The Original Argument

  • by Glenn Beck, Pat Gray
  • Narrated by Adam Grupper
  • 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Glenn Beck revisited Thomas Paine’s famous pre-Revolutionary War call to action in his #1 New York Times bestseller Glenn Beck’s Common Sense. Now he brings his historical acumen and political savvy to this fresh, new interpretation of The Federalist Papers, the 18th-century collection of political essays that defined and shaped our Constitution and laid bare the “original argument” between states’ rights and big federal government - a debate as relevant and urgent today as it was at the birth of our nation.
Adapting a selection of these essential essays - pseudonymously authored by the now well-documented triumvirate of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay - for a contemporary audience, Glenn Beck has had them reworked into “modern” English so as to be thoroughly accessible to anyone seeking a better understanding of the Founding Fathers’ intent and meaning when laying the groundwork of our government. Beck provides his own illuminating commentary and annotations and, for a number of the essays, has brought together the viewpoints of both liberal and conservative historians and scholars, making this a fair and insightful perspective on the historical works that remain the primary source for interpreting Constitutional law and the rights of American citizens.


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A must for Freedom lovers

The importance of this book is of the most importance to the future of America and to our understanding of what the birth of our country was all about.
If you are concerned about freedom you will gladly absorb this book. If you are among those few that want to embrace socialism and the spreading of wealth will hate it.

I have only got through the Intro's and have been inspired with new hope for our country and the people who are awake to what is happening and doing something about it.
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- Danny "I like American History, Politics (Conservative - Libertarian) Brad Thor and Glenn Beck."

And now I know!

Thank you. I've never been political but now I know. Thank you for putting our forefathers and our constitution in prospective for me. God Bless America, yes, but God Bless American's to know their blessings and keep their blessings. Amen
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- DonnaDee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-14-2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio