• Dupes

  • How America's Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century
  • By: Paul Kengor
  • Narrated by: Buck Groat
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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Dupes

By: Paul Kengor
Narrated by: Buck Groat
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Publisher's Summary

In this startling, intensively researched book, best-selling historian Paul Kengor shines light on a deeply troubling aspect of American history: the prominent role of the "dupe". From the Bolshevik Revolution through the Cold War and right up to the present, many progressives have unwittingly aided some of America's most dangerous opponents. 

Based on never-before-published FBI files, Soviet archives, and other primary sources, Dupes reveals:

  • Shocking reports on how Senator Ted Kennedy secretly approached the Soviet leadership to undermine not one but two American presidents
  • Stunning new evidence that Frank Marshall Davis - mentor to a young Barack Obama - had extensive Communist ties and demonized Democrats
  • Jimmy Carter's woeful record dealing with America's two chief foes of the past century, Communism and Islamism
  • Today's dupes, including the congressmen whose overseas anti-American propaganda trip was allegedly financed by foreign intelligence
  • How Franklin Roosevelt was duped by "Uncle Joe" Stalin - and by a top adviser who may have been a Soviet agent - despite clear warnings from fellow Democrats
  • How John Kerry's accusations that American soldiers committed war crimes in Vietnam may have been the product of Soviet disinformation
  • The many Hollywood stars who were duped, including Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Katharine Hepburn, Gene Kelly - and even Ronald Reagan
©2010 Paul Kengor (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Communism fails despite much help from the left

An outstanding and detailed history of Communism and everyone connected to it here in the U.S., including modern, liberals who continue to keep it alive. Very relevant with the recent resurgence of Communism wearing the masks of Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

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Outstanding research

So obviously not written by some punk in a basement doing Internet research. Another outstanding book by Paul Kengor!

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Solid Info

The book is very informative and well laid out.
The narration, on the other hand, is atrocious.
Tip: increase the speed to 1.1 and it becomes much more agreeable.

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Are You a Useful Idiot?

Marxists, Socialists, Communists, and communists have used propaganda to influence liberal thinking individuals for decades. Paul Kengor explains how through this well-documented work. I recommend you read or listen to this book, and then ask yourself, Have I been duped?

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Well Researched, Important Book

The content, packed with archival research, is very interesting and provides a valuable contribution to understanding 20th and early 21st century American political history. The book is well organized and well written. While the style of the audio reading didn’t fit my preference, I didn’t find it as annoying as some reviewers describe. At least the audio quality is good and the reader was clearly well prepared.

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Interesting info, narration was a bit grating.

There's no question there was a long march into the classroom and American education has suffered severely because of it. Prehaps allowing Weather Underground members to become education influencers wasn't the best idea, but I know the ties to communism and our education system run much deeper than Bill Ayers. I was hoping for more on that. And the entire Clinton administration/DNC ties to the CCP were left out. Soviet communism has not been as great a threat to our country as CCP style Dengism currently is. I'd have appreciated a dive into the Leninism of the WEF as well.

Narration is portrayed almost as if reading a crime novel as opposed to a history lesson in ideological subversives. At times it was annoying.

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The narrator overdoes it here

I hate to berate a narrator, knowing that is a most difficult job and one subject to individual opinions, but in this case it is necessary. This is a good book with very necessary information. And Paul Kengor is one of the foremost scholars when it comes to all things relating to communism. However, the narrator, instead of reading the book with an even tone, goes staccato at the most random times. It's like a reading in hysterical hyperbole and very hard to listen to. Now if the listener can get past this, wonderful. It's loaded with useful information.

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love the book hate the narration

I would not buy any book narrated by this person. They read so unnaturally that I cringe every time I listen to it. I tried multiple times but i can listen to this person read. I'd like my money back or a different narrator.

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