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Putin: Prisoner of Power
- Written by: Misha Glenny
- Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
- Original Recording
On New Year’s Eve 1999, a young Vladimir Putin appeared on Russian TV screens — awkward, self-conscious... and the new President. Two decades later, Putin is still in power, standing self-assured and at ease on the world stage. How did a once little known KGB bureaucrat become one of the most dominant figures of twenty first century politics? In this gripping narrative history, Misha Glenny, journalist and best-selling author of McMafia, tells the story of an unexpected and swift rise to power — one full of political intrigue, backroom deals, courtroom battles and war.
Opinion of former soviet citizen
- By Dan Gendelman on 2020-09-25
A good overview.
Informative and enjoyable except for the overuse of short musical interludes which just feel like a filler.
The Coddling of the American Mind
- How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
- Written by: Jonathan Haidt, Greg Lukianoff
- Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
- Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
The culture of “safety” and its intolerance of opposing viewpoints has left many young people anxious and unprepared for adult life. Lukianoff and Haidt offer a comprehensive set of reforms that will strengthen young people and institutions, allowing us all to reap the benefits of diversity, including viewpoint diversity. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what’s happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live and work and cooperate across party lines.
Two of today's great minds at work.
- By Adam Milne on 2018-10-09
Very good analogies to clarify premices. May slightly understate the strategic nature of the left's authoritarianism of late, but perhaps this is more apparent after printing. Overall, a very sharp read of the damage, in-part, bulldozer parents have caused.