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Mar 29, 2013

Show 963 Eugenics Glenn Beck w/ Edwin Black author of "War Against the Weak"

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For many of Glenn Becks Booklist shows on Youtube visit:     http://www.youtube.com/user/GlennBeckBookList?feature=watch   

Glenn Beck with Edwin Black author of "War Against the Weak" Discuss Eugenics. For the book go to: http://www.bit.ly/WarWeak For more go to: http://www.GlennBecksBookList.com

Watch the video as they discuss Eugenics, Margaret Sanger, Hitler, Darwin, etc...

In War Against the Weak, award-winning investigative journalist Edwin Black connects the crimes of the Nazis to a pseudoscientific American movement of the early 20th century called eugenics. Based on selective breeding of human beings, eugenics began in laboratories on Long Island but ended in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Cruel and racist laws were enacted in 27 U.S. states, and the supporters of eugenics included progressive thinkers like Woodrow Wilson, Margaret Sanger, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Ultimately, over 60,000 "unfit" Americans were coercively sterilized, a third of them after Nuremberg declared such practices crimes against humanity. This is a timely and shocking chronicle of bad science at its worst — with many important lessons for the impending genetic age.

Mar 27, 2013

Show 962 Stossel and his guests discuss nutrition myths and government efforts to regulate what we eat and drink.

Season 2012 Episode 140 (41:14)

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Watch John Stossel on the Fox Business Channel every Thursday 10 PM Eastern.

Stossel is highly recommended by ACU. 


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Mar 25, 2013

Show 961 Dennis Prager talks to four authors on their books.

 1. Dennis Prager talks to Amity Shlaes, columnist for Bloomberg View and director of the Four Percent Growth Project at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, on her new book, Coolidge, and her new Prager U. course: The President Who Shrank Government. March 11, 2013

 2. Dennis also talks to Michael and Felice Friedson, founders and editors of The Media Line, a source of non-biased news about the Middle East.

 3. Dennis talks to Terrence Moore, Assistant Professor of History, Hillsdale College. He’s teaching the third online course in the American Heritage series. Enlightenment and Natural Rights…

4. Dennis also talks to Dr. Benjamin Carson, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His new book, now in paperback, is America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

 

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Mar 22, 2013

Show 960  Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

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The 1989 fatwa against Salman Rushdie awakened many  westerners to the danger of being charged with blasphemy in the Muslim world. Charges of "blasphemy," "apostasy," and "insulting Islam" are increasingly used by authoritarian governments and extremist forces within key Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states to acquire and consolidate power. These codes have proved effective in intimidating not only converts and heterodox groups, but also political and religious reformers.

In their newly released book, Silenced (Oxford University Press, 2011), Paul Marshall and Nina Shea provide the first survey of such accusations in the contemporary Muslim world, in international organizations, and in the West. These charges traditionally carry a punishment of death but are contested within Islam today, as described by the late Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid in the foreword to Silenced. Nevertheless, as Marshall and Shea describe, hundreds of victims, including political dissidents, religious reformers, journalists, writers, artists, movie makers, and religious minorities in many countries. They also document the political effects in Muslim societies of blasphemy and apostasy laws, as well as non-governmental fatwas and vigilante violence. And they examine in the West the move toward importing new blasphemy standards through bans on purported hate speech and Islamophobia, aggressively promoted by the OIC, and the increasing threat of violence to stifle commentary on Islam even in the absence of law.

More About the Speakers

Paul Marshall
Senior Fellow, Center for Religious Freedom, The Hudson Institute

Nina Shea 
Director, Center for Religious Freedom, The Hudson Institute

Mar 20, 2013

Show 959 Part 3 of 3.  Making of America: One Day Seminar from the National Center for Constitutional Studies. This is highly recommended by ACU.  

We have also included the accompanying Seminar Guide as a free download and strongly encourage the use of this guide as you listen to this audio presentation.  Download Study Guide at: http://nccs.net/seminars/making_of_america_seminar_guide.pdf

From NCCS-

What do we do at a Making of America seminar?

Here is the general outline and timing of our one-day Making of America seminar:

8:30am-12:00 noon - "Developing America 's Great Success Formula"

This is the exciting exploration which Jefferson, Adams, Franklin , Washington and others made in order to rediscover the key to the creation of the first free nation in modern times. We trace their adventure from 1400 B.C. to A.D. 1787

 

12:45pm-4:30pm - "The Perfect Plan of Liberty "

A refreshing look at the solid political and economic principles from the preamble through the amendments to the Constitution. You learn perhaps for the first time, how nearly every problem in America today can be solved by restoring these successful concepts.

We recognize that many people would like to attend a live NCCS seminar, but are unable to because we simply cannot go everywhere. We recently recorded a seminar and have made it available for anyone to view as they have time. We have also included our Seminar Guide as a free download and strongly encourage the use of this guide as you listen to the Seminar.

 Download Study Guide at: http://nccs.net/seminars/making_of_america_seminar_guide.pdf

Now you can bring our "Making of America: One Day Seminar" into your own home. This package includes our seminar guide that you would receive at one of our live seminars, plus a DVD recording of an all day seminar for just $15. Visit    http://www.nccsstore.com/The-Making-of-America-Seminar-Guide-DVD/productinfo/MOASEM/

 

Detailed Description- "The Making of America is about the world's greatest political success formula. In a little over a century, this formula allowed a small segment of the human family -- less than 6 percent -- to become the richest nation on earth. It allowed them to originate more than half of the world's total production and enjoy the highest standard of living in the history of the world."

"But Americans have more to share than their wealth. They have the world's greatest political success formula to share. In this respect they have been at fault. They have been too self-conscious about their system and its accomplishments. At times they have been almost apologetic that they have had such a remarkable system when the rest of the world did not. The world needs to know this formula." - From the introduction to the Making of America

In this seminar you will learn the Founding Fathers' story. Much of it is told in the words of the Founders themselves. You will feel the power of their minds sweeping away centuries of bad government and bad laws to formulate a whole new society based on human freedom.

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For many great productions on the constitution and U.S. History visit The National Center for Constitutional Studies at:    http://www.nccs.net/

Mar 18, 2013

Show 958  Part 2 of 3.  Making of America: One Day Seminar from the National Center for Constitutional Studies. This is highly recommended by ACU.  

We have also included the accompanying Seminar Guide as a free download and strongly encourage the use of this guide as you listen to this audio presentation.  Download Study Guide at: http://nccs.net/seminars/making_of_america_seminar_guide.pdf

From NCCS-

What do we do at a Making of America seminar?

Here is the general outline and timing of our one-day Making of America seminar:

8:30am-12:00 noon - "Developing America 's Great Success Formula"

This is the exciting exploration which Jefferson, Adams, Franklin , Washington and others made in order to rediscover the key to the creation of the first free nation in modern times. We trace their adventure from 1400 B.C. to A.D. 1787

 

12:45pm-4:30pm - "The Perfect Plan of Liberty "

A refreshing look at the solid political and economic principles from the preamble through the amendments to the Constitution. You learn perhaps for the first time, how nearly every problem in America today can be solved by restoring these successful concepts.

We recognize that many people would like to attend a live NCCS seminar, but are unable to because we simply cannot go everywhere. We recently recorded a seminar and have made it available for anyone to view as they have time. We have also included our Seminar Guide as a free download and strongly encourage the use of this guide as you listen to the Seminar.

 Download Study Guide at: http://nccs.net/seminars/making_of_america_seminar_guide.pdf

Now you can bring our "Making of America: One Day Seminar" into your own home. This package includes our seminar guide that you would receive at one of our live seminars, plus a DVD recording of an all day seminar for just $15. Visit    http://www.nccsstore.com/The-Making-of-America-Seminar-Guide-DVD/productinfo/MOASEM/

 

Detailed Description- "The Making of America is about the world's greatest political success formula. In a little over a century, this formula allowed a small segment of the human family -- less than 6 percent -- to become the richest nation on earth. It allowed them to originate more than half of the world's total production and enjoy the highest standard of living in the history of the world."

"But Americans have more to share than their wealth. They have the world's greatest political success formula to share. In this respect they have been at fault. They have been too self-conscious about their system and its accomplishments. At times they have been almost apologetic that they have had such a remarkable system when the rest of the world did not. The world needs to know this formula." - From the introduction to the Making of America

In this seminar you will learn the Founding Fathers' story. Much of it is told in the words of the Founders themselves. You will feel the power of their minds sweeping away centuries of bad government and bad laws to formulate a whole new society based on human freedom.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  

For many great productions on the constitution and U.S. History visit The National Center for Constitutional Studies at:    http://www.nccs.net/

Mar 15, 2013

Show 957 Part 1 of 3.  Making of America: One Day Seminar from the National Center for Constitutional Studies. This is highly recommended by ACU.  

We have also included the accompanying Seminar Guide as a free download and strongly encourage the use of this guide as you listen to this audio presentation.  Download Study Guide at: http://nccs.net/seminars/making_of_america_seminar_guide.pdf

From NCCS-

What do we do at a Making of America seminar?

Here is the general outline and timing of our one-day Making of America seminar:

8:30am-12:00 noon - "Developing America 's Great Success Formula"

This is the exciting exploration which Jefferson, Adams, Franklin , Washington and others made in order to rediscover the key to the creation of the first free nation in modern times. We trace their adventure from 1400 B.C. to A.D. 1787

 

12:45pm-4:30pm - "The Perfect Plan of Liberty "

A refreshing look at the solid political and economic principles from the preamble through the amendments to the Constitution. You learn perhaps for the first time, how nearly every problem in America today can be solved by restoring these successful concepts.

We recognize that many people would like to attend a live NCCS seminar, but are unable to because we simply cannot go everywhere. We recently recorded a seminar and have made it available for anyone to view as they have time. We have also included our Seminar Guide as a free download and strongly encourage the use of this guide as you listen to the Seminar.

 Download Study Guide at: http://nccs.net/seminars/making_of_america_seminar_guide.pdf

Now you can bring our "Making of America: One Day Seminar" into your own home. This package includes our seminar guide that you would receive at one of our live seminars, plus a DVD recording of an all day seminar for just $15. Visit    http://www.nccsstore.com/The-Making-of-America-Seminar-Guide-DVD/productinfo/MOASEM/

 

Detailed Description- "The Making of America is about the world's greatest political success formula. In a little over a century, this formula allowed a small segment of the human family -- less than 6 percent -- to become the richest nation on earth. It allowed them to originate more than half of the world's total production and enjoy the highest standard of living in the history of the world."

"But Americans have more to share than their wealth. They have the world's greatest political success formula to share. In this respect they have been at fault. They have been too self-conscious about their system and its accomplishments. At times they have been almost apologetic that they have had such a remarkable system when the rest of the world did not. The world needs to know this formula." - From the introduction to the Making of America

In this seminar you will learn the Founding Fathers' story. Much of it is told in the words of the Founders themselves. You will feel the power of their minds sweeping away centuries of bad government and bad laws to formulate a whole new society based on human freedom.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  

For many great productions on the constitution and U.S. History visit The National Center for Constitutional Studies at:    http://www.nccs.net/

Mar 13, 2013

Show 956 No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

byMark Owen, Kevin Maurer

 

Overview of book- For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moment

From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden’s compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group — commonly known as SEAL Team Six — has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines.

No Easy Day puts readers alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the twenty-four-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives. The blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen’s life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden’s death, is an essential piece of modern history.

 

In No Easy Day, Owen also takes readers onto the field of battle in America’s ongoing War on Terror and details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military. Owen’s story draws on his youth in Alaska and describes the SEALs’ quest to challenge themselves at the highest levels of physical and mental endurance. With boots-on-the-ground detail, Owen describes numerous previously unreported missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September 11. In telling the true story of the SEALs whose talents, skills, experiences, and exceptional sacrifices led to one of the greatest victories in the War on Terror, Mark Owen honors the men who risk everything for our country, and he leaves readers with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe.

 

Mar 11, 2013

Show 955  Invisible Armies  An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present

Author: Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies

 Overview of book-

As fitting for the twenty-first century as von Clausewitz's On War was in its own time, Invisible Armies is a complete global history of guerrilla uprisings through the ages.

 Beginning with the first insurgencies in the ancient world--when Alexander the Great discovered that fleet nomads were harder to defeat than massive conventional armies--Max Boot, best-selling author and military advisor in Iraq and Afghanistan, masterfully guides us from the Jewish rebellion against the Roman Empire up through the horrors of the French-Indochina War and the shadowy, post-9/11 battlefields of today. Relying on a diverse cast of unforgettable characters--not only Mao and Che but also the legendary Italian nationalist Giuseppe Garibaldi, the archaeologist-turned–military commander T. E. Lawrence, and the "Quiet American" Edward Lansdale, among others--Boot explodes everything we thought we knew about unconventional combat. The result is both an enthralling read and our most important work on nontraditional warfare.

 Visit the author's website, maxboot.net.

  National Review Online interviews Max Boot

Listen to John J. Miller interview Max Boot, author of Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present.

  National Review Online

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Segment 2- Dennis Prager talks to Author Max Boot.

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Mar 8, 2013

Show 954 Max Boot, Invisible Armies: An Epic History Of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present.

Max Boot, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, presented his new book, "Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present" at IPI on February 7th, 2013.

The event was moderated by IPI Managing Director, François Carrel-Billiard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_rB4TiwWrs

 Overview

As fitting for the twenty-first century as von Clausewitz's On War was in its own time, Invisible Armies is a complete global history of guerrilla uprisings through the ages.

 Beginning with the first insurgencies in the ancient world--when Alexander the Great discovered that fleet nomads were harder to defeat than massive conventional armies--Max Boot, best-selling author and military advisor in Iraq and Afghanistan, masterfully guides us from the Jewish rebellion against the Roman Empire up through the horrors of the French-Indochina War and the shadowy, post-9/11 battlefields of today. Relying on a diverse cast of unforgettable characters--not only Mao and Che but also the legendary Italian nationalist Giuseppe Garibaldi, the archaeologist-turned–military commander T. E. Lawrence, and the "Quiet American" Edward Lansdale, among others--Boot explodes everything we thought we knew about unconventional combat. The result is both an enthralling read and our most important work on nontraditional warfare.

 Visit the author's website, maxboot.net.

Mar 6, 2013

Show 953 Book- Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Ezra Vogel on Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Ezra Vogel has published hugely influential books on both China and Japan. In his latest, he examines the key role played by Deng Xiaoping in moving China away from a thoroughly planned economy, a transition that required becoming much more open and engaged with the rest of the world. In his Nov. 9, 2011 presentation at the USC U.S.-China Institute, Vogel focused on how Deng's foreign policies were very much driven by his assessment of the desperate need China had for better trained personnel, foreign capital, and foreign technology.

Distinguished Harvard sociologist Ezra Vogel offers his assessment of Deng's leadership. J. Stapleton Roy, former ambassador to China, wrote of Vogel's book,

"Deng Xiaoping's skill, vision, and courage in overcoming seemingly insuperable obstacles and guiding China onto the path of sustained economic development rank him with the great leaders of history. And yet, too little is known about the life and career of this extraordinary man. In this superbly researched and highly readable biography, Vogel has definitively filled this void. This fascinating book provides a host of insights into the factors that enabled Deng to triumph over repeated setbacks and lay the basis for China to regain the wealth and power that has eluded it for two centuries."

Ezra Vogel is professor emeritus of sociology at Harvard University where he taught 1964-2000. He is one of the most influential scholars of East Asia, contributing vital books on China and Japan. His China-focused titles include Canton Under Communism (1969) and One Step Ahead in China: Guangdong Under Reform (1989). His books on Japan include Japan's New Middle Class (1963), Japan as Number One: Lessons for America (1979), and Is Japan Still Number One? (2000). In addition to these seminal works, Vogel has edited a number of others, including Living with China : U.S./China Relations in the Twenty-First Century (1997). Professor Vogel is a member of the USC US-China Institute Board of Scholars.

The event was co-sponsored by The Pacific Council on International Policy.

To watch the video of this segment visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI01S6bfooU&feature=share&list=PLA2BC0A824D867AAC

Mar 4, 2013

Show 952 Book- Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Two  Segments

Segment 1- Ezra Vogel: The Transformation of China

Published on Mar 19, 2012

Deng Xiaoping: the leader who shaped contemporary China. Gelber Prize winner Ezra Vogel sits down with Steve Paikin to discuss China under Deng Xiaoping. 20 min

 

Segment Two-  Professor Ezra Vogel on Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Published on Jun 8, 2012

Dr Graeme Smith interviews Professor Ezra Vogel of Harvard University in the ANU Studio on Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China.

To watch the video of this segment visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o27wJX4YFX0&feature=share&list=PL2810D0EA5D41A471

Synopsis of book-   Perhaps no one in the twentieth century had a greater long-term impact on world history than Deng Xiaoping. And no scholar of contemporary East Asian history and culture is better qualified than Ezra Vogel to disentangle the many contradictions embodied in the life and legacy of China’s boldest strategist.

Once described by Mao Zedong as a “needle inside a ball of cotton,” Deng was the pragmatic yet disciplined driving force behind China’s radical transformation in the late twentieth century. He confronted the damage wrought by the Cultural Revolution, dissolved Mao’s cult of personality, and loosened the economic and social policies that had stunted China’s growth. Obsessed with modernization and technology, Deng opened trade relations with the West, which lifted hundreds of millions of his countrymen out of poverty. Yet at the same time he answered to his authoritarian roots, most notably when he ordered the crackdown in June 1989 at Tiananmen Square.

Deng’s youthful commitment to the Communist Party was cemented in Paris in the early 1920s, among a group of Chinese student-workers that also included Zhou Enlai. Deng returned home in 1927 to join the Chinese Revolution on the ground floor. In the fifty years of his tumultuous rise to power, he endured accusations, purges, and even exile before becoming China’s preeminent leader from 1978 to 1989 and again in 1992. When he reached the top, Deng saw an opportunity to creatively destroy much of the economic system he had helped build for five decades as a loyal follower of Mao—and he did not hesitate.

Mar 1, 2013

Show 951 Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans

Dennis Prager talks to Ben Shapiro, editor of Breitbart.com, co-host of the KRLA morning show, and author of Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans.

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