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Benjamin Aaron Shapiro is an American conservative political commentator, public speaker, media executive, author, and former attorney. At age 17, he became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the United States.
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The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet
Marian L. Tupy, Gale L. Pooley - 2022-08-31
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Can population growth actually make resources more abundant? In Superabundance, the authors analyze the prices of hundreds of commodities, goods, and services and found that, on average, every additional human being created more value than they consumed. This relationship between population growth and abundance is deeply counterintuitive, yet it is no less true. But more people are not enough to sustain Superabundance--people must be free to innovate, think, speak, publish, associate, and disagree. This thought-provoking book challenges our widely held beliefs and offers insight into how human innovation can lead to abundance.
Ben Shapiro
But the media never get enough of environmental doomporn. So Ehrlich is back. For a great debunking and counterpoint, I recommend this excellent book:      source
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Think Again
The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
Adam Grant - 2021-02-02
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Discover the power of rethinking your beliefs with this thought-provoking book. Learn why mental laziness and old routines can hold you back, and how embracing the unknown and being wrong can actually benefit you. The author offers evidence-based insights into how rethinking can be taught as a mindset and a skillset. Sections on individual and group rethinking, and the shortcomings of schools, businesses, and governments, provide practical advice for success in a rapidly changing world. Don't miss out on developing the secret skill of the future: the ability to constantly rethink your perspective.
Ben Shapiro
Great book      source
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Founding God’s Nation
Reading Exodus
Leon R Kass - 2021-01-05
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Explore the central political questions of what defines a nation and how it should be governed in this thought-provoking book. The author draws from the story of the Jewish people in Exodus to illustrate how they built their nation on a shared narrative, moral law, and a higher purpose. Gain insights on how these elements remain essential for any freedom-loving nation today.
Ben Shapiro
As Jews begin reading the book of Exodus this Shabbat, here's a terrific and worthwhile book on the subject from Leon Kass:      source
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Every Man Dies Alone
A Novel
Hans Fallada - 2009-01-01 (first published in 1947)
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Set in Nazi-ruled Berlin, this gripping and heart-wrenching story follows a working-class couple who risk everything to resist the regime after their son is killed in battle. Based on a true story and never-before-translated, it offers a vivid window into life under Nazi oppression and a reminder of the power of love and courage in the face of injustice.
Ben Shapiro
What's your favorite book few people have heard of? I'll lead off: 1. The Secret of Santa Vittoria (Robert Crichton) 2. Every Man Dies Alone (Hans Fallada) #2FavoriteBooksNobodyKnows      source
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The secret of Santa Vittoria
Robert Crichton
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Italian town Santa Vittoria and its prized wine are at the center of this World War II tale. As German forces seek to claim its million bottles, the town rises to the challenge with the clownish mayor Bombolini leading the charge. With wit, heart, and suspense, Robert Crichton weaves a classic tale of deception, unity, and the love for a good bottle of wine. A former bestseller and international hit, this book is not to be missed.
Ben Shapiro
What's your favorite book few people have heard of? I'll lead off: 1. The Secret of Santa Vittoria (Robert Crichton) 2. Every Man Dies Alone (Hans Fallada) #2FavoriteBooksNobodyKnows      source
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Panic Attack
Young Radicals in the Age of Trump
Robby Soave - 2019-06-18
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Explore the rise of millennial activism in response to the 2016 election in Panic Attack. Libertarian journalist Robby Soave profiles young radicals from various political backgrounds, delving into their motivations and goals behind the violent protests, safe space demands, and suppression of disagreeable views on college campuses. With a mixture of respect and healthy skepticism, Soave provides a faithful cross-section of today's radical youth that will captivate anyone concerned about the trampling of free speech and due process in the name of social justice.
Ben Shapiro
This is a good book.      source
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The Moral Arc
How Science Makes Us Better People
Michael Shermer - 2015-01-20 (first published in 2014)
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Explore the connection between science and morality with this thought-provoking book. Follow the history of how thinkers, from Galileo to Martin Luther King Jr., have applied scientific techniques to non-physical disciplines. Discover how the scientific way of thinking has made people and society more moral by promoting abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, and skepticism. Learn how this innovative approach has led to advances in democracy, justice, and understanding of the natural world.
Ben Shapiro
Definitely pick up a copy of Michael's book, too -- it's a great read!      source
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My First Book of Feminism
Julie Merberg - 2018-11-06
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Feminism begins at home—and My First Book of Feminism (for Boys) is where it begins!...
Ben Shapiro
Read this important book to my 2-year-old boy. He looked at me very seriously and said, “This claim does not adjust for job choice, time out of the workforce, or hours worked.”      source
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Suicide of the West
How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy
Jonah Goldberg - 2035-01-01 (first published in 2018)
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This book explores the perilous state of democracy in America and other Western societies. The author argues that we are surrendering to populism, nationalism, and other forms of tribalism, and losing the will to defend the values and institutions that sustain freedom and prosperity. Drawing on political history, social science, economics, and pop culture, he makes the case that we need to renew our sense of gratitude for our political virtues and rediscover the ideals that led us to democratic capitalism.
Ben Shapiro
.@jonahnro’s book is an important exploration of why we’re giving up the philosophy that built the modern West      source
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Reasons to Vote for Democrats
A Comprehensive Guide
Michael J. Knowles - 2017-02-08
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Explore the most comprehensive Democrat Party apologia with Reasons to Vote for Democrats. This political treatise offers exhaustively researched and coherently argued reasons for why the Democrats deserve your vote. Recommended by President Trump as an enjoyable read, this must-have addition to any political observer's collection contains precisely 1,235 words. Please note, the book appears almost entirely blank, making it a unique addition to your coffee table.
Ben Shapiro
This is the most thorough book on Democratic ideas ever penned.      source
Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
The War on Cops by Heather Mac Donald
String Theory by David Foster Wallace
Going Red by Ed Morrissey
The Scandal of Money by George Gilder
The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America by Barry Latzer
The Professor in the Cage by Jonathan Gottschall
Knowledge and Power by George Gilder
The Revenge of Geography by Robert D. Kaplan
The Beast That Crouches at the Door by Rabbi David Fohrman
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
Myths and Facts by Mitchell G. Bard
The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
Black Rednecks & White Liberals by Sowel
The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell
The Source by James A. Michener
The Quest for Cosmic Justice by Thomas Sowell
Ghosts of Manila by Mark Kram
The Long March by Roger Kimball
Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity by James Fitzjames Stephen
Modern Times Revised Edition by Paul Johnson
The Insanity Defense by Woody Allen
Ball Four by Jim Bouton
Patriots by A. J. Langguth
The Once and Future King by T. H. White
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
Exodus by Leon Uris
Tragedy And Comedy by Walter Kerr
Mila 18 by Leon Uris
Wealth and Poverty by George Gilder
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt