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Jul 9, 2014

Show 1150 Stossel- The Good New Days

Bad stories always lead the news, but what about all the good things happening around the world? Stossel and guests highlight the tremendous progress society has made

 

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Jul 7, 2014

Show 1149 Obama’s Enforcer  Eric Holder’s Justice Department.

From The Janet Mefferd Show

Hans von Spakovsky from the Heritage Foundation discusses his book “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department.”

 

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Jul 3, 2014

Show 1148 Four Segments- Faithless Execution- Obamas Enforcer- The People vs Barack Obama- Revolt Against the Masses

 

Segment 1- Hugh Hewitt: Hour 2 Hugh is joined in-studio by Andrew C. McCarthy, author of Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment. 15 minutes

 

Segment 2- Dennis Prager talks to John Fund, national affairs columnist for National Review. His new book is Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department. 12 min

 

Segment 3- Hugh Hewitt talks to Ben Shapiro, author of The People vs. Barack Obama 5 min

 

Segment 4- Dennis Prager talks to Fred Siegel, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. His new book is The Revolt against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class. 17 min.

 

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Jul 2, 2014

Show 1147  Michael Medved talks about  America’s Undeclared Wars

 

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Jun 30, 2014

Show 1146 A Time to Attack – The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat

 

Michael Medved talks to the author of A Time to Attack – The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat

 

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Jun 27, 2014

Show 1145 Dennis Prager talks to Camille Pagilia, renowned social critic

 

Show Dennis Prager talks to Camille Pagilia, renowned social critic and Professor of Humanities & Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. A Best of Prager Hour. Originally broadcast on January 9, 2014

 

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Jun 25, 2014

Show 1144 Return to Normandy: 70 years later from Pritzker Military Library.org

Return to Normandy: 70 years later, take a look back at D-Day and the invasion that led to the end of World War II

Codenamed Operation Neptune, the Allied invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944—known as D-Day—is among the most important and memorable campaigns in modern military history. As part of Operation Overlord, D-Day saw the largest amphibious invasion ever and began the successful invasion of German-occupied western Europe that led to the end of the war.

 

This special anthology is presented in honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day and dedicated to the memory of Medal of Honor recipient Walter D. Ehlers. It features selected excerpts from lectures and interviews by a wide range of Museum & Library guests, including historians, scholars, journalists, authors, and veterans. Through their works and stories of service, each of the featured speakers contributes a piece of the story of Normandy.

 

Featured Speakers:

 

- Rick Atkinson is the 2010 recipient of the Museum & Library's Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing and is a renowned journalist and author of the Liberation Trilogy—a narrative history of the U.S. military’s role in the liberation of Europe in World War II. Atkinson is also the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes, the George Polk Award for national reporting, and the Gerald R. Ford Award for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense.

 

- Carlo D-Este, a retired lieutenant colonel of the United States Army, is a renowned military historian and 2011 winner of the Pritzker Literature Award. He has authored a number of incredible books, including Decision in Normandy and Warlord: A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874-1945.

 

- Colin Beavan is author of Fingerprints: The Murder Case That Launched Forensic Science and Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America’s First Shadow War. His writing has appeared in Esquire, The Atlantic, and The New York Times.

 

- Ed Ruggero, a West Point graduate and former infantry officer, is the author of Combat Jump: The Young Men who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July 1943 and Duty First: A Year in the Life of West Point and the Making of American Leaders.

 

- Patrick O’Donnell is the author of Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc—The Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day’s Toughest Mission and Led the Way across Europe. His previous books include Beyond Valor, winner of the prestigious William E. Colby Award, and a highly acclaimed account of the Battle of Fallujah, We Were One.

 

- Walter D. Ehlers was a veteran of World War II and the Normandy invasion, and was awarded the Medal of Honor his heroic actions on June 9-10, 1945. Ehlers twice visited the Museum & Library to share his story of service on Omaha Beach, where he served as a squad leader in charge of 12 soldiers with the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division—known as the Big Red One.

 

- Sir Max Hastings is the 2012 Pritzker Literature Award winner and has been hailed as an accomplished journalist, writer, historian and editor. He is the author of 23 books, including Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945, Finest Years: Churchill as Warlord 1940-45, Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-45 and Nemesis: The Battle for Japan 1944-45. Hastings has reported on 11 conflicts, including Vietnam and the 1982 South Atlantic war.

 

- Antony Beevor was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 1997 and in 2008 was awarded the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana by the President of Estonia. He served as a regular officer in the 11th Hussars in Germany. He is the author of Crete: The Battle and the Resistance, Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949 (written with his wife Artemis Cooper); Stalingrad, Berlin: The Downfall, The Mystery of Olga Chekhova; and most recently, the bestseller D-Day: The Battle for Normandy.

 

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Jun 23, 2014

Show 1143 Dear Reader -The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il" by Michael Malice

 

About the Program

Michael Malice talks about the life and lasting influence of North Korea's Dear Leader, Kim Jong Il.  The book is based works by and about Kim that Malice found while visiting North Korea.  During this event hosted by Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City, Michael Malice is in conversation with author and media consultant, Cole Stryker.        

 

About the Authors

Michael Malice

Michael Malice is the co-author, with D.L. Hughley, of "I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up," and, with UFC Champion Matt Hughes, of "Made in America."  He is also the subject of Harvey Pekar's book, "Ego & Hubris."  For more, visit: michaelmalice.com

Jun 20, 2014

Show  BOOK – Got Religion

Michael Medved talks to the author of the book.

 

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Jun 18, 2014

Show 1141 Stossel- You Can't Say That

Show  Stossel and guests look at recent examples of free speech being squelched.

 

"It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error." - Thomas Paine

 

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Jun 16, 2014

Show 1140 Dennis Prager gave a “commencement” address for Prager University – five lessons for graduates. He plays it and comments.

 

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Jun 13, 2014

Show 1139 Michael Medved talks toPhilip K. Howard  the author of The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government

 

 

Book Description

The secret to good government is a question no one in Washington is asking: “What’s the right thing to do?”

What’s wrong in Washington is deeper than you think.

Yes, there’s gridlock, polarization, and self-dealing. But hidden underneath is something bigger and more destructive. It’s a broken governing system. From that comes wasteful government, rising debt, failing schools, expensive health care, and economic hardship.

Rules have replaced leadership in America. Bureaucracy, regulation, and outmoded law tie our hands and confine policy choices. Nobody asks, “What’s the right thing to do here?” Instead, they wonder, “What does the rule book say?”

There’s a fatal flaw in America’s governing system—trying to decree correctness through rigid laws will never work. Public paralysis is the inevitable result of the steady accretion of detailed rules. America is now run by dead people—by political leaders from the past who enacted mandatory programs that churn ahead regardless of waste, irrelevance, or new priorities.

America needs to radically simplify its operating system and give people—officials and citizens alike—the freedom to be practical. Rules can’t accomplish our goals. Only humans can get things done.

 

In The Rule of Nobody Philip K. Howard argues for a return to the framers’ vision of public law—setting goals and boundaries, not dictating daily choices. This incendiary book explains how America went wrong and offers a guide for how to liberate human ingenuity to meet the challenges of this century.

 

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Jun 11, 2014

Show Audiobook The Lion's Gate   On the Front Lines of the Six Day War by Steven Pressfield

 

Audiobook segment 2 of 2. The Sinai Ground War. 67 minutes

 

Overview of the Book

“A brilliant look into the psyche of combat. Where he once took us into the Spartan line of battle at Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield now takes us into the sands of the Sinai, the alleys of Old Jerusalem, and into the hearts and souls of soldiers winning a spectacularly improbable victory against daunting odds.”

—General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret.; author of My Share of the Task

 

June 5, 1967. The nineteen-year-old state of Israel is surrounded by enemies who want nothing less than her utter extinction. The Soviet-equipped Egyptian Army has massed a thousand tanks on the nation’s southern border. Syrian heavy guns are shelling her from the north. To the east, Jordan and Iraq are moving mechanized brigades and fighter squadrons into position to attack. Egypt’s President Nasser has declared that the Arab force’s objective is “the destruction of Israel.” The rest of the world turns a blind eye to the new nation’s desperate peril.

 

June 10, 1967. The Arab armies have been routed, ground divisions wiped out, air forces totally destroyed. Israel’s citizen-soldiers have seized the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, East Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan. The land under Israeli control has tripled. Her charismatic defense minister, Moshe Dayan, has entered the Lion’s Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem to stand with the paratroopers who have liberated Judaism’s holiest site—the Western Wall, part of the ruins of Solomon’s temple, which has not been in Jewish hands for nineteen hundred years.

 

It is one of the most unlikely and astonishing military victories in history.

 

Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with veterans of the war—fighter and helicopter pilots, tank commanders and Recon soldiers, paratroopers, as well as women soldiers, wives, and others—bestselling author Steven Pressfield tells the story of the Six Day War as you’ve never experienced it before: in the voices of the young men and women who battled not only for their lives but for the survival of a Jewish state, and for the dreams of their ancestors.

By turns inspiring, thrilling, and heartbreaking, The Lion’s Gate is both a true tale of military courage under fire and a journey into the heart of what it means to fight for one’s people.

This is a small segment of the audio book. Please buy the book.  

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This book is highly recommended by ACU. 

Jun 9, 2014

Show 1137 1 of 2.  The Lion's Gate   On the Front Lines of the Six Day War by Steven Pressfield

 

Audiobook segment 1. The Start of the Airwar. 1 hr 15 min.

 

Overview of the Book

“A brilliant look into the psyche of combat. Where he once took us into the Spartan line of battle at Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield now takes us into the sands of the Sinai, the alleys of Old Jerusalem, and into the hearts and souls of soldiers winning a spectacularly improbable victory against daunting odds.”

—General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret.; author of My Share of the Task

 

June 5, 1967. The nineteen-year-old state of Israel is surrounded by enemies who want nothing less than her utter extinction. The Soviet-equipped Egyptian Army has massed a thousand tanks on the nation’s southern border. Syrian heavy guns are shelling her from the north. To the east, Jordan and Iraq are moving mechanized brigades and fighter squadrons into position to attack. Egypt’s President Nasser has declared that the Arab force’s objective is “the destruction of Israel.” The rest of the world turns a blind eye to the new nation’s desperate peril.

 

June 10, 1967. The Arab armies have been routed, ground divisions wiped out, air forces totally destroyed. Israel’s citizen-soldiers have seized the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, East Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan. The land under Israeli control has tripled. Her charismatic defense minister, Moshe Dayan, has entered the Lion’s Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem to stand with the paratroopers who have liberated Judaism’s holiest site—the Western Wall, part of the ruins of Solomon’s temple, which has not been in Jewish hands for nineteen hundred years.

 

It is one of the most unlikely and astonishing military victories in history.

 

Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with veterans of the war—fighter and helicopter pilots, tank commanders and Recon soldiers, paratroopers, as well as women soldiers, wives, and others—bestselling author Steven Pressfield tells the story of the Six Day War as you’ve never experienced it before: in the voices of the young men and women who battled not only for their lives but for the survival of a Jewish state, and for the dreams of their ancestors.

By turns inspiring, thrilling, and heartbreaking, The Lion’s Gate is both a true tale of military courage under fire and a journey into the heart of what it means to fight for one’s people.

 This is a small segment from the book. 

Buy the book at amazon or Barnes and Noble or the audio book can be purchased at Audible.

 

This book is highly recommended by ACU. 

Jun 6, 2014

Show 1136 Hugh Hewitt interview- Hugh HewittHugh Hewitt

 

Hugh Hewitt talks to Steven Pressfield the author of the book The Lion's Gate   On the Front Lines of the Six Day War.

This ACU show is 1hr and 46 minutes.

 

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Overview of the Book

“A brilliant look into the psyche of combat. Where he once took us into the Spartan line of battle at Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield now takes us into the sands of the Sinai, the alleys of Old Jerusalem, and into the hearts and souls of soldiers winning a spectacularly improbable victory against daunting odds.”

—General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret.; author of My Share of the Task

 

June 5, 1967. The nineteen-year-old state of Israel is surrounded by enemies who want nothing less than her utter extinction. The Soviet-equipped Egyptian Army has massed a thousand tanks on the nation’s southern border. Syrian heavy guns are shelling her from the north. To the east, Jordan and Iraq are moving mechanized brigades and fighter squadrons into position to attack. Egypt’s President Nasser has declared that the Arab force’s objective is “the destruction of Israel.” The rest of the world turns a blind eye to the new nation’s desperate peril.

 

June 10, 1967. The Arab armies have been routed, ground divisions wiped out, air forces totally destroyed. Israel’s citizen-soldiers have seized the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, East Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan. The land under Israeli control has tripled. Her charismatic defense minister, Moshe Dayan, has entered the Lion’s Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem to stand with the paratroopers who have liberated Judaism’s holiest site—the Western Wall, part of the ruins of Solomon’s temple, which has not been in Jewish hands for nineteen hundred years.

 

It is one of the most unlikely and astonishing military victories in history.

 

Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with veterans of the war—fighter and helicopter pilots, tank commanders and Recon soldiers, paratroopers, as well as women soldiers, wives, and others—bestselling author Steven Pressfield tells the story of the Six Day War as you’ve never experienced it before: in the voices of the young men and women who battled not only for their lives but for the survival of a Jewish state, and for the dreams of their ancestors.

By turns inspiring, thrilling, and heartbreaking, The Lion’s Gate is both a true tale of military courage under fire and a journey into the heart of what it means to fight for one’s people.

 

 

Buy the book at amazon or Barnes and Noble or the audio book can be purchased at Audible. This book is highly recommended by ACU. 

Jun 4, 2014

Show 1135 Maximalist – America in the World from Truman to Obama

Michael Medved talks to the author of  Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama by Stephen Sestanovich

From the publisher- From a writer with long and high-level experience in the U.S. government, a startling and provocative assessment of America’s global dominance. Maximalist puts the history of our foreign policy in an unexpected new light, while drawing fresh, compelling lessons for the present and future.

When the United States has succeeded in the world, Stephen Sestanovich argues, it has done so not by staying the course but by having to change it—usually amid deep controversy and uncertainty. For decades, the United States has been a power like no other. Yet presidents and policy makers worry that they—and, even more, their predecessors—haven’t gotten things right. Other nations, they say to themselves, contribute little to meeting common challenges. International institutions work badly. An effective foreign policy costs too much. Public support is shaky. Even the greatest successes often didn’t feel that way at the time.     

 Sestanovich explores the dramatic results of American global primacy built on these anxious foundations, recounting cycles of overcommitment and underperformance, highs of achievement and confidence followed by lows of doubt. We may think there was a time when America’s international role reflected bipartisan unity, policy continuity, and a unique ability to work with others, but Maximalist tells a different story—one of divided administrations and divisive decision making, of clashes with friends and allies, of regular attempts to set a new direction. Doing too much has always been followed by doing too little, and vice versa.

Maximalist unearths the backroom stories and personalities that bring American foreign policy to life. Who knew how hard Lyndon Johnson fought to stay out of the war in Vietnam—or how often Henry Kissinger ridiculed the idea of visiting China? Who remembers that George Bush Sr. found Ronald Reagan’s diplomacy too passive—or that Bush Jr. considered Bill Clinton’s too active? Leaders and scoundrels alike emerge from this retelling in sharper focus than ever before. Sestanovich finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present.

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Jun 2, 2014

Show 1134 The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East by Caroline Glick

Author Caroline Glick speaks at the Horowitz Freedom Center.

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The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East by Caroline Glick

Overview of the Book-

 

A  manifesto that exposes the flaws in the two-state policy of the United States toward Israel and the Palestinians and offers a direct and powerful call for Israeli sovereignty in the region.
 
The reigning consensus in elite and academic circles is that the United States must seek to resolve the Palestinians' conflict with Israel by implementing the so-called two-state solution. Establishing a Palestinian state, so the thinking goes, would be a panacea for all the region’s ills. It would end the Arab world’s conflict with Israel, because the reason the Arab world is anti-Israel is that there is no Palestinian state. It would also nearly erase the principal cause of the violent extremism in the rest of the Middle East. 

In a time when American politics are marked by partisan gridlock, the two-state solution stands out for its ability to attract supporters from both sides of the ideological divide. But the great irony is that it is one of the most irrational and failed policies the United States has ever adopted.

Between 1970 and 2013, the United States presented nine different peace plans for Israel and the Palestinians, and for the past twenty years, the two state solution has been the centerpiece of U.S. Middle East policy. But despite this laser focus, American efforts to implement a two-state peace deal have failed—and with each new attempt, the Middle East has become less stable, more violent, more radicalized, and more inimical to democratic values and interests.  

     In The Israeli Solution, Caroline Glick, senior contributing editor to the Jerusalem Post, examines the history and misconceptions behind the two-state policy, most notably:

- The huge errors made in counting the actual numbers of Jews and Arabs in the region. The 1997 Palestinian Census, upon which most two-state policy is based, wildly exaggerated the numbers of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza.

- Neglect of the long history of Palestinian anti-Semitism, refusal to negotiate in good faith, terrorism, and denial of Israel’s right to exist.

- Disregard for Israel’s stronger claims to territorial sovereignty under international law, as well as the long history of Jewish presence in the region.

- Indifference to polling data that shows the Palestinian people admire Israeli society and governance. Despite a half-century of domestic and international terrorism, anti-semitism, and military attacks from regional neighbors who reject its right to exist, Israel has thrived as the Middle East’s lone democracy.
 
After a century spent chasing a two-state policy that hasn’t brought the Israelis and Palestinians any closer to peace,The Israeli Solution offers an alternative path to stability in the Middle East based on Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

May 30, 2014

Show 1133 Stossel- A Practical Earth Day

John Stossel and guests discuss real ways to help the environment

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May 28, 2014

Show 1132 Christina Hoff Sommers- The War Against Boys   How Misguided Policies are Harming Our Young Men

 

Michael Medved talks to Christina Hoff Sommers author of The War Against Boys-  How Misguided Policies are Harming Our Young Men

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May 26, 2014

Show 1131 The People Have Spoken and They Are Wrong   The Case Against Democracy by David Harsanyi

Michael Medved talks to the author of The People Have Spoken (and They Are Wrong): The Case Against Democracy by David Harsanyi

Democracy may be one of the most admired ideas ever concocted, but what if it’s also one of the most harebrained? After many years of writing about democracy for a living, David Harsanyi has concluded that it’s the most overrated, overused, and misunderstood idea in political life. The less we have of it the better.

“Democracy” is not synonymous with “freedom.” It is not the opposite of tyranny. In fact, the Founding Fathers knew that democracy can lead to tyranny. That’s why they built so many safeguards against it into the Constitution.

Democracy, Harsanyi argues, has made our government irrational, irresponsible, and invasive. It has left the American people with only two options—domination by the majority or a government that can’t possibly work.

The modern age has imbued democracy with the mystique of infallibility. But Harsanyi reminds us that the vast majority of political philosophers, including the founders, have thought that responsible, limited government based on direct majority rule over a large, let alone continental scale was a practical impossibility.

In The People Have Spoken, you’ll learn:

Why the Framers of our Constitution were intent on establishing a republic, not a “democracy”

How democracy undermines self-government

How shockingly out of touch with reality most voters really are

Why democracy is an economic wrecking ball—and an invitation to a politics of envy and corruption

How the great political philosophers from Plato and Aristotle to Burke and Tocqueville predicted with uncanny accuracy that democracy could lead to tyranny

Harsanyi warns that if we don’t recover the Founders’ republican vision, “democracy” might very well spell the end of American liberty and prosperity.

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May 23, 2014

Show 1130 Stossel-Taxing Time

Why is US tax law so complicated and confusing? John Stossel and guests discuss better solutions.

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May 21, 2014

Show 1129  Book-What Works Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America by Cal Thomas.

Book TVs After Words Program  Cal Thomas, What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America, hosted by Juan Williams

About the Program The veteran columnist argues that American policymakers already know what works, because history has shown us.  He makes the case for Congress to discard politics, look at history, listen to the American people and enact solutions.  He discusses what he believes works best for the public welfare with Juan Williams of Fox News.

 

About the Author Cal Thomas

Cal Thomas has been a syndicated columnist for thirty years.  His column appears in more than 400 newspapers.  He also writes the USA Today column Common Ground with former Democratic strategist Bob Beckel. Mr. Thomas is the author of more than ten books, including, The Wit and Wisdom of Cal Thomas, Blinded by Might, and A Freedom Dream.

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May 19, 2014

Show 1128 The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

 

Dennis Prager talks to Russell Gold, energy sector reporter for the Wall Street Journal. His new book is The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World… Based on his interview, Dennis points out the wisdom of the Talmudic aphorism, “the easily embarrassed do not learn.”… April 14, 2014

 

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May 16, 2014

Show 1127 Gosnell, the Movie and Book- Marriage and Civilization

Dennis Prager talks to film-makers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney. They are raising money for a movie about infanticide abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell… William Tucker, editor for Real Clear Politics. His new book is Marriage and Civilization: How Monogamy Made Us Human.

Marriage built civilization. Will its collapse lead to our downfall?

 

In Marriage and Civilization, Tucker takes readers on a journey through the history of the human race to demonstrate how a pattern of life-long, monogamous pairings has enabled humans to build modern civilization. Drawing extensively on biological, anthropological, and historical evidence, Tucker makes the case that marriage is not only a desirable institution for societies, it’s actually the bedrock of civilization.

 

Tucker also examines America (and the world)’s current marriage crisis, and the factors that have led to the decline of marriage, the dramatic rise of divorce, and the epidemic of single parenthood. He draws bold predictions about what could happen to American society of marriage collapses entirely, and he sketches out the threat from polygamous groups such as fundamental Muslim sects. Polygamy, Tucker argues, not only generates discontent and disorder within a society, but promotes violence against others. Monogamous marriage is vital not only to our domestic well-being, but our survival in the face of violent enemies

 

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May 14, 2014

Show 1126 Tony Robbins Seminar - Greatest Secret Ever Tony Robbins - Tony Robbins Power of Choice

 

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