Synopses & Reviews
Nationally syndicated radio host Glenn Beck deploys his wildly distinctive humor to take on the political landscape.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;THE FACTS. THE FUTURE. THE FIGHT TO FIX AMERICAand#8212;BEFORE ITand#8217;S TOO LATE.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; In the words of Harvard historian Niall Ferguson, the United States is and#8220;an empire on the edge of chaos.and#8221; Why? Glenn Beck thinks the answer is pretty simple: Because weand#8217;ve turned our backs on the Constitution.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Yes, our country is financially broke, but thatand#8217;s just a side effect of our broken spirit, our broken faith in government, the broken promises by our leaders, and a broken political system that has centralized power at the expense of individual rights.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; There is a lot of work ahead, but we canand#8217;t move forward until we first understand how we got here. Starting with the American Revolution, Glenn takes readers on an express train through 234 years of history, culminating with the Great Recession and the bipartisan recklessness of Presidents Bush and Obama. Itand#8217;s the history lesson we all wished weand#8217;d had in school. (Did you know, for example, that FDR once made a key New Deal policy decision based on his lucky number?)andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Along the way, youand#8217;ll see how everything you thought you knew about the political parties is a lie, how Democrats and Republicans alike used to fight for minimum government and maximum freedom, and how both parties have been taken over by a cancer called and#8220;progressivism.and#8221; By the end, youand#8217;ll understand why no president, no congress and no court can fix this problem alone. Looking toward them for answers is like looking toward the ocean for drinking waterand#8212; it looks promising, but the end result is catastrophic.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; After revealing the trail of lies that brought us here, andlt;Iandgt;Broke andlt;/Iandgt;exposes the truth about what weand#8217;re really facing. Most people have seen pieces of the puzzle, but very few have ever seen the whole pictureand#8212;and for very good reason: Our leaders have done everything in their power to hide it. If Americans understood how dire things really are, they would be demanding radical reform right now. Despite the rhetoric, thatand#8217;s not the kind of change our politicians really believe in.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Finally, andlt;Iandgt;Broke andlt;/Iandgt;provides the hope that comes with knowing the truth. Once you see what weand#8217;re really up against, itand#8217;s much easier to develop a realistic plan. To fix ourselves financially, Glenn argues, we have to fix andlt;Iandgt;ourselves andlt;/Iandgt;first. That means some serious introspection and, ultimately, a series of actions that will unite all Americans around the concept of shared sacrifice. After all, this generation may not be asked to storm beaches, but we are being asked to do something just as critical to preserving freedom.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Packed with great stories from history, chalkboard-style teachable moments, custom illustrations, and Glenn Beckand#8217;s trademark combination of entertainment and enlightenment, andlt;Iandgt;Broke andlt;/Iandgt;makes the case that when youand#8217;re traveling in the wrong direction, slight course corrections wonand#8217;t cut itand#8212;you need to take drastic action. Through a return to individual rights, an uncompromising adherence to the Constitution, and a complete rethinking about the role of government in a free society, Glenn exposes the idea of and#8220;transformationand#8221; for the progressive smokescreen that it is, and instead builds a compelling case that restoration is the only way forward.
"New York Times"-bestselling author Beck's new work features his distinctive humor--timed for the midterm elections.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Glenn Beck's new book featuring Beck's distinctive humor timed for the midterm elections.
About the Author
Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio host and founder of The Blaze television network, is a ten-time #1 bestselling author and is one of the few authors in history to have had #1 national bestsellers in the fiction, nonfiction, self-help, and childrens picture book genres. His #1 novels include The Overton Window, The Christmas Sweater, and The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book. His #1 nonfiction books include Cowards, The Original Argument, The 7 (with Dr. Keith Ablow), Broke, Glenn Becks Common Sense, Arguing with Idiots, and An Inconvenient Book. His other books include the national bestsellers The Snow Angel, Being George Washington, and The Real America. Visit GlennBeck.com or TheBlaze.com.