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May 31, 2010

Show 558 Nuclear Showdown. North Korea Takes On the World. Written by Gordon G. Chang. Michael Medved talks to the author.

 

ABOUT THIS BOOK

“If we lose, I will destroy the world,” said Kim Jong Il, supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Kim’s regime insults all of us. Its very existence is an affront to humanity’s sense of decency and challenges accepted notions of politics, economics, and social theory. More important, North Korea threatens us.

 

The Great Leader, as Kim now calls himself, can change the course of history with an act of unimaginable devastation. He possesses an arsenal of nuclear weapons and the ballistic missiles to deliver them. Today he can hit most of the continent of Asia and even parts of the American homeland. In a few years–probably by the end of this decade–the diminutive despot will cast his shadow across the globe: He will be able to land a nuke on any point on the planet.

 

Even now, everyone is at risk. North Korea has said it might sell weapons to others, thereby making itself the first “nuclear Kmart.” Who wants to live in a world where anyone with enough cash and a pickup truck can incinerate a city?

 

For six decades, America has tried every tactic to stop Kim’s Korea, but it has failed each time. The current approach–providing aid and assurances of security in return for an end to weapons programs–mimics the failed diplomacy of the 1990s. Negotiations, sponsored by China, have yet to produce an enduring solution.

 

Unfortunately, Kim has paid no price for destabilizing the global order. In fact, many countries, including America, reward him for his fundamental challenge to the international system. Perhaps that is why the world is now further away from a solution to the Korean nuclear crisis than it was a decade ago.

 

In a contest that will be decided by finesse more than power, Kim is winning. If he ultimately prevails–and time is running out for Washington–his success will probably result in a quick erosion of American power. The world’s strongest nation does not have much of a future if it cannot defend its most vital interests against a reviled autocrat like Kim from a small country like North Korea.

 

The current conflict with Kim Jong Il is a crisis like no other, perhaps the twenty-first century’s moment of greatest consequence. This is where the world writes its history for the next hundred years. Nuclear Showdown is the first and only major study to look at all dimensions of this crisis. Gordon G. Chang proposes solutions that go beyond the conventional suggestions seen elsewhere.

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May 28, 2010

Show 557 John Stossel on prohibition. 1. Prohibition of alcohol 2. Prohibition of drugs 3. Prohibition of prostitution 4. Prohibition of selling body parts for money  5. Polygamy.

This is an audio presentation of the Stossel Show on the Fox Business Channel.

 

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May 26, 2010

Show 556 The Next American Civil War. The Populist Revolt against the Liberal Elite

by Lee Harris. Michael Medved talks to author. May 11, 2010

 

 Book synopsis-  Many were surprised by the escalating incidents that began right after Barack Obama's election, such as tea parties, guns toted to town hall meetings, rumors of socialism, and death panels. But Lee Harris knew this was coming. Harris has long been reflecting on freedom and what it really means. In this new book, he explains that the outrage we're witnessing is born of the age-old fear—as old as the nation itself—that someone will take away our freedom. It is this fear that sparked the current populist revolt, led by people like Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin who claim that Obama's push for reform is simply the intellectual elite's most recent power-grab. Here, Harris shows that in reality, this ongoing debate is good and necessary. Throughout our history, Americans have challenged the definition of liberty and this has allowed us to progress as a society. Harris argues that we must listen carefully to this new populist uprising and take it seriously if we are to defend our founding principles and achieve true freedom for all.

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May 24, 2010

Show 555 The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle over God, Truth, and Power by Melanie Phillips. Michael Medved talks to author.

 

Synopsis of book- In what we tell ourselves is an age of reason, we are behaving increasingly irrationally. An astonishing number of people subscribe to celebrity endorsed cults, Mayan armageddon prophecies, scientism, and other varieties of new age, anti-enlightenment philosophies. Millions more advance popular conspiracy theories: AIDS was created in a CIA laboratory, Princess Diana was assassinated, and the 9/11 attacks were an inside job.

 

In The World Turned Upside Down, Melanie Phillips explains that the basic cause of this explosion of irrationality is the slow but steady marginalization of religion. We tell ourselves that faith and reason are incompatible, but the opposite is the case. It was Christianity and the Hebrew Bible, Phillips asserts, that gave us our concepts of reason, progress, and an orderly world on which science and modernity are based.

 

Without its religious traditions, the West has drifted into mass derangement where truth and lies, right and wrong, victim and aggressor are all turned upside down. Scientists skeptical of global warming are hounded from their posts, Israel is demonized, and the US is vilified over the war on terror—all on the basis of blatant falsehoods and obscene propaganda.

 

Worst of all, asserts Phillips, this abandonment of rationality leaves the West vulnerable to its legitimate threats. Faced with the very real challenges of spiraling demographics and violent, confrontational Islamism, the West is no longer willing or able to defend the modernity and rationalism that it once brought into being.

 

Biography- Melanie Phillips is an award-winning columnist for London’s Daily Mail. Educated at Oxford, she won the Orwell Prize for journalism in 1996. She is the author of Londonistan, All Must Have Prizes, and other books. Her regular blog appears on the Spectator website.

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May 19, 2010

Show 553 Dennis Prager talk to Roy Spencer, Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His new book is The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World's Top Climate Scientists. May 06, 2010

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May 17, 2010

Show 552 John Stossel Show. Stealing from our Children through ever growing and unsustainable government entitlement programs. This is an audio presentation of the Stossel Show on the Fox Business Channel.

 

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May 14, 2010

Show 551 Dennis Prager talks to Peter Schweitzer, research fellow at the Hoover Institution. His new book is Architects of Ruin: How Big Government Liberals Have Wrecked the Global Economy -- and How They will Do It Again, if No One Stops Them... We can see the future of the US playing out in Greece if we don't get a handle on our massive debt... Arizona refines its immigration law. But the Left doesn't care. They'd rather call Arizona lawmakers fascists. It's more fun.

Book description-  The economic crisis was caused not by unfettered capitalism, Schweizer argues in "Architects of Ruin," but by liberals who used the power of government to create a subprime mortgage bubble that has ravaged the global economy.

Description: How liberal activists, labor unions, and politicians in Washington forced banks to make more than $4 trillion in bad loans to people with poor credit

May 12, 2010

Show 550 The Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Video also  Lew Rockwell interviews its creator John Papola.

 

To see the video of this audio version of the Rap Video visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk  Highly Recommended!

 

“Fear the Boom and Bust”: a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem, a seven and a half-minute YouTube about the business cycle, has garnered more than a million views in all languages, making it the most popular economic “document” in history. Building on Mises, Hayek, Rothbard, and the other great Austrian economists, this video has been a bombshell among young people all over the world. John Papola is the man who brought this educational landmark in Austrian economics to the screen.

 

What or who inspired John to create this? Was it really caused by Alan Greenspan? Why is it so appealing to such a wide range of people? What makes it such an effective educational device? Why do some things go viral? Why is it that an activist audience now exists? Was the 2009 Stimulus Package actually proof of systematic failure? What’s next for this talented creative director? Will Econstories.tv attack the “broken window” fallacy next, or the ideas of war?

 

Lew Rockwell draws it all out of this talented guest.

 

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May 10, 2010

Show 549 Hoover fellows Richard Epstein and John Taylor discuss U.S. monetary policy from the 1970s onward. From the Hoover Institute Stanford University program Uncommon Knowledge. To watch the video visit http://www.hoover.org/multimedia/uk/83297952.html#nogo

Chapter 1 After introducing the opposing approaches to economics of John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman, Hoover fellows Richard Epstein and John Taylor discuss U.S. monetary policy from the 1970s onward. (6:34)

Chapter 2 What went wrong with the U.S. economy in the 21st century? To what degree is monetary policy to blame? Richard Epstein and John Taylor respond. (7:51)

Chapter 3 Richard Epstein and John Taylor explain why it is misleading to blame the free market for the financial crisis. (7:57)

Guests:

           Richard A. Epstein

Richard Epstein is the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at Hoover. He also holds an endowed professorship at the University of Chicago Law School, where he directs the Law and Economics Program. As of 2007, he also became a visiting professor at New York University Law School. His areas of expertise include constitutional law, intellectual property, and property rights. His just-released book is Supreme Neglect: How to Revive the Constitutional Protection for Private Property.

           John B. Taylor

John B. Taylor is the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He was previously the director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and was founding director of Stanford's Introductory Economics Center. He has a long and distinguished record of public service. Among other roles, he served as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors from 1989 to 1991 and as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs from 2001 to 2005. He is currently a member of the California Governor's Council of Economic Advisors.

May 7, 2010

Show 548 John Stossel Show. Junk Science. Audio MP3. April 02, 2010 — This is another installment of weekly John Stossel show aired on Fox Business Channel. This episode was on Thursday, April 1, 2010. Today's topic: "Junk Science." The show was divided into 6 parts: 1) Warming or Cooling? 2) Nuclear solution and Energy Myths. 3) Women and science. 4) Can you save the planet? 5 & 6) Questions and answers from the audience followed by Stossel's closing comments.

 

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May 5, 2010

Show 547 Thomas Woods talks about The States' Rights Tradition Nobody Knows at The Truth About American History: An Austro-Jeffersonian Perspective seminar on June 21st, 2005.

 

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May 3, 2010

 Show 546 Michael Medved talks to Mosab Hassan Yousef, oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader. His autobiography is entitled Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue and Unthinkable Choices.

 Synopsis- Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status . . . and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader. In Son of Hamas, Mosab Yousef—now called “Joseph”—reveals new information about the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization and unveils the truth about his own role, his agonizing separation from family and homeland, the dangerous decision to make his newfound faith public, and his belief that the Christian mandate to “love your enemies” is the only way to peace in the Middle East.

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