Category Archives: Books

February 9, 2017

Salman Rushdie’s New Novel is About Political Correctness and the Culture Wars

“I’ve since had the feeling that, if the attacks against The Satanic Verses had taken place today, these people would not have defended me, and would have used the same arguments against me, accusing me of insulting an ethnic and cultural minority,” said Rushdie. “We are living in the darkest time I have ever known.”

Salman Rushdie, the writer marked for death by the Ayatollah of Iran for writing The Satanic Verses, is working on a new novel set in contemporary America.

His new book, The Golden House, is a thriller set against the backdrop of modern-day American culture. It covers the eight-year Obama presidency and incorporates the cultural zeitgeist. It includes the rise of the conservative Tea Party movement, 2014’s GamerGate hashtag campaign, social media, identity politics, and the ongoing culture war against political correctness.

In other words, it’s the modern world through the lens of Salman Rushdie, an author who received numerous death threats and even attempts on his life after he penned a novel critical of Islam.

Many stores refused to carry the book following its publication in 1988, and those that did were targeted by terrorists with firebombs and explosives.

The Iranian government put out a hit on Rushdie, which lasted until 1998, calling on jihadists and their allies to take the author’s life.

In more recent years, Rushdie has called for the defense of freedom of speech. As the target of assassination attempts over his ideas and writing, the Booker Prize-winning author is uniquely intimate with the subject

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February 5, 2017

MAGA Mindset: Making You and America Great Again by Mike Cernovich (Audiobook)

MAGA MINDSET: How to Make YOU and America Great Again is not a traditional political analysis of Donald Trump or the success of his political campaign, which would be boring and useless to you. MAGA Mindset is an overview of the cultural forces that have propelled Trump forward while using the example of his candidacy as a case study for your own life.

February 3, 2017

Book: The Black Book of Communism

A State against Its People.

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January 22, 2017

Arab Fall: How The Muslim Brotherhood Won And Lost Egypt In 891 Days (Video)

The Hoover Institution hosted a discussion on the newly released book “Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days” on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm EST.

Eric Trager, the Esther K. Wagner Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, discussed his new book, Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days with Samuel Tadros, Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Middle Eastern Studies at the Hoover Institution.

For a mesmerizing eighteen days, the world’s gaze was fixated on Tahrir Square as young Egyptians rose to challenge their dictator. The Arab Spring may have been born in Tunisia, but it was in Cairo, a city that had captivated the Arab imagination for decades, that the winds of change would acquire the strength to shake the foundations of the Middle East order. The dreams of democracy would be short lived as the country slid towards chaos and Islamist control before returning to military rule two and a half years later.

At the heart of the extraordinary story of how Egypt’s hopes turned into nightmares stands the Muslim Brotherhood. A potent force in Egyptian politics since its establishment in 1928 at the hands of Hassan El Banna, the group’s eighty three year long hunger for power would finally be answered as its superior organization allowed it to dominate every post revolution elections in the country before finally achieving the dreams of generations of Islamists with Mohamed Morsi taking the oath of office as the President of Egypt. But just like the dreams of the young activists of Tahrir Square, the Brotherhood’s honeymoon would be short lived. A year after assuming the presidency, Mohamed Morsi and his fellow Brothers would find themselves hunted down as tanks rolled into Cairo.

September 7, 2016

Phyllis Schlafly’s Last Book: THE CONSERVATIVE CASE FOR TRUMP by Pat Buchanan

The Conservative Case for Trump is a splendid little book by the first lady of American Conservatism. The Hillarycons now owe it to us to make their case.

In 1964, Phyllis Schlafly of Alton, Illinois, mother of six, wrote and published a slim volume entitled “A Choice Not an Echo.”[PDF]

Backing the candidacy of Sen. Barry Goldwater, the book was a polemic against the stranglehold the eastern liberal establishment had held on the Republican nomination for decades.

“A Choice” sold 3 million copies.

Schlafly went on to lead the campaign to derail the Equal Rights Amendment, which, with 35 states having ratified, was just three states short of being added to our Constitution.

Pro-ERA forces never added another state. Phyllis, who, at 20 was testing weapons at a munitions plant in World War II, shot it dead.

At 92, the founder of Eagle Forum has a new book out, published by Regnery. “The Conservative Case for Trump,” co-authored by Ed Martin of Eagle Forum and Brett Decker, argues that the Donald is an authentic conservative around whom every conservative should rally.

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August 27, 2016

Ann Coulter: ‘In Trump We Trust’ Celebrates ‘Rebellion of the People Against All of Washington’ (Audio)

Ann Coulter, author of the new book In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the 2016 election, the effect Donald Trump’s campaign has had on the Republican Party, and the folly of conservatives who think Hillary Clinton represents the better of two bad choices.

Coulter agreed with Marlow’s assessment that Trump’s candidacy has revealed the outlines of a “uniparty” in Washington, D.C., more interested in protecting its own interests than representing voters in the heartland.

“Trump has flushed out all the cheap labor fanatics, all the defenders of the globalists, the ones who are in it for their own salaries and not for the country,” she said. “As I say in my book, their slogan is, ‘I only regret that I have but one country to give for my TV gig.’ That’s not who we are. We’re not in this for the territorial Republican Party, or for out polling firm, or consulting firm. It’s about preserving the United States of America.”

“And the fact that Trump is out there alone – well, it’s him and the people,” Coulter said. “I know sometimes, some people think that perhaps it’s not ‘presidential,’ some of the Tweets he sends, but look at how he is running his whole campaign. It is with these incessant 10, 20, 30-thousand-person rallies. It’s between him, and the people, and his Twitter feed. We have this direct, unfiltered vision into the man I hope will be President.”

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August 25, 2016

‘Progressive Racism’: David Horowitz’s New Book Unveils the Left’s Assault on MLK’s Dream and the American Social Contract

The timing for the recent release of “Progressive Racism,” Book VI in David Horowitz’s series, The Black Book of the American Left, could not be more propitious.

This volume, which explores the politicized betrayal of MLK’s vision in detail, is arguably the most important of the series because, as Horowitz writes in his preface, the subject “goes to the heart of the most problematic assault on the American social contract.” The book is a compilation of Horowitz’s columns on race published (mostly, with a few recent exceptions) in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Horowitz writes that he structured the chronologically arranged articles to,

“form a running journal of the conflicts that accompanied the transformation of the civil rights cause. Until this transformation it had been a movement to integrate African-Americans into America’s multi-ethnic democracy. In less than a decade it had become a movement led by demagogues to refashion racial grievances into a general assault on white people and on the country they were said to ‘dominate.’ In its core agendas, the new civil rights movement was an assault on the basic American social contract, and in particular the 14th Amendment’s commitment to equal rights under the law and thus to race-neutral standards and race-neutral government practices. Post-King civil rights became a movement to institutionalize racial preferences – the same kind of discriminatory practices that characterized segregation – and to recreate a race-conscious political culture in which blacks and a handful of designated minorities were singled out as the groups to be racially privileged. On the other side of the coin, whites were made targets of exclusion, suspicion and disapprobation.”

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August 24, 2016

Audio: Ann Coulter on The Sean Hannity Radio Show (8/22/2016)

The great Ann Coulter joins Hannity to discuss her new book “In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!”

August 12, 2016

After Words with Kimberley Strassel (Video)

Kimberly Strassel talked about her book The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech, in which she argues that the left is trying to usurp the political process. She was interviewed by Ginni Thomas.

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August 2, 2016

Douglas MacArthur’s Brilliant, Controversial Legacy by Victor Davis Hanson

A new biography examines the many sides of the versatile American general.

Of all the great American captains of World War II, none remains more controversial than General Douglas MacArthur, whose genius and folly have taken on mythic proportions. MacArthur alone among them fought in all of America’s major 20th-century wars as a general — World War I, World War II, and Korea — and he was the most versatile military figure since Ulysses S. Grant, as a combined tactician, strategist, geostrategist, diplomat, and politician. Yet history has not with the same zeal sought to balance the strengths and weaknesses of the often hard-to-like MacArthur as it has with, for example, Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was a brilliant organizer but often strategically obtuse; George S. Patton, who was a dazzling field general but mercurial; and Omar Bradley, who was a media favorite but often plodding. There are a number of writs against MacArthur, but perhaps three stand out. First, there is no doubt that his narcissism could reach obnoxious proportions. His ego was more than just superficial vanity that characteristically led him to stare endlessly in the mirror, pepper his speech liberally with first-person pronouns, and choreograph his public image with corncob pipe, shiny khakis, gold-braided cap, aviator sunglasses, and leather coat. At times his sense of self led to hubris — and nemesis often followed. He certainly proved personally reckless in a way at odds with his public persona of a ramrod-straight devout Christian. In 1930, the 50-year-old, divorced MacArthur had an affair with the underage 16-year-old Isabel Rosario Cooper and brought the young Filipina mistress back with him to Washington — only to be both blackmailed by columnist Drew Pearson into dropping his libel suit concerning Pearson’s allegations about the 1932 Bonus March and eventually leveraged into paying Cooper $15,000 to go away.

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