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Jun 28, 2013

Show 996 Dennis Prager talks to Stephen Moore, senior economics writer for the Wall Street Journal editorial page and a member of the editorial board. His new book is Who’s the Fairest of Them All? The Truth about Opportunity, Taxes, and Wealth in America… The true “progressive” agenda as embodied by the budget offered by Congressional Progressive Caucus is far more leftist than most people realize.

 Book Description

President Obama has declared that the standard by which all policies and policy outcomes are judged is fairness. He declared in 2011 that "we've sought to ensure that every citizen can count on some basic measure of security. We do this because we recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any moment, might face hard times, might face bad luck, might face a crippling illness or a layoff." And that, he says, is why we have a social safety net. He says that returning to a standard of fairness where anyone can get ahead through hard work is the "issue of our time." And perhaps it is.

 This book explores what it means for our economic system and our economic results to be "fair." Does it mean that everyone has a fair shot? Does it mean that everyone gets the same amount? Does it mean the government can assert the authority to forcibly take from the successful and give to the poor? Is government supposed to be Robin Hood determining who gets what? Or should the market decide that? The surprising answer: nations with free market systems that allow people to get ahead based on their own merit and achievement are the fairest of them all.

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Jun 26, 2013

Show 995 Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy by Andrew C McCarthy

 Overview of the Book- The first fundamental truth about the "Arab Spring" is that there never was one. The salient fact of the Middle East, the only one, is Islam. The Islam that shapes the Middle East inculcates in Muslims the self-perception that they are members of a civilization implacably hostile to the West. The United States is a competitor to be overcome, not the herald of a culture to be embraced.

Is this self-perception based on objective truth? Does it reflect an accurate construction of Islam? It is over these questions that American officials and Western intellectuals obsess. Yet the questions are irrelevant. This is not a matter of right or wrong, of some posture or policy whose subtle tweaking or outright reversal would change the facts on the ground. This is simply, starkly, the way it is.

 Every human heart does not yearn for freedom. In the Islam of the Middle East, "freedom" means something very nearly the opposite of what the concept connotes to Westerners – it is the freedom that lies in total submission to Allah and His law. That law, sharia, is diametrically opposed to core components of freedom as understood in the West – beginning with the very idea that man is free to make law for himself, irrespective of what Allah has ordained. It is thus delusional to believe, as the West's Arab Spring fable insists, that the region teems with Jamal al-Madisons holding aloft the lamp of liberty. Do such revolutionary reformers exist? Of course they do . . . but in numbers barely enough to weave a fictional cover story. When push came to shove – and worse – the reformers were overwhelmed, swept away by a tide of Islamic supremacism, the dynamic, consequential mass movement that beckons endless winter.

 That is the real story of the Arab Spring – that, and the Pandora's Box that opens when an American administration aligns with that movement, whose stated goal is to destroy America.

 Meet the Author

Andrew C. McCarthy was a top federal prosecutor involved in some of the most significant cases in recent history. Decorated with the Justice Department’s highest honors, he retired from government in 2003, after helping launch the 9/11 investigation. He is one of America’s most persuasive voices on national security issues and author of the bestsellers Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad and The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America. Currently, he is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute in Washington, D.C., and a contributing editor at National Review.

Jun 24, 2013

Show 994 NRO  National Review Online 5 Segments. The End is Near, Conscience and Its Enemies etc

 

Segment 1. The End Is Near and It's Going to Be Awesome: How Going Broke Will Leave America Richer, Happier, and More Secure by Kevin D. Williamson. 12 minutes

 

Segment 2. Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Our Age by Robert P. George. 10 minutes.

 

Segment 3. The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost-From Ancient Greece to Iraq by Victor Davis Hanson. 10 minutes

 

Segment 4. Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid a European Future by Samuel Gregg. 10 minutes

 

Segment 5. 'Til Faith Do Us Part: The Rise of Interfaith Marriage and the Future of American Religion, Family, and Society by Naomi Schaefer Riley. 9 minutes.

 Please visit National Review Online Between the Covers for many good author interviews. The audio quality is poor but the content is good.

http://www.nationalreview.com/media/betweenthecovers

 

The End Is Near and It's Going to Be Awesome: How Going Broke Will Leave America Richer, Happier, and More Secure by Kevin D. Williamson

 Overview-  The End Is Near and It's Going to Be Awesome is a radical re-visioning of what government is, a powerful analysis of why it doesn't work, and an exploration of the innovative solutions spontaneously emerging thanks to the fortunate failure of politics.

 Every year, consumer goods and services get better, cheaper, and more widely available while critical necessities delivered by government grow more expensive, even as their quality declines. The reason for this paradox is simple: politics. Not bad politics, not liberal politics, not conservative politics, not politics corrupted by big money or distorted by special-interest groups, but the simple practice of delivering goods and services through federal, state, and local governments and their obsolete decision-making practices.

 National Review columnist Kevin Williamson describes the crisis of the modern welfare state in the era of globalization and argues that the crucial political failures of our time—education, health care, social security, and monetary policy—are due not to ideology but the nature of politics itself. Meanwhile, those who can't or won't turn to the state for goods and services—from homeschoolers to Wall Street to organized crime—are experimenting with replacing the outmoded social software of the state with market-derived alternatives.

 Williamson compellingly analyzes the government's numerous failures and reports on the solutions that people all over the country are discovering. You will meet homeschoolers who have abandoned public schools; see inside private courtrooms that administer the law beyond government; encounter entrepreneurs developing everything from private currencies to shadow intelligence agencies rivaling the CIA; and learn about the remarkably peaceable enforcement of justice in the allegedly lawless Wild West.

 As our outmoded twentieth-century government collapses under the weight of its own incompetence and inefficiency, Williamson points to the green shoots of the brave new world that is already being born.

  

Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Our Age by Robert P. George

 Overview-  “Many in elite circles yield to the temptation to believe that anyone who disagrees with them is a bigot or a religious fundamentalist. Reason and science, they confidently believe, are on their side. With this book, I aim to expose the emptiness of that belief.” —From the introduction

 Assaults on religious liberty and traditional morality are growing fiercer. Here, at last, is the counterattack.

 Showcasing the talents that have made him one of America’s most acclaimed and influential thinkers, Robert P. George explodes the myth that the secular elite represents the voice of reason. In fact, George shows, it is on the elite side of the cultural divide where the prevailing views frequently are nothing but articles of faith. Conscience and Its Enemies reveals the bankruptcy of these too often smugly held orthodoxies while presenting powerfully reasoned arguments for classical virtues.

  

The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost-From Ancient Greece to Iraq by Victor Davis Hanson

 Overview- Leading military historian Victor Davis Hanson returns to non-fiction in The Savior Generals, a set of brilliantly executed pocket biographies of five generals who single-handedly saved their nations from defeat in war. War is rarely a predictable enterprise—it is a mess of luck, chance, and incalculable variables. Today's sure winner can easily become tomorrow's doomed loser. Sudden, sharp changes in fortune can reverse the course of war.

 These intractable circumstances are sometimes mastered by leaders of genius—asked at the eleventh hour to save a hopeless conflict, created by others, often unpopular with politics and the public. These savior generals often come from outside the established power structure, employ radical strategies, and flame out quickly. Their careers often end in controversy. But their dramatic feats of leadership are vital slices of history—not merely as stirring military narrative, but as lessons on the dynamic nature of consensus, leadership, and destiny.

 Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid a European Future by Samuel Gregg

 Overview- “We’re becoming like Europe.” This expression captures many Americans’ sense that something has changed in American economic life since the Great Recession’s onset in 2008: that an economy once characterized by commitments to economic liberty, rule of law, limited government, and personal responsibility has drifted in a distinctly “European” direction.

 Americans see, across the Atlantic, European economies faltering under enormous debt; overburdened welfare states; governments controlling close to fifty percent of the economy; high taxation; heavily regulated labor markets; aging populations; and large numbers of public-sector workers. They also see a European political class seemingly unable—and, in some cases, unwilling—to implement economic reform, and seemingly more concerned with preserving its own privileges. Looking at their own society, Americans are increasingly asking themselves: “Is this our future?”

In Becoming Europe, Samuel Gregg examines economic culture—the values and institutions that inform our economic priorities—to explain how European economic life has drifted in the direction of what Alexis de Tocqueville called “soft despotism,” and the ways in which similar trends are manifesting themselves in the United States. America, Gregg argues, is not yet Europe; the good news is that economic decline need not be its future. The path to recovery lies in the distinctiveness of American economic culture. Yet there are ominous signs that some of the cultural foundations of America’s historically unparalleled economic success are being corroded in ways that are not easily reversible—and the European experience should serve as the proverbial canary in the coal mine.

 

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

 Overview- 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.

 

7 Things You Didn't Know About Interfaith Marriage

 

By Naomi Schaeffer Riley, author of 'Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America

 

1) 42% of marriages in the U.S. are interfaith ones. Marriages between people of two different religions are becoming more common in every area of the country, and for men and women regardless of educational status or income level.

 

2) Couples in interfaith marriages are, on average, less happy than same-faith ones. In certain faith-combinations they are more likely to divorce.

 

3) Jews are the most likely to marry out and Mormons are the least likely. Muslims, Catholics and Protestants fall somewhere in the middle.

 

4) Children of interfaith couples are more than twice as likely to adopt the faith of their mother as the faith of their father.

 

5) A quarter of couples in same-faith marriages actually started off in different faith ones.

 

6) The older you are, the more likely you are to marry outside of the faith — 67% of people who marry between 36 and 45 are in interfaith marriages.

 

7) Marrying someone of another faith makes you more likely to have a positive impression of that faith as a whole.

Jun 21, 2013

Show 993 Thomas Sowell discusses his essay “‘Trickle Down Theory’ and ‘Tax Cuts for the Rich.’”

with guest Thomas Sowell.  Recorded on September 12, 2012

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover fellow and author Thomas Sowell discusses his essay “‘Trickle Down Theory’ and ‘Tax Cuts for the Rich.’” (39:52)
“Now anyone who studied history knows that for the first 150 years of this country the federal government did not intervene when the economy turned down. And all that time the downturns all corrected themselves; one of the most classic examples was under Warren G. Harding when, during his first year in office, he found the unemployment rate at 11.7 percent. He did absolutely nothing; he did not spend more government money, he cut back on spending. The Federal Reserve had the interest rates up at 6 or 7 percent, not down at 1 percent, where they are now. The next year unemployment was at 6.7 percent; the year after that it was 2.4 percent. So the economy has recuperative powers. I mean employers have an incentive to hire people. Workers have an incentive to get jobs. Lenders have incentives to lend.”

To Watch the video of this audio presentation  visit:  http://www.hoover.org/multimedia/uncommon-knowledge/128106  

Jun 19, 2013

Show 992 Dennis Prager  talks to Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense. His new book is Rumsfeld’s Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life.

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Jun 17, 2013

Show 991 Audiobook- The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law

by Robert H. Bork

Date: 01-JAN-1991 Narrator: Robert H. Bork Running Time 3 h 07 min

 On July 1, 1987, Judge Robert H. Bork was nominated to the Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan - but by October 23 of that year, his confirmation was denied.

The controversial Supreme Court nominee discusses American law, arguing that the elected legislature's role, as defined by the Constitution, is being usurped by a politically motivated intellectual minority.

This is an extended audio portion of the book. It is recommended reading for our more serious ACU Constitutional Scholars. It is 64 MB and 3 hours long. It is worthwhile in buying this book and having it in your conservative library. 

Jun 14, 2013

Show 990 Audiobook- Benghazi: The Definitive Report. Authors Brandon Webb and Jack Murphy

This is an excerpt from the audiobook. To purchase the entire book visit Amazon and donate it to your local library. 

 Book Description

Publication Date: February 11, 2013

 Written by the team of former Special Operations warriors who run SOFREP.com, here is the definitive account of what happened before, during, and after the deadly Benghazi attack.

 On September 12th, 2012, Brandon Webb learned Glen Doherty, one of his closest friends and his former Navy SEAL teammate, was killed alongside Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and two other Americans when the U.S. State Department and CIA headquarters in Benghazi, Libya, were sieged in a shocking terrorist attack. For the next four months, Webb and his team at SOFREP.com, the world's premier Special Ops website, embarked on a relentless investigation to understand exactly what happened to their countrymen, as well as the roles played by the Obama administration, State Department, and CIA. Drawing on unmatched sources, they spoke to individuals who would talk to no one else, including fellow Special Operations team members familiar with the African theatre, and well-placed contacts in the Washington intelligence community. This is their report--an unforgettably gripping minute-by-minute narrative of the events and their aftermath as they really unfolded on that terrible day in Libya.

Jun 12, 2013

Show 989 Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc--the Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day's Toughest Mission and Led the Way across Europe by Patrick K. O'Donnell


The author talks about his book at The Pritzger Military Library.

Overview of the Book-

It is said that the right man in the right place at the right time can make the difference between victory and defeat. This is the dramatic story of sixty-eight soldiers in the US Army’s 2nd Ranger Battalion, Company D—“Dog Company”—who made that difference, time and again.

From D-Day, when German guns atop Pointe du Hoc threatened the Allied landings and the men of Dog Company scaled the sheer ninety-foot cliffs to destroy them; to the slopes of Hill 400, in Germany’s Hürtgen Forest, where the Rangers launched a desperate bayonet charge across an open field; to a “quiet” section of the Ardennes, where Dog Company suddenly found itself on the tip of the spear at the Battle of the Bulge; the men of Dog Company made the difference.

America had many heroes in World War II, however, few can say that, but for them, the course of the war would have been very different. The right men, the right place, at the right time—Dog Company.

An epic World War II story of valor, sacrifice, and the Rangers who led the way to victory in Europe


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Jun 10, 2013

Show 988 Book- The End Is Near and It's Going to Be Awesome: How Going Broke Will Leave America Richer, and More Secure

Kevin D. Williamson. Author

Segment 1- Michael Medved talks to the author Kevin D. Williamson.

Segment 2- Michael Medved talk to Bill Bennett on his book, Is College Worth It

In The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome, Kevin Williamson, a National Review Online contributor, makes the bold argument that the United States government is disintegrating—and that it is a good thing!

Williamson offers a radical re-envisioning of government, a powerful analysis of why it doesn’t work, and an exploration of the innovative solutions to various social problems that are spontaneously emerging as a result of the failure of politics and government.

Critical and compelling, The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome: How Going Broke Will Leave America Richer, Happier, and More Secure lays out a thoughtful plan for a new system, one based on success stories from around the country, from those who home-school their children to others who have successfully created their own currency.

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Jun 7, 2013

Show 987 Glenn Beck and Dennis Prager on book Crucified Again. Ann Coulter and book on Hitler.

 Segment 1- Raymond Ibrahim Discusses New Book with Glenn Beck By Frontpagemag.com

 Shillman Journalism Fellow Raymond Ibrahim discusses his new book, Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians,and Christian persecution in the Muslim world on the BlazeTV with Glenn Beck. 9 minutes.

 To watch the video of this audio presentation visit

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/frontpagemag-com/raymond-ibrahim-on-glenn-beck-discusses-new-book/  

 Segment 2- Dennis Prager talks to Raymond Ibrahim, a fellow at the Horowitz Freedom Center. His new book is Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians. 16 min.

 Segment 3- Ann Coulter fights off a College age den of wolves with hostile John Stossel as host. If this is college Libertarianism I am very discouraged.

 Segment 4- Dennis Prager talks to author about his new book on Hitler. 24 minutes

Jun 5, 2013

Show 986 Sean Hannity Special on the Documentary Generation Zero

Generation Zero Director, Stephen K. Bannon and Executive Producer, David Bossie, discuss their new documentary film with Sean Hannity.

The current economic crisis is not a failure of capitalism, but a failure of culture. Generation Zero explores the cultural roots of the global financial meltdown - beginning with the narcissism of the 1960's, spreading like a virus through the self-indulgent 90's, and exploding across the world in the present economic cataclysm.

Generation Zero goes beneath the shallow media headlines and talking head sound bites to get to the source of today's economic nightmare. With a cutting edge style and haunting imagery, this must see documentary will change everything you thought you knew about Wall Street and Washington.

Featuring experts, authors, and pundits from across the political spectrum, Generation Zero exposes the little told story of how the mindset of the baby boomers sowed the seeds of economic disaster that will be reaped by coming generations.

Jun 3, 2013

Show 985 Full Documentary Generation Zero

ABOUT THE FILM-  The current economic crisis is not a failure of capitalism, but a failure of culture. Generation Zero explores the cultural roots of the global financial meltdown - beginning with the narcissism of the 1960's, spreading like a virus through the self-indulgent 90's, and exploding across the world in the present economic cataclysm.

Generation Zero goes beneath the shallow media headlines and talking head sound bites to get to the source of today's economic nightmare. With a cutting edge style and haunting imagery, this must see documentary will change everything you thought you knew about Wall Street and Washington.

Featuring experts, authors, and pundits from across the political spectrum, Generation Zero exposes the little told story of how the mindset of the baby boomers sowed the seeds of economic disaster that will be reaped by coming generations.

 

To watch the free full length documentary visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVuRn3dOw98

 

Books that have influenced Paul and which he recommends to his readers include 48 titles, such as The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, The Creature from Jekyll Island, The Road to Serfdom, Economics in One Lesson, Human Action, Doctor Zhivago, Atlas Shrugged, and Democracy in America, as well as titles from Thomas DiLorenzo, Thomas Fleming, Chalmers Johnson, Rose Wilder Lane, Andrew Napolitano, Robert Pape, Lew Rockwell, Michael Scheuer, Murray Rothbard, and Hans Sennholz.

 

 

Conservative Film Trailers

 

I.O.U.S.A

http://www.iousathemovie.com/ 

 

33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age

http://33-minutes.com/33-minutes/2-minute-trailer.htm

 

 

I Want Your Money

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wty7974IKg&feature=related

 

AGENDA - Grinding America Down

http://agendadocumentary.com/ 

 

COOL IT - Official Movie Trailer. Very informative. It’s a good use of 2 minutes.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZR3gsY98VU&feature=player_embedded

 

List of Conservative Documentaries at:

http://www.boycottliberalism.com/Conservative-Documentaries.htm

 

Conservative Links and Information:

http://www.boycottliberalism.com/Conservative-Links.htm

 

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