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Author: Dore Gold Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2004 ISBN: 9781415917336
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A United Nations insider exposes how anti-American and antidemocratic forces have hijacked the UN and put America and its allies at risk Politicians and pundits are imploring the United States to give the UN a major role in American foreign policy. But as bestselling author Dore Gold reveals in Tower of Babble, it is absurd to look to the UN to fight aggression, combat terrorism, and preserve global order. The UN is an abject failure—a fatally flawed organization that has actually accelerated and spread global chaos. And it is dominated by anti-Western forces, dictatorships, state sponsors of terrorism, and America’s worst enemies. In his New York Times bestseller Hatred’s Kingdom, Gold blew the lid off Saudi support for terrorism, and now he uncovers an even more important story. As a former UN ambassador, he has a unique insider’s perspective on why the UN fails to address—or in many cases exacerbates—the very problems it was created to solve. He shows how President Franklin Roosevelt’s great vision has been corrupted beyond recognition. Using internal UN documents and classified cables, Gold presents stark evidence of how the UN ignores mass murder, emboldens terrorists, props up dictators, and otherwise betrays its mission to protect the world’s security. Tower of Babble reveals: • Why America can—and indeed must—go outside the UN to address the most serious threats to national security • How the UN jeopardizes the success of the war on terror—and how terrorist groups have actually penetrated UN organizations • How, in the space of a year, the UN turned a blind eye to two horrifying episodes of mass murder—and why the slaughters could have been prevented • How the oil-for-food scandal only hints at the UN’s repeated failures to deal with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq • How the UN’s new international criminal court threatens America’s sovereignty • How the UN’s startling record of failure has led Presidents Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Clinton, and George W. Bush to bypass the UN Security Council As this hard-hitting book reveals, it is, quite simply, a myth that the United Nations is a positive force for world order or the “sole source of international legitimacy.” And unless the United States and its allies recognize this now, they will continue to put themselves at risk. "Dore Gold's book is informed and informative. It can be read with pleasure and profit by anyone with a genuine interest in the United Nations. I warmly recommend it."--Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, former Ambassador to the United Nations "For anyone wondering what's wrong with the United Nations, this is the book to read. Providing both a concise history and an urgent warning for our own time, Dore Gold in clear and lively detail explains how and why the UN too often promotes not peace, but problems--and what we can do about it."--Claudia Rosett, columnist, the Wall Street Journal's Opinionjournal.com "Dore Gold's Tower of Babble is bound to be one of the most controversial critiques in the public debate on the UN."--Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ploni | 5/16/2011

    " The entire history of the battles over Jerusalem. An incredibly informative book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 8/10/2010

    " This book could be called the case for Jewish controlled Jerusalem. This book argues that internationalization and Palestinian appeasement are both failed policies when it comes to the Holy city. Reading this book made me rethink my personal views. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 8/17/2009

    " A great history lesson on why Israel is the best choice to to govern Jerusalem -- but it is a bit too long and detailed. A bit like reading an encyclopedia. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 5/6/2009

    " Good book with insightful thoughts but too much of it was over my head. I need to find a more simplified book that starts at the beginning of the conflict and outlines each parties complaints. This book just jumped right in talking about people and wars that I was unfamiliar with. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darrick | 4/22/2009

    " This was pretty much a one sided look at Isreal and their plight with Palestine/Islam. According to this book Isreal has done no wrong, never provoked, and certainly never attacked Palestinians except when defending itself. A little too biased for me. "

About the Author

Dore Gold, a former UN representative for Israel, served as foreign policy adviser to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Ambassador Gold earned his PhD in international relations and Middle East studies from Columbia University. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and children.

About the Narrator

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.