The Fourth Revolution

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5 out of 5 stars
By Leonard on 06-27-14

A Needed Book For the Times, but . . . .

I had seen an interview of the authors by Charlie Rose and the book really piqued my interest, so I was very happy to seen it offered by Audible. The authors lay out how western governments developed through their various iterations across three and a half revolutions, and then look at development of government/society in the developing world. With one exception, the highlight the strengths, weaknesses and dysfunctions effecting all and hence the need for a Fourth Revolution.

In the U.S., their predictions and analysis appear to be right on the mark. However, given the lack of intestinal fortitude displayed by American politicians, the authors' call for action will probably go the way of Bowles-Simpson.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Truth-be-told on 03-30-15

A must read for everyone wondering whats going?

Both major parties: The GOP and DEMS have been corrupted by special interests making meaningful reforms virtually impossible.The only breed of politicians who can save America and indeed the world are the Libertarians. Corporations and the average citizen ought to play by the same rules.Neither should be bailed out by the tax payer.

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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 10-19-15

um livro libertador

dentre tudo o que pensava sobre o mundo político atual, este livro descreveu todas. sem a discussão antiquada de direita vs esquerda, mas com o foco no futuro e na solução dos problemas! parabéns!!

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By joseph abushawish on 07-13-15

Decent Book:Narration is over the top, annoying

If you could sum up The Fourth Revolution in three words, what would they be?

Insightful but relies heavily on hobbes, locke etc....It's a book about revolution mind you.

Would you recommend The Fourth Revolution to your friends? Why or why not?

fills some historical gaps, so yes.

What didn’t you like about Chris Sorensen’s performance?

It's almost a parody reading.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?


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4 out of 5 stars
By Mark C. Wallace on 08-10-14

Optimistic meditations on the future

What did you love best about The Fourth Revolution?

Nice survey of history with unusual insights into some of the traditional thinkers. Good survey of the status quo, how we got here and a path forward. Wide ranging analysis of modern Liberal Democracy.

What didn’t you like about Chris Sorensen’s performance?

Sing song; every sentence drops on the end, every sentence exteeeennnnds the Finnnnaalll wooordss. Comes off very patronizing and distracts from interesting material.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

The variety of successful alternatives to the bloatocracy. Swedish and German efforts to build a sustainable governance structure on a liberal democratic base.

Any additional comments?

The authors describe some paths forward. I think that those paths are a trifle pollyanna. I agree that if we are to succeed we must find ways to solve this problem, but I think the authors ignore the real obstacles. On the other hand, the authors have done far more research than I, so it is worth continuing the dialogue.

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