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Right Turns - Unconventional Lessons from a Controversial Life

Michael Medved

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Nationally syndicated talk-radio host and noted film critic Michael Medved has taken an extraordinary journey from liberal activist to outspoken conservative. Along the way he has earned millions of admirers-and more than his share of enemies-by advancing controversial, often counterintuitive arguments, including: • Liberals love losing because it makes them feel virtuous • America isn't normal-it's bizarrely blessed • Hollywood has lost touch with America-and punishes people who point that out • Conservatives are both happier and nicer than liberals • Talk radio is a source of hope, not hatred • Business isn't exploitative-it's heroic • There is no such thing as "planned parenthood" • A more Christian America is good for the Jews • Do-it-yourself conservatism provides the only cure for save-the-world liberalism In the candid, electrifying Right Turns, Medved chronicles the adventures that taught him these and many other lessons-the startling events that propelled him from Vietnam protest leader to optimistic promoter of American patriotism, from secularism to religion, from adventurous single guy to doting husband and father. In the process he skewers leftist orthodoxy, revealing why the Right is right and why his former colleagues on the Left remain hopelessly wrong on every cultural, political, and social issue. Medved enters today's ideological fray armed with experience as, among many other things, a campaign aide for radical Democrats, a minority recruiter for police departments, a Hollywood screenwriter, a Bobby Kennedy volunteer, a teacher at religious schools, a world-champion hitchhiker, an expert on bad movies, and a veteran TV host on PBS and a British network-who declines to own a TV himself. Medved relishes the contradictions behind the high-profile controversies in which he's played a leading role-as a prominent movie reviewer who attacked the film industry in a bestselling book, as an observant Jew whose radio show is a favorite with evangelical Christians, as a writer once designated

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robertson Dean

Length:

4h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:25