The new book Deep State by Marc Ambinder and D.B. Grady reads like an encomium rather an indictment of the federal government's secret activities.
Author Christopher Ferrara’s main target, as indicated by the title of his book, is Liberty. He states: “America was the place where Liberty finally replaced what the Christian religion had once wrought in social order: the alliance of altar and throne.” But it isn’t liberty that has been failing in America; it is license.
Glenn Beck's latest book, Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns, exposes plenty of the myths being promoted by the "controllists" as he calls them, but precious little about the motivations and purposes behind those "controllists." Readers looking for that will have to go elsewhere.
In early America, ordered liberty was understood to require a lively cooperation, or nexus, between Christian faith and American freedom. In recent times, however, this understanding of American liberty has been fading from national awareness. To help restore ordered liberty, Wesley Allen Riddle wrote The Nexus of Faith and Freedom — a compilation of his weekly newspaper columns previously published between 2000 and 2010 — in which he illustrates how, with God’s help, Americans can escape from the spiritual and political confusion of modern times by reinvigorating our faith-inspired, and faith-preserving, institutions of freedom.