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Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution

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Tucker Carlson

6 Hours 31 Minutes

Simon & Schuster Audio

October 2018

Audio Book Summary

The #1 New York Times bestseller from FOX News star of Tucker Carlson Tonight offers “a targeted snipe at the Democrats and Republicans and their elite enablers” (New York Journal of Books) in a funny political commentary on how America’s ruling class has failed everyday Americans.

“Informal and often humorous…an entertainingly told narrative of elite malfeasance” (Publishers Weekly), Tucker Carlson’s Ship of Fools tells the truth about the new American elites, a group whose power and wealth has grown beyond imagination even as the rest of the country has withered. The people who run America now barely interact with it. They fly on their own planes, ski on their own mountains, watch sporting events far from the stands in sky boxes. They have total contempt for you.

In Ship of Fools, Tucker Carlson offers a blistering critique of our new overlords and answers the all-important question: How do we put the country back on course? Traditional liberals are gone, he writes. The patchouli-scented hand-wringers who worried about whales and defended free speech have been replaced by globalists who hide their hard-edged economic agenda behind the smokescreen of identity politics. They’ll outsource your job while lecturing you about transgender bathrooms. Left and right, Carlson says, are no longer meaningful categories in America. “The rift is between those who benefit from the status quo, and those who don’t.”

Our leaders are fools, Carlson concludes, “unaware that they are captains of a sinking ship.” But in the signature and witty style that viewers of Tucker Carlson Tonight enjoy so much, Ship of Fools is “bulging with big and interesting ideas, presented succinctly with wit and precision, each chapter a potential book in itself” (The Washington Times).

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  • George B.

    This was a great book and Tucker did an excellent job reading his book. The information presented provides a great track record for our political as well as foreign affairs waffling over many years. We are an easily confused and uneducated people and probably deserve the administrative overlords and ruling class that control our lives.

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  • Stephen M.

    Super well written book!

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  • Sherry A.

    I enjoyed this book so much I listened to it twice.

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  • Tim S.

    Great perspective from a media insider. Unbelievable how much knowledge is kept from the general public

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  • Rohit N.

    The book didn't actually identify any fools. It named names of celebrities, politicians, and intellectuals whose ideas are downright stupid and dangerous, or at best, contradictory. But maybe the fools are those people who worship the celebrities, vote for the politicians and attend lectures of these intellectuals. Nonetheless, that an entire society (western) would become so vapid and elect Donald Trump as a reaction is in itself a terrible conundrum. The book is narrated very well and seriously by Tucker Carlson but sometimes I Just wanted to laugh out loud for the absurdity of what's happened to American society.

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  • Gerald S.

    I really enjoyed this book. Tucker went in depth to the issues we face today.

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