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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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Think Again
The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
Adam Grant - Feb 02, 2021
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We need to spend as much time rethinking as we do thinking.Why do we refresh our wardrobes every year, renovate our kitchens every decade, but never update our beliefs and our views? Why do we laugh at people using computers that are ten years old, but yet still cling to opinions we formed ten years ago?For too many of us, our ways of thinking beco...
Ben Shapiro
Jan 31, 2021
Great book      source
Founding God’s Nation
Reading Exodus
Leon R Kass - Jan 05, 2021
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In this long-awaited follow-up to his 2003 book on Genesis, humanist scholar Leon Kass explores how Exodus raises and then answers the central political questions of what defines a nation and how a nation should govern itself. Considered by some the most important book in the Hebrew Bible, Exodus tells the story of the Jewish people from their ensl...
Ben Shapiro
Jan 08, 2021
As Jews begin reading the book of Exodus this Shabbat, here's a terrific and worthwhile book on the subject from Leon Kass:      source
Every Man Dies Alone
A Novel
Hans Fallada - Mar 30, 2010 (first published in 1947)
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This never-before-translated masterpiece—by a heroic best-selling writer who saw his life crumble when he wouldn’t join the Nazi Party—is based on a true story.It presents a richly detailed portrait of life in Berlin under the Nazis and tells the sweeping saga of one working-class couple who decides to take a stand when their only son is killed at ...
Ben Shapiro
Jul 30, 2019
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
The secret of Santa Vittoria
Robert Crichton - Jan 01, 1968 (first published in 1966)
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In the last days of World War II, German forces are sent to occupy the Italian hill town, Santa Vittoria, and claim its great treasure: one million bottles of the Santa Vittoria wine that is its lifeblood. The clownish mayor, Bombolini, matches wits with the urbane German captain, Von Prum, as the town unites -- aristocrats and peasants, old enemie...
Ben Shapiro
Jul 30, 2019
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
Panic Attack
Young Radicals in the Age of Trump
Robby Soave - Jun 18, 2019
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Since the 2016 election, college campuses have erupted in violent protests, demands for safe spaces, and the silencing of views that activist groups find disagreeable. Who are the leaders behind these protests, and what do they want? In Panic Attack, libertarian journalist Robby Soave answers these questions by profiling young radicals from across ...
Ben Shapiro
Jun 14, 2019
This is a good book.      source
The Moral Arc
How Science Makes Us Better People
Michael Shermer - Jan 26, 2016 (first published in 2014)
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Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moralFrom Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the no...
Ben Shapiro
Mar 20, 2019
Definitely pick up a copy of Michael's book, too -- it's a great read!      source
Suicide of the West
How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy
Jonah Goldberg - Apr 24, 2018
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With his trademark blend of political history, social science, economics, and pop culture, two-time NYT bestselling author, syndicated columnist, National Review senior editor, and American Enterprise Institute fellow Jonah Goldberg makes the timely case that America and other democracies are in peril as they lose the will to defend the values and ...
Ben Shapiro
Apr 15, 2018
[email protected]’s book is an important exploration of why we’re giving up the philosophy that built the modern West      source
Reasons to Vote for Democrats
A Comprehensive Guide
Michael J. Knowles - Apr 11, 2017
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Read the book that President Donald Trump called “a great book for your reading enjoyment!”The most exhaustively researched and coherently argued Democrat Party apologia to date, Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide is a political treatise sure to stand the test of time. A must-have addition to any political observer's coffee table....
Ben Shapiro
Mar 08, 2017
This is the most thorough book on Democratic ideas ever penned.      source
The Right Stuff
Tom Wolfe - Mar 04, 2008 (first published in 1979)
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Tom Wolfe began The Right Stuff at a time when it was unfashionable to contemplate American heroism. Nixon had left the White House in disgrace, the nation was reeling from the catastrophe of Vietnam, and in 1979--the year the book appeared--Americans were being held hostage by Iranian militants. Yet it was exactly the anachronistic courage of his ...
Ben Shapiro
Dec 08, 2016
The book is FAR better than the movie, which is still good.      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....
Ben Shapiro
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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A tall, blond Englishman with opaque, gray eyes. A killer at the top of his profession. A man unknown to any secret service in the world. An assassin with a contract to kill the world's most heavily guarded man.One man with a rifle who can change the course of history. One man whose mission is so secretive not even his employers know his name. And ...
Ben Shapiro
The best action novel ever written. By a looong shot!      source
The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America by Barry Latzer
Myths and Facts by Mitchell G. Bard
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 Professor in the Cage by Jonathan Gottschall
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