial passage of federal health-care reform, conservatives and concerned citizens alike have grown increasingly fearful of big government.
The Constitution of Liberty is considered Hayek's classic statement on the ideals of freedom and liberty, ideals that he believes have guided - and must continue to guide - the growth of Western civilization. Here, Hayek defends the principles of a free society, casting a skeptical eye on the growth of the welfare state and examining the challenges to freedom posed by an ever-expanding government - as well as its corrosive effect on the creation, preservation, and utilization of knowledge. In opposition to those who call for the state to play a greater role in society, Hayek puts forward a nuanced argument for prudence. Guided by this quality, he elegantly demonstrates that a free market system in a democratic polity - under the rule of law and with strong constitutional protections of individual rights - represents the best chance for the continuing existence of liberty.