About How Do You Kill 11 Million People?
Title: How Do You Kill 11 Million People?: Why the Truth Matters More Than You Think
Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: March 17, 2020
Genre: Motivational/Inspirational Political Science
Become an informed, passionate citizen who demands honesty and integrity from our leaders or suffer the consequences of our own ignorance and apathy.
In this updated and expanded New York Times bestselling nonpartisan book, Andy Andrews urges you to believe that seeking and discerning the truth really, really matters and that believing lies is the most dangerous thing you can do. You’ll be challenged to become a more “careful student” of the past, seeking accurate, factual accounts of events and decisions that illuminate choices you face now.
By considering how the Nazi German regime was able to carry out over eleven million institutional killings between 1933 and 1945, Andrews advocates for an informed population that demands honesty and integrity from its leaders and from each other. He includes several key documents written by our Founding Fathers as examples of America’s core principles that present and future leadership should live up to and embrace.
We can no longer measure a leader’s worth by the yardsticks provided by the left or the right. Instead, we must use an unchanging standard: the pure, unvarnished truth.
How Do You Kill 11 Million People? is a timely and, indeed, prescient read — especially in an election year and during a pandemic (the latter of which I’d be okay if we don’t repeat anytime soon). Either of these instances makes the read that much more important; pair the two, and it’s a mic drop waiting to happen.
A news report last week noted that the US’s 200-plus-year-old democracy is the longest in the world. This got me thinking on a few different levels. I’m no political expert by any stretch, and the report convicted me of just how far removed we are from the Founding Fathers — in multiple ways. Andrews’s book provides, I believe, just the kick-starter we need to revisit the Fathers’ beliefs, writings, and approaches they brought to the table in 1776. Thomas Jefferson didn’t wake up one day saying, “Imma write the Declaration of Independence.” No — he and others suffered “a long train of abuses and usurpations” leading up to its writing. (Yes, I channeled National Treasure writing that sentence.)
We, 200 years later, often forget just what events led up to its writing. Consider Andrews’ book as a way to revisit those; Andrews doesn’t include their full text, but targets key points. Use those points to read in full items of interest, and draw your own conclusions — perhaps with the help of nuanced and insightful “study questions” at the end of the book.
I read the book in just a few sittings, yet the questions it asks remain with me still. As we continue to race toward November, may we be willing to read this and consider its ramifications, however that may look. The future may very well change as a result
I received a copy of the book via JustRead Publicity Tours. All opinions are my own.
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