Jan 5, 2011
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P.J. O'Rourke on Don't Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards
"I like [the Tea Party]. I think that it's amazing that we have a populist movement in America that is demanding less government...It is saying 'Roll back, get outta my face, go away' and I think that's just wonderful," says P. J. O’Rourke, author of Don't Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards.
Thomas Sowell on Dismantling America "Unless [Obama] is stopped...in terms of losing the votes he needs in Congress to pursue his agenda, I see nothing short of one, domestically, losing the freedoms that we have — which he's taking away one by one — and two, internationally, finding ourselves in generations to come living under the threat of a nuclear armed Iran," says Thomas Sowell, author of Dismantling America.
Stanley Kurtz on Radical-in-Chief
"I did avoid claiming Obama was a socialist...But...I was looking into these socialist scholars conferences which it became...clear Obama attended...And when I saw the programs for [them] my jaw sort of dropped," says Stanley Kurtz, author of Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism.
James S. Robbins on This Time We Win.
"If you look at public opinion, the public really didn't follow the media's lead on Vietnam...[I]n fact...polls showed that the American people wanted to escalate the conflict right after Tet. They understood that the enemy was weak. They wanted to win the war and come home," says James S. Robbins, author of This Time We Win: Revisiting the Tet Offensive.
Paul Kengor on Dupes
"Suddenly, we have before us...declassified information that...shows how some people that we thought were liberals and might have been duped, were actually more closet communists who were doing the duping," says Paul Kengor, author of Dupes: How America's Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century.
Linda Bridges on Athwart History
"While...Bill and National Review...have not succeeded in preventing certain bad things from happening in the world, nonetheless [they]...have reminded people...of what the core of Western civilziation is all about, what the core of America is all
about, what kind of standard we should be aiming for," says Linda Bridges, co-editor of Athwart History: Half a Century of Polemics, Animadversions, and Illuminations: A William F. Buckley Jr. Omnibus.
Andrew J. McCarthy on The Grand Jihad
"The Center for Constitutional Rights...[defends Al-Qaeda in the courts], while its night job is basically running around Europe, trying to get some foreign tribunal to indict Bush Adminstration officials for war crimes, the war crimes being the defense of the [U.S.] and the war on terror," says Andrew J. McCarthy, author of The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America.