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  • Philip K. Dick would have been 86 today: Some thoughts on his legacy

    12/16/2014 2:51:19 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | David L. Ulin
    The late Philip K. Dick, born 86 years ago today in Chicago, is something of a cautionary figure in American literature: brilliant, prolific, often sloppy, and woefully underappreciated during his lifetime. It was only with the 1982 release of the film "Blade Runner" (loosely based on his 1968 novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?") that Dick's work truly began to saturate the mainstream; by that point, he had been dead for four months. In the ensuing three decades, Dick's novels and stories have served as fodder for dozens of Hollywood movies; they have been reissued again and again. In...
  • Sowell: Christmas Books

    12/08/2014 2:40:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 9, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    This year, Christmas shopping may be an especially welcome respite from the ugly events going on across the country, as mobs take to the streets because grand juries that examined evidence reached different conclusions from those reached by mobs who made up their minds without examining that evidence. Perhaps more than in other years, shopping malls can become shopping mauls. One of the ways to make Christmas shopping less stressful is to give books as presents — after ordering them on the Internet. There is a good crop of new books to choose from this year, as well as some...
  • NYT had 0 right-leaning books on its top 100 list — here are 15 bestsellers they could've included

    12/02/2014 3:47:21 PM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 8 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-12-02 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Consistent with our analysis of last year’s list, the New York Times has again apparently excluded any conservative or even right-leaning titles from its “100 Notable Books” of 2014. A disclaimer: While “conservative” or “right-leaning” are obviously subjective terms, a cursory glance at the Times’ list indicates books that lack a focus on individual liberty, free enterprise, traditional values, or many of the other tenets of Western civilization — unless critical of such tenets; further, the list is bereft of any titles authored by conservative or right-leaning authors. To give you a sense as to the kind of narratives/themes echoed...
  • [Vanity] Suggestions on reading Ulysses

    11/30/2014 3:59:51 PM PST · by re_nortex · 100 replies
    NOV-30-2014 | Self
    I'm well into my 70s and checking off an item on my bucket list is finally getting around to reading Ulysses by James Joyce. It was never assigned reading in high school or college (I went to a Christian school, which may be one of the reasons). So, at my advanced age, I'm attempting at long last to tackle this work.I have a long attention span and am not easily bored nor discouraged. I've read long, involved books and have found most of them gripping, such as The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, Faust by Goethe and Crime and Punishment...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Virginian"(1929)

    11/30/2014 12:31:28 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1929 | Victor Fleming
  • Rush Revere and ‘Liberty’ return American History to its Rightful Place

    11/27/2014 7:56:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/27/14 | Judi McLeod
    Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas, Rush and Kathryn Limbaugh, for returning to America’s children, parents and grandparents the best gift of them all--pride in America’s noble history! Not since Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has a figure from childlore done so much to lead the little people out of the fog. We look for Rudolph every Christmas, before packing him away with the ornaments til’ the next holiday season. But ‘Liberty’, the lovable, time-traveling horse of the ‘Rush Revere Adventures’ series is there every day. Liberty is not just the equine hero who makes going to bed a delight before lights...
  • A Point of View: The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state

    11/25/2014 12:36:39 PM PST · by Borges · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/25/2014
    The 19th Century Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote about characters who justified murder in the name of their ideological beliefs. For this reason, John Gray argues, he's remained relevant ever since, through the rise of the totalitarian states of the 20th Century, to the "war against terror". When Fyodor Dostoyevsky described in his novels how ideas have the power to change human lives, he knew something of what he was writing about. Born in 1821, the Russian writer was in his 20s when he joined a circle of radical intellectuals in St Petersburg who were entranced by French utopian socialist...
  • Victoria - a Novel of 4th Generation War

    11/22/2014 7:51:18 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 36 replies
    Traditional Right ^ | 2014 | "Thomas Hobbes"
    On April 30, 1995, William S. Lind published an op ed in The Washington Post that foresaw a future breakup of the United States, driven by multiculturalism. The piece described not only America’s second civil war, but also a recovery of our traditional, Western, Christian culture. That cultural and moral recovery was led by a new country located in the northeast, which named itself Victoria because it had returned to Victorian values. Mr. Lind’s op ed has since been turned into a book, Victoria: A Novel of Fourth Generation War, by “Thomas Hobbes,” the well-known theorist of the state and...
  • Self-publishing vs. traditional publishing: How to choose?

    11/16/2014 9:21:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Miami Herald's Business Monday blog ^ | November 16, 2014 | Siobhan Morrissey, Special to the Miami Herald
    By the time John Kennedy Toole won the Pulitzer Prize for his great American novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, he had been dead for 12 years. Toole reportedly killed himself in part due to years of frustration over unsuccessful attempts to get his outrageously funny book about New Orleans published. It was only after his mother browbeat author Walker Percy into taking up the cause that Louisiana State University Press published the book in 1980. The following year, it won the Pulitzer for fiction. It went from being considered a cult classic to a must-read: More than 1.5 million copies...
  • Court Records: Planned Parenthood abortionist horribly mistreated patients

    11/16/2014 9:03:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Live Action ^ | Nov 16, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Mark Crutcher, head of Life Dynamics, wrote a well researched and powerful book called Lime 5: Exploited by Choice.The book compiles stories of abortion complications and deaths. Crutcher draws material from court records, published sources, and firsthand accounts. Often, stories of abortion malpractice are hidden because abortion related injuries and deaths very rarely make the news. There is generally no legal requirement for clinics to report complications; doing so is voluntary. And since drawing attention to botched abortions is not in the clinics’ best interests, there is very little motivation for clinics to report their mistakes to the CDC. Women...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair 2

    11/16/2014 2:42:38 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 116 replies
    Poets, Friends, | November 16, 2014 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly And Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The World’s Best Living Catholic Author of Fiction

    11/08/2014 1:51:50 PM PST · by millegan · 23 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Michael Saltis
    Are you looking for a spellbinding novel with deeply Catholic themes, compelling characters, and exquisite prose? Well, if you’ve been confining your search to Barnes and Noble’s family-friendly Christian fiction shelf, I’m here to tell you that you’re missing out. As a reader, you have probably heard of Dean Koontz. He has sold 450 million copies of his books in 38 languages, making him one of the most successful writers in the world. And while his stories have been categorized as science fiction, fantasy, thriller, and horror, he’s also considered by many readers to be the world’s best Catholic author...
  • Cuomo Sells 945 Copies of Book; Paid Over $700,000 Advance

    10/22/2014 8:49:56 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 48 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | BY DANIEL HALPER
    Cuomo Sells 945 Copies of Book; Paid Over $700,000 Advance BY DANIEL HALPER Andrew Cuomo's book is a dud. The memoir, released last week, has sold 945 hardcover copies in its first week of sales, Amy Chozick of the New York Times reports. "Andrew Cuomo's memoir sold 945 hardcovers in first week on shelves, according to BookScan. That's right, guys, 945 copies," writes Chozick on Twitter.
  • Does the End of History Result in Political Decay?

    10/21/2014 4:37:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Francis Fukuyama picked an auspicious publication date for his latest book, "Political Order and Political Decay." The news is full of stories of political decay: the Centers for Disease Control and Ebola; the Department of Veterans Affairs' health service; the Internal Revenue Service political targeting. Europe gives us the dysfunctional euro and no-growth welfare states. Not to mention failed states in the Middle East and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Critics have lambasted Fukuyama for proclaiming, in the title of his 1992 book, "The End of History." That's not entirely fair. His argument there was that the battle of ideas...
  • Oklahoma Islamic Murder -- America's REQUIRED Book List for Defeating Islamic-CAIR Propaganda

    09/27/2014 4:59:31 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 3 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-09-27 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2014-09-26 America's Required Reading List for 2014 -- War against Islamic Jihad ... Gift Suggestions for Your Family, Children and Friends ... ===================================================== The Arab Mind (Amazon link) ==================================================== Sharia Law for Non-Muslims (A Taste of Islam) (Amazon link) ==================================================== The Hadith -- The Sunna of Mohmammed (Amazon link) ==================================================== The Life of Mohammed (A Taste of Islam) (Amazon link) ==================================================== Factual Persuasion of Islamics (Amazon link) ==================================================== A Simple Koran: Readable and Understandable (Amazon link) ==================================================== The Political Traditions of Mohammed: The Hadith for the Unbelievers (Amazon link) ==================================================== Mohammed And the Unbelievers : A Political Life (Amazon...
  • Limbaugh’s ‘Jesus on Trial:’ The Verdict is in

    09/21/2014 9:04:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Matt Barber
    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. With his latest book, “Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of...
  • The Most Important American You May Not Know

    09/21/2014 6:18:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    If you live in New York you may have heard of him, but outside the area his name may be a mystery. Robert Caro, famed author of four books on Lyndon Johnson, wrote his first book about him for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. The book was later named one of the one hundred greatest non-fiction books of the 20th century. The man is Robert Moses and the book is The Power Broker. The book was written in 1974 (celebrating its 40th anniversary.) I have owned it for about ten years and finally tackled it on my recent vacation....
  • The Lawyer on Trial for Christ

    09/19/2014 9:04:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | John Ransom
    When a witness for the prosecution provides the testimony that affirms the innocence of the defendant—when a witness is turned—there can be no more dramatic and powerful exoneration for the accused. And amongst the many gifts that David Limbaugh brings to bring to his latest best-selling book, Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel, it is Limbaugh’s gift of disbelief, his prior agnosticism toward “the God of the Bible,” that provides the gripping testimony necessary to turn an ordinary apologetics book into an extraordinary defense of, not just the Bible, but of belief in general. What...
  • Steve Springer, Evangelism and the Divine Conspiracy

    09/19/2014 8:27:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    In my new book, "Jesus on Trial," I explain how the Bible itself serves as its own apologetic. Holy Scripture, if we'll give it a chance, can bring us to faith. So one of the main goals I have with my book is to encourage people to crack open this amazing book and give it a chance to work in their lives. They may be surprised. "So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ" (Romans 10:17). "From infancy, you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in...
  • Sowell: Late-Talking Children

    09/15/2014 10:32:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 16, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age two, three or even four, can appreciate what a blessing it can be to have someone who can tell them what to do — and what not to do. That someone is Professor Stephen Camarata of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, whose recently published book, "Late-Talking Children" gives parents information and advice that they are not likely to find anywhere else. And it does so in plain English. Professor Camarata has been researching, diagnosing and treating children...
  • The Sci-Fi Book Classics You Need to Read Before You Die

    09/12/2014 5:32:37 PM PDT · by Fzob · 201 replies
    Popsugar ^ | 09/06/2014 | NICOLE NGUYEN
    Happy National Read a Book Day! Celebrate with these essential sci-fi classics. Space, dystopian futures, robots, technology, aliens . . . what is there not to love about science fiction, a genre that stretches the imagination and offers a glimpse into what lies in a galaxy and time far, far away? Now that you've indulged on the most compelling, classic epic fantasy series, it's time to switch gears. Onward, futurists! We recruited our own POPSUGAR editors to help compile the ultimate list of geeky reads. And this week, we're showcasing the best sci-fi narratives, with all the traditional elements of...
  • Vanity - November Man series re-released as Ebooks.

    08/26/2014 3:52:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    Since the adulterated version of the "There are No Spies" by Bill Granger is being released Thursday as movie with Pierce Brosnan and the very attractive Olga Kurylenko , the republishing of the November Man series in paperback has become available through eBooks on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I have started to read "There are No Spies". It is a combination of Ian Fleming and Donald Hamilton. It is closer to tone and tenor to Donald Hamilton. The movie is getting beaten up pretty badly. It is a shamed because I really thought Brosnan did a decent job as...
  • A Comprehensive Case for Public Book-Burnings:

    08/26/2014 3:23:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Full gallery at Reaganite Republican...
  • ISLAM's TRUE EVIL : 2014 Christmas Gift List Suggestions for Your Family, Children and Friends

    08/24/2014 2:16:40 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 9 replies
    Patton@Bastogne | 2014-08-24 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2014-08-24 2014 Christmas Gift List Suggestions for Your Family, Children and Friends ... ===================================================== Churchill -- The River War (Amazon link) ==================================================== The Arab Mind (Amazon link) ==================================================== Sharia Law for Non-Muslims (A Taste of Islam) (Amazon link) ==================================================== The Hadith -- The Sunna of Mohmammed (Amazon link) ==================================================== The Life of Mohammed (A Taste of Islam) (Amazon link) ==================================================== Factual Persuasion of Islamics (Amazon link) ==================================================== A Simple Koran: Readable and Understandable (Amazon link) ==================================================== The Political Traditions of Mohammed: The Hadith for the Unbelievers (Amazon link) ==================================================== Mohammed And the Unbelievers : A Political Life (Amazon link)...
  • Back to School

    08/14/2014 6:52:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Maybe it's the fact that both my parents were teachers when I was growing up, or that I was a studious, serious child, but I've always loved going back to school in the fall. My mother was a high school math teacher, and my father taught at West Georgia College, now called the University of West Georgia. Going back to school meant a chance to start over, to get organized, to get into a routine and to create a plan to be successful in the year ahead. My earliest memory of school is being dropped off in front of Carrollton...
  • Behind the Curtain: An Insider’s View of Jay Leno’s Tonight Show

    08/03/2014 1:37:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | Kevin McVicker
    For decades, The Tonight Show has served as a barometer for the country. Johnny Carson’s monologue was used to skewer politicians and celebrities every night. Appearing on The Tonight Show was the pinnacle of national celebrity. When Jay Leno succeeded Carson in 1992, he not only had big shoes to fill, but also had increased competition that Carson never faced. While David Letterman, the host of Late Night left NBC for CBS after being denied The Tonight Show position, other talk show hosts like Arsenio Hall hit the airwaves. Dave Berg, one of Leno’s top producers, chronicles this transition and...
  • Book Publishing Needs Socialism to Save It ("need" to suppress competition like France does)

    07/27/2014 2:24:07 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 46 replies
    bookmarketingbuzzblog.blogspot.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Brian Feinblum
    Book Publishing Needs Socialism to Save It Let me just state up front that I love America and wouldn’t live anywhere else but, I also believe there’s room for a blend of socialism and capitalism to exist in a democratic society, and when it comes to how books are sold or treated, I prefer what the French and other advanced nations do. They protect books and the printed word. I applaud them—and so should you. Here in the U.S., thanks largely to Amazon, books have become commoditized. You can buy clothes based on price—or a desk or the hotel you...
  • Hillary’s bullying the media

    07/23/2014 10:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Manteca Bulletin ^ | July 22, 2014 | By L. Brent Bozell III
    Hillary Clinton’s $35 doorstop of a memoir is a flop. It was a best-seller to hard-core Democrats, but her advance is estimated at $14 million, which means Simon & Schuster is taking a bath in the hopes of a publishing a future president. Worse yet, The Washington Post reported that according to an Amazon.com measurement of which electronic books are most-read, Clinton’s book came in dead last among recent political books. Every time people highlight something in a book on their Kindles, Amazon records that data. By that measure, most readers barely started it. “The deepest into ‘Hard Choices’ the...
  • Win 200 Copies of “Everyone’s a Theologian” for Your Church

    07/21/2014 4:21:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 7/21/14 | Nathan Bingham
    Thanks to Reformation Trust, Ligonier Ministries is giving away a church prize pack that consists of 200 copies of R.C. Sproul’s latest book, Everyone’s a Theologian. This prize pack will be shipped to a church of the winner’s choice located within the United States of America or Canada. In addition to the church prize pack, ten other winners will receive a single copy of Everyone’s a Theologian. “Everyone’s a Theologian is anything but a dry discussion of minute points of doctrine. R.C. Sproul, demonstrating his trademark ability to make complex subjects easy to understand, surveys the basic truths of the...
  • My Newest Novel is Out Today (Complete Vanity)

    07/20/2014 11:03:54 AM PDT · by Anitius Severinus Boethius · 25 replies
    ASB | 07/20/2014 | ASB
    This is nothing more or less than a complete vanity. My sixth book is out today and I am thrilled with it. I started my journey as a self-published writer just over two years ago and look forward to doing this as a career for the next few decades. My latest novel is called 'EMP': In a flash of searing light, the world changed. A massive solar flare has crippled the modern world and brought chaos and destruction. David Hartsman is stuck in the remote farm town of his youth on what was expected to be a short visit to...
  • Mildred Lewis Rutherford: Southern Educator and Historian

    07/16/2014 1:35:14 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 16, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Miss Rutherford lived during a time when people were closer and the pace was slower! “Miss Rutherford writes often about the Confederacy, and Southern traditions, and was overall a champion of all things Southern. While her writings may not be politically correct in today’s world, they are an important look into her era and document views and events from someone who lived through them and knew people who did.”---Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., Genealogy Columnist, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
  • The Book that Caused the French Revolution

    07/14/2014 6:16:20 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 6 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 14 July 2014 | Matthew Olson
    In recognition of Bastille Day, I, in this special Monday episode, discuss "the book that caused the French Revolution": Les Liaisons Dangereuses (The Dangerous Liaisons), written by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. The book -- perhaps somewhat unintentionally -- set off pious sentiment against the Ancien Regime, and its influence carries on today. WATCH ON YOUTUBE(Alternative link, via Vimeo.) Summary:I start off the show with a brief primer on Bastille Day and immediately begin a summary of the characters and events in this novel, breaking down its story of lust and love. I then cite some of its distinctively Catholic elements....
  • America — Imagine the World Without Her

    07/08/2014 10:53:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Do we conservatives really mean it when we say that we need to promote our ideas in the popular culture through books, movies and other media? If so, we need to support people like Dinesh D'Souza and his latest movie and book, "America: Imagine the World Without Her." I saw the movie, and I loved it. Dinesh is a passionate patriot who "chose this country" and loves it with every fiber of his being. Like many of the rest of us, he recognizes that America is under assault, and he is doing all he can to save it. In...
  • The books many start, but few ever finish: Survey reveals the reads nobody reads (HRC 1.9%)

    07/08/2014 6:44:44 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 87 replies
    ukmail ^ | 7-8-14
    It's the cultural crime we don't dare admit - starting that big, high-brow book with the best intentions before leaving it half-read down the back of the sofa. So those who give up on tough reads will be relieved to hear they're not alone. A mathematics professor has singled out which books are our most 'unread' - and intellectual big-hitters are far and away the worst culprits. Readers in their droves gave up on Hillary Clinton's memoirs, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time and Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century before they were even a tenth of the...
  • Heather Has Two Textbooks

    07/07/2014 12:38:27 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 4, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    While parents of public school children may feel besieged by alternative lifestyles, one public school teacher doesn’t think the literature available to them is diverse enough. “It takes a lot of work to find books that include same-gender parents, step-parents, foster or adoptive children, or other nontraditional families as background in an adventure tale, a friendship parable, or a holiday romp; nontraditional families are either the topic of the story or, more likely, not included at all,” Willow McCormick writes in the summer issue of Rethinking Schools magazine. “When two-parent, heterosexual families are presented as the norm in story after...
  • What Are You Reading?

    06/27/2014 8:33:15 AM PDT · by Tax-chick · 274 replies
    Vanity | June 27, 2014 | Tax-chick
    What are you reading? There used to be a quarterly "What are you reading?" thread, but I haven't seen it for a long time. I got a lot of good book suggestions that way, and I miss it. So here's a thread! If you're reading something interesting you think others would like, or something boring you'd recommend we all avoid, jump in! If you have a ping list of FReepers who might be interested, ping them!
  • Are you an author? Care to donate a book to a new, all-volunteer library?

    06/26/2014 4:57:32 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 10 replies
    June 26, 2014 | ChocChipCookie
    I am working on a project to collect as many books as possible for a new library that opened on May 21 in Tuttle, Oklahoma. Tuttle is a tiny town of about 6,000 people west of OKC. This library is operated and funded by volunteers. To my knowledge, they receive no public funding.The volunteers have worked incredibly hard to raise money for their location, books, and services. If you're an author, or know of one, this would be a great way to get your book(s) on library shelves. Tuttle Public Library 305 W Main Street Tuttle, OK 73089 http://www.tuttlelibrary.org/ I...
  • ‘What Difference Does It Make?’ Activist Ambushes Hillary, Asks Her to Sign Book to ‘Chris Stevens’

    06/19/2014 5:40:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 19, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    As she exited her Hard Choices book event Tuesday in Washington, D.C., former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was approached by conservative activist Jason Mattera, who asked her to sign a copy of the book out to one of the four Americans who perished in the 2012 Benghazi attack. “If you could make it out to Christopher Stevens,” Mattera asked, referring to the U.S. Ambassador to Libya who was a victim of the terrorist siege. “I think you knew him.” After a brief pause, Clinton responded, “Yeah, I’m not going to make it out to Chris Stevens.” “What difference does...
  • A Wind in the House of Islam

    06/09/2014 7:38:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Wind in the House ^ | David Garrison
    ...Muslim Movements to Christ Something is happening in the Muslim world, something unprecedented in history. Over the past 14 centuries, Islam has forged a ‘spiritual empire’ that stretches from West Africa to Indonesia. Today, the Dar al-Islam or “House of Islam,” as Muslims call their religious community, counts more than one in five persons on earth.
  • How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

    06/02/2014 7:13:05 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 85 replies
    http://www.amazon.com ^ | May 2, 2005 | Thomas E. Woods
    Thomas Woods' book titled HOW THE CATHOLIC CHURCH BUILD WESTERN CIVILIZATION is an unanswerable antidote to anti-Catholic bashers and their mindless sychophants. Prof. Woods provides a compelling case that Western Civilization could not have thrived without the valuable achievements of the Catholic Church over the past 2,000 years. Prof. Woods survey of the Catholic Church in late Ancient History and during the Dark Ages makes clear that the Catholic Church authorities and especially the monks were invaluable in preserving learning. He makes clear that the early Catholic monks and nuns were the only literate people in Europe, and they preserved...
  • The Food Trend Alert: Pizza Burgers, Baconomics and Boozy Read-Alouds

    06/02/2014 3:59:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    SNIP As you've probably realized by now, we have a weakness for extremely quirky food combinations -- hello, Cronut and Ramenburger -- and extraordinarily large things, like the 4,000-pound chocolate cake Guittard made for Beverly Hills' centennial. So how could we not tell you about the Screamin' Pizza Burger? According to Nick, the blogger behind DudeFoods -- and the man who brought the concept of bacon-lattice into the public consciousness -- all you need to make one is two full-size frozen pizzas, one four-pound beef patty and a spatula of mind-blowing proportions. Find instructions and photos -- and details on...
  • Amazing quote from Paul Johnson "Modern Times" Parallel to today?

    06/02/2014 8:11:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Modern Times, Page 289 | Paul Johnson
    "The lawlessness of Hitler's Germany, beneath a veneer of legal forms, was absolute. As Goering put it, "The law and the will of the Fuhrer are one." Hans Frank: "Our constitution is the will of the Fuhrer." Hitler worked entirely through decrees and ordinances, as opposed to law, here again resembling Lenin, who never showed the slightest interest in constitution-making."
  • Untold Stories of Israeli Innovation

    05/30/2014 6:26:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 30, 2014 | Jim Fletcher
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Untold Stories of Israeli InnovationPosted By Jim Fletcher On May 30, 2014 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Marcella Rosen knew what she had to do. Standing on the sidelines while the state of Israel was being denigrated just wouldn’t work for the marketing professional from New York. If the news about Israel is almost always negative, she’d do something about it.She’d share untold news. And that’s how Untold News (www.untoldnews.org) was born.Untold News gathers and disseminates positive stories about the myriad ways Israeli innovation brings help, hope, and healing to...
  • 23 Books You Didn't Read In High School But Actually Should

    05/30/2014 12:34:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 127 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | July 5, 2013 | Spencer Althouse
    You probably SparkNoted these books before, but now's your chance to read them.
  • Lynne Cheney: Madison's profound impact

    05/08/2014 6:03:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/7/14 | Gloria Borger, Kevin Bohn and Brian Rokus
    Lynne Cheney has spent decades studying and admiring the nation's fourth president, James Madison. Her new book, "James Madison: A Life Reconsidered" is a labor of political admiration that began five years ago and culminated in a historical journey in which Madison, the father of the Constitution, also becomes a prophet of productive conservatism. ....She considers Madison the prophet of small government. He pushed for a strong central government early in his political career when he served in the early House of Representatives, but he started having some doubts. "Madison began to worry about too strong a government," Cheney told...
  • Hillsdale Great Books 101

    05/03/2014 10:42:22 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    As you've heard, Hillsdale College is offering its newest free online course: Great Books 101! Will you register today and become a Hillsdale student? You'll be able to watch brief 35- to 50-minute lectures by Hillsdale's professors who will empower you with knowledge and insights from some of the greatest, most exhilarating stories in world history. And as with all of Hillsdale's previous free online courses, there's no need to worry about missing a lecture. All 11 course lectures are archived so you can view them at your convenience at anytime and anywhere on your computer or tablet And when...
  • Heroines or Busybodies? Seattle women make an end run around an Idaho school board.

    04/23/2014 8:30:47 PM PDT · by crazycatlady · 21 replies
    Seattle Post- Intelligencer ^ | April 16 2014 | Joel Connelly
    Hundreds of Meridian, Idaho high school students signed a protest petition when their local school board banned Sherman Alexie' young adult novel "The Absolutely True Diary of a part-Time Indian" from their 10th grade curriculum. But a private fundraising drive, organized by two Washington women, has now raised enough money to buy a copy for each of the 350 students who protested...
  • Boys turning to action-packed video games because books are 'too girly' for them.....

    04/21/2014 11:56:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    mail online ^ | Andrew Levy
    FULL TITLE: Boys turning to action-packed video games because books are 'too girly' for them, says award-winning children's author Boys are being put off reading because of the influence women have on children’s literature, says an award-winning children’s author. Jonathan Emmett warned that children’s books were too girly because of the influence of mostly female panels of editors, publishers, reviewers and judges. One publishing company’s research suggested women bought 95 per cent of picture books for children, he added. The writer believes boys are being starved of what they enjoy in books, such as swashbuckling pirates, battles, or technical details...
  • Why Are Politicians’ Books So Terrible?

    04/11/2014 4:59:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | April 9, 2014 | Casey N. Cep
    It was the best of hugs; it was the worst of hugs. Or so the description might have gone had Charlie Crist labored a bit longer on his new memoir, in which the erstwhile governor of Florida—who is now campaigning for the job again—relives the fateful embrace with President Obama that he claims sunk his political fortunes in 2009. Rather than try for style, Crist renders the moment with the racy, staccato gusto that one might expect from a pulpy romance. ................................................. But fiction is yours to write if you’re an aspiring politician with a book deal. Crist’s The Party’s...
  • Get not one, but TWO free Freeper novels today on Amazon.com.

    04/04/2014 3:00:44 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 31 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 4/4/2014 | Bern Pearson
    http://amzn.to/1dSYZ7h “Havelock’s Inheritance.” Havelock is on a voyage of discovery involving fraud, deceit, two crime families and enough dead bodies to start his own morgue. http://amzn.to/1fR47nx “A Plague of Dragons.” Something is trying to kill Kyle Fortune and when it does, an ancient menace will return to enslave and devastate the world.