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by | Read by Ezra Klein

Contemporary Culture • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Ezra Klein, a political junkie who cofounded the website Vox, narrates his audiobook precisely, purposefully, and passionately. Often a guest on TV news programs, he has a delivery style that is direct and approachable. He conveys the urgency of his arguments with a kind of polite candor and frequently notes how ironic our politics have become, with many voters choosing partisanship over self-interest. Most telling, he takes on the unfairness built into a system in which his home state of California, with almost 40 million residents, has the same number of senators as Wyoming, with not quite 600,000. Klein is especially good at explaining how we got to our present situation, calling the Trump phenomenon "predictable." Listeners who want a nuanced and provocative discussion of our politically divided nation will find fertile turf here. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2020]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2020

CD ISBN 9781797107653 $29.99 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN 9781797103167 $19.99

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