• Republican Like Me

  • How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right
  • By: Ken Stern
  • Narrated by: Ken Stern
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 10-24-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (131 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The former CEO of NPR set out for conservative America to find out why these people are so wrong about everything. It turns out they weren't.
Ken Stern watched the increasing polarization of our country with growing concern. As a longtime partisan Democrat himself, he felt forced to acknowledge that his own views were too parochial, too absent of any exposure to the "other side". In fact, his urban neighborhood is so liberal, he couldn't find a single Republican - even by asking around.
So, for one year, he crossed the aisle to spend time listening, talking, and praying with Republicans of all stripes. With his mind open and his dial tuned to the right, he went to evangelical churches, shot a hog in Texas, stood in pit row at a NASCAR race, hung out at Tea Party meetings, and sat in on Steve Bannon's radio show. He also read up on conservative wonkery and consulted with the smartest people the right has to offer.
What happens when a liberal sets out to look at issues from a conservative perspective? Some of his dearly cherished assumptions about the right slipped away. Republican Like Me reveals what led him to change his mind and his view of an increasingly polarized America.
©2017 Ken Stern (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By R. T. Pirtle on 10-28-17

Worth a listen or read.

This is a laudable attempt to understand both sides of the arguments that define the political parties. As someone who spent my working life in broadcasting I will tell you that news reporters are either biased, incompetent, lazy or all to rarely "fair and balanced". This is a unusual trait, rarely seen. This is a good effort with the writer being upfront with his biases and it's worth your money and time.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Nicholas Singh on 10-28-17

Insightful but monotone and a bit misleading

I greatly appreciate Kens project and wish more would follow his example from both sides of the political spectrum. However, objectively, the book was a bit thick headed and didn't seem to be organized/themed as well as it could be. Many times I was left wondering what the content of each chapter had in common with other content in each chapter. It may have exacerbated my perception, but Kens monotonic and sometimes slurred reading made it a little challenging to hold my attention.

In all a great project and a very respectable effort rich with data and fairmindedness. However, I found the title and cover of the book were a bit misleading.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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