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  • ‘Oops’! Maybe Jonathan Chait should have released this book BEFORE the election

    12/03/2016 6:08:13 PM PST · by kevcol · 38 replies
    Twitter via Twitchy ^ | December 2, 2016 | Twitter via Doug P.
    NY Mag’s Jonathan Chait is promoting a forthcoming book that already feels a little, um, dated:
  • Book "How Trump Won" out in Jan; Other tidbits/updates

    12/02/2016 12:11:52 PM PST · by LS · 59 replies
    self | 12/2/2016 | LS
    As many of you know, I started working on a Trump book last summer when something told me that he would win the primary, easily. It picked up speed last November when I became convinced he would win the presidency . . . easily. My original manuscript was very historical in nature, putting Trump in the context of other candidates across our history. Along the way, however, I became a participant, partly because I knew Trump's campaign manager and partly because many of you here were active in doing research into state party registrations, then later, absentee voting, and so...
  • The Hidden Costs of Immigration

    11/26/2016 4:16:03 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    The Claremont Review of Books ^ | November 8, 2016 | Christopher Caldwell
    It looks erratic to us but may one day seem inevitable to historians that Donald Trump should have fought his anti-establishment campaign for the Republican nomination on the terrain of immigration policy. Already it is hard to recall that it was the establishment, not Trump, that insisted the battle be fought there. The candidate, at his announcement speech, spent a few minutes on immigration but then moved on to China, ISIS, Obamacare, the national debt, the Second Amendment, his desire to be a kind of National Cheerleader, and his own net worth. Trump’s skepticism about mass immigration won the attention...
  • US Civil War reading Recommendations?

    11/23/2016 6:01:04 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 595 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/23/2016 | Loud Mime
    I am studying our Civil War; anybody have any recommendations for reading?
  • Scorched Earth, a Book Review

    11/23/2016 12:38:10 PM PST · by tbw2 · 3 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 09/15/2016 | Tamara Wilhite
    "Scorched Earth" is Michael Savage's latest non-fiction book outlining how the US can undo the damage done by Obama and the Democrats. What are the pros and cons of this book?
  • Amazon flooded with negative reviews of Megyn Kelly’s memoir

    11/23/2016 5:54:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    AP ^ | November 23, 2016 | Staff
    Supporters of President-elect Donald Trump have flooded Amazon with negative reviews of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly’s new memoir. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/2fop8fn) over 100 negative reviews of Kelly’s “Settle For More” appeared on the online retail giant’s site within hours of its release Tuesday. The newspaper reports many of the negative comments came from a link from a pro-Trump Reddit forum.
  • “How to Make a Social Justice Warrior” by William Shetterly - a Book Review

    11/19/2016 6:47:37 AM PST · by tbw2 · 8 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 02/19/15 | Tamara Wilhite
    The authoritarian left, social justice warriors, have been rising for years. The Sad Puppies / Hugo Slate controversy for the past few years is also the culmination of over a decade of politics infecting science fiction. William Shetterley is unique as a communist science fiction author who criticizes SJWs from the left and the hypocritical lack of diversity by social justice warriors, such as ignoring a Cherokee scifi/alt-history author because he's conservative or punishing a female military history author because she's critical of Islam.
  • Laudatory Vatican Newspaper Review of Book on Jesus and Women

    11/16/2016 5:47:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Vatican newspaper has published a rare front-page book review lauding Gesů e le donne (Jesus and Women), the newest book by Enzo Bianchi, the 73-year-old lay founder of the ecumenical Monastery of Bose. For a thousand years, writes reviewer Lucetta Scaraffia, the women of the Gospels have been “ignored by a patriarchal tradition.” The Gospels, she continues, discuss “real women, full of troubles, but also able to love more than men, able to understand the revolutionary message of Jesus in its immediacy.” “It would be beautiful to think that after this book, so enlightening … nothing could be as...
  • OUCH! Megyn Kelly’s NEW BOOK SLAMMED With One Star Reviews

    11/16/2016 10:33:49 AM PST · by xzins · 104 replies
    American Lookout ^ | 16 Nov 16 | Tom Franklin
    Megyn Kelly has a new book out.Trying to capitalize on her anti-Trump burst of fame, she wrote a book called “Settle For More.” Here’s the cover: As of this writing, 73% of the reviews are one-star.Readers don’t like it. Here’s the highest-rated review. It’s titled “Ego At Work”:“I want to be as fair as possible here. I think Megyn should have waited a few more years to write a book. To begin with the book is poorly written. Secondly, no matter how you feel towards her (love, like or hate) you can’t help but question why such a strong and...
  • Was legendary boxer Sonny Liston murdered? (Book Review)

    10/15/2016 5:29:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 15, 2016 | By Larry Getlen
    Sonny Liston was a ferocious fighter, the heavyweight champion of the world and the man Cassius Clay beat to win the title for the first time, igniting his own legend. And yet, outside of boxing, Liston was a haunted man, initiated early into a life of crime and decimated by drugs when his boxing career faltered. His untimely end was long thought to be accidental and self-inflicted, courtesy of a heroin-filled needle in his arm. Now the book “The Murder of Sonny Liston” by Shaun Assael wonders if another might have pushed the fatal plunger. . .
  • NYT Best-Selling Author Exposes Hillary’s Pay-to-Play Scandal

    10/05/2016 10:33:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2016 | Aryssa Damron
    It isn’t cheap to get on Hillary Clinton’s good side, but if you’ve got enough money to make a million-dollar donation to the Clinton Foundation, you are set. Say goodbye to federal regulations or bureaucratic red tape. Make a donation, get on Hillary’s good side, and you are in. This is pay-to-play, and it goes against every ethics standard in the book. No wonder Hillary Clinton lives by it. In his new book, Guilty as Sin, Ed Klein exposes Hillary’s pay-to-play scandals and how she turned the Clinton Foundation into a subsidiary of the State Department. It didn’t take too...
  • Amazon steps in to 'fix' Hillary book review

    09/25/2016 8:10:04 AM PDT · by upchuck · 74 replies
    WND ^ | Sept 25, 2016 | Bob Unruh
    If you can’t even win when the rules are changed in your favor, things must be REALLY bad. That’s how it looks for Hillary Clinton’s new 2016 campaign book, “Stronger Together,” co-authored with running mate Tim Kaine. WND reported just days ago when the book was being savaged on Amazon.com with negative reviews, with 81 percent one-star ratings and an average of only 1.7. Clinton supporters lashed out at “trolls” they said were criticizing the book only because they oppose the Democrat’s presidential candidacy. WND previously reported there were more than 1,200 reviews, and the number grew to than 2,000....
  • Amazon Reviews Give Hillary Book 5 Stars: 'So I Don't Get Straight Up Murdered' (hilarious)

    09/18/2016 7:59:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 18, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    In many circles, the Clintons are notorious for having enemies who mysteriously disappear at the opportune moment. Amazon.com reviewers played on this theme in mocking "5 Star" reviews of Hillary Clinton'sunpopular new flop of a campaign book — which even at the low, low price of $10, people seem resolute not to buy for some inexplicable reason. That doesn't stop people from buying Clinton insurance by giving the book stellar reviews. Amazon user Amy gave Stronger Together a "5.0 out of 5 stars," with a brief review entitled, "I want to live." Her review proved rather succinct: "Nothing new here....
  • Amazon Reviews of Hillary's New Book.

    09/17/2016 9:39:41 AM PDT · by proust · 80 replies
    Amazon ^ | 9/17/16 | Amazon Customers
    "I bought the audio-book version and all I could hear was coughing" "The chapter where Hillbilly talks about her battle with Parkinson's Disease was difficult to read. Difficult because it was missing from the book." "What a horrible book. I got brain damage after 4 pages and lost my shoe." "Even though I did not pay for it, I want my money back" "Evidently you can judge a book by its cover"
  • Hillary book getting bombed on Amazon--Hilarious reviews.

    09/16/2016 8:30:48 PM PDT · by moonhawk · 157 replies
    Amazon ^ | Amazon Reviewers
    "...1.0 out of 5 starsUnbelievable turn of events.......... By Daniel B. on September 14, 2016 Format: Paperback I was going to read this book.....I really was. But just as I got started, I found myself under sniper fire, passed out, and fell and hit my head. After that I got double vision and had to wear glasses that were so damn thick I couldn't even see to read. Then I had an allergic reaction to something and started coughing so hard I spit out what looked like a couple of lizard's eyeballs, my limbs locked up, and I passed out...
  • Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine wrote a book, and almost no one wants to read it

    09/15/2016 12:34:24 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 14, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Did you know that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine wrote a book? Well, they did, and it's called Stronger Together. It sounds titillating: 256 pages chock full of Democratic policy proposals - what's not to love? Too bad for Clinton and Kaine, but it seems almost no one wants to read their book of dry policy proposals and life lessons. After a week on the shelves, the book has sold fewer than 3,000 copies. Generally, first-week sales account for about a third of total sales. No New York Times bestseller or Oprah's Book Club...
  • Bin Laden Lived To Fight Another Day--Thanks To Bill Clinton Flashback

    09/10/2016 8:32:26 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    forbes.com ^ | May, 2011 Yes 2011 | Henry I. Miller
    In his stunning 2003 book Dereliction of Duty, Air Force Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson, a presidential aide and carrier of the “nuclear football,” describes President Clinton’s gross irresponsibility toward national security. Patterson tells how, in the fall of 1998, the watch officer in the White House Situation Room notified the president’s national security adviser, Sandy Berger, that they had located bin Laden and had “a two-hour window to strike.” Here is Patterson’s chilling account: On Sept. 13, 1996, “Pilots were in the cockpits, waiting to launch, targets were identified, everything was in place, all [Berger] needed was the go-ahead.”...
  • Schlafly Dies One Day Before Book On Trump Launches

    09/06/2016 1:52:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/6/16 | Kerry Picket
    Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly passed away one day before her the release of her last book, “The Conservative Case for Trump.” Schlafly, who was 92 years old when she died on Monday afternoon, founded the Eagle Forum in 1972, a pro-family social conservative organization.
  • Ann Coulter: In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome! (book)

    08/23/2016 1:07:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Amazon ^ | August 23, 2016 | Ann Coulter
  • Clinton Cash, a Book Review

    08/25/2016 8:56:25 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 08/25/2016 | Tamara Wilhite
    Clinton Cash is a best selling political nonfiction book about the history of the Clinton's corruption. A new "graphic novel" version summarizing that dense book has come out - what are its pros and cons?
  • BREAKING: Prominent Anti-Hillary Clinton Researcher, FOUND DEAD at 54!

    08/15/2016 4:09:51 PM PDT · by native texan · 141 replies
    American Free Press contributor Victor Thorn, 54, a long-time researcher and critic of Hillary and Bill Clinton, has been found dead. Police reports indicate he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The author of more than 20 books, he was best known for the Clinton trilogy, “three definitive works that delved into the history of the power couple including their sordid scandals, Bill Clinton’s sexual assaults of multiple women, and the drug running out of Mena, Arkansas while Clinton was governor of the state.” AMERICAN FREE PRESS contacted the State College [Pa.] Police Department this morning for any news on...
  • Book review: The War on Guns, by John Lott

    08/15/2016 1:56:45 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 15, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    ’ve just finished reading one of the best books on gun control to come out in some time and wanted to share some of the experience with you. The timely and superbly written tome by John R. Lott Jr. is titled, “The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies.” You may remember John Lott from our previous coverage here of both gun control and crime in the United States. Some of his previous work included an analysis of the different ways that economists and criminologists view gun ownership, which he revisits in this book. Long before that, John...
  • Soon-To-Be-Released Book by Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton Warns of Massive Voter Fraud...

    08/08/2016 12:35:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 8, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Soon-To-Be-Released Book by Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton Warns of Massive Voter Fraud Danger in Current Presidential Election ‘This is especially important because of the lack of interest of the Obama Justice Department in investigating and prosecuting voter fraud’ – from attached pre-release chapter of Clean House (Washington, DC) – A soon-to-be-released book by New York Times bestselling author Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton warns that America may now be facing the greatest voter fraud danger in recent history. And it lays the blame for the crisis directly at the feet of President Barack Obama and his Justice...
  • Hillary Clinton's Crisis of Character

    07/15/2016 12:30:15 PM PDT · by onyx · 34 replies
    AMERICAN THINKER ^ | July 15, 2016 | Elise Cooper
    In the book, Byrne describes her as “distant, cold, dishonest, and a habitual liar.” When asked about this, he told American Thinker, “Americans need to know that Mrs. Clinton is not a leader. She displays a holier-than-thou attitude, ‘do as I say, not as I do.’ When I heard her say Bill Clinton would work with her on the economy, my first thoughts, ‘what steps will she take to protect young women working at the White House from him?’ Her pattern is deflection, deception, and lies.” A word Mr. Byrne forgot to mention regarding Hillary was 'incompetent'. Take, for example, the reset...
  • In Memoirs, ex Pope Benedict Says Vatican 'Gay Lobby' Tried to Wield Power -Report

    07/01/2016 9:16:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/1/16 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY, July 1 (Reuters) - Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no-one pressured him to resign but alleges that a "gay lobby" in the Vatican had tried to influence decisions, a leading Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The book, called "The Last Conversations," is the first time in history that a former pope judges his own pontificate after it is over. It is due to be published on Sept. 9. Citing health reasons, Benedict in 2103 became the first pope in six centuries to resign. He promised to remain "hidden to the world" and has been living...
  • The Math Myth: And Other STEM Delusions

    06/30/2016 2:27:32 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 55 replies
    John Batchelor show ^ | 29 June 2016 | John Batchelor interviews author Andrew Hacker
    audio 19:01 “Hacker's accessible arguments offer plenty to think about and should serve as a clarion call to students, parents, and educators who decry the one-size-fits-all approach to schooling.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A lively argument against the assumption that if the United States is to stay competitive in a global economy, our students require advanced training in mathematics.” —Kirkus Reviews “The Math Myth persuasively and satisfyingly debunks assertions about the practical value of requiring all students to master higher-level mathematics—and also points up the real harm caused by the Common Core standards and college-admission exams, which are constructed on...
  • Author Says a New Religion Persecutes Christians

    06/29/2016 11:39:32 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 17, 2016 | Austin Ruse
    Author Says a New Religion Persecutes ChristiansAustin Ruse Mary Eberstadt is a master of analogy.In her masterful work Adam and Eve After the Pill, she compared the Sexual Revolution to communism, an ideology that hasn’t so much as failed, don’t you know, as one that simply needs one more good try. Neither empirical evidence, nor high body count, will convince true believers that the experiment has failed.She is also brave. Though she takes no joy in touching various third rails, she grabs them nonetheless. Adam and Eve gutted contraception, something Americans love more than the Super Bowl.More than a decade...
  • Vanity New Book “The Genius of AMERICA: How the Constitution Saved Our Country” by Michel Oreskes

    06/29/2016 12:44:17 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 15 replies
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    The author of this book has been seen several times on various tee vee shows. Understand that the sales of this soon to be released tome are already soaring. If any here have had the opportunity to read it, please share your feelings. pro? con? informative? encouraging? I ask to due the fact the author was once entwined with the AP, NY Times, NRP and therefore must have some rust on his body of information.
  • Six maps that will make you rethink the world

    06/29/2016 8:35:55 AM PDT · by lulu16 · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2016 | Ana Swanson
    "We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete. Khanna is the author of the new book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization,” in which he argues that the arc of global history is undeniably bending toward integration. Instead of the boundaries that separate sovereign nations, the lines that we should put on our maps are the high-speed railways, broadband cables and shipping...
  • Paranoid Hillary Drove Demoralized Secret Service to Drink, Drugs and Hookers Says Officer

    06/23/2016 3:18:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13:14 EST, 23 June 2016 | By David Martosko, Us Political Editor, In Ayr, Scotlan
    A blockbuster book set for release on Monday paints Hillary Clinton as a shrewish and paranoid monster during her time as America's first lady – so mercurial and antagonistic that some U.S. Secret Service personnel protecting her 'literally went mad'. 'Many turned to alcohol, drugs, performance enhancers, affairs (sometimes at the workplace), and even prostitutes and other dangerous habits,' Gary Byrne writes in the forthcoming memoir 'Crisis of Character.' And perhaps most ominously for the agency tasked with the safety of the White House and its occupants, he writes that 'a "f*** it" mentality trickled down' throughout the Service because...
  • Limbaugh Rips CNN’s Gergen, ‘Clinton Cash’ Critics for Calling Book ‘Discredited’

    06/23/2016 8:30:22 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2016
    Wednesday on his radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh questioned CNN’s David Gergen for his assertion that Breitbart editor at large Peter Schweizer’s book “Clinton Cash” had been discredited following a speech in which presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had widely cited the book. Limbaugh pointed out that other major media outlets had used it in their reporting and that it was possible Gergen was making the assumption that it had been discredited without actually having any evidence to back it up.
  • CNN’s David Gergen Embarrasses Himself: Falsely Claims Clinton Cash ‘Discredited’

    06/22/2016 12:07:06 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22,2016 | Matthew Boyle
    “I was really surprised he leaned as heavily as he did upon the Schweizer book, Clinton Cash—that book has been basically discredited,” Gergen said. “Other news organizations have looked at it and said he has no evidence, he has no evidence that shows money given by donors to the Clinton Foundation then resulted in actions by the State Department that favored those donors.” Gergen also claimed later on CNN that the speech was “slanderous” and again claimed that the book has been “widely discredited.” Gergen’s claim couldn’t be further from the truth and proves he clearly has not read the...
  • SECRET SERVICE OFFICER SET FOR TV INTERVIEWS; BROADCAST NETWORKS BLACKLIST

    06/20/2016 6:08:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 92 replies
    Drudge ^ | June 20,2016 | Drudge
    SECRET SERVICE OFFICER SET FOR TV INTERVIEWS; BROADCAST NETWORKS BLACKLIST MON JUNE 20 2016 19:47:25 ET **Exclusive** Team Hillary is working overtime to block former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne from appearing on ANY broadcast network, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. Byrne is set to reveal what he observed inside the White House while protecting the First Family in the 1990s. 'What I saw sickened me,' Byrne explains. 'I want you to hear my story.' Byrne paints a picture of Hillary as a deranged madwoman running interference on Bill's sexploits. The book 'CRISIS OF CHARACTER' is finally set for release...
  • Book Review: Who Needs The Fed? by John Tamny

    06/12/2016 12:25:49 PM PDT · by BUSHdude2000 · 9 replies
    Big Jolly Politics ^ | 5/31/2016 | Steve Parkhurst
    Review by Steve Parkhurst: Who Needs The Fed?: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money, Credit, and Why We Should Abolish America’s Central Bank, is not a dense economics book like the macro or micro economics of our youth. This book is written much more clearly than those old textbooks, and is actually interesting. The many rather short chapters make their case and then move along to the next. Tamny’s utter disdain for the Fed is both evident, and humorous along the way. But his book is not an angry diatribe, instead it is a fact-filled, example-laden...
  • ELECTION 2016 Clinton for-profit education scandal dwarfs Trump U

    06/03/2016 1:40:59 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 6/3/16 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Bill and Hillary Clinton’s attack on Donald Trump over Trump University could invite increased scrutiny of the Clintons’ involvement in a for-profit education scandal in which a company that runs shell colleges paid Bill Clinton $16.5 million to be its pitchman. While the Clintons were collecting millions, Hillary Clinton’s State Department funneled at least $55 million to a group run by the college company, Laureate Education Inc., according to Peter Schweizer’s book “Clinton Cash” as Breitbart reported. Clinton abruptly resigned from his post as “honorary chancellor” in April 2015 when the disclosure was publicized. Documents uncovered by...
  • Clinton for-profit education scandal dwarfs Trump U

    06/03/2016 1:18:23 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 06/03/2016 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Bill and Hillary Clinton’s attack on Donald Trump over Trump University could invite increased scrutiny of the Clintons’ involvement in a for-profit education scandal in which a company that runs shell colleges paid Bill Clinton $16.5 million to be its pitchman. While the Clintons were collecting millions, Hillary Clinton’s State Department funneled at least $55 million to a group run by the college company, Laureate Education Inc., according to Peter Schweizer’s book “Clinton Cash” as Breitbart reported. Clinton abruptly resigned from his post as “honorary chancellor” in April 2015 when the disclosure was publicized. Documents uncovered by Washington-based watchdog Judicial...
  • FBI agents: Hillary 'bullied' Vince Foster to death

    06/03/2016 4:43:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The author of a book about Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster, the aide whose death in 1993 was ruled a suicide, says Clinton triggered Foster’s death by bullying him unmercifully, calling him out from among his colleagues as a failure. The claim comes from Ronald Kessler, formerly an investigative reporter with the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and the author of “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents and The Secrets of the FBI.” Kessler wrote about his claim in the London Daily Mail on Thursday. The controversies surrounding Foster’s death...
  • The Armageddon Code: A Must-Read for All Those Looking for a Fuller Understanding of Christianity

    05/24/2016 8:39:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Douglas MacKinnon
    Like most people, the list of books I have read over the years is in the hundreds. The ones still to be read also in the hundreds. That said, of all the books I’ve read or planned to read, a book about “The End Times” had never made either list. Until now. While never a “Bible thumper,” I have always been a person of deep faith, and as outlined in the past, my personal relationship with Jesus Christ started when I was five years old, when a little plastic Baby Jesus became my sole comforter during a fairly violent eviction...
  • Washington and Hamilton – The Alliance That Formed America

    05/15/2016 2:47:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | Christoper N, Malagisi
    In a gripping new look at the important relationship between American founders George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, Stephen F. Knott and Tony Williams – authors of the new book Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Formed America, tell the story below of the American founding, which would not have been possible without this grand alliance.  While many historians focus on the friendship and alliance of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Washington and Hamilton reminds us why America would truly not be the prosperous country it is today without this special alliance.Congratulations Stephen & Tony on the paperback release of your new book: Washington and...
  • Review: Kevin A. Ring, ed., ‘Scalia’s Court’

    05/08/2016 6:02:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | May 8, 2016 | Ted Lawrence
    As he toured America in the 1830s, de Tocqueville was stunned by the fact that normal Americans—not just public officials and lawyers—constantly and vehemently argued about law and politics. The average citizen was “attached to [the law] by a kind of parental affection” because he, however indirectly, helped make it. And discussing politics, de Tocqueville wrote, is “the only pleasure an American knows.” In an age of “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings,” it isn’t clear we have these virtues any longer. With the death of Antonin Scalia, the nation lost not only a great Supreme Court justice, but also an...
  • Imagine Heaven

    02/26/2016 5:21:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2016 | Mike Adams
    For almost a quarter of a century I have spent my days working with utopians. The utopian is motivated to create heaven on earth because he is convinced that there is no other option. Put simply, the utopian believes there can be no heaven in the sense that it is described in the Bible because there is no supernatural realm. This commitment to naturalism is a philosophical commitment. It isn't based on science. In fact, it flies in the face of science. To paraphrase Josh McDowell, we only have three options when it comes to the origin of the universe....
  • New audiobook release: The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution, by William Cooper Nell

    02/20/2016 9:06:48 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    Librivox ^ | February 18th, 2016
    One thing progressives are very, very good at is omitting facts that they find to be too difficult to deal with. So it goes for all of the black heroes who fought alongside our Founding Fathers during the American Revolution. The progressives continual racial narrative is what it is. I first learned of this book through Founders Fridays, because of the work of David Barton. After I read about 5 or 10 pages, I knew it needed to be made into an audiobook so that more people could consume it. Progressives have controlled the universities, have controlled history; for over...
  • Remaking Alex Haley’s Fake Roots(plagerized fiction)

    02/19/2016 12:02:13 PM PST · by rktman · 58 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 2/19/2016 | Jack Kerwick
    In May, the History Channel will air its remake of Alex Haley's Roots: The Saga of An American Family. Unsurprisingly, the advertising for the broadcast fails to mention that Roots is a fake, and a fake of the first order. First of all, the book upon which the successful mini-series was based was actually authored by Murray Fisher, Alex Haley's editor from Playboy magazine. Secondly, Roots wasn't just ghost-written: it was plagiarized: In 1978, Judge Robert Ward concluded that Haley had stolen the idea for Roots from Harry Courlander, the white man who authored The African. Courlander charged Haley with...
  • A Review of "Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism"

    01/24/2016 12:01:54 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 34 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 January 2016 | James Heiser
    In an age in which "cultural relativism" seems an unchallenged standard in academia, Larry Siedentop's Inventing the Individual -- The Origins of Western Liberalism is a pleasant deviation from that norm. A political philosopher who served as a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford, Siedentop wrote Inventing the Individual as an apologia for the West as a civilization which is caught up in a "competition of beliefs, whether we like it or not." Siedentop identifies "Islamic fundamentalism" as a primary competitor for Western civilization, but it is impossible to avoid the obvious point that the most vigorous opponents of his...
  • Homosexuals can change

    01/23/2016 3:10:05 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 1/23/16 | CALEB KALTENBACH, DENNY BURK & HEATH LAMBERT
    Two books relate how grace and the power of the Holy Spirit can overcome same-sex attraction Caleb Kaltenbach's new book, Messy Grace (WaterBrook Press, 2015), has a tantalizing subtitle: How a Pastor With Gay Parents Learned to Love Others Without Sacrificing Conviction. Kaltenbach states that "profound change is just as possible for a homosexual sin as it is for any other"-but it has to come through grace. Kaltenbach argues that Christians should emphasize a change of heart, and let that change then influence minds (and use of sex organs). It seems to me that churches should welcome but not affirm...
  • Navy SEAL Turns Over Picture of Bin Laden’s Body, Faces Investigation of Business Ties

    01/19/2016 12:10:58 PM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 19 Jan 2016 | Mattew Cole
    A FORMER NAVY SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden and wrote a bestselling book about the raid is now the subject of a widening federal criminal investigation into whether he used his position as an elite commando for personal profit while on active duty, according to two people familiar with the case. Matthew Bissonnette, the former SEAL and author of No Easy Day, a firsthand account of the 2011 bin Laden operation, had already been under investigation by both the Justice Department and the Navy for revealing classified information. The two people familiar with the probe said the current investigation,...
  • Leonard Sax: The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups

    01/07/2016 11:53:34 AM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 5, 2016 | Leonard Sax and Christopher N. Malagisi
    Full title: Author Interview with Leonard Sax: The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups Our feature author interview is with Leonard Sax, MD, PhD, author of the new book The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups, published by Basic Books. With PC safe-space student protests roiling our nation's campuses, the topic of parenting has never been more topical. How did they get this way? Find out more below! Congratulations Leonard on your new book, The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When...
  • The Maddening Gothic Revival of George Gilbert Scott

    12/19/2015 1:58:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | December 19, 2015 | Joseph Buttum
    Review: Gavin Stamp, 'Gothic for the Steam Age: An Illustrated Biography of George Gilbert Scott' The Victorian architect George Gilbert Scott was born in 1811, died in 1878, and somehow managed to fumble just about everything in between. Gone, mercifully, are many of the 43 workhouses he helped design, making his first fortune in the boom of public building that followed the New Poor Law of 1834. But plenty of his later Gothic Revival buildings are still around: a set of stains across the architectural manuscript of England, like ink blots flicked by an industrious but inept schoolboy from the...
  • The Cowboy Who Came in From the Cold

    12/13/2015 1:29:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | December 13, 2015 | Tom Rogan
    Review: Robert Service, 'The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991' Robert Service knows his subject. Assessing the Soviet Union's demise in The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991, he starts by outlining Ronald Reagan's fundamental change in U.S. policy. "[T]he assumption since the end of the Second World War," he writes, "had been that the West should only try to contain the USSR; no US President had ever truly endeavored to reverse the expansion of Soviet influence around the world. Ronald Wilson Reagan was determined to change things." Reagan's desire to advance human freedom under peace is the key theme...
  • How Ancient Rome Killed Democracy

    12/10/2015 4:13:10 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 9, 2015
    It didn’t take all that much to tip a great civilization into the shackles of empire. Rome holds a special place in the popular imagination. Cast as a culture steeped in myth, with values reminiscent of our own, it is often treated as the forebearer of our own political system, an ancestral democracy that provides a republican link between the present and the ancient past. From architecture to literature to political system, Rome is where it all began. But in his latest book, Richard Alston wants us all to think a little more critically about our beloved Rome. Alston is...