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Real Change: From the World That Fails to the World That Works

Real Change: From the World That Fails to the World That Works

Written by Newt Gingrich

Narrated by Callista Gingrich


Real Change: From the World That Fails to the World That Works

Written by Newt Gingrich

Narrated by Callista Gingrich

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3/5 (4 ratings)
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8 hours
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Released:
Mar 4, 2008
ISBN:
9781400176564
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Audiobook

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Are you fed up with bickering politicians, self-satisfied bureaucrats, and a government that never seems to address the real problems facing our country? Can we create a government that is small, efficient, and responsive-from the state house to the White House? Is that kind of real change even possible? Newt Gingrich, architect of the Contract with America, says it is time for citizens to demand results from our elected officials. In this revealing and exciting new book, he shows how America can achieve transformational change-from a government of bureaucratic failure to a government that can meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. As a first step, Gingrich busts the pernicious myth that America is divided between conservative red states and liberal blue states. As Gingrich points out, the American people are united on almost every important issue facing our country-including immigration, taxes, defending America, and freedom of religion. The real division is between red-white-and-blue America and a fringe on the Left. Red-white-and-blue America believes overwhelmingly-by majorities of 70 percent or more-that we need a change in course. But our politicians aren't listening. Gingrich reveals why the Democratic Party can't deliver real change and why the Republican Party won't. He provides answers and a step-by-step, issue-by-issue toolkit for building a better America-the safe, innovative, and dynamic America we all want.
Publisher:
Released:
Mar 4, 2008
ISBN:
9781400176564
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, as the architect of the 1994 Contract with America, led the Republican Party to its first congressional House majority in forty years. A former presidential candidate, Speaker Gingrich has authored many books, including thirteen New York Times bestsellers.


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  • (4/5)
    Newt has always impressed me with his intelligence. One of the things I respect most about him (other than his conservative principles and ideals) is the fact that he's a history teacher. Not an attorney. Newt's "Real Change" is a refreshing, market-based, faith-in-the-individual book that should be read and considered by all Americans. I think the last few appendix topics about terrorism and how we might have dealt with it, are especially poignant. I was saddened by Newt's transgressions 10+ years ago, but his poor judgment on personal affairs doesn't mean his political ideas don't have value. America could benefit a great deal by following many of Newt's ideas.
  • (4/5)
    This man is an ideas factory, and this book is no different. I often say he's the smartest man in either party, and if you can't agree with me on that, I hope you can at least agree that he's the most original thinker in either party. This book covers everything: healthcare, immigration, prison system, science and space, etc. And it's not some predicatble anti-government screed - it's a very throughful set of ideas that VERY few of our elected officials would a) ever come up with on their own and b) have the guts to try and enact them.He wrote this in early 2008 when he was considering a run for the White House. I expect we'll see another toward the end of 2011. I hope he finally makes a go this time. If only to dramatically shift the debates in the both the GOP and presidential contests. I think very few would stand a chance against him in a debate.
  • (3/5)
    When reading this book it must be taken into consideration that the author is a Conservative Republican, therefore, the solutions he presents are going to be of a conservative nature. What this book is not, however, is praise the Republicans and bash the Democrats. Mr. Gingrich takes an honest look at the problems facing America today and presents conservative solutions to those problems. He doesn't claim that his solutions are the only solutions, however, he does look at them from the conservative side. He explains how each problem he addressed developed and doesn't shy away from who made the poor decisions that created the multitude of problems. His emphasis on most problems is getting the general public involved as whatever level we are capable of. He advocates everything from writing our Representatives and Senators to running for local office. He pushes for a grass roots effort to take back control of our government. The book does seem a bit of a commercial for his website and organization American Solutions. All this considered the book is worth a read and even if you disagree with his solutions to each problem it truly does get you thinking about the problems we face, different ways to solve each problem and to ponder whether the reader is doing all that they can for their country besides complain.”