Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2004
CS ISBN 1565118901 $29.95 Five cassettes
CD ISBN 156511891X $29.95 Six CDs
Economist Reich defends liberalism against the ascendant "rad-cons" (radical conservatives), who, he believes, are ruining America. His experience as a government appointee gives him credibility; his experience as a TV and radio pundit gives him considerable style as narrator. Blessed with a pleasant voice, he reads expressively, not to mention unctuously. He convinces the listener of his anxiety over the fate of the nation and his enthusiasm for reform. However, he fails to convince the thinker of the truth of his inferences, despite the numerous anecdotes and statistics he cites. He is as partisan, if not quite as extreme, as the rad-cons he denounces. The choir he is preaching to will most enjoy but benefit least from this volume. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 04]
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