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Show 561 Newt Gringrichs’ book To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine. Prager and Medved talk to author. Audio MP3  

Show 561 First, Dennis Prager talks to Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, Chairman of American Solutions, and senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. His new book is To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine.

Next, Michael Medved talks to author. 

 

EXPOSED by Newt Gingrich: the corrupt, ruthless radical Left's plan to transform America into a weak secular-socialist state -- and how we can stop this plan now

To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine

by Newt Gingrich

"America as we know it," says Newt Gingrich, "is now facing a mortal threat." The Left, he explains, is ignoring the lessons of history and moving further into ideological extremism -- reacting to their meager popular support by seeking to impose a corrupt, Chicago-style political machine on the entire country. The leftwing Democrats who currently control the White House, the House of Representatives, the Senate, and many state capitals are committed to a secular-socialist ideology that is alien to America's history and traditions.

 

"This danger to America," Gingrich says, "is greater than anything I dreamed possible after we won the Cold War, and the Soviet Union disappeared in December 1991. We now face a dire threat to America here at home. We stand at a crossroads: either we will save our country or we will lose it.” That's why he wrote To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine.

 

The Left, Gingrich explains, has expanded their power through their control of academia, the elite news media, union leaders, trial lawyers, the bureaucracy, the courts, and lobbyists at the state and federal levels. They share a vision of a secular, socialist America run for the interests of the members of the political machine that keeps them in power. It will be an America where government dominates the people rather than represents them. In short, they want to use government power to change who we are and how we think. And Barack Obama is working hard to impose that vision upon America right now.

 

Gingrich explains why "secular-socialist machine" is the only way to describe the Left; exposes the lies that Leftists have told America; explores the secular-socialist machine's health bill disaster and involvement in ACORN's vote fraud; and even details why Big Business and the secular-socialist machine are not enemies, but are actually natural allies. He exposes the Left's immense corruption as well, including the corruption of climate science and corruption at the United Nations.

 

But that is not all: Gingrich offers a plan to defeat the secular-socialist regime and herald a new era of America prosperity in which small businesses flourish, the entitlement state is dismantled, better healthcare is available at a lower cost (without healthcare fraud), religious liberty is protected, and the education crisis is solved. It's a bold vision for a bold people -- and the need for it is urgent. "The secular-socialist machine," Gingrich argues persuasively, "represents as great a threat to America as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union once did." That's why saving America is the fundamental challenge of our time -- and To Save America essential reading for anyone who loves America.

 

 Gingrich sounds the alarm:

 

How the America in which we grew up is vastly different from the America the secular-socialist Left wants to create

 

Barack Obama: how everything we cherish about America is something he thinks is not so special, not so very different from any other country

 

How, if the Left stays in power, it will transform America into a radically different nation -- a union- dominated, bureaucratically controlled, high-tax, low- growth country in which powerful politicians impose their will on an exhausted, submissive citizenry

 

Why we must repeal the 2010 big-government healthcare "reform" -- passed on a narrow partisan basis with extraordinary corruption and bribery -- and start over in the right direction with the right policies

 

How the U.S. government traditionally regarded the protection of American lives as its top priority: our primary concern with captured terrorists (or pirates, their old equivalent) was interrogating them and using that information to stop further attacks – but now the secular socialists want to give our enemies the same constitutional protections we afford our own citizens, effectively placing the rights of terrorists ahead of the lives of Americans

 

The extremist environmental movement: how it asserts that we will soon face global warming-induced environmental catastrophes that can only be avoided by forcing Western capitalist nations, especially America, to adopt devastating energy taxes, ruinous new environmental regulations, and a massive wealth transfer to developing

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Show 1232 Dinesh D'Souza Documentary  America- Imagine a World without Her  

Show 1232 Dinesh D'Souza Documentary  America- Imagine a World without Her

 

America- Imagine a World without Her by Dinesh D'Souza

 

Overview of the Documentary-

Conceived in liberty...

...or in oppression?

 

Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world?

 

New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza says these questions are no mere academic exercise. It is the Progressive view that is taught in our schools, that is preached by Hollywood, and that shapes the policies of the Obama administration. If America is a force for inequality and injustice in the world, its power deserves to be diminished; if traditional America is based on oppression and theft, then traditional America must be reformed—and the federal government can do the reforming.

 

D'Souza, an Indian immigrant to this country, and proud American citizen, fears for America's future. He loves this country and fears that unless the Progressives' anti-American arguments are met forcibly and on their own terms, America will cease to be the beacon of freedom and hope that it always has been.

 

In America: Imagine a World without Her D'Souza offers a passionate and sharply reasoned defense of America, knocking down every important accusation made by Progressives against our country. In this book, you'll learn:

Why it is a pernicious myth that English colonists "stole" America from the Indians or that American settlers and soldiers "stole" the southwest from Mexico

Why the descendants of slaves—and the successive waves of immigrants to the United States—are better off here than in their old countries

How America, more than any other country, is based on rewarding the enterprise and hard-work of the common man

How traditional American virtues sustain prosperity and freedom, and Progressive arguments about "liberation" and "justice" undercut them

How Progressive demagoguery about "inequality" expands the power of government and its grasp on the taxpayer's wallet

Why we should fear the Progressive agenda of "reform" which is in fact an agenda of totalitarian control of the state over the individual

Why national decline is a choice—a choice that it is still not too late to reverse

 

Provocative in its analysis, stunning in its conclusions, Dinesh D'Souza's America will be the most talked about book of the year.

 

Watch instantly on Amazon Prime or Netflix.

 

Buy the DVD from Amazon. This is a must have in every Conservative library. 

Show 507 Book- Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack. Audio MP3  

Show 507 Book- Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack. Audio MP3

 Show 507 Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack. Michael Medved interviews author Marc Thiessen.  

 How the CIA's enhanced-interrogation program prevented a "second wave" of attacks on America -- and how President Obama is putting us in danger again

Few Americans know of al Qaeda's 2006 plot to hijack seven American passenger jets and blow them up as they crossed the Atlantic. Fewer still know that this was just one of many post-9/11 terrorist plots that were foiled thanks to information obtained by waterboarding the captured 9/11 mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed ("KSM”). Yet, immediately upon taking office, President Barack Obama began to dismantle this vital program, and released reams of documents describing the techniques used to interrogate KSM and other high-value terrorists -- claiming that such techniques not only constituted "torture" but were also ineffective. While Obama's release of these documents has done enormous damage to our national security, it has also make it possible to prove that he is wrong on both counts.

 Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack contains some of the most sensitive intelligence information our country possesses: the secrets behind how the CIA successfully interrogated the men who killed thousands on September 11, 2001, and stopped them from killing thousands more. Written by former Bush administration insider Mark Thiessen -- who spent countless hours with the individuals who ran the CIA program -- Courting Disaster tells the story of how America's dedicated intelligence professionals went head- to-head with the world's most dangerous terrorists, got them to tell us their plans, and kept America safe for eight years -- until Barack Obama exposed their secrets to the enemy, unilaterally disarmed in the face of terror, and invited the next attack.

In exposing these secrets, writes Thiessen, President Obama repeated a number of lies about the CIA program -- falsehoods that have been widely echoed in the news media and have become part of the conventional wisdom. Courting Disaster challenges that conventional wisdom, and refutes the false arguments that have been made Obama and the critics of the CIA program. For instance:

 Obama and other critics have charged that enhanced interrogation techniques such as waterboarding are "torture." Thiessen shows why they are not.

 Obama has said the CIA program "did not make us safer." Thiessen proves that it did.

 Obama has said that America could have "gotten [the] same information without resorting to these techniques." Thiessen shares the secret behind the success of the CIA program -- and why we could not have gotten the vital intelligence it produced without these techniques.

 Obama said that releasing highly-classified information about the CIA program did not damage our security because "so much of the information. . .had been publicly acknowledged. The covert nature of the information had been compromised." Thiessen provides specific examples of how the information Obama released -- information that was not publicly known -- will aid our enemies and put America at greater risk of another terrorist attack.

 Obama went to the CIA and told the men and women who work there "you'e got my full support." Thiessen shows how Obama's actions have decimated morale at the CIA, damaged our ability to recruit and retain quality officers for the counter-terrorism mission, and made our intelligence community increasingly risk-averse at a time when we need them leaning forward to stop new attacks.

 Obama has said the CIA program is not "consistent with who we are" and that it "corrodes the character of [our] country." Thiessen shows why the program is not only essential to our security, but fully consistent with the values of our country.

 Obama has said that the CIA program damaged America's reputation and "undermine[d] our moral authority" in the world. Thiessen shows why it is the critics -- not the men and women of the CIA -- who have damaged America's reputation with false accusations of torture, and shameful comparisons of the actions of CIA officials to those of the Khmer Rouge and Japanese war criminals.

Among the most revealing disclosures in Courting Disaster are the many specific terrorist plots that were foiled thanks to from interrogations of terrorists in CIA custody. You'll discover, for instance, how information from detainees in CIA custody led to. . .

 . . .the arrest of al Qaeda terrorist Jose Padilla, who was sent to America on a mission to blow up high-rise apartment buildings using natural gas

 . . .the capture of a cell of Southeast Asian terrorists which had been tasked by

Show 1522 Prager University Part 18  

Show 1522 Prager University Part 18

This ACU show consists of 13 five minute segments from Prager University.

 

Who's More Pro-Choice: Europe or America?

Are abortion laws more conservative in America or in Western Europe? Would a pregnant woman seeking an abortion have an easier time getting one in Texas or in...Germany? The answers, as talk show host Elisha Krauss explains, may just change how you think about America's abortion laws.

 

What ISIS Wants

ISIS has conquered territory across the Middle East and northern Africa. It has terrorized its occupied cities, sown terror across Europe, and spread its ideology around the world. But what does ISIS want? What does it believe? Where did it come from? And can it be stopped? Tom Joscelyn, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, explains.

 

Be a Man. Get Married.

Is bachelor life really the good life? Playing the field, traveling the world, and focusing on career sounds better than tying the knot. But is it possible that married men have more sex and make more money than their single counterparts? Brad Wilcox, sociologist at the University of Virginia, explains.

 

Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees?

It's been seven decades since the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, and yet there are still an estimated 4 million Palestinian refugees...and zero Jewish refugees. With so many nearby Arab allies of the Palestinians, how did this happen? What does it say about Israel? What does it say about its Arab neighbors? Dumisani Washington, Diversity Outreach Coordinator for Christians United for Israel, explains.

 

Why Private Investment Works & Govt. Investment Doesn't

From transportation to energy, and everything in between, should the government invest money in as many promising projects as possible? Or would that actually doom many of those ventures to failure? Burt Folsom, historian and professor at Hillsdale College, answers those questions by drawing on the fascinating history of the race to build America's railroads and airplanes.

 

Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy

To make earth cleaner, greener and safer, which energy sources should humanity rely on? Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress explains how modern societies have cleaned up our water, air and streets using the very energy sources you may not have expected--oil, coal and natural gas.

 

Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?

Climate change is an urgent topic of discussion among politicians, journalists and celebrities...but what do scientists say about climate change? Does the data validate those who say humans are causing the earth to catastrophically warm? Richard Lindzen, an MIT atmospheric physicist and one of the world's leading climatologists, summarizes the science behind climate change.

 

Are 1 in 5 Women Raped at College?

Is it true that 1 in 5 women are raped on America's college campuses? If so, what does that say about our universities and the people who run them? If not, how did that statistic get into the mainstream? Caroline Kitchens, Senior Research Associate at the American Enterprise Institute, looks at the data and explains the very significant results.

 

Baseball: As Unique as America

Why is baseball called "America's pastime"? What makes it any more unique than, say, football, basketball, or hockey? George Will, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and the author of two bestselling books on baseball, explains why the sport known as "America's pastime" may really be just that.

 

Islamic Terror: What Muslim Americans Can Do

What must the United States do to prevent more Islamist terror attacks like recent ones in Brussels, Paris, and San Bernardino? Khurram Dara, a Muslim American activist, author and attorney, explains why it is Muslim Americans who must take the lead in identifying and combating Islamic extremists within their communities, before what's happening in Europe comes to our shores.

 

America's Socialist Origins

Was America once socialist? Surprisingly, yes. The early settlers who arrived at Plymouth and Jamestown in the early 1600s experimented with socialist communes. Did it work? History professor Larry Schweikart of the University of Dayton shares the fascinating story.

 

The Impact of PragerU

What impact does PragerU have? When it comes to Americans' views on politics, culture, economics, and religion, how big of a difference can five-minute videos make? Founder and president Dennis Prager explains

 

Did Bush Lie About Iraq?

Did George W. Bush lie to America about Saddam Hussein having weapons of mass destruction? Judith Miller, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, covered the lead up to the Iraq War for The New York Times, and settles once and for all the big lie ab

Show 958 Part 2 of 3. Making of America: One Day Seminar from the National Center for Constitutional Studies  

Show 958  Part 2 of 3.  Making of America: One Day Seminar from the National Center for Constitutional Studies. This is highly recommended by ACU.  

We have also included the accompanying Seminar Guide as a free download and strongly encourage the use of this guide as you listen to this audio presentation.  Download Study Guide at: http://nccs.net/seminars/making_of_america_seminar_guide.pdf

From NCCS-

What do we do at a Making of America seminar?

Here is the general outline and timing of our one-day Making of America seminar:

8:30am-12:00 noon - "Developing America 's Great Success Formula"

This is the exciting exploration which Jefferson, Adams, Franklin , Washington and others made in order to rediscover the key to the creation of the first free nation in modern times. We trace their adventure from 1400 B.C. to A.D. 1787

 

12:45pm-4:30pm - "The Perfect Plan of Liberty "

A refreshing look at the solid political and economic principles from the preamble through the amendments to the Constitution. You learn perhaps for the first time, how nearly every problem in America today can be solved by restoring these successful concepts.

We recognize that many people would like to attend a live NCCS seminar, but are unable to because we simply cannot go everywhere. We recently recorded a seminar and have made it available for anyone to view as they have time. We have also included our Seminar Guide as a free download and strongly encourage the use of this guide as you listen to the Seminar.

 Download Study Guide at: http://nccs.net/seminars/making_of_america_seminar_guide.pdf

Now you can bring our "Making of America: One Day Seminar" into your own home. This package includes our seminar guide that you would receive at one of our live seminars, plus a DVD recording of an all day seminar for just $15. Visit    http://www.nccsstore.com/The-Making-of-America-Seminar-Guide-DVD/productinfo/MOASEM/

 

Detailed Description- "The Making of America is about the world's greatest political success formula. In a little over a century, this formula allowed a small segment of the human family -- less than 6 percent -- to become the richest nation on earth. It allowed them to originate more than half of the world's total production and enjoy the highest standard of living in the history of the world."

"But Americans have more to share than their wealth. They have the world's greatest political success formula to share. In this respect they have been at fault. They have been too self-conscious about their system and its accomplishments. At times they have been almost apologetic that they have had such a remarkable system when the rest of the world did not. The world needs to know this formula." - From the introduction to the Making of America

In this seminar you will learn the Founding Fathers' story. Much of it is told in the words of the Founders themselves. You will feel the power of their minds sweeping away centuries of bad government and bad laws to formulate a whole new society based on human freedom.

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For many great productions on the constitution and U.S. History visit The National Center for Constitutional Studies at:    http://www.nccs.net/

Show 957 Part 1 of 3. Making of America: One Day Seminar from the National Center for Constitutional Studies  

Show 957 Part 1 of 3.  Making of America: One Day Seminar from the National Center for Constitutional Studies. This is highly recommended by ACU.  

We have also included the accompanying Seminar Guide as a free download and strongly encourage the use of this guide as you listen to this audio presentation.  Download Study Guide at: http://nccs.net/seminars/making_of_america_seminar_guide.pdf

From NCCS-

What do we do at a Making of America seminar?

Here is the general outline and timing of our one-day Making of America seminar:

8:30am-12:00 noon - "Developing America 's Great Success Formula"

This is the exciting exploration which Jefferson, Adams, Franklin , Washington and others made in order to rediscover the key to the creation of the first free nation in modern times. We trace their adventure from 1400 B.C. to A.D. 1787

 

12:45pm-4:30pm - "The Perfect Plan of Liberty "

A refreshing look at the solid political and economic principles from the preamble through the amendments to the Constitution. You learn perhaps for the first time, how nearly every problem in America today can be solved by restoring these successful concepts.

We recognize that many people would like to attend a live NCCS seminar, but are unable to because we simply cannot go everywhere. We recently recorded a seminar and have made it available for anyone to view as they have time. We have also included our Seminar Guide as a free download and strongly encourage the use of this guide as you listen to the Seminar.

 Download Study Guide at: http://nccs.net/seminars/making_of_america_seminar_guide.pdf

Now you can bring our "Making of America: One Day Seminar" into your own home. This package includes our seminar guide that you would receive at one of our live seminars, plus a DVD recording of an all day seminar for just $15. Visit    http://www.nccsstore.com/The-Making-of-America-Seminar-Guide-DVD/productinfo/MOASEM/

 

Detailed Description- "The Making of America is about the world's greatest political success formula. In a little over a century, this formula allowed a small segment of the human family -- less than 6 percent -- to become the richest nation on earth. It allowed them to originate more than half of the world's total production and enjoy the highest standard of living in the history of the world."

"But Americans have more to share than their wealth. They have the world's greatest political success formula to share. In this respect they have been at fault. They have been too self-conscious about their system and its accomplishments. At times they have been almost apologetic that they have had such a remarkable system when the rest of the world did not. The world needs to know this formula." - From the introduction to the Making of America

In this seminar you will learn the Founding Fathers' story. Much of it is told in the words of the Founders themselves. You will feel the power of their minds sweeping away centuries of bad government and bad laws to formulate a whole new society based on human freedom.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  

For many great productions on the constitution and U.S. History visit The National Center for Constitutional Studies at:    http://www.nccs.net/

Show 1255  The Triple Package- How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America  

Show 1255 The Triple Package- How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America

by Amy Chua  and Jed Rubenfeld 

 

Michael Medved talks to the authors.

 

About the book-

That certain groups do much better in America than others—as measured by income, occupational status, test scores, and so on—is difficult to talk about. In large part this is because the topic feels racially charged. The irony is that the facts actually debunk racial stereotypes. There are black and Hispanic subgroups in the United States far outperforming many white and Asian subgroups. Moreover, there’s a demonstrable arc to group success—in immigrant groups, it typically dissipates by the third generation—puncturing the notion of innate group differences and undermining the whole concept of  model minorities.

 

Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all.

 

Why do some groups rise? Drawing on groundbreaking original research and startling statistics, The Triple Package uncovers the secret to their success. A superiority complex, insecurity, impulse control—these are the elements of the Triple Package, the rare and potent cultural constellation that drives disproportionate group success. The Triple Package is open to anyone. America itself was once a Triple Package culture. It’s been losing that edge for a long time now. Even as headlines proclaim the death of upward mobility in America, the truth is that the old fashioned American Dream is very much alive—but some groups have a cultural edge, which enables them to take advantage of opportunity far more than others.

 

•   Americans are taught that everyone is equal, that no group is superior to another. But remarkably, all of America’s most successful groups believe (even

if they don’t say so aloud) that they’re exceptional, chosen, superior in some way.

•   Americans are taught that self-esteem—feeling good about yourself—is the key to a successful life. But in all of America’s most successful groups,

people tend to feel insecure, inadequate, that they have to prove themselves.

•   America today spreads a message of immediate gratification, living for the moment. But all of America’s most successful groups cultivate heightened discipline and impulse control.

 

But the Triple Package has a dark underside too. Each of its elements carries distinctive pathologies; when taken to an extreme, they can have truly toxic effects. Should people strive for the Triple Package? Should America? Ultimately, the authors conclude that the Triple Package is a ladder that should be climbed and then kicked away, drawing on its power but breaking free from its constraints.

 

Provocative and profound, The Triple Package will transform the way we think about success and achievement.

Show 574 Newt Gingrich discusses his new book To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine. Audio MP3  

Show 574 Newt Gingrich discusses his new book To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine on American Solutions.

 

To view the video of this interview visit: 

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/7423560

 

Visit Newt Gingrichs site at http://newt.org/

 

Publisher's Summary- In times of adversity, a strong voice to lead the people must emerge. In his new book, Newt Gingrich steps up to offer a bold plan to save America.

 

In his blockbuster new book, To Save America, former Speaker of the House and best-selling author Newt Gingrich issues a dire warning for America. Gingrich argues that the big-spending, big-government programs and bureaucracies of the secular socialist Left are the greatest threat to our nation's survival since the Civil War. By spending more than we can afford, sacrificing conservative values for the sake of easy answers, and electing the most liberal president ever, America is at risk for its very survival. The Obama administration is conspiring to transform our America of free enterprise, faith, and personal freedom into their America of endless bureaucracy, secularism, and state control - despite overwhelming opposition from the American people. "Our federal government is broken," Gingrich states, "we must 'replace, not reform' our leaders and our policies."

 

Gingrich offers concrete strategies for dismantling the machine and replacing it with policies and institutions that work. Gingrich shows how Republicans can make a comeback in the 2010 mid-term elections and win the 2012 presidential election, and reveals how listeners can help restore our nation to its fundamental values. But we must act fast, Gingrich warns, or our children will inherit a secular, socialist America transformed beyond recognition.

 

Fresh, inspiring, and resolute, To Save America is Gingrich's most powerful book yet.

Show 291 The 10 Big Lies About America. Combating Destructive Distortions About America. Audio MP3  

Show 291 Hugh Hewitt interviews his fellow Salem Radio Broadcaster Michael Medved, author of the brand new book The 10 Big Lies About America.  Combating Destructive Distortions About Our Nation. 34 minutes 8MB

About this Book -

 "It ain't so much the things we don"t know that get us into trouble,nineteenth-century humorist Josh Billings remarked. "It's the things we know that just ain"t so.”

 In this bold and brilliantly argued book, acclaimed author and talk-radio host Michael Medved zeroes in on ten of the biggest fallacies that millions of Americans believe about our country—in spite of incontrovertible facts to the contrary. In The 10 Big Lies About America, Medved pinpoints the most pernicious pieces of America-bashing disinformation that pollute current debates about the economy, race, religion in politics, the Iraq war, and other contentious issues.

 The myths that Medved deftly debunks include:

 Myth: The United States is uniquely guilty for the crime of slavery and based its wealth on stolen African labor.

 Fact: The colonies that became the United States accounted for, at most, 3 percent of the abominable international slave trade; the persistence of slavery in America slowed economic progress; and the U.S. deserves unique credit for ending slavery.

 Myth: The alarming rise of big business hurts the United States and oppresses its people.

 Fact: Corporations played an indispensable role in building America, and corporate growth has brought progress that benefits all with cheaper goods and better jobs.

 Myth: The Founders intended a secular, not Christian, nation.

 Fact: Even after ratifying the Constitution, fully half the state governments endorsed specific Chris­tian denominations. And just a day after approving the First Amendment, forbidding the establishment of religion, Congress called for a national "day of public thanksgiving and prayer” to acknowledge “the many signal favors of Almighty God.”

 Myth: A war on the middle class means less comfort and opportunity for the average American.

 Fact: Familiar campaign rhetoric about the victimized middle class ignores the overwhelming statistical evidence that the standard of living keeps rising for every segment of the population, as well as the real-life experience of tens of millions of middle-class Americans.

 Each of the ten lies—widely believed among elites and taught as truth in universities and public schools—is a grotesque, propagandistic distortion of the historical record. For everyone who is tired of hearing America denigrated by people who don't know what they"re talking about, The 10 Big Lies About America supplies the ammunition necessary to fire back the next time somebody tries to recycle these baseless beliefs. Medved’s witty, well-documented rebuttal is a refreshing reminder that as Americans we should feel blessed, not burdened, by our heritage.

 About this Author-

MICHAEL MEDVED is the host of one of the most popular talk-radio programs in the country, reaching more than four million loyal listeners. He is the bestselling author of ten other books, including Right Turns, Hollywood vs. America, and What Really Happened to the Class of ’65? A member of USA Today’s board of contributors, he also writes a weekly column for Townhall.com. For more than a decade he served as cohost of Sneak Previews, PBS’s weekly movie-review show. Medved graduated from Yale with departmental honors in American history and attended Yale Law School as well. He lives with his family in the Seattle area.

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Show 1612  Slavery and the Founders- The Four-Part Series By The Glenn Beck Program  

Show 1612  Slavery and the Founders- The Four-Part Series By The Glenn Beck Program

America’s Founding Fathers, admired and revered by generations of grateful Americans, have been increasingly disparaged over the past 100 years. The progressive left would have you believe the Founders were all rich, white, uncaring, racist slave owners — but the truth is something entirely different. What did the Founding Fathers think about slavery? Were they all slave owners who refused to free their slaves? This definitive four-part series on the Founders and slavery sets the record straight.

Slavery and the Founders Part I: Thomas Jefferson Fifty-six Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Of those 56, we know that 15 owned slaves and did not release them, nor did they want to. This minority of Founders is what we would call, in effect, racist. So what about the other Founders, those who did not own slaves or those who did but wanted to free them? Thomas Jefferson, in particular, has been singled out as a hypocrite who spoke against slavery, but didn’t free his own slaves upon his death. Why? Let’s begin with the obvious: America’s Founding Fathers grew up in colonial America under English tradition and English rule. The colonies were an extension of Great Britain. It was the British, not our Founders, who brought slaves to this continent, and they did so for about 140 years. Thomas Jefferson, who grew up in 1700s Virginia where landowners owned slaves, began inheriting slaves at 14 years old. Even so, as he matured and considered the issue, Thomas Jefferson became decidedly anti-slavery. So why didn’t Jefferson end slavery in his own home? State law in Virginia was very clear, and Jefferson wrote about it, saying the laws would not permit him to “turn them loose.” One law regarding slavery stated that if there was debt, slaves could not be freed and must be held to pay off that debt. Jefferson was, in today’s dollars, $2.5 million in debt. So by state law, he could not free his slaves. Black civil rights leaders from multiple eras — Benjamin Beneker who personally knew Jefferson, Henry Highland Garnet, Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King Jr. — praised Jefferson for his relentless efforts to end slavery. When he was elected to the legislature of Virginia and took office in 1769, one of the first measures he introduced, along with senior legislature Richard Bland, was to end slavery in the entire state of Virginia. They were severely chastised for the measure with a clear message: You will not speak out against slavery — but Jefferson continued to do so. He went to court on two occasions and fought for slaves to receive freedom, pointing out that all men were created equal with equal rights under their creator. When he was elected to the Continental Congress, he introduced a measure to end slavery in all of the United States. That measure fell by one vote. In his diary and memoir, Jefferson lamented that slavery did not end: Oh, to God, that he would have changed one heart. What one heart, one vote of one man would have done. Jefferson sought measure after measure, both at the state and national level, to end slavery. He even became involved in international efforts to end slavery. Two weeks before his death, Jefferson was still saying slavery had to end.

Slavery and the Founders Part II: George Washington America’s Founders are often painted as selfish, hypocritical and evil because, while men like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington spoke out against slavery, they both owned slaves. It’s forgotten that these men from the 18th century are being judged by 21st century sensibilities. Additionally, slavery was instituted and engrained in colonial society by the British. The Founders were simply recipients of a system that had been in place for well over a century. It was the British who stopped the original abolition movement in America. In 1773 and 1774, states like Rhode Island and Connecticut and Massachusetts and Pennsylvania passed anti-slavery laws. But in 1774, King George III vetoed every anti-slavery law in America. That’s what caused Thomas Jefferson to write a clause in the Declaration which favored ending slavery (three southern states demanded it be removed). When America separated from Great Britain in 1776, those states were the first ones to end slavery. Once America was free from the British empire, the ending of slavery began. By 1800, every northern colony had abolished slavery in America. George Washington and the other Founders who favored abolition knew they could not immediately end slavery in the United States and still have a United States. They would have instantly lost all of the Southern colonies, weakened the union and wound up without a nation. That’s why Washington favored a gradual or, shall we say, “progressive” end to slavery. Despite having inherited his first ten slaves when he was 11 years old, Washington grew to despise the practice. Up

How the World Sees America  

Have you ever thought about how the world sees America?

Do you feel like you are representing not just yourself, but your entire country while you are traveling abroad?

Plus, how does the world perceive America and Americans?

You'll hear the answers to these questions and more from René Zografos. He's a best-selling Norwegian-Greek author and veteran journalist. His book, Attractive Unattractive Americans: How The World Sees America, reveals world insights about 'American perception' from thousands of interviews.

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How perception can change (before, during, and after travel) Why you are really a mini-ambassador for your country when you travel Is Houston, TX a good place for your first American adventure? How to get a 're-appreciation' for your home country The best ways to understand and appreciate new cultures and places Suggestions for Americans who want to start traveling What the world admires about the people in America How the 'American Dream' is more about happiness than money Reality vs illusion of chasing your dreams in America How to do something you love everyday How to spot American tourists vs seasoned travelers And much more! Resources: italki René Zografos Attractive Unattractive Americans: How The World Sees America

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LetraCast 13 – Bob Marley: Buffalo Soldier  

    Neste episódio é a vez de analisar as entrelinhas da música Buffalo Soldier de Bob Marley. Saiba como a escravidão, soldados, os índios, o velho oeste e dreadlocks originaram este mega hit. No primeiro LetraCast sobre Reggae, nada melhor do que começar com um canto conhecido como um Deus nesse movimento musical. A LETRA Bob Marley - Buffalo Soldier Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta There was a Buffalo Soldier In the heart of America Stolen from Africa, brought to America Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival   I mean it, when I analyse the stench To me, it makes a lot of sense How the Dreadlock Rasta was the Buffalo Soldier And he was taken from Africa, brought to America Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival   Said he was a Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta Buffalo Soldier, in the heart of America   If you know your history Then you would know where you coming from Then you wouldn't have to ask me Who the heck do I think I am   I'm just a Buffalo Soldier In the heart of America Stolen from Africa, brought to America Said he was fighting on arrival Fighting for survival Said he was a Buffalo Soldier Win the war for America   Dreadie, woe yoe yoe, woe woe yoe yoe Woe yoe yoe yo, yo yo woe yo, woe yoe yoe (repeat) Buffalo Soldier, trotting through the land Said he wanna ran, then you wanna hand Trotting through the land, yea, yea   Said he was a Buffalo Soldier Win the war for America Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival Driven from the mainland To the heart of the caribbean   Singing, woe yoe yoe, woe woe yoe yoe Woe yoe yoe yo, yo yo woe yo woe yo yoe (repeat)   Treading through San Juan In the arms of America Treading through Jamaica, a Buffalo Soldier Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta Woe yoe yoe, woe woe yoe yoe Woe yoe yeo yo, yo yo woe yo woe yo yo Bob Marley - Soldado Buffalo Soldado-búfalo , rastafári de dreadlocks. Havia um soldado-búfalo No coração da América, Roubado da África, trazido para a América, Lutando na chegada, lutando pela sobrevivência...   Eu quero dizer, quando eu examino o fedor, Para mim, isso faz muito sentido: Como o rastafári de dreadlocks era o Soldado-Búfalo, E ele foi tirado da África, trazido para a América, Lutando na chegada, lutando pela sobrevivência...   Disse que ele era um Soldado-Búfalo, rastafári de dreadlocks, Soldado-Búfalo no coração da América...   Se você conhecesse sua história, Então você saberia de onde está vindo. Então você não teria de me perguntar: Quem, inferno, eu estou pensando que sou?   Sou apenas um Soldado-Búfalo No coração da América, Roubado da África, trazido para a América... Disse que ele estava lutando na chegada, Lutando pela sobrevivência. Disse que ele era um Soldado-Búfalo, Venceu a guerra pela América...   Cara de trancinhas, woe yoe yoe, woe woe yoe yoe Woe yoe yoe yo, yo yo woe yo, woe yoe yoe (repete) Soldado-Búfalo, andando pela região, Disse que ele quer fugir, então você quer ajudar, Andando pela região, sim, sim...   Disse que ele era um Soldado-Búfalo, Venceu a guerra pela América. Soldado-búfalo, rastafári de dreadlocks. Lutando na chegada, lutando pela sobrevivência. Levado do continente Para o coração do Caribe...   Cantando, woe yoe yoe, woe woe yoe yoe Woe yoe yoe yo, yo yo woe yo woe yo yoe (repete)   Andando por San Juan, Nos braços da América. Andando através da Jamaica, um Soldado-Búfalo, Lutando na chegada, lutando pela sobrevivência, Soldado-búfalo, rastafári de dreadlocks... woe yoe yoe, woe woe yoe yoe Woe yoe yoe yo, yo yo woe yo woe yo yoe Até a próxima letra! ESPALHE O LETRACAST

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Character Corner: Sam Wilson - Falcon/Captain America  

We're back to discuss the character of Sam Wilson, aka Falcon aka Captain America. This was an interesting and fun Character Corner to do because both Dpalm and I learned a lot of new things about Sam Wilson that we never knew before. We had a lot of preconceived notions about the character particularly his Snap Wilson past. We also tie our discussion into the current talk about diversity in comics and how Marvel embraces its past while also realizing it needs to also improve.  Check out the episode and let us know what you think .

Key Issues:

Captain America #117- 119 - First Appearance
Captain America #170 - Black Panther gives him wings on a new costume Captain America #174 - Professor X confirms  the empathetic link to Redwing Captain America  #186 - Red Skull reveals he turned Sam into Cap perfect partner using the Cosmic Cube and hid Sam's "Snap Wilson" persona

Avengers #181 - Joins to the Avengers
Avengers #194 - Leaves the Avengers. Tired of feeling like the Token

Captain America & the Falcon 1- 14  - Christopher Priest's series

Captain America Vol 7 #25 - Given the mantle and shield from Steve All New Captain America 1-6

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Show 1296 Robert Spencer book- Arab Winter Comes to America The Truth About the War We're In  

Show 1296 Robert Spencer book- Arab Winter Comes to America The Truth About the War We're In

Book Discussion on Arab Winter Comes to America

Robert Spencer talked about his book, Arab Winter Comes to America- The Truth About the War We’re In, in which he argues that there are radical jihadists working in the U.S. that are part of a larger international network that has been involved in many events over the past years, including the Arab Spring. Mr. Spencer spoke at an event hosted by the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angeles.

Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We're In by Robert Spencer 

 

Overview of the book-

Overlooked by our media, purposely obscured by our own government, and unnoticed by the vast majority of Americans, the turmoil of the Islamic world’s “Arab Spring” has become an “Arab Winter,” bringing new threats of terror to America. New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer, an expert on Islam and terrorism, reveals why America is shockingly unequipped to face this threat. In Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth about the War We’re In, you’ll learn why the Obama administration has opted to appease rather than confront Islamic extremists in the United States; how Muslim organizations are pressuring witnesses to terror crimes not to cooperate with authorities; why the Justice Department has buried select news stories; and much, much more.

 

The “Arab Spring” uncorked a jihadist genie in North Africa and the Middle East. It is about to wreak its mayhem here, with renewed terrorism. Americans need to inform themselves of the threat—and ensure that their elected government in Washington takes action. Robert Spencer’s Arab Winter Comes to America sounds the alarm and shows what needs to be done. It is essential reading.

 

 

SPACEPORT AMERICA IN NEW MEXICO  

 

Located in the desert in New Mexico is a new type of airport, and it is not truly an airport but rather a spaceport.  It is named Spaceport America, and it was officially declared open on October 18, 2011.

Spaceport America has been described as "the world's first purpose-built spaceport", and its tenants include Virgin Galactic and SpaceX.  Construction of the first temporary launch facility at the spaceport site began on April 4, 2006, and early operations used this temporary infrastructure, with some of it borrowed from neighboring White Sands Missile Range.

There have been a series of delays in Virgin Gallatin beginning flight operations at Spaceport America, and the inflight breakup and crash of the first SpaceShipTwo vehicle, VSS Enterprise, in October 2014 has raised questions about the future of the spaceport.

The Spaceport America concept is exciting and innovative, but the funding for the project has and will probably continue to be a problem.  Convincing the residents of the area to support the project can be a daunting task, despite the potential economic benefit to the area if the spaceport proves successful, and the project may need funding from state or local authorities in New Mexico just to keep the basic fire,  security and administrative functions in operation.

In May, 2014 Spaceport America and Virgin Galactic signed an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to regulate routine space missions launched from Spaceport America, setting out how they will be integrated into the National Airspace System.  Virgin Galactic flight operations at the new spaceport have been delayed several times, and as of November, 2014, have not begun nine years after the Virgin project was started.

Virgin Galactic is billionaire Richard Branson's space tourism venture, which was begun in 2005.  The company has plans for flights that will carry customers to  the edge of outer space and back for $250,000 a ticket.

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Show 626 The Roots of Obama’s Rage 1 of 2 Dinesh D’Souza Audio MP3  

 Show 626 Dinesh D’Souza fills in for Dennis Prager and discusses his new book: The Roots of Obama’s Rage. Part 1 of 2. September 30, 2010 Radio Show

REVEALED: The real motives that drive Barack Obama as he works to destroy America

"The most profound insight I have read in the last six years about Barack Obama." -- Newt Gingrich

 

The Roots of Obama's Rage by Dinesh D'Souza

Barack Obama: even as his presidency approaches the halfway point, he remains to a great degree an enigma to friend and foe alike. Conservatives have pointed out his hardcore socialist ideology, his immersion in African-American radicalism, and his uncritical endorsement of the failed policies of big government liberalism. But now bestselling author argues that all that is not what is really driving Barack Obama to make the disastrous decisions he continues to make as president. In his shocking new book, The Roots of Obama's Rage, D'Souza explains that the real reasons why Obama appears bent on working to destroy America from within can be found in the first of our callow and self-absorbed president's two autobiographies, Dreams From My Father.

 

This is no secret. In fact, Obama himself admits in the book that his earliest experiences formed the outlook that he has carried through his political career. Obama, says D'Souza, is his father's son, and his dreams are derived from his father's aspirations and failures. The Roots of Obama's Rage thus focuses on the deeply hostile anti-colonialism that Barack Obama, Sr., instilled in his son -- a worldview that has led the man who is now president to resent America and everything for which we stand. Viewing Obama through this anti-colonialism prism and drawing evidence from the president's own life and writings, D'Souza masterfully demonstrates how Obama is working to weaken and punish America here and abroad -- in accord with the picture of America as the world's bogeyman that he internalized in his early youth.

 

D'Souza shows how Obama, as he enacts crippling financial reforms and sets artificial withdrawal dates in Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama is not working in America's best interests by any measure. Instead, he is trying to muzzle the capitalism that he is convinced is exploiting the weak. Likewise, Obama is more concerned with reining in what he regards as America the Oppressor than he is with actually winning the war on terror.

 

There are numerous other examples of Obama's embarrassment with and distaste for Western civilization and its legacy of freedom. D'Souza also points out that the Churchill bust in the Oval Office -- given to the U.S. by Tony Blair after the September 11 attacks -- was banished from the Obama White House almost immediately after the president took office, and unceremoniously sent back to Britain. He reveals how Obama's conference on Iran and North Korea's nuclear weapons programs ended with nothing being done about Iran and North Korea, but with reductions in the Soviet and American stockpiles. D'Souza even explores the ominous implications of Obama's twenty years in the Afrocentric church of the Reverend Wright, noting that Obama was first attracted to this racist, far-Left church by a sign outside that said: FREE AFRICA.

 

The Roots of Obama's Rage uniquely reveals Obama for who he really is: a man driven by the anti-colonial ideology of his father and the first American president to actually seek to reduce America's strength, influence, and standard of living. Controversial and compelling, The Roots of Obama's Rage is an original and revealing look at the most dangerous president of modern times.

 

Meet the real Barack Obama:

 

Why understanding Obama's formative history is crucial to understanding who Obama is now

 

Obama's supreme struggle: to try to reconcile the Africa of his father and the America of his mother in order to develop a cohesive sense of identity and place

 

Barack Obama's hatred: how his experiences with his father filled him with hatred -- a calm, ideological hatred derived from the debris of the anti-colonial wars and their impact on his family and especially his father

 

Why it is not entirely accurate to call Obama a socialist

 

How Obama seeks to castigate and expose the rich, whom he views as a neocolonial force within American society, so that they cease to be exploiters of the rest of the population

 

How Barack Obama, a man of Arab African and white American ancestry

Show 506 Book- Comeback America. Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility. Audio MP3  

Show 506 Book- Comeback America. Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility. Audio MP3

 Show 506 Book- Comeback America. Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility by  David Walker. Michael Medved talks to author.  

 ABOUT THIS BOOK- He's one of America's most capable, canny, candid, and independent financial experts. Now David M. Walker sounds a call to action. Comeback America is a tough-minded, innovative, inspiring guide to help us avoid the approaching economic abyss and put the country back on track again.

 As comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO)—"the nation's top auditor"—Walker warned Congress and the administration as the federal surplus became a giant deficit under George W. Bush. As president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, he now works full-time to raise public awareness regarding mounting debt burdens being imposed on future generations. Comeback America is his crucial manifesto, a way for President Obama to end out-of-control government spending and reform our tax, retirement, health care, defense, and other systems—before it's too late.

 Walker believes that by 2030, absent significant reforms to current government programs and policies, federal taxes could double from current levels, meaning less money and poorer education for kids—which will hurt families along with our nation's economic strength and position in the world. If our foreign creditors—such as China—decide to buy fewer of our Treasury bonds, interest rates will rise and cars and homes will become less affordable.

 But it doesn't have to be that way. Comeback America shows how we can return to our founding principles of fiscal responsibility and stewardship for future generations. The book includes bold ideas to control spending, save Social Security, dramatically alter Medicare, and simplify the tax code—all taking into account the Obama Administration's current efforts, which receive never-before-published assessments both complimentary and critical.

     Nonpartisan, nonideological, and filled with a love of the country its esteemed author has spent his life serving, Comeback America is a book for anyone interested in America's economic future—in other words, a book everyone should read.

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Show 473 The 10 Big Lies About America. An interview with the author. Audio MP3  

Show 473 The 10 Big Lies About America. Michael Lamb with For Faith & Family radio show interviews author Michael Medved. 49 minutes. ACU highly recommends the book.

 Synopsis of book- "It ain't so much the things we don"t know that get us into trouble,nineteenth-century humorist Josh Billings remarked. "It's the things we know that just ain"t so.”

 In this bold and brilliantly argued book, acclaimed author and talk-radio host Michael Medved zeroes in on ten of the biggest fallacies that millions of Americans believe about our country—in spite of incontrovertible facts to the contrary. In The 10 Big Lies About America, Medved pinpoints the most pernicious pieces of America-bashing disinformation that pollute current debates about the economy, race, religion in politics, the Iraq war, and other contentious issues.

 The myths that Medved deftly debunks include:

 Myth: The United States is uniquely guilty for the crime of slavery and based its wealth on stolen African labor.

 Fact: The colonies that became the United States accounted for, at most, 3 percent of the abominable international slave trade; the persistence of slavery in America slowed economic progress; and the U.S. deserves unique credit for ending slavery.

 Myth: The alarming rise of big business hurts the United States and oppresses its people.

 Fact: Corporations played an indispensable role in building America, and corporate growth has brought progress that benefits all with cheaper goods and better jobs.

 Myth: The Founders intended a secular, not Christian, nation.

 Fact: Even after ratifying the Constitution, fully half the state governments endorsed specific Chris­tian denominations. And just a day after approving the First Amendment, forbidding theestablishment of religion, Congress called for a national "day of public thanksgiving and prayer” to acknowledge “the many signal favors of Almighty God.”

 Myth: A war on the middle class means less comfort and opportunity for the average American.

 Fact: Familiar campaign rhetoric about the victimized middle class ignores the overwhelming statistical evidence that the standard of living keeps rising for every segment of the population, as well as the real-life experience of tens of millions of middle-class Americans.

 Each of the ten lies—widely believed among elites and taught as truth in universities and public schools—is a grotesque, propagandistic distortion of the historical record. For everyone who is tired of hearing America denigrated by people who don't know what they"re talking about, The 10 Big Lies About America supplies the ammunition necessary to fire back the next time somebody tries to recycle these baseless beliefs. Medved’s witty, well-documented rebuttal is a refreshing reminder that as Americans we should feel blessed, not burdened, by our heritage.

 Biography- MICHAEL MEDVED is the host of one of the most popular talk-radio programs in the country, reaching more than four million loyal listeners. He is the bestselling author of ten other books, including Right Turns, Hollywood vs. America, and What Really Happened to the Class of ’65? A member of USA Today’s board of contributors, he also writes a weekly column for Townhall.com. For more than a decade he served as cohost of Sneak Previews, PBS’s weekly movie-review show. Medved graduated from Yale with departmental honors in American history and attended Yale Law School as well. He lives with his family in the Seattle area.

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Show 411 Gross National Happiness. For Faith and Family talks to author.  

Show 411 For Faith & Family welcomes Dr. Arthur Brooks to the program. He is a professor of public administration at Syracuse University and the author of Who Really Cares? - May 25, 2009

In Gross National Happiness, Arthur Brooks, author of the controversial and strikingly original Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism, reveals the main sources of bliss—and misery—in America. Based on an enormous and unbiased array of hard data, Gross National Happiness offers up some very unconventional wisdom about our happiness as individuals and as a nation.

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 Gross National Happiness. Why Happiness Matters for America—and How We Can Get More of It—and How We Can Get More of It by Arthur C. Brooks

 Who are the happiest Americans? Surveys show that religious people think they are happier than secularists, and secularists think they are happier than religious people. Liberals believe they are happier than conservatives, and conservatives disagree. In fact, almost every group thinks it is happier than everyone else. In this provocative new book, Arthur C. Brooks explodes the myths about happiness in America. As he did in the controversial Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism, Brooks examines vast amounts of evidence and empirical research to uncover the truth about who is happy in America, who is not, and-most important-why. He finds that there is a real "happiness gap” in America today, and it lies disconcertingly close to America's cultural and political fault lines. The great divide between the happy and the unhappy in America, Brooks shows, is largely due to differences in social and cultural values. The values that bring happiness are faith, charity, hard work, optimism, and individual liberty. Secularism, excessive reliance on the state to solve problems, and an addiction to security all promote unhappiness. What can be done to maximize America"s happiness? Replete with the unconventional wisdom for which Brooks has come to be known, Gross National Happiness offers surprising and illuminating conclusions about how our government can best facilitate Americans in their pursuit of happiness.

 Arthur C. Brooks is Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The author of Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism, Brooks writes widely about the connections between culture, politics, and economic life in America, and his work appears frequently in the Wall Street Journal and other publications. He is a native of Seattle, Washington, and currently lives in Syracuse, New York, with his wife Ester and their three children.

 

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