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Jul 5, 2016

Show 1546 NRO 14 National Review Online. The Bookmonger.

7 excerpts from National Review Online’s show called The Bookmonger.

 

For a great archive of past shows from The Bookmonger visit-

http://www.nationalreview.com/media/between-covers

 

The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech

Kimberley Strassel talks about her new book The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech, in which she explores the “vast left-wing conspiracy” of IRS agents, state prosecutors, and political activists.

 

The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe.

Heather Mac Donald discusses her new book, The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe. She describes what’s wrong with the claims of Black Lives Matter activists, defines the “Ferguson Effect” (a term she coined), and the merits of body cameras on police officers..

 

The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism

 Is “e pluribus unum” a thing of the past? It doesn’t have to be, says Yuval Levin discusses about his new book The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism, whether “e pluribus unum” is a thing of the past, how to revive federalism, and more.


Prison Break: Why Conservatives Turned Against Mass Incarceration.

Steven Teles discuss his new book (co-authored with David Dagan), Prison Break: Why Conservatives Turned Against Mass Incarceration, which explores how conservatives a the state level are rethinking imprisonment and how politics have created an opportunity for reform.

 

The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin.

David Satter discusses his new book The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin. He considers why Westerners fail to understand Russia and why things may get even worse there.
 

A Brief History of the Cold War 

Elizabeth Edwards Spalding talks about her new book A Brief History of the Cold War,  co-authored with Lee Edwards. She discusses what Millennials don’t know about the Cold War, what was at stake, the achievement of Ronald Reagan, and more.

 

Future Right: Forging a New Republican Majority

 Historian Donald Critchlow discusses his new book Future Right: Forging a New Republican Majority. Critchlow argues that the Democrat claim that demography is destiny is wrong, and discusses whether Republicans can compete for millenial voters.