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Now displaying: May, 2013
May 29, 2013

Show 984 Bill Bennets book  Is College Worth It?

Show Dennis Prager talks to Bill Bennett, friend and fellow talk show host. His new book is

Is College Worth It?: A Former United States Secretary of Education and a Liberal Arts Graduate Expose the Broken Promise of Higher Education…

Overview of the book-

Explores the answer to a critical question: Should we keep

sending our kids to college?

The American system of higher education comprises some ofthe best universities, teachers, and students the world has ever seen. Millions of students around the globe want nothing more in their life than to attend an

American university. However, many of America’s colleges and universities today have serious academic, institutional, and other performance problems, and it is quickly approaching a crisis point, if it’s not there already. Despite some excellent colleges and quality programs at many colleges, too much of higher education is wildly expensive. Students often graduate having learned little, or don’t graduate at all. They are indoctrinated with liberal politics and subjected to all types of non-academic distractions. For these reasons, many students would be better served exploring other educational alternatives.

In Is College Worth It?, William J. Bennett and David

Wilezol assess the problems of American higher education at various levels, from runaway costs to inferior academics to poor graduation rates to political indoctrination, and propose serious reforms and alternative methods for improving higher education so that it better serves our students.

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May 27, 2013

Show 983 Thomas Sowell discusses his newest book, Intellectuals and Race

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover fellow and author Thomas Sowell discusses his newest book, Intellectuals and Race, which argues that the impact of intellectuals' ideas and crusades on the larger society, both past and present, is the ultimate concern. (38:27)

“The intellectuals have told them [African Americans] that the world is unjust, that other people are keeping them down, that the fact that they don't have what other people have, is somebody else's fault.  Recorded on April 23, 2013


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May 24, 2013

Show 982 Part 3 of 3 Why They Fight, The Story of the Arab/Israeli Conflict from the Michael Medved History Programs.

ACU has made available part 1 and 2 of this 3 part series from the Michael Medved History programs.

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There is much misinformation and many outright lies spread today about the facts of the Middle East conflict. In this broadcast Michael Medved recounts much of the history of the small area of land which is modern Israel. A remote and obscure territory of first the Roman Empire, then the Ottoman Empire and later the British Empire. Jews, Arabs and Christians have lived there for centuries. But, bloody conflict between these neighbors erupted after events following World War I, and establishment of various Middle East states including the State of Israel. Why? Michael Medved presents facts to clarifiy a dark and confusing segment of world history.

 

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May 22, 2013

Show 981 'Til Faith Do Us Part: The Rise of Interfaith Marriage and the Future of American Religion, Family, and Society by Naomi Schaefer Riley

 Overview of book-

In the last decade, 45% of all marriages in the U.S. were between people of different faiths. The rapidly growing number of mixed-faith families has become a source of hope, encouraging openness and tolerance among religious communities that historically have been insular and suspicious of other faiths.

Yet as Naomi Schaefer Riley demonstrates in 'Til Faith Do Us Part, what is good for society as a whole often proves difficult for individual families: interfaith couples, Riley shows, are less happy than others and certain combinations of religions are more likely to lead to divorce. Drawing on in-depth interviews with married and once-married couples, clergy, counselors, sociologists, and others, Riley shows that many people enter into interfaith marriages without much consideration of the fundamental spiritual, doctrinal, and practical issues that divide them. Couples tend to marry in their twenties and thirties, a time when religion diminishes in importance, only to return to faith as they grow older and raise children, suffer the loss of a parent, or experience other major life challenges. Riley suggests that a devotion to diversity as well as to a romantic ideal blinds many interfaith couples to potential future problems. Even when they recognize deeply held differences, couples believe that love conquers all. As a result, they fail to ask the necessary questions about how they will reconcile their divergent worldviews-about raising children, celebrating holidays, interacting with extended families, and more. An obsession with tolerance at all costs, Riley argues, has made discussing the problems of interfaith marriage taboo.

 

'Til Faith Do Us Part is a fascinating exploration of the promise and peril of interfaith marriage today. It will be required reading not only for interfaith couples or anyone considering interfaith marriage, but for all those interested in learning more about this significant, yet understudied phenomenon and the impact it is having on America.

 

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May 20, 2013

Show 980 Coolidge by Amity Shlaes

Michael Medved talks to author Amity Shlaes on her new book Coolidge.

Overview of the book-

Calvin Coolidge never rated highly in polls, and history has remembered the decade in which he served as an extravagant period predating the Great Depression. Now Amity Shlaes provides a fresh look at the 1920s and our elusive thirtieth president. Coolidge reveals a triumphant period in which the nation electrified, Americans drove their first cars, and the federal deficit was replaced with a surplus—and the little-known man behind it.

 

Though dismissed as quiet and passive, Coolidge proved unafraid to take on the divisive issues of this crucial period: reining in public-sector unions, unrelentingly curtailing spending, and rejecting funding for new interest groups. Perhaps more than any other president, he understood that doing less could yield more, reducing the federal budget even as the economy grew, wages rose, taxes fell, and unemployment dropped.

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May 17, 2013

Show 979  Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present by  Max Boot

Max Boot talks to the Pritzger military library.


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Overview of the book-

“Destined to be the classic account of what may be the oldest . . . hardest form of war.”—John Nagl, Wall Street Journal

Invisible Armies presents an entirely original narrative of warfare, which demonstrates that, far from the exception, loosely organized partisan or guerrilla warfare has been the dominant form of military conflict throughout history. New York Times best-selling author and military historian Max Boot traces guerrilla warfare and terrorism from antiquity to the present, narrating nearly thirty centuries of unconventional military conflicts. Filled with dramatic analysis of strategy and tactics, as well as many memorable characters—from Italian nationalist Guiseppe Garibaldi to the “Quiet American,” Edward Lansdale—Invisible Armies is “as readable as a novel” (Michael Korda, Daily Beast) and “a timely reminder to politicians and generals of the hard-earned lessons of history” (Economist).


May 15, 2013

Show 978 Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion

Benjamin Wiker, "Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion," argues that people on the political left are seeking to establish secularism as the official religion for the U.S. He discusses his theory with Washington Post writer Krissah Thompson. (56 min. 44 sec. - April 20, 2013)

Overview of book-

Many Christians feel that they are being opposed at every turn by what seems to be a well-orchestrated political and cultural campaign to de-Christianize every aspect of Western culture. They are right, and it goes even further back than the Obama Administration.

In Worshipping the State: How Government is Replacing Religion, Benjamin Wiker argues that it is liberals who seek to establish an official state religion: one of unbelief. Wiker reveals that it was never the intention of the Founders to drive religion out of the public square with the First Amendment, but centuries of secularists and liberals have deliberately misinterpreted the establishment clause to serve their own ends: the de-Christianization of Western civilization.

The result, they hope, is government as the new oracle. Personal faith in a deity is replaced with collective dependence on government, and the diversity of religious practices and dogmas is reduced to a uniform ideological agenda. The strategy is two-pronged: drive religion out of the public square through law and by encouraging popular derision of the faithful; then, in religion’s place, erect the Church of the State to fill the human need for a higher power to look up to.

But what was done can be undone. Outlining a simple, step-by-step strategy for disestablishing the state church of secularism, Worshiping the State shows the full historical sweep of the war to those on the Christian side of the cultural battle—and as a consequence of this far more complete vantage, how to win it.

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May 13, 2013

Show 977 Part 2 of 3 Why They Fight, The Story of the Arab/Israeli Conflict

ACU has made available part 1 and 2 of this 3 part series from the Michael Medved History programs.

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There is much misinformation and many outright lies spread today about the facts of the Middle East conflict. In this broadcast Michael Medved recounts much of the history of the small area of land which is modern Israel. A remote and obscure territory of first the Roman Empire, then the Ottoman Empire and later the British Empire. Jews, Arabs and Christians have lived there for centuries. But, bloody conflict between these neighbors erupted after events following World War I, and establishment of various Middle East states including the State of Israel. Why? Michael Medved presents facts to clarifiy a dark and confusing segment of world history.

 Available on two CDs or audio download for $25.00 or $18.75

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May 10, 2013

Show 976  Part 1 of 3 Why They Fight, The Story of the Arab/Israeli Conflict

 

ACU has made available part 1 and 2 of this 3 part series from the Michael Medved History programs.

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There is much misinformation and many outright lies spread today about the facts of the Middle East conflict. In this broadcast Michael Medved recounts much of the history of the small area of land which is modern Israel. A remote and obscure territory of first the Roman Empire, then the Ottoman Empire and later the British Empire. Jews, Arabs and Christians have lived there for centuries. But, bloody conflict between these neighbors erupted after events following World War I, and establishment of various Middle East states including the State of Israel. Why? Michael Medved presents facts to clarifiy a dark and confusing segment of world history.

 

Available on two CDs or audio download for $25.00 or $18.75

 at Michael Medveds History Programs at http://www.medvedhistorystore.com/

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May 8, 2013

Show 975  American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

by  Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice

This is a short excerpt of the audio book. Chapter 9. Devil of Ramadi. And a short excerpt on Gun specs.

The audio book is available everywhere and is recommended by ACU.

Overview of book-

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. Iraqi insurgents feared him so much they called him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a $20,000 bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow SEALs, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, fighting alongside them in the streets, as well as protecting them from rooftops and stealth positions. Through four combat deployments, he was awarded seven medals for bravery, including two Silver Stars. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle's masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

May 6, 2013

Show 974 part 2 of 2  The End of Sex: How Hookup Culture is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused About Intimacy by Donna Freitas

Michael Medved talks to the author.

Overview of book-

Hookup culture dominates the lives of college students today. Most students spend hours agonizing over their hopes for Friday night and, later, dissecting the evenings’ successes or failures, often wishing that the social contract of the hookup would allow them to ask for more out of sexual intimacy. The pressure to participate comes from all directions—from peers, the media, and even parents. But how do these expectations affect students themselves? And why aren’t parents and universities helping students make better-informed decisions about sex and relationships?

In The End of Sex, Donna Freitas draws on her own extensive research to reveal what young men and women really want when it comes to sex and romance. Surveying thousands of college students and conducting extensive one-on-one interviews at religious, secular public, and secular private schools, Freitas discovered that many students—men and women alike—are deeply unhappy with hookup culture. Meaningless hookups have led them to associate sexuality with ambivalence, boredom, isolation, and loneliness, yet they tend to accept hooking up as an unavoidable part of college life. Freitas argues that, until students realize that there are many avenues that lead to sex and long-term relationships, the vast majority will continue to miss out on the romance, intimacy, and satisfying sex they deserve.

 

An honest, sympathetic portrait of the challenges of young adulthood, The End of Sex will strike a chord with undergraduates, parents, and faculty members who feel that students deserve more than an endless cycle of boozy one night stands. Freitas offers a refreshing take on this charged topic—and a solution that depends not on premarital abstinence or unfettered sexuality, but rather a healthy path between the two.

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May 3, 2013

Show 973. part 1 of 2  The End of Sex: How Hookup Culture is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused About Intimacy by Donna Freitas

Michael Medved talks to the author.

Overview of book-

Hookup culture dominates the lives of college students today. Most students spend hours agonizing over their hopes for Friday night and, later, dissecting the evenings’ successes or failures, often wishing that the social contract of the hookup would allow them to ask for more out of sexual intimacy. The pressure to participate comes from all directions—from peers, the media, and even parents. But how do these expectations affect students themselves? And why aren’t parents and universities helping students make better-informed decisions about sex and relationships?

In The End of Sex, Donna Freitas draws on her own extensive research to reveal what young men and women really want when it comes to sex and romance. Surveying thousands of college students and conducting extensive one-on-one interviews at religious, secular public, and secular private schools, Freitas discovered that many students—men and women alike—are deeply unhappy with hookup culture. Meaningless hookups have led them to associate sexuality with ambivalence, boredom, isolation, and loneliness, yet they tend to accept hooking up as an unavoidable part of college life. Freitas argues that, until students realize that there are many avenues that lead to sex and long-term relationships, the vast majority will continue to miss out on the romance, intimacy, and satisfying sex they deserve.

An honest, sympathetic portrait of the challenges of young adulthood, The End of Sex will strike a chord with undergraduates, parents, and faculty members who feel that students deserve more than an endless cycle of boozy one night stands. Freitas offers a refreshing take on this charged topic—and a solution that depends not on premarital abstinence or unfettered sexuality, but rather a healthy path between the two.

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