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  • Stalin's Priests: Russia Infiltrates Catholic Church in New Thriller

    09/23/2018 7:29:47 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Stalin’s Priests” tells the story of Rolf Wozzack, a KGB agent, who is hand chosen by Joseph Stalin himself as part of the Russian leader’s 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 · 65 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 ^ | September 1, 2018 | James Robins
    If kids aren’t reading books, maybe it’s because they don’t have exciting books to 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 bête 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...
  • Amazon Bans Gun Book ("The Liberator")

    08/23/2018 2:50:49 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Freebeacon ^ | 8-23-18 | Stephen Gutowski
    Amazon banned the sale of a gun book on Wednesday night for an unexplained violation of the company's rules. The listing for The Liberator Code Book: An Exercise in Freedom of Speech, which had been available on Amazon since Aug. 1, was removed from Amazon's website. The web address where the book had previously been listed now redirects to an error page. The web address where a Kindle book titled The Liberator: An .STL File Published as a Book also now redirects to an error page. Both books had been published through Amazon's self-publication services. Amazon told the Washington Free...
  • This Luxury Resort in the Maldives Is Hiring a Bookworm to Sell Beach Reads to Its Celebrity Guests

    08/21/2018 9:02:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Travel & Leisure ^ | August 21, 2018 | Elizabeth Preske
    If running away to a desert island and spending your days surrounded by books sounds like a dream, we may have found the job for you. Philip Blackwell, founder of Ultimate Library, is sending one lucky bookworm to the Maldives to manage a pop-up bookstore inside luxury resort Soneva Fushi....
  • Omarosa Was Feared in the White House for Her Vengefulness. Now She’s Out to Prove Why.

    08/06/2018 7:52:19 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 33 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 8/6/18 | Asawin Suebsaeng
    When Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a star villain on Donald Trump’s reality TV show The Apprentice, worked in the Trump administration last year, other senior staffers—even some more senior than she was—feared her. And when she was ousted from the administration—in what White House officials described at the time as a “ruckus”—there was widespread relief that one of Trumpworld’s most vengeful figures was no longer around. But Omarosa is, if nothing, known for second acts. And, once more, she’s sparking headaches inside the administration. Her new book UNHINGED: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, is being viewed as an act...
  • 'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

    08/11/2018 7:06:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 8/9/2018 | Anya Kamenetz
    ....concepts that still help me make sense of the world, like the "racial nadir" — the downturn in American race relations, starting after Reconstruction, that saw the rise of lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. In doing so, Lies My Teacher Told Me overturned one assumption embedded in the history classes I'd been sitting through all my life: that the United States is constantly ascending from greatness to greatness. "I started out the new edition with the famous two photographs of the inaugural crowds of this guy named President Obama, his first inauguration, and this guy named President Trump, his...
  • Reading Orwell's Road to Wigan Pier. It Explains Today's Leftist Fascism Prescient

    08/11/2018 5:35:15 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 104 replies
    Just finished The Road to Wigan Pier a book Orwell wrote about leftism and fascism during the 30's in Great Britan. Chilton Williamson from CHRONICLES had recommended it in the magazine's What the Editor's are Reading section. Good selection. This is a discussion of class, industrialization, and Orwell's perspective of what happens when humans are treated as disposable. Interestingly, during the industrialization of Great Britain, there were many thrown out of work and lots of talk, as there is today about the dole (today read guaranteed income) being the way to allow people to be "free." Many other parallels with...
  • Buzzfeed: QAnon A Leftist Hoax?

    08/06/2018 3:15:46 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 380 replies ^ | August 6, 2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    In 1999, Roberto Bui, Giovanni Cattabriga, Federico Guglielmi, and Luca Di Meo, writing under the name “Luther Blissett,” published an Italian novel called Q. Luther Blissett was a name regularly adopted in the ’90s by leftists, anarchists, and general troublemakers in Italy. It was used for staging all kinds of pranks. The Luther Blissetts in different cities would occasionally communicate by phone, but for the most part the project just spread organically. Think of it like an analogue Guy Fawkes Anonymous mask. That flowed from the original Q and was entirely in keeping with its leftist-anarchist context. ..the authors believe...
  • What FReepers FRead Thread

    08/04/2018 8:31:02 AM PDT · by Eagles Field · 29 replies
    8-4-2018 | Eagles Field
    What’s the best book you’ve read not written by a big name author? What famous author can you not stomach? “All Over But The Shoutin” by Rick Bragg is my favorite. Hemingway is annoying.
  • Omarosa claims in new book she saw evidence of Trump’s ‘mental decline’

    08/02/2018 2:24:57 PM PDT · by grayboots · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/2/2018 | Justin Wise
    Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman said President Trump's mental decline "could not be denied" while he appeared for an interview with NBC News's Lester Holt in 2017, according to an excerpt in her new book obtained by The Daily Mail. "'While watching the interview I realized that something real and serious was going on in Donald's brain," she writes in "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House," which is set to be released on Aug. 14. "His mental decline could not be denied.'" Manigault-Newman added that "many didn't notice it as keenly as I did because I...
  • Belarusian Writer Svetlana Alexievich on her fears for Russia’s ‘collective Putin’

    08/01/2018 7:15:23 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Financial Times ^ | July 2017 | Guy Chazan
    Svetlana Alexievich’s magnum opus Second-Hand Time (first published in Russian in 2013), is an attempt to understand where Putin came from and why he has such a hold on the Russian people. In her Nobel lecture of December 2015, Alexievich described Russia as “a space of total amnesia”. The way she puts it, things now are getting even worse. “Lawmakers say we should put Gorbachev on trial, a Solzhenitsyn monument has been vandalised, and they’re putting up more and more statues to Stalin,” she says. “But it’s not Putin telling people to do that — the initiative is coming from...
  • Science Fiction Authors Make America Great Again in New Trump Themed Anthology by Superversive Press

    07/18/2018 9:56:20 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 22 replies
    Superversive Press ^ | 10/2017 | Superversive Press
    MAGA 2020 & Beyond is the best alternative to all of the over-the-top anti-Trump press and social media out there. More than a dozen writers came together to envision a brighter future for America inspired by the election of Donald J. Trump.
  • Liberty Island Celebrates LIBERTY IN FICTION

    07/04/2018 4:30:25 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 1 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 07/03/2018 | Liberty Island Staff
    Liberty Island Magazine is a conservative/libertarian science fiction site with a wealth of short stories and non-fiction articles. Liberty Island Celebrates LIBERTY IN FICTION
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder's name removed from award over racism concerns

    06/25/2018 3:37:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | June 24, 2018 | Tanya Edwards
    The board of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, made the unanimous decision to remove the name of author Laura Ingalls Wilder from a major children’s book award at a meeting in New Orleans on Saturday. The name of the prize has been changed from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award to the Children’s Literature Legacy Award, the Guardian reports. The association, which took the vote at its board meeting in New Orleans, said the vote “was greeted by a standing ovation by the audience in attendance,” Fox News reports. Wilder is...