Real Change

From the World That Fails to the World That Works
Author(s): Newt Gingrich
Original Publish Date: Mar 04, 2008
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.12 hours)
Product Number: Z10004640
Released: Mar 04, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400126569
Narrator/s: Callista Gingrich
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Are you fed up with bickering politicians, self-satisfied bureaucrats, and a government that never seems to address the real problems facing our country? Can we create a government that is small, efficient, and responsive-from the state house to the White House? Is that kind of real change even possible? Newt Gingrich, architect of the Contract with America, says it is time for citizens to demand results from our elected officials. In this revealing and exciting new book, he shows how America can achieve transformational change-from a government of bureaucratic failure to a government that can meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. As a first step, Gingrich busts the pernicious myth that America is divided between conservative red states and liberal blue states. As Gingrich points out, the American people are united on almost every important issue facing our country-including immigration, taxes, defending America, and freedom of religion. The real division is between red-white-and-blue America and a fringe on the Left. Red-white-and-blue America believes overwhelmingly-by majorities of 70 percent or more-that we need a change in course. But our politicians aren't listening. Gingrich reveals why the Democratic Party can't deliver real change and why the Republican Party won't. He provides answers and a step-by-step, issue-by-issue toolkit for building a better America-the safe, innovative, and dynamic America we all want.

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Professional reviews

"The former House speaker offers a lucid, thoughtful, and incisive view of the political issues of our day. For example, 70 percent or more of Americans, he says, agree on the key issues, with views that are generally conservative. The red state/blue state balance, created by the media, he believes, is largely a myth. Gingrich's wife, Callista, reads her husband's text competently but with no excitement. It would have been better, in this case, if the author had narrated his own book. But the production has bonuses. It features the former congressman delivering a speech to the American Enterprise Institute, followed by an interview of some length, conducted by Callista. So we do hear his voice, and it is both passionate and articulate. D.R.W. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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