Jack Rakove knows how to stoke the fires of amateur historians. In the “Founders Lit” genre of popular non-fiction, Rakove is one of the elite. Rakove won the Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for his book Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution, wherein he presented a balanced and nuanced approach to interpreting the Founders’ intent behind some of the most debated aspects of our national Constitution.
Radio host and author Charles Goyette has no doubt about the future of the U.S. dollar. The question isn’t whether the U.S. currency will become virtually worthless but when it will happen. Goyette wrote The Dollar Meltdown: Surviving the Impending Currency Crisis with Gold, Oil and Other Unconventional Investments for the express purpose of giving people an opportunity to protect themselves and their families in the face of what he contends is an inevitable collapse of the U.S. dollar, owing to the federal government’s outrageous inflationary spending.
Jerome Corsi cranks out books almost as readily as the U.S. government cranks out deficits and dissimulation. But there the parallel ends — what Corsi cranks out, including his latest book America for Sale, are a benefit and are well worth the cost. His 2007 bestseller The Late Great USA upset some of his fans because its title amounted to a dour conclusion. Yet, in its final pages, the book did offer a few suggestions for action to keep alive a very ill U.S.A.
Judge Andrew Napolitano's Lies the Government Told You should be read by every American. His book should especially be read by conservatives who love the U.S. Constitution (i.e., "constitutionalists"); conservative readers will learn that Napolitano unveils a number of troubling but unassailable facts about their country's history in his compelling book.
David Aaronovitch has not written a “whodunit;” he has not written a “who really dunit;” he has a written a “why only idiots and simpletons think that someone other than who is supposed to have dun it actually dun it.”
In The Marlow-Shakespeare Connection: A New Study of the Authorship Question, Samuel Blumenfeld undertakes the difficult task of proving an alternative author to the Shakespeare canon: Christopher Marlowe.
Fewer and fewer Americans would accept the clichés “Big business always resists government intrusion” and “Democrats are for the working class, while Republicans support the rich.” In the day of the Internet, it is often all too easy to figure out the less-than-altruistic motives of our elected officials and which costly, ineffective, and unconstitutional programs politicians support merely to “buy” votes for reelection. But most Americans (including your reviewer before reading Obamanomics) have no idea how totally corrupt our federal government has become.
John Yoo's Crisis and Command is a turgid, 524-page love letter to an all-powerful Presidency generally and to dictatorship specifically. His theme? More Caesar, less Senate.
Al Gore's new book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, is an exercise in emotionally charged propaganda calling for mankind to give up its standard of living and accept large increases in government power for the sake of the environment. Gore draws the conclusion, "The only meaningful and effective solutions to the climate crisis involve massive changes in human behavior." Characteristically missing from his argument is evidence that humans are a significant cause of global warming. Forgoing logical appeal, he instead targets readers' emotions, detailing supposed results of warming that threaten Earth's very existence.
“I love to write, but not about myself,” wrote Sarah Palin on page 409 of a book that is almost entirely about herself. Going Rogue is subtitled “An American Life,” but Sarah Palin is hardly the typical American “hockey mom.”
The closure of St. Rose of Lima in Buffalo, New York, ignited a fury in libertarian activist, attorney, and LewRockwell.com contributor James Ostrowski. Ostrowski was furious that his children, who were happily enrolled in the private school, now had to start all over.