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  • 2018 Christmas Gift Ideas for Conservatives

    12/13/2018 12:27:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Christmas is right around the corner. If you are looking to liven up the day with some conservatism and capitalism, here are some great gift ideas and stocking stuffers. The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left's Plot to Stop It by Andrew Puzder. Puzder covers the complete history of capitalism in the United States, including the history of the Trump family. This book is a pleasure to read and includes many interesting examples of how liberals have interfered with American capitalism throughout the history of our nation. Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt. This book is a must-have for...
  • The Story of Moira Greyland (Guest Post)

    12/11/2018 6:33:44 AM PST · by tbw2 · 9 replies
    AskTheBigot.Com Blog ^ | 07/23/2015 | Moira Greyland Peat
    I was born into a family of famous gay pagan authors in the late Sixties. My mother was Marion Zimmer Bradley, and my father was Walter Breen. Between them, they wrote over 100 books: my mother wrote science fiction and fantasy (Mists of Avalon), and my father wrote books on numismatics: he was a coin expert.
  • The lowdown on the miscreant who got us into this mess: Woodrow Wilson

    11/25/2018 9:32:55 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 20 replies
    https://pjmedia.com/ ^ | 15/11/18 | BY DAVID P. GOLDMA
    Claremont Review of Books, the brainiest and best publication in the conservative world, published my review of a new biography of America's first progressive president, Woodrow Wilson. He was an unreconstructed defender of slavery and a rancorous apologist for the Confederacy. His whole academic and political life was devoted to tearing up the Constitution and replacing it with a progressive dictatorship. This resentment against a Union that had crushed his native south in the Civil War drove his obsession with a world government with power to issue orders to the United States of America. The constitution in Wilsons reading had...
  • A Famous Science Fiction Writer's Descent Into Libertarian Madness (Robert Heinlein)

    11/18/2018 6:15:19 PM PST · by narses · 90 replies
    The New Republic ^ | June 8, 2014 | By JEET HEER
    By JEET HEER June 8, 2014 The science-fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein once described himself as a preacher with no church. More accurately, he was a preacher with too many churches. Rare among the many intellectual gurus whose fame mushroomed in the 1960s, Heinlein was a beacon for hippies and hawks, libertarians and authoritarians, and many other contending faithsbut rarely at the same time. While America became increasingly liberal, he became increasingly right wing, and it hobbled his once-formidable imagination. His career, as a new biography inadvertently proves, is a case study in the literary perils of political extremism. MOST...
  • Book Review "Collateral Crimes" by Freeper Jeff Chandler

    11/17/2018 4:05:39 PM PST · by LS · 14 replies
    self | 11/17/2018 | LS
    Freeper Jeff Chandler (Jeffrey Yochim---I guess I can give out his real name since it's on the cover of his book) has written a thriller about a hitman, Valdo Esposito, performing an errand for the ATF and sending him on a manhunt for Jonathan Starker, a graphic novelist heading for a nerd convention, and internet journalist Jesse Contrad. Fast paced, and relatively believable, the first thing you'll notice is that despite yourself you like ol' Valdo. Even though Jeff doesn't describe him this way, I nevertheless kept picturing him as a Johnny Trejo type. Because he really needs the money,...
  • Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, Long-Serving Times Book Critic, Dies at 84

    11/08/2018 7:32:27 AM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 7, 2018 | Robert D. McFadden
    Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, a nationally influential literary critic for The New York Times for three decades, who wrote some 4,000 reviews and essays, mostly for the daily column Books of The Times, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 84. His death, at the Milstein Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, was caused by complications of a stroke, his daughter, Rachel Lehmann-Haupt, said. In one of journalisms most challenging jobs, Mr. Lehmann-Haupt was The Timess senior daily book critic from 1969 to 1995, tackling two or three books a week and rendering judgments that could affect, for better or ill, literary careers as well...
  • FreeperBookClub: Free review copy of Epic Fantasy novel from a conservative author

    11/04/2018 2:43:19 PM PST · by jwesleybush · 24 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 11/15/2018 | J. Wesley Bush
    FreeperBookClub friends (and other book lovers): My latest epic fantasy novel debuts November 15, and since it's written from a conservative perspective, I'm offering free review copies to folks on conservative fora. It's in PDF format, and can be read on mobile phones, Kindle apps, iPads, or any electronic device. The long-term (and subtle) themes for the series include: - A Burkean comparison of French-style "liberation" with true liberty - Conservatism vs. Reaction - Duty before Desire -- the need for rights WITH responsibility
  • Scientist in remote Antarctic outpost stabs colleague who told him endings of books he was reading

    10/30/2018 12:09:33 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 93 replies
    www.msn.com ^ | 10/29/2018 | Staff
    A scientist in a remote outpost in Antarctica plunged a kitchen knife into his colleague because he was fed up with the man telling him the endings of books, say investigators. Sergey Savitsky, 55, and Oleg Beloguzov, 52, were avid readers to pass the lonely hours during four harsh years together. But Savitsky became angry after Beloguzov kept telling him the endings, it is alleged.
  • Vanity: My book The Maduro Diet is amazons #1 New Release in Venezuelan History

    10/30/2018 6:40:28 AM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 30, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    The paperback version of my book “The Maduro Diet” is amazon’s #1 New Release in Venezuelan History The paperback version of my book “The Maduro Diet” is amazon’s #1 New Release in Venezuelan History.The full title of the book is “The Maduro Diet: How three-quarters of adults in Venezuela lost an average of 43 pounds in two years.”Here’s the link to the book:https://www.amazon.com/Maduro-Diet-three-quarters-Venezuela-average/dp/1726650847/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Here’s a screen capture showing that it’s #1. Click on the image to see a larger version: And because it won’t always be #1, here’s a link to the Internet Archive from when it was #1:https://web.archive.org/web/20181030131022/https://www.amazon.com/Maduro-Diet-three-quarters-Venezuela-average/dp/1726650847/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
  • MAGA 2020 & Beyond, a short story collection edited by Jason Rennie

    10/22/2018 8:02:09 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Superversive Press ^ | 10/2018 | Jason Rennie
    MAGA 2020 & Beyond tells the tales of a prosperous future where society has righted itself. FICTION 45 by Brad Torgerson When a Secret Service agent interrupts an assassin from the future, neither one of them is ready for their assumptions to be challenged. M.A.G.A.I. When the latest AI program takes President Trumps command literally,interesting things happen. THE MAN IN THE BUBBLE A famous actor discovers that he must learn to get along with Trump supporters, or be left out in the cold. WHERE IS BARRY? As co-workers gather to watch the 2020 election returns, everyone is ready to celebrate....
  • Political fiction book beta-readers needed

    10/15/2018 1:48:21 PM PDT · by siberianheat · 9 replies
    10/15/2018 | Self
    I'm not sure where else to put this. I'm the kind of person who writes numerous letters to the editor of my local paper. I just love to beat down liberal lunacy with facts and hard data. Eventually, however, it feels like an impossible task because Leftists just never get it. I decided to take the fight wider and write a modest-sized book that uses a fictional story to convey my conservative philosophy as it pertains to the President of the United States. The story is about a woman who goes undercover as a transgender man during a much-hyped Leftist...
  • Literary Taste Vs. Stormy Daniels

    09/28/2018 10:32:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    It's fascinating when the national media's literary tastemakers make room for the transparently tasteless. Time magazine offered its picks for "The Best New Books to Read Fall 2018," and two ticks down from former first lady Michelle Obama's memoir was "Full Disclosure" by anti-Trump porn star/stripper Stormy Daniels. She "promises to divulge plenty -- from her alleged relationship with the President to her much-contested NDA." St. Martin's Press is promoting its Daniels memoir with blurbs from The New York Times ("The latest and perhaps juiciest Trump tell-all to land this year") and New York Magazine ("Due to land in October...
  • Stalin's Priests: Russia Infiltrates Catholic Church in New Thriller

    09/23/2018 7:29:47 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Stalins Priests tells the story of Rolf Wozzack, a KGB agent, who is hand chosen by Joseph Stalin himself as part of the Russian leaders plan to infiltrate the Catholic church to subvert it for his own use and eventually destroy it from within. Meanwhile, a 10-year-old girl named Lucia is visited by angels and the Virgin Mary with her two cousins and is told through prophecies 20 years before Stalin comes to power that Russia will spread evil throughout the world and persecute the church. Through our research, we discovered that the head of the NY State Teachers Union...
  • Amazon is shutting down reviews and reviewers for conservative books

    09/19/2018 8:29:11 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 42 replies
    Amazon's review algorithm has been flagging reviewers who leave a review of books by conservative authors Jon Del Arroz and Vox Day. It then tells them that they're unacceptably biased, removing ALL reviews they've posted and banning them from putting up any new reviews. This has happened to a number of fans and reviewers of their books.
  • An interesting perspective from Chicago radio

    09/13/2018 4:11:27 AM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 20 replies
    WIND Chicago, The Morning Answer | Myself
    Hi, I grew up in Chicago and thanks to the internet, I listen to Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson every morning, Chicago's Morning Answer. Dan went to the same school I did, I think, Northwesern. Anyway, he just made a great comment: read some books. History, economics, etc. In other words, don't ever stop educating yourself. The brain is like the body...use it or lose it. 😁 Just thought his comment was worth menntioning.
  • Three Blockbuster Novels From the 1950s, and Their Remarkable Afterlife

    09/12/2018 6:51:55 PM PDT · by Borges · 66 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/12/2018 | Sam Tanenhaus
    The space race was a competition, but with only two rivals us and them. And this odd partnership, or dance, spilled over into realms of the imagination, particularly the novel. In the aftermath of Sputnik three towering and best-selling works of fiction by dissident Russians Atlas Shrugged, Lolita and Doctor Zhivago were published in quick succession, crowded into an 11-month span, from October 1957 to September 1958. Today, all three still live on, each a universe in itself, read and discussed and fought over as if written not in prose but in hieroglyphics or code.
  • Do you plan to read 'Fear: Trump in the White House' by Bob Woodward?

    09/05/2018 3:33:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 129 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    The book, Fear: Trump in the White House, will be available September 11, 2018, but it's already creating a stir. Do you plan to read it? You can check it out from your local library, or you can purchase it. The price is #18.00 at Amazon and $19.26 at Barnes and Noble. I'm not sure if I'll read it or not. I already have many books stacked up to read.
  • The Alt-Hero conservative comic series

    09/04/2018 7:11:31 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 8 replies
    The Alt-Hero series by Vox Day and assorted other conservative authors is a push back to the SJW invasion of comics. In chapter 1, we meet Dominique, a model with super-powers seized from her home and given a choice - join the superpowered team and obey orders - or else give up her freedoms, living under close supervision and with an implanted transponder. In chapter 2, we see the super heroes rounding up evil dissidents guilty of hate speech. How dare you criticize Muslim migration, the EU is for everyone! Challenge the unelected government bureaucrats! You're a dangerous, divisive person....
  • Making Custer Great Again

    09/01/2018 5:56:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2018 | James Robins
    If kids arent reading books, maybe its because they dont have exciting booksto read. According to the American Psychological Association, a third of all teens have not a read a book for pleasure in a year. The report cites the usual culprits, especially the prevalence of spending time on social media, which is even more popular than television, the traditional bte noire of the bookish. At the same time, kids are desperately in need of reading material that teaches them something positive about American history. The history books that schools foist on them are riddled with anti-American narratives and explicitly...
  • My End of Summer Reading List: From Eric Metaxas to ISIS

    08/28/2018 8:35:57 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 3 replies
    The Stream ^ | August 27, 2018 | John Zmirak
    My End of Summer Reading List: From Eric Metaxas to ISIS By John Zmirak I know that for many of you summer is almost over. Since I live in Texas, we’ve just passed its halfway mark. We might consider putting long pants back on come Halloween. Given that, there’s plenty of time left for “summer reading.” Alas!So here are some of the books I’m partway through and want to recommend to you all through the sweltering days of October.Chance or the Dance?, by Thomas Howard My friend Eric Metaxas was a moving force behind reissuing this 1989 classic. In his...