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  • Children’s Book Legend Tomie DePaola Lives Forev

    04/01/2020 8:15:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 1, 2020 | Casie Chalk
    Tomie DePaola’s children’s stories have sold more than 25 million copies and been translated into more than 20 languages. We said goodbye to him this week, but his legacy lives on.In a town in Calabria, a long time ago, there lived an old lady named Strega Nona, which meant “grandma witch.” If you were born after 1975 in the United States, you are probably familiar with these words, which come from the children’s book “Strega Nona,” first published that year. It won a Caldecott Honor the very next year, and was named one of the “Top 100 Picture Books” of...
  • The Book Ilhan Omar Doesn’t Want You to Read - Greenfield

    03/04/2020 8:46:13 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    FRONTPAGE ^ | Wed Mar 4, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Book Ilhan Omar Doesn’t Want You to Read A review of 'American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar and the Progressive-Islamist Takeover of the Democratic Party.' Wed Mar 4, 2020 Daniel Greenfield 24 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. "A right-wing extremist just dedicated a racist, Islamophobic book to bashing Ilhan," the Ilhan for Congress fundraising email read. And then asked donors for $5 or $100 because the book might "turn more people away from bold progressive ideas, and incite violence against her." The...
  • Hollywood's Creepy Love Affair with Adolph Hitler, in Explosive New (2013) Detail (old review but shades of Hollywood appeasing China today)

    02/23/2020 6:37:43 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 19 replies
    The Tablet ^ | June 10, 2013 | David Mikes
    Adolf Hitler loved American movies. Every night at about 9:00, after the Führer had tired out his listeners with his hours-long monologues, he would lead his dinner guests to his private screening room. The lights would go down, and Hitler would fall silent, probably for the first time that day. He laughed heartily at his favorites Laurel and Hardy and Mickey Mouse, and he adored Greta Garbo: Camille brought tears to the Führer’s eyes. Tarzan, on the other hand, he thought was silly. As it turns out, Hitler’s love for American movies was reciprocated by Hollywood. A forthcoming book by...
  • Levin: [Bolton's] 15 Minutes of Fame

    02/19/2020 9:05:02 AM PST · by conservative98 · 5 replies
    Mark R. Levin Retweeted LevinTV ^ | 2/18/20 | Mark R. Levin
    15 Minutes of Fame How is the President supposed to get anything done while surrounded with people like John Bolton, who can't wait for their 15 minutes of fame? Gotta see more of Mark?— LevinTV (@LevinTV) February 19, 2020
  • Great Literature

    02/17/2020 7:52:44 PM PST · by Fester Chugabrew · 53 replies
    FaceBook ^ | February 16, 2020 | Tony Esolen
    Not that anybody is wondering, but if you asked me what books have been of the greatest influence on how and what I think, aside from the BIBLE, and the plays of Shakespeare, I'd answer: Homer, Odyssey Plato, Phaedrus Plato, Symposium Virgil, Aeneid Augustine, Confessions Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy Anonymous, The Quest of the Holy Grail Dante, The Divine Comedy Spenser, The Faerie Queene Herbert, The Temple Pascal, Pensees Milton, Paradise Lost Fielding, Tom Jones Boswell, Life of Johnson Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France Manzoni, The Betrothed Dickens, Bleak House Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Marcel, Man Against...
  • Debunking Left-Wing Historian Howard Zinn Is Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel

    02/08/2020 7:18:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 8, 2020 | Krystina Skurk
    Mary Grabar's book, 'Debunking Howard Zinn,' takes aim at the celebrated historian who is as influential as he is ideological and dishonest. Howard Zinn’s book, The People’s History of the United States, is one of the most famous American history textbooks ever written. His goal was to change the way Americans saw their own history by writing from the perspective of those he called “underdogs.” In doing so, he thoroughly distorts the true historical record and paints America as an inherently unjust nation.Mary Grabar believes that at the root of his agenda is a desire to see America turned into...
  • Trump denies telling John Bolton Ukraine aid was tied to Biden probe

    01/27/2020 7:59:08 AM PST · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 27, 2020 | 2:23am | Joe Tacopino
    President Trump denied early Monday that he told then-national security adviser John Bolton the holding of military aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats. Trump said he “NEVER” had that conversation with Bolton despite a New York Times report that claims Bolton was told Trump wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance until officials in Ukraine helped with the probes. “I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “In fact, he never complained about this at the time of his very...
  • In Retrospect: Amity Shlaes’s brilliant history of 1960s welfare programs and the flawed vision that underpinned them

    01/18/2020 2:00:00 PM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 17, 2020 | Edward Short
    In Great Society: A New History, Amity Shlaes revisits the welfare programs of the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations to show not only how misguided they were but also what a warning they present to those who wish to resurrect and extend such programs. “The contest between capitalism and socialism is on again,” the author writes in her introduction. Despite the Trump administration’s thriving economy, or perhaps because of it, Democratic Party progressives are calling for new welfare programs even more radical than those advocated in the 1960s by the socialist architect of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, Michael Harrington....
  • The New York Public Library published a list of the most checked-out books of all time to celebrate its 125th year of existence

    01/15/2020 11:24:34 AM PST · by steveben · 27 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | 15 January 2020 | Viral Mag Team
    At the top of the list is a diverse children’s book titled ‘The Snowy Day’ about a boy enjoying the snowfall. Since being published back in 1962, it’s been checked-out a whopping 485,583 times! You’ll also be happy to know that mah homie Harry Potter, the incredibly talented Boy Who Lived, wizard extraordinaire, and slayer of evil forces, also made it to the top-10 list. Meanwhile, there are rumors floating about that the #1 slot would have been taken by a book other than ‘The Snowy Day.’
  • 2019: The Beginning of the End for the Progressive Left’s Narrative On Gender

    01/08/2020 11:17:41 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | January 7, 2020 | The Activist Mommy
    Just when it seemed as though the transgender movement was reaching a fever-pitch and it was becoming impossible to stand up to the zealous mob of trans-enthusiasts, it appears some celebrities may have found the secret to shutting them down and evading the dreaded “cancel culture” imposed on anyone who dares speak truth or reason. Perhaps this culture battle is not all but lost after all. Back in December, famed author J.K. Rowling tweeted her support for Maya Forstater, a former tax expert who lost her job at think tank Center for Global Development for declaring that men and women...
  • Here Are All the Books Donald Trump Recommended in 2019

    12/30/2019 12:41:49 PM PST · by karpov · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | December 29, 2019 | Matthew Dessem
    • Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency, by Andrew C. McCarthy. • The Case Against Socialism, by Rand Paul. • The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free, by Rich Lowry. • The Case for Trump, by Victor Davis Hanson. • Choosing the Extraordinary Life: God’s 7 Secrets for Success and Significance, by Robert Jeffress. • Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump, by George Papadopoulos. • Exonerated: The Failed Takedown of President Donald Trump by the Swamp,...
  • Barack Obama Lists Best Books And Movies Of 2019

    12/30/2019 10:51:21 AM PST · by steveben · 49 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | Dec. 30, 2019 | Viral Mag Team
    With 2019 coming to a close, everyone is listing their entertainment highlights of the year, but one of the most auspicious lists is this one posted by former US President Barack Obama
  • FLASHBACK: Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson Reveals He Was Hired to Investigate Trump in “Fall of 2015” – Claims Memos From Steele Dossier Made Their Way ‘Directly to Obama

    12/26/2019 10:42:34 PM PST · by bitt · 31 replies
    GATEWAYPUNDIT ^ | 10/14/2019 | Christina Laila
    Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson revealed in a new book titled, “Crime in Progress” which is set to be released next month that he was first hired to investigate Donald Trump “in the fall of 2015.” Simpson also claims that memos from the Christopher Steele dossier paid for by Hillary Clinton and her camp made its way directly “to President Obama.” Hillary Clinton and the DNC during the 2016 presidential election hid their payments to oppos research firm Fusion GPS and Steele through their law firm Perkins Coie. Perkins Coie paid Fusion GPS who then paid former British spy Christopher...
  • Bill Clinton’s German Paymasters

    04/14/2008 4:46:11 AM PDT · by Renfield · 7 replies · 46+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4-14-08 | John Rosenthal
    Apart from the sheer mass of the Clintons’ earnings, perhaps the most intriguing revelation contained in the release of the Clinton tax data last week was that Bill Clinton received a whopping $15 million advance in 2001 for what would become his autobiography, My Life. As even the New York Times noticed, this was significantly “larger than previously thought” — or, more exactly, than previously reported. For example, an August 7, 2001 article in the Times puts the figure vaguely at “over $10 million.” A Wall Street Journal report from the following day cites a more concrete figure of “close...
  • Book Allowing Kids to Contact ‘Demons’ to Be Sold at Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble

    12/03/2019 5:40:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | Dec, 3, 2019 | Gabriel Hays
    Well, this is disturbing. Major book retailers are encouraging kids to summon their own personal devils this Christmas. All they have to do is convince their loving parents to gift them the next best kids' book, A Children’s Book of Demons, sure to be a hit in kindergarten classrooms nationwide. LifeSiteNews reported that the book, written by Aaron Leighton, will instruct kids on how to “conjure gentle demons by writing their sigils, which serve as ‘a phone number’ straight to the spirit.” Heck, yeah. Remove the uncertainty that comes with old school Ouija boards and direct dial Satan and his...
  • 29 Books That Would Make an Excellent Christmas Gift

    11/29/2019 8:08:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 28, 2019 | Daniel Davis and Heritage Foundation contributors
    The Christmas season is here, which means the clock’s a-ticking to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Here are 29 books that our friends at The Heritage Foundation think you and your family will enjoy.
  • “When They Come for You”

    11/11/2019 5:05:15 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | November 11,2019 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    When They Come For You: How Police and Government are Trampling Our Liberties and How To Take Them Back It goes without saying that our government is responsible for a serious erosion of our Constitutional rights in recent years. Maybe it’s more accurate to say it has often gone without saying. Some of those most outspoken, historically, on these issues remain largely silent– or even take the other side in today’s Alice in Wonderland dynamic. Author and journalist David Kirby stands up where too many stay seated with his new expose: “When They Come For You: How Police and Government...
  • Whodunit in the Library: Someone Keeps Hiding the Anti-Trump Books

    11/10/2019 7:55:26 PM PST · by karpov · 92 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 10. 2019 | Mike Baker
    COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho — From her office next to the public computer terminals, Bette Ammon finds herself peering through a window to watch patrons moving through the Coeur d’Alene library’s nonfiction stacks. Someone has been hiding books lately — specifically, those that explore politics through a progressive lens, or criticize President Trump. They wind up misfiled in out-of-the-way corners where readers will be sure not to find them. “I am going to continue hiding these books in the most obscure places I can find to keep this propaganda out of the hands of young minds,” the mystery book relocator wrote...
  • Anonymous op-ed writer claims senior Trump officials considered resigning ...

    11/07/2019 8:02:49 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 07 2019 | Rachel Frazin
    Anonymous op-ed writer claims senior Trump officials considered resigning in 'midnight self-massacre:' book The writer of an anonymous New York Times op-ed last year is claiming in a new book that senior administration officials thought about quitting as a large group in a “midnight self-massacre,” but decided not to out of fear of destabilizing the government, The Washington Post reported. The Post obtained a copy of the book “A Warning” by the writer who is described as “a senior official in the Trump administration.” The person who wrote the book last year anonymously wrote an op-ed in The New York...
  • Book by ‘Anonymous’ describes Trump as cruel, inept and a danger to the nation

    11/07/2019 8:31:32 PM PST · by rintintin · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 7 2019 | Phil Rucker
    Senior Trump administration officials considered resigning en masse last year in a “midnight self-massacre” to sound a public alarm about President Trump’s conduct, but rejected the idea because they believed it would further destabilize an already teetering government, according to a new book by an unnamed author. In “A Warning” by Anonymous, obtained by The Washington Post ahead of its release, a writer described only as “a senior official in the Trump administration” paints a chilling portrait of the president as cruel, inept and a danger to the nation he was elected to lead.