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Pointless for ordinary people
A better title might have been 'Survival Guide for West Coast Liberals'
This book is a user guide for tip-toeing through the repressed would of the middle classes.
It serves no purpose for ordinary people, in ordinary towns, who learn to chat, drink snog from the age of 18.
It is not just the message that dissappoints. I already knew the the science because it is already out there in the alt-media.
If you feel this book is for you, aim to broaden your horizons and try to meet some ordinary standard men and women on the street.
I promise that you will love the freedom of expression.
Sincere best wishes :-)
No insight, just the musings of a greenie
The sample sounded OK, but it just became a would be diary of a weirdy tree hugger. It had no surprises.
This is a seriously good book
It just gets on with the topic, with a mix of what is at once genius and commen sense.
Unlistenable, I wish I'd had returned it when I had the chance
Waffle layered upon waffle. I tried speeding it up, and I was skipping 30 second increments forward trying to find nuggets of actual content.
The author chooses to feed-in the lame old progressive world view which might work on seventeen year olds and get a NYT thumbs up, but irritating for me since I just wanted information.
I also tried the technique of listening to the first minute of each chapter to find some content, alas, it was just more waffle.
What do these authors learn at Uni?
Really, really good - this book is special
It listens wonderfully, picks interesting sources and is thought provoking.
What lifts this above many other good history books is the vast amount of information, all of which is interesting.
So "Europe is parochial" & every else is wondrous?
What would have made An Economic History of the World since 1400 better?
A neutral view of the world. This lecturer is a cultural Marxist and delighted at every instance in cultural self loathing. He should reflect on George Orwell's comments on the English intelligentsia and stealing for a poor box. Had he been present at the 1933 Oxford Union King of Country debate, he'd have voted in favour, to the delight of the enemies of freedom.
What could The Great Courses have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Just make it a history, not an indoctrination. If he doesn't like anglosphere exceptionalism he should just state it plainly, get over it, and avoid mixing the message all through the text.
How could the performance have been better?
Just focus on what happened and the ideas of the time.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from An Economic History of the World since 1400?
A camera close up on the author studying Cultural Marxism and his expressions of introspection.
Any additional comments?
Is this what passes for academia in 2016?
56 of 107 people found this review helpful
Not for the individual
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Twenty minutes of the message: "make the year 12 weeks long!" The French revolutionaries made a ten day week, how did that work out? I didn't like this because I bought it for myself to be more efficient. This message which seemed to be set to continue long after I gave up, was targeted toward an organisation manager.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
Macat designed this to sap one's hope for humanity
If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?
A poor wretch, of mediochre IQ that is up to their eyeballs in state education and university social sciences indoctrination.
Has A Macat Analysis of Abraham H. Maslow's A Theory of Human Motivation put you off other books in this genre?
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Macat.com?
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Macat Analysis of Abraham H. Maslow's A Theory of Human Motivation?
Any additional comments?
I read a paragraph on Maslow in an education book. I wanted to learn more. This 4 hour audiobook doesn't offer more. Loosely speaking, it just repeats about three paragraph of knowledge, with the words in a different order.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Obviously the book is great. In addition, there was something about it rather soothing too :-)
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Virtually no content
I listened for two hours on two separate occasions.
Throughout i was just hanging on to be told something but was 100% disappointed (seriously).
I am a fan of the teaching company and am bemused as to how the start-to-finish waffle was recorded?
I cannot un-recommend this audiobook enough.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful