Culture & Criticism Since 2003
Even though Barack Obama just won his second term as president, many still doubt his stability. In Leading From Behind, Richard Miniter, a widely-respected author whose work has appeared in myriad newspapers as well as in the form of bestsellers, calls President Obama’s ability to lead into question. Here, Miniter looks at both the president’s victories and failures as a means to explore his legacy as a leader – delving into subject matter that compels our compete attention. In Leading From Behind, Miniter characterizes President Obama as indecisive and overly-dependent on his chief advisers (namely Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Valerie Jarrett), presenting a president who allows the forces of ‘politics’ to cloud his decisiveness as commander-in-chief. Gripping and incisive – examining the issue of ‘leadership under pressure’ rather than what it’s like to be the first African American to steer the nation. Read by the author in a clear and authoritative tone. 9.5 hours on 8 CDS.
Chomsky is a national powerhouse; his perspective on politics, economics and the landscape of the earth has helped many gain a deeper understanding on the key issues that challenge our collective future. In Power Systems, the listener is presented with a new collection of interviews that show just why we keep revisiting Chomsky’s work and seeking his guidance. Simply, Chomsky understands what’s happening to the nation and he is not afraid to say it. 9 hours on 7 CDS.