3.0 out of 5 starsI agree with the things that Ms. warren talks ...
July 17, 2017
I agree with the things that Ms. warren talks about. I got a little weary before the book ended so can't give it a 5 star rating. But is is a book that would make me vote for her if I ever have the chance. Perhaps she can be my new Hillary Clinton and run for President.
This is an absolute must-read for any person who believes that every American deserves a fair shot in life. Ever since Reagan, this country has become by, for, and of the ultra wealthy while the rest of us wait for the prosperity to "trickle down." Republican voters have fallen for it over and over again. This book woke me up to that reality. We have to stop the cycle. Now. The middle c!ass is dying.
Incisive, infuriating, down right unbelievable and all of it true. Democrats and liberals need to stand together . Elizabeth Warren speaks plainly to most of the population. We grew up as she did, working to get by,then to get an education so we could understand and know what we're fighting for here. Democrats need to buck up and fight hard. Republicans are sucker-punchers. We just need to get better at fighting. The way of Trump's world is scary, dark and evil. We must stop the insanity!!!!! This is America, and I'll fight for her. AND I can do it without carrying a gun.
Really expresses my emotional and financial history, almost painful to hear stories of others who lost homes an so much more. Very emotional times create an emotional read. Comprehensive look at the losses of the middle class.
I have read other books by Elizabeth Warren and find them all to be easy reads. She uses examples from people with whom she has come in contact. Her expertise in the workings of government is obvious. I admire her strength and persistence in an arena that is not kind to women.
I was born in 1935 and became in my earliest days a depression child who gradually witnessed his parents (John and Lucy) being hammered by the reality of uncertainty of the world ills. Of course they had only one rescuer that had the moral courage "to dream of things that never were and asked why not." It was D. Roosevelt. They saw a physically crippled man with a healthy plan of critical thinking for "we the people." This "feeling of my past" is today in my old age is being reiterated through out This Fight is our Fight. And, what is being reiterated? The answer is:"Our humanity is being diminished when we have no mission bigger than ourselves." "We must discover who we are in service to one another, not the self."
1935 is not ancient history. It's scars and healing are still in our psyche as Elizabeth Warren shows. As I see it and I think she sees it.The basic element for our plight is that most people would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. As A. Einstein said so clearly, "We live in a world of problems which can no longer be solved by the level of thinking which created them." Elizabeth Warren is calling for a certain ritual in synergism: the action of 2 or more people to achieve an effect of which each is individually impossible.
1935 is a conscious history of individual faith, hope and love. In final analysis of This Fight is our Fight is about our 'Nature.' Nature itself, in the form of genetic encoding, commands the human species to seek consciousness expansion, but civilization has made the race more passive, fewer people have been willing to work for it. Hence, her fight is all about seeking consciousness expansion and against the mindset of passivity.
Fascinating and up to date. This book is well-documented and easy to read. My husband and I read it to eachother as we drove in the car. This should be required reading for every American who cares about America and the people in it.
Really enjoyed this book written by my states senator. I read a third of the book and listened to the rest. I had lived through the relationship between deregulation and economic downturns was apparent to my, it was great to see a detailed history presented. The process of businesses influencing regulation changes and then taking advantage of the changes to line their pockets is scary. The inability of the bottom 90% to improve their situation in life while the top 10% increased their net worth is sad.
This book was so interesting as she is such a Wonderful teacher that values TRUTH. Her understanding of the economy and ability explain to citizens is truly exemplary. 2020 beckons you Elizabeth...a woman President finally, as she has all the attributes to make a great one!
Elizabeth Warren writes clearly and engagingly–a skill I think good teachers tend to cultivate. I'm interested in learning about the ideas, accomplishments and character of as many presidential candidates as possible. With this book, I not only felt that I got to know a lot about Warren, I also gained an understanding of what has been happening with our economy for the last forty years, and why. She gives a quick economic history lesson that summed things up and helped me fit the pieces together in my mind. She explains her proposed solutions logically, and from there you can decide for yourself if they fit in with your value system or not.