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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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How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps
Ben Shapiro - Jul 21, 2020
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A growing number of Americans want to tear down what it’s taken us 250 years to build—and they’ll start by canceling our shared history, ideals, and culture.Traditional areas of civic agreement are vanishing. We can’t agree on what makes America special. We can’t even agree that America is special. We’re coming to the point that we can’t even agree...
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Aug 07, 2020
Hey, guys, guess what: I have a book recommendation for this weekend. You'll never guess what it is!     source
Homage to Catalonia
George Orwell - Jun 30, 2020 (first published in 1938)
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In 1936 Orwell went to Spain to report on the Civil War and instead joined the fight against the Fascists. This famous account describes the war and Orwell’s experiences. Introduction by Lionel Trilling....
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A lot of people have read Orwell's 1984, he actually wrote a book that's better. It's Homage to Catalonia.     source
The Day of the Jackal
Frederick Forsyth - May 29, 2018 (first published in 1971)
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THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH"The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries."--The New York Times The Jackal. A tall, blond Englishman with opaque, gray eyes. A killer at the top of his professi...
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The best action novel ever written. By a looong shot!     source
The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America
Barry Latzer - Jun 27, 2017 (first published in 2015)
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A compelling case can be made that violent crime, especially after the 1960s, was one of the most significant domestic issues in the United States. Indeed, few issues had as profound an effect on American life in the last third of the twentieth century. After 1965, crime rose to such levels that it frightened virtually all Americans and prompted si...
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The justice system is not biased against black people or hispanic people, read The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America and you will see the statistics.     source
Myths and Facts
A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Mitchell G. Bard - Dec 12, 2016 (first published in 2001)
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In the last sixty years, Israel has faced seven different wars. During that time, the country has been under immense scrutiny and been the recipient of false accusations. This leaves the public with many questions: Does Israel want peace with the Arab nations? How do Islamic views affect Israel?Using a number of sources, Mitchell G. Bard uncovers I...
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The best book you can get on the Israeli-Arab conflict. You'll know everything you need to know if you pick this up.     source
Hillbilly Elegy
A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
J. D. Vance - Jun 28, 2016
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From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of Americas white working classHillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisisthat of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic o...
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A very well-written book. The whole thing is a critique of individual decisions.     source
The War on Cops
How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe
Heather Mac Donald - Jun 21, 2016
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Since the summer of 2014, America has been convulsed with a protest movement known as Black Lives Matter. That movement holds that police officers are among the greatest threats—if not the greatest threat--facing young black males today. Policing and the rest of the criminal justice system—from prosecutors to drug laws—single out minority communiti...
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A very good book. Talks about the Ferguson effect and why it is that the left's attack on law enforcement is actually making people in the inner city less safe, and raising crime rates.     source
String Theory
David Foster Wallace on Tennis
David Foster Wallace - May 10, 2016 (first published in 2014)
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An instant classic of American sportswriting—the tennis essays of David Foster Wallace, “the best mind of his generation” (A. O. Scott) and “the best tennis-writer of all time” (New York Times) Both a onetime "near-great junior tennis player" and a lifelong connoisseur of the finer points of the game, David Foster Wallace wrote about tennis with th...
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A fun bathroom book to read. The writing is really great.     source
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Going Red
The Two Million Voters Who Will Elect the Next President--and How Conservatives Can Win Them
Ed Morrissey - Apr 12, 2016
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The 2016 election is conservatives’ last, best chance to take back the country. So, how can they win?    The answer, conservative columnist and analyst Ed Morrissey says, depends on seven battleground counties in swing states Republicans must win. Each county pulled for Obama in one or both of the last two elections, but after eight years of misadv...
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A very interesting book.     source
The Scandal of Money
Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does
George Gilder - Mar 28, 2016
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Why do conservatives have such a hard time winning the economic debate in the court of public opinion? Simple, George Gilder says: conservatives misunderstand economics almost as badly as liberals do. Republicans have been running on tax cut proposals since the era of Harding and Coolidge without seriously addressing the key problems of a global ec...
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A tremendous author.     source
The Professor in the Cage
Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch
Jonathan Gottschall - Mar 15, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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An English professor starts training in mixed martial arts, exploring the science and history behind the violence of men  When a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym opens across the street from his office, Jonathan Gottschall sees a challenge. Pushing forty, out of shape, and disenchanted with his job as an adjunct English professor, he works up his nerve...
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All about why it is that men love watching fights.     source
Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell
Ball Four by Jim Bouton
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Revenge of Geography by Robert D. Kaplan
Knowledge and Power by George Gilder
Wealth and Poverty by George Gilder
The Once and Future King by T. H. White
The Beast That Crouches at the Door by Rabbi David Fohrman
The Insanity Defense by Woody Allen
Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
Black Rednecks & White Liberals by Sowel
The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
The Source by James A. Michener
The Quest for Cosmic Justice by Thomas Sowell
Ghosts of Manila by Mark Kram
Modern Times Revised Edition by Paul Johnson
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
The Long March by Roger Kimball
Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity by James Fitzjames Stephen
Patriots by A.J. Langguth
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
Tragedy And Comedy by Walter Kerr
Exodus by Leon Uris
Mila 18 by Leon Uris