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The Good Fight

Peter Beinart

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Once upon a time, liberals knew what they believed. They believed America must lead the world by persuasion, not command. And they believed that by championing freedom overseas, America itself could become more free. That liberal spirit won America's trust at the dawn of the Cold War. Then it collapsed in the wake of Vietnam. Now, after 9/11, and the failed presidency of George W. Bush, America needs it back. In this powerful and provocative book, Peter Beinart offers a new liberal vision, based on principles liberals too often forget: That America's goodness cannot simply be asserted; it must be proved. That American leadership is not American empire. And that liberalism cannot merely define itself against the right, but must oppose the totalitarianism that blighted Europe a half century ago, and which stalks the Islamic world today. With liberals severed from their own history, conservatives have drawn on theirs -- the principles of national chauvinism and moral complacency that America once rejected. The country will reject them again, and embrace the creed that brought it greatness before. But only if liberals remember what that means. It means an unyielding hostility to totalitarianism -- and a recognition that defeating it requires bringing hope to the bleakest corners of the globe. And it means understanding that democracy begins at home. Peter Beinart's The Good Fight is a passionate rejoinder to the conservatives who have ruled Washington since 9/11. It is an intellectual lifeline for a Democratic Party lying flat on its back. And it is a call for liberals to revive the spirit that swept America, and inspired the world. Read by David Slavin

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Slavin

Length:

6h 28m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:47


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:41