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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (175 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Schweizer Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Prominent liberals support a whole litany of policies and principles: progressive taxes, affirmative action, greater regulation of corporations, raising the inheritance tax, strict environmental regulations, children’s rights, consumer rights, and more. But do they actually live by these beliefs? Peter Schweizer decided to investigate the private lives of politicians like the Clintons, Nancy Pelosi, the Kennedys, and Ralph Nader; commentators Michael Moore, Al Franken, Noam Chomsky, and Cornel West; entertainers or philanthropists Barbra Streisand and George Soros. Using publicly-available real estate records, IRS returns, court depositions, and their own published statements, he sought to examine whether they lived by the principles they so forcefully advocate.

What he found was a long list of contradictions. Many of these proponents of organized labor had developed various methods to sidestep paying union wages or avoid employing unions altogether. They were also adept at avoiding taxes; invested heavily in corporations they had denounced; took advantage of foreign tax credits to use non-American labor overseas; espoused environmental causes while opposing those that might affect their own property rights; hid their investments in trusts to avoid paying estate tax; denounced oil companies but quietly owned them. 

Schweizer’s conclusion is simple: liberalism in the end forces its adherents to become hypocrites. They adopt one pose in public, but when it comes to what matters most in their own lives–their property, their privacy, and their children--they jettison their liberal principles and adopt conservative ones. If these ideas don’t work for the very individuals who promote them, Schweizer asks, how can they work for the country?

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  • The Weekly Standard
  • Peter Schweizer's Do As I Say (Not As I Do) is an entertaining exposure of the hypocrisy among some prominent liberals. In a series of 11 profiles on leftist icons from Noam Chomsky and Al Franken to Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy, Schweizer reveals that the most vocal liberals do not practice what they preach."

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carla | 2/20/2014

    " How people can be such blatant hypocrites is amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hunter Beck | 2/10/2014

    " Truly an eye-opener. Every American needs to read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ken MacMillan | 2/8/2014

    " It offers a very enlightening peak into the lives of the people profiled but not surprising at all. I recommend it for everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hailey | 1/30/2014

    " For someone as clueless as I am about politics, this book was a wonderfully enjoyable and frustrating read. I couldn't wrap my head around the dichotomy between the action and speech of some of these people. The information was presented in a very easy, understandable manner but the topic? Ugh. These people are both infuriating and baffling. "

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