Enlightened Democracy

  • by Tara Ross
  • Narrated by Tara Ross
  • 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Pick up a newspaper and read about the Electoral College. It is a sure recipe for losing respect for the institution. Media commentators are swift to dismiss the institution as outdated and elitist, an anachronism that should be replaced by a direct popular vote. In recent years, this discontent has found a voice as a well-funded, California-based effort seeks to bypass the constitutional amendment process and effectively eliminate the Electoral College through a series of state laws. Such efforts to eliminate the Electoral College are misguided, and this audiobook tells why.
In straightforward language, Enlightened Democracy traces the history of the Electoral College from the Constitutional Convention to the present. This second edition of the book is revised and expanded to include a new section about the National Popular Vote legislative effort. The Electoral College protects our republic and promotes our liberty. Americans should defend their unique presidential election system at all costs.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

An engrossing, conservative view.

Would you consider the audio edition of Enlightened Democracy to be better than the print version?

No. I think they complement one another nicely. The audio provides an efficient, informative overview; the hard copy, a meaningfully referenced source material.


What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The compelling arguments for protecting minority values and perspectives, not to be bullied by potentially irrational majority rule.


What about Tara Ross’s performance did you like?

Clear, unhurried, objective, nuanced narration. Very nicely narrated indeed.


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

Gosh. Too many to identify only one.


Any additional comments?

I tend toward progressiveness. This audio made me rethink my inclination. I am appreciative of the gentle, informed, respectful counterpoise.

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- William R. Toddmancillas

Great example of why an author shouldn't narrate

Fascinating subject and book ruined by the author narrating. She talks way too fast and without the polish of an experienced narrator. If you slow it down to 75% it's tolerable, but then too slow. I wish audible had a a 10% speed reduction available. I'm slowing making my way through this book, which I find very interesting, but I can't bear to listen to the narration for more than 30 minutes at a time. If I weren't so interested in the subject, I would have returned it because of the narration.
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- Teresa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-20-2013
  • Publisher: Colonial Press, L.P.