ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
In My Opinion
I read this book back in April and, at the time, thought the title came at an unfortunate time with the world dealing with a global pandemic. Three months later, we’re still not sure what we’re in store for in the future. In an era where media, friends, family, and strangers are feeding us information through social media, cable news, and more, Andy Andrews’ message is more important than ever (and why I’m finally posting this review).
The first third of How Do You Kill 11 Million People focus on the one man who succeeded in doing just that. A man who viewed others who didn’t meet his standard as sub-human. A man who tried to annihilate an entire race of people. And the answer to how Adolph Hitler accomplished the atrocities he did is simple: he lied.
The next part of the book builds on that and brings it into the present. Andrews urges readers to seek truth. Don’t take what you’re being told as truth, search for it. Talk to people, gather facts, make educated decisions. Again, it’s easy to get caught up in the rhetoric on Facebook or Twitter or whatever your social media of choice is but do your own research.
The book ends with the documents our founding fathers wrote—The Declaration of Independence and The Bill of Rights.
A reminder of what lies can cost us and an admonishment to determine truth behind the lies, the quick read is one that challenged me to hesitate before taking anything at face-value.
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