Books

The Expert's Cloudy Crystal Balls

Written by Alan Caruba on Friday, 19 December 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

Two authors, both experts, have radically different expectations for the future of American success. Which is right, asks Alan Caruba in his latest book review.

The Expert's Cloudy Crystal Balls

In late October I wrote a commentary “Is America in Decline?” based on a book by James MacDonald, “When Globalism Fails: The Rise and Fall of Pax Americana”, due for sale in January from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Within days I received “The Accidental Super Power: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and The Coming Global Disorder” by Peter Zeihan. 

Book Announcement: Christmas Moments

on Wednesday, 26 November 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle

Reflections on Christmas from the world’s best Christian writers, including ADH Contributor Vicki H. Moss!

Book Announcement: Christmas Moments

Just in time for the holidays, best-selling author Yvonne Lehman has gathered memories from 34 Christian authors into an unforgettable faith-focused book. Christmas Moments is her second non-fiction book.

Passionate About Conservatism

Written by Alan Caruba on Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

Conservatives often feel outnumbered because of the incessant cacophony of the liberal media. But a new book by the "Chicks on the right" reminds that conservatism is popular (as well as right).

Passionate About Conservatism

We conservatives tend to be rather low key when it comes to expressing our commitment to conservative values. We are all about the Constitution, small government, a strong military, and fiscal prudence, but these are not things that are easy to talk about in a passionate way, no matter how strongly we feel about them.

Limbaugh’s 'Jesus on Trial:' The Verdict is in

Written by J. Matt Barber on Thursday, 16 October 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, J. Matt Barber

If you’re a faithful believer, Limbaugh’s masterpiece will strengthen your faith. If you’re a faithful non-believer, it will weaken it. Either way, your soul will be the better for having read “Jesus on Trial.”

Limbaugh’s 'Jesus on Trial:' The Verdict is in

Attorney, author and columnist David Limbaugh is a man after my own heart. He’s also a man after my own mind. That is to say, as both a fellow member of the bar and follower of Christ, I tremendously appreciate how David approaches the hot button issues of the day. He carefully probes them within the framework of an objective, lawyerly and evidential analysis. He is a master communicator and never fails, in any case, to deliver deeply persuasive closing arguments in the court of public opinion.

James Madison: The Indispensable Founder

Written by Alan Caruba on Monday, 30 June 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

Madison is the Founder least known to the general public, but one of the most important. A new book takes a look at the "Father of the Constitution."

James Madison: The Indispensable Founder

“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents. … If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one. …

Fifty Years Later, Being Black in America

Written by Alan Caruba on Tuesday, 24 June 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

Referring to the vast welfare state in America, Riley said “One reason that Uncle Sam’s altruism has not been successful is because the government is attempting to do for blacks what blacks can only do for themselves.”

Fifty Years Later, Being Black in America

Fifty years ago, 1964, the civil rights movement that had begun in the 1950s achieved its goal with the Civil Rights Act and a year later with the Voting Rights Act.

Obama's Muslim Brotherhood Agenda

Written by Alan Caruba on Wednesday, 23 April 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

Improbably, the United States, having been attacked by radical Islamists on 9/11, has under the Obama administration been a supporter of the Islamist agenda abroad.

Obama's Muslim Brotherhood Agenda

It is a task just to keep up with the conflicts dividing America, so it is no surprise that many Americans are unsure of what occurred during the “Arab Spring” that began in 2011 and its aftermath since then. It is likely, too, that most do not know who or what the Muslim Brotherhood is, but it has been around a long time seeking to control events in the Middle East and North African nations. It also plays an astonishing and frightening role in America.

It's Hard Being a Black Conservative

Written by Alan Caruba on Wednesday, 23 April 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

Allen West has been a champion for liberty, and this former Congressman's new book is refreshing reading for those who worry about the state of freedom in America.

It's Hard Being a Black Conservative

“We’re not being governed. We’re being ruled by incompetence.”

Hollywood’s Overreaching with Suspension of Disbelief

Written by Vicki H. Moss on Thursday, 17 April 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Vicki H. Moss

With the film "Noah," Hollywood is overreaching when it comes to the Bible, a nonfiction tome, and in a time when Christians are increasingly persecuted, we have to ask ourselves why.

Hollywood’s Overreaching with Suspension of Disbelief

I’d been looking forward to seeing the movie “Noah” because of Russell Crowe’s acting ability. I’d heard rumors of talking rocks. But I didn’t expect them to turn into “Transformers,” the same type of previews I’d just sat through for an upcoming Mark Wahlburg film. Remember Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch?

Defending the Mind: A Practical Guide for Defeating Marxist Strategies of Social Control

Written by Dennis Behreandt on Sunday, 06 April 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle

Author Beverly Eakman is back with “Push Back,” an updated guide to defeating the social control strategies employed by professional radicalizers.

Defending the Mind: A Practical Guide for Defeating Marxist Strategies of Social Control

In the preface to his book A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy, Karl Marx wrote: “It is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence, but their existence that determines their consciousness.” What the dark enemy of freedom hinted at was the idea that carefully manipulated environments could be used to control the human mind.

A History of the Disastrous Global Warming Hoax

Written by Alan Caruba on Thursday, 27 March 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

A new book by Dr. Tim Ball is a must reading for those who want to get the truth behind the internationalist conspiracy to control the world by promoting the fiction of global warming.

A History of the Disastrous Global Warming Hoax

“It is the greatest deception in history and the extent of the damage has yet to be exposed and measured,” says Dr. Tim Ball in his new book, “The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science.”

Why Government Does Not Function

Written by Alan Caruba on Monday, 24 March 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

America is choking on a miasma of regulation and law. The scale of the problem is presented in “The Rule of Nobody,” the new book by Philip K. Howard.

Why Government Does Not Function

Do you have the feeling that we no longer have government from the federal to the local level that is able to function because of vast volumes of laws and regulations that have made it impossible to do anything from build a bridge to run a nursing home? If so, you’re right. The nation is falling behind others who do a better job by permitting elected and appointed officials to actually make decisions. We are living in a nation where lawsuits follow every decision to accomplish anything.

Why the U.S. Has Been Losing Wars

Written by Alan Caruba on Monday, 27 January 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

The new book by Robert M. Gates received plenty of press for its discussion of President Obama. But for those concerned with the political use and abuse of America's military, there is more to discover in Gates' memoir.

Why the U.S. Has Been Losing Wars

It is typical of the media that it concentrated on a few observations of Obama when reporting on Robert M. Gates new book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War”, while ignoring the main themes of the 600-plus page book.

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Wednesday, 08 January 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

What's it really mean to be a soldier in The New World Order? In "The Betrayed," Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume tells the story of his life as a warrior who fought in two wars.

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits

Few book reviews begin with the warning that this is not a book you will completely enjoy. I predict, though, that even in the most depressing sections, you will feel compelled to continue reading but at the same time wonder if you can endure it.

The Financial Collapse of America

Written by Alan Caruba on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

Was the recent "Great Recession" just a prelude to something far worse?

The Financial Collapse of America

“The United States is in very deep trouble. First, the concept of repaying $16.7 trillion in debt is not even a remote possibility over the next 100 years, even if the government had small surpluses. Then, because the country is running such large deficits, the national debt is increasing and getting worse…much worse. In addition, the government is approximately $70 trillion in unfunded liabilities that have to be resolved.”

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