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American Individualism

This is a 1923 book by the 31st President of the United States. Hoover was a champion of individualism as an American ideal. This was written in ’23, six years before he became President and before the Great Depression that plagued his administration and made him a very unpopular President. He writes concerning individualism, “Our […]

America’s Expiration Date

This is a 2020 book by Cal Thomas, a well-known evangelical syndicated columnist. The title expects more than it delivers. Thomas is not setting a date but is interacting with historian Sir John Glubb, a WWI British veteran. In 1976 he wrote, The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival.  “Sir John asserted we refuse to […]

Democracy in America (vol 2)

Tocqueville (1805-1859) was a French diplomat, historian, and scientist.  In the 1830s he came to America to examine our prison system but traveled extensively to study America as a whole.  His conclusions were printed in 1835 in two volumes called Democracy in America.  I have had both volumes in paperback for a while and decided […]

Blood Feud

My only interest in this book is that I, as an American citizen, am concerned about the leadership of our country.   The book is captivating for sure, and also plenty disgusting. If half the things Klein describes are true it is a scandal of epic proportions. The problem with the book is that Klein gets […]

Things That Matter

We have all been encouraged by the life story as well as the writings of this conservative commentator. For the Christian, there are a few things that cannot be accepted. Krauthammer does not believe that life begins at conception (p. 200) nor does he believe that creation is acceptable science (p. 210). However, his essays […]

How Christians Should Relate to Governme...

I read the Kindle version of this book.  I find that when I do that, my reading can get interrupted by several days or even weeks (because I’m also reading one or two other books on the same device).  For the most part I enjoyed Grudem’s thoughts and points on Christian involvement in government.  I […]

The Roots of Obama’s Rage

This is the book on which the movie 2014 is based.  What an eye-opener this is!  D’Souza is Indian born and a student of Obama’s life and what makes the man tick.  After thinking he had Obama figured out, he finally came to the conclusion that Obama is living out the life of his activist […]

Mein Kampf, Vol 2

Vol. I of Hitler’s philosophy is titled “Reckoning,” having to do with early history of his National Socialist movement and how he began his public meetings.  Vol. II is titled, “The National Socialist Movement.”  This includes 15 chapters of historically interesting material seen from Hitler’s personal animas toward everyone but the Aryan race.  Here we […]

Rediscovering God In America

This book is an attempt by the author to demonstrate that the history of the United States of America is indeed a nation founded “under God,” and must continue to hold that conviction. Throughout the book Gingrich shows that the history of the United States is one firmly rooted in the belief in the existence […]

Mein Kampf, Vol 1

Mein Kampf (“My Struggle”) is the autobiography and political philosophy of the 20th century’s most despicable human being. Written while in prison for his failed Munich revolution of November 1923, Hitler produced the first volume in 1925 and the second in 1926. I am sure that reading his words does not compare to observing his […]