Cover art for The Socialist Manifesto

The Socialist Manifesto

22 ratings

Summary

From one of the most prominent voices on the American left, a galvanizing argument for why we need socialism in the United States today. The success of Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign revived a political idea many had thought dead. But what exactly is socialism? And what would a socialist system in America look like?   In The Socialist Manifesto, Bhaskar Sunkara explores socialism's history since the mid-1800s and presents a realistic vision for its future. The editor of Jacobin Magazine, Sunkara shows that socialism, though often seen primarily as an economic system, in fact offers the means to fight all forms of oppression, including racism and sexism. The ultimate goal is not Soviet-style planning, but to win rights to health care, education, and housing and to create new democratic institutions in workplaces and communities.  A primer on socialism for the 21st century, this is an audiobook for anyone seeking an end to the vast inequities of our age.

©2019 Bhaskar Sunkara (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Benjamin Isaac
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for The Valkyrie Project

The Valkyrie Project

Summary

A doomed journalist travels to Iceland to destroy a Soviet superweapon. Halfway between the United States and the Soviet Union, Iceland is one of the most strategic points in the Cold War and home to a NATO squadron that could wipe Moscow off the map in an instant. It's about to become the unwitting host for the most daring operation in military history. On the remote coast of this frostbound island, the Soviets are building a laser powerful enough to bring the United States to its knees. They call it Valkyrie, and once it's operational, the free world will no longer be free. When an exiled East German scientist notices a suspicious drain on the Icelandic electrical grid, the KGB sends an assassin to protect their superweapon. Halting the madness falls to Jack Spencer, an American journalist with a terminal disease - which may kill him before he gets a chance to save the world.

©1981 Michael Kilian; This 2015 edition published by MysteriousP ress.com/Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Benjamin Isaac
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Every Life Is on Fire

Every Life Is on Fire

2 ratings

Summary

A preeminent physicist unveils a field-defining theory of the origins and purpose of life. Why are we alive? Most things in the universe aren't. And everything that is alive traces back to things that, puzzlingly, weren't.  For centuries, the scientific question of life's origins has confounded us. But in Every Life Is on Fire, physicist Jeremy England argues that the answer has been under our noses the whole time, deep within the laws of thermodynamics. England explains how, counterintuitively, the very same forces that tend to tear things apart assembled the first living systems. But how life began isn't just a scientific question. We ask it because we want to know what it really means to be alive. So England, an ordained rabbi, uses his theory to examine how, if at all, science helps us find purpose in a vast and mysterious universe. In the tradition of Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, Every Life Is on Fire is a profound testament to how something can come from nothing.

©2020 Jeremy England (P)2020 Basic Books

Narrator: Benjamin Isaac
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Mossad

Mossad

16 ratings

Summary

The Mossad is widely recognized today as the best intelligence service in the world. It is also the most enigmatic, shrouded in secrecy. In Mossad, authors MichaelBar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal take us behind the closed curtain with riveting, eye-opening, boots-on-the-ground accounts of the most dangerous, most crucial missions in the agency's 60-year history. These are real Mission: Impossible true stories brimming with high-octane action - from the breathtaking capture of Nazi executioner Adolf Eichmann to the recent elimination of key Iranian nuclear scientists. Anyone who is fascinated by the world of international espionage, intelligence, and covert black-ops warfare will find Mossad electrifying.

©2012 Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Benjamin Isaac
Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible