Showing posts with label books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label books. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dennis Prager: Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph

 his latest book.


And it's a gooder!  I picked it up at the library a few days ago and I've already ordered a copy from Amazon.  This is a Post It Note page marker and yellow highlighter kind of book.  The library frowns on these practices.

From Good Reads:
In this visionary book, Dennis Prager, one of America's most original thinkers, contends that humanity confronts a monumental choice. The whole world must decide between American values and its two oppositional alternatives: Islamism and European-style democratic socialism. Prager--a bestselling author, columnist, and nationally syndicated radio talk show host who is read and heard by millions of people in America and abroad--makes the case for the American value system as the most viable program ever devised to produce a good society. Those values are explained here more clearly and persuasively than ever before.

"Still the Best Hope" deals with three huge themes: The first is perhaps the most persuasive explanation for why Leftism has been and will always be a moral failure, despite its acknowledged appeal to many people of goodwill. The second explains why fundamentalist Islam, despite its historic and growing appeal, cannot make a good society. But Prager holds out hope for an open and tolerant Islam and explains why it will emerge from faithful American Muslims. The third is a singularly persuasive defense and explanation of what Prager calls the "American Trinity": liberty, values rooted in the Creator, and the melting-pot ideal. These values are inscribed on every American coin as "Liberty," "In God We Trust," and "E Pluribus Unum," and they are the reasons for America's greatness. Without them, America will cease to be an exceptional nation, and therefore cease to be America.

Prager shows why these values can and must be adopted by every nation and culture in the world, why Americans must relearn and recommit to these values, and why America must vigorously export them. For if the world does not adopt American values, the result will be chaos and barbarism on an unprecedented scale

More:

The Blaze has an interview and tons of information about Prager College.

  Radio Host Dennis Prager Has a New Online ‘College’ to Combat Liberal Bias and Teach Judeo-Christian Values
For years, conservatives have lamented the perceived liberal bias that exists at the university level. To counter this continued conundrum, radio host and author Dennis Prager has crafted a solution that is ever-growing in popularity — Prager University. The media figure sat down with TheBlaze to discuss the project, while sharing his vision for its growth and continued success.   read the rest


Monday, July 23, 2012

Fool Me Twice...

publish date: August 14, 2012

Available for pre-order from Amazon.

In Fool Me Twice, investigative journalists and New York Times bestselling authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott reveal the detailed blueprints for President Obama’s second term in office. Just as Obama concealed the true plans for his initial term behind rhetoric of ending partisan differences and cutting the Federal deficit, Obama’s re-election theme of creating jobs conceals more than it reveals about his real agenda for a second term – the “progressive” program to complete the fundamental transformation of America during the next four years.  This book is filled with stunning revelations, including second-term plans for a “New Deal”-style overhaul of the economy replete with the creation of a National Infrastructure Development Bank to oversee government control of the financial system; a massive, government-run jobs program to coincide with “paycheck fairness”; full amnesty for illegal aliens; de-funding of the U.S. military while channeling Pentagon money to “clean” energy initiatives; a new, multi-billion dollar “green” stimulus; and implementing Obamacare in measures nearly impossible to reverse. And that is just the start.
Read more at Amazon: 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Another winner of a book...

to go with In the Garden of Beasts.

You did take my advice and read In the Garden of Beasts, didn't you??  For those of you with a Costco, they have the paperback version in.

If not:


Right now I'm reading Hitlerland by Andrew Nagorski.  Written in the style of Erik Larson's book,  (but not nearly as well) it depends on eyewitness accounts of the Weimer Republic and after Hitler came to power.


Some people object to this method because they feel that first hand accounts are not reliable, but it is that very thing that attracts me.  It is the reason I'm often more interested in the comment section of an article than the article itself. 

Nagorski includes many more people than does Larson giving the book a scattershot feel, but if your interest is in people and their thoughts and reactions, then you will enjoy this book.
 

From Amazon:
Hitler’s rise to power, Germany’s march to the abyss, as seen through the eyes of Americans—diplomats, military, expats, visiting authors, Olympic athletes—who watched horrified and up close. By tapping a rich vein of personal testimonies, Hitlerland offers a gripping narrative full of surprising twists—and a startlingly fresh perspective on this heavily dissected era.
Some of the Americans in Weimar and then Hitler’s Germany were merely casual observers, others deliberately blind; a few were Nazi apologists. But most slowly began to understand the horror of what was unfolding, even when they found it difficult to grasp the breadth of the catastrophe.
Among the journalists, William Shirer, Edgar Mowrer, and Dorothy Thompson were increasingly alarmed. Consul General George Messersmith stood out among the American diplomats because of his passion and courage. Truman Smith, the first American official to meet Hitler, was an astute political observer and a remarkably resourceful military attaché. Historian William Dodd, whom FDR tapped as ambassador in Hitler’s Berlin, left disillusioned; his daughter Martha scandalized the embassy with her procession of lovers from her initial infatuation with Nazis she took up with. She ended as a Soviet spy.
On the scene were George Kennan, who would become famous as the architect of containment; Richard Helms, who rose to the top of the CIA; Howard K. Smith, who would coanchor the ABC Evening News. The list of prominent visitors included writers Sinclair Lewis and Thomas Wolfe, famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, the great athlete Jesse Owens, newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, and black sociologist and historian W.E.B. Dubois.
Observing Hitler and his movement up close, the most perceptive of these Americans helped their reluctant countrymen begin to understand the nature of Nazi Germany as it ruthlessly eliminated political opponents, instilled hatred of Jews and anyone deemed a member of an inferior race, and readied its military and its people for a war for global domination. They helped prepare Americans for the years of struggle ahead.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Michael Savage: Trickle Down Tyranny...

is he right?

What I've heard so far about Savage's book has been good.  I have not read it, but I have it on hold at the library.  Mr. Savage is a polarizing figure.  We used to listen to him years ago but none of our local stations carry him anymore.

This morning while cruising around I bumped into a review of his book by Wes Vernon.  That made me stop and take notice as I have the utmost regard for the opinions of Mr. Vernon.

From: Wes Vernon

It is with a mixture of caution and fascination that one reviews a book by Michael Savage. Some toxic controversies in which he has been embroiled transcend his worldview (about which some have questioned).

Consider, however, that the British government outrageously has denied him entry into its kingdom and that some 10 million Americans are drawn to his radio talkshow. Like him or not, he is not to be ignored.

In Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America, the author makes the case that — unlike Obama's 43 predecessors (good and bad) who merely made mistakes — this president is suspect of deliberately attempting to bring down the United States.   read the rest

Tuesday, January 22, 2008





TAGGED








I've been tagged by PaulaB52 (don't you love her name?) at As We Wait in Joyful Hope with a really fun book meme. Paula just celebrated her birthday. Happy Birthday, Paula!!

Rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.


The nearest book to me was, What Do I Want in Prayer, by William A. Barry, SJ.

On the unhappy anniversary of Row v Wade, this is what I found by following the above directions:


Soul of Christ, sanctify me.


Body of Christ, save me.


Blood of Christ, inebriate me.



Please pray for the little ones who fell prey to the evil called abortion.

I tag:

1. MLH @ Palmetto State Thoughts

2. Father Longenecker @ Standing on My Head

3. Rachel @ Would you like blog with that?

4. Angela @ Where Angels Go...

5. Anyone who thinks this looks like fun.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007



On the Lighter Side

Tagged

I try not to post anything personal, mainly because I think I'm a pretty boring person, but I promised Therese from Aussie Coffee Shop I would do this meme way back on the 13th of December. Therese is also hosting the Catholic Carnival. What a little bee she is!!

We have been very busy moving our lady friend, who has terminal cancer, into a retirement apartment. She is failing so fast that we may have to move her immediately into assisted living. We will know more after I speak with Hospice this morning. Please keep Rose in your prayers.

I realize the questions call for "one" book but I do everything to excess!
  1. One book that changed your life: They all helped change my life in some way.

  2. One book that you’ve read more than once: In This House of Brede, The Screwtape Letters, and Winds of War

  3. One book you’d want on a desert island: How to Build a Boat

  4. One book that made you laugh: The World According to Garp, Comma Sense

  5. One book that made you cry: I don’t cry very often

  6. One book that you wish had been written: Eating Carbs While Staying Slim

  7. One book that you wish had never been written. Huh?? Oh, I guess The Course in Miracles.

  8. One book you’re currently reading: I never read one book at a time. Right now I am reading God’s Providence Explained by Father Henri Morice, Cell by Stephen King, Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo, Peak Learning by Ronald Gross, and Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark.

  9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: That would be pretty much any book I hadn’t read yet.

I tag anyone who reads.