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Hugh Hewitt is an American radio talk show host with the Salem Radio Network and an attorney, academic, and author. A conservative, he writes about law, society, politics, and media bias in the United States.
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The Death of Learning
How American Education Has Failed Our Students and What to Do about It
John Agresto - 2022-08-09
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The liberal arts are dying. They are dying because most Americans don't see the point of them. Americans don't understand why anyone would study literature or history or the classics--or, more contemporarily, feminist criticism, whiteness studies, or the literature of postcolonial states--when they can get an engineering or business degree.Even mor...
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25 years ago Allan Bloom predicted the blast. Now John Agresto surveys the ruins and the wreckage, as well as the saboteurs who would now lead the rebuilding —and says “Stop. Reconsider.” A fantastic book: 1.      source
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Three Days in Moscow
Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire (Three Days Series)
Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney - 2018-05-15
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • President Reagan's dramatic battle to win the Cold War is revealed as never before by the award-winning anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier."An instant classic, if not the finest book to date on Ronald Reagan.” — Jay WinikMoscow, 1988: 1,000 miles behind the Iron Curtain, Ronald Reagan stood for freedom and confro...
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Up next: @BretBaier joins me to discuss his interview with Ukraine's President Zelensky. And for timely books on Russia, try Bret's "Three Days In Moscow":      source
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One Damn Thing After Another
Memoirs of an Attorney General
William P. Barr - 2022-03-08
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The former attorney general provides a candid account of his historic tenures serving two vastly different presidents, George H.W. Bush and Donald J. Trump.William Barr’s first tenure as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush was largely the result of chance, while his second tenure under President Donald Trump a deliberate and difficult...
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Almost every page of Barr’s book is full of crucial details about the country since President Reagan took office. It should be mandatory reading for 1Ls. Journalists too of course though I’m not holding my breath for that. Get it. Read it. Learn from it:      source
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The Last King of America
The Misunderstood Reign of George III
Andrew Roberts - 2021-11-09
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The last king of America, George III, has been ridiculed as a complete disaster who frittered away the colonies and went mad in his old age. The truth is much more nuanced and fascinating--and will completely change the way readers and historians view his reign and legacy.Most Americans dismiss George III as a buffoon--a heartless and terrible mona...
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TFW you have finished a great book —a great book, “The Last King of America” by @aroberts_andrew and have no idea what to read next b/c it will disappoint. Who knew George III was a man of honor and his allegiance was to the British Constitution first?      source
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To Rescue the Republic
Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876
Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney - 2021-10-12
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From the #1 bestselling author and anchor of Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier comes a riveting reassessment of Ulysses S. Grant, arguing that the great Civil War commander’s battle to save the Union continued to the very end of his presidency when a crisis threatened to fracture the still fragile nation once again.In this follow-up...
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I listened to every page of Ron Chernow’s magesterial Grant and am enjoying @BretBaier’s new “To Rescue The Republic, Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union and the Crisis of 1876 all the more for having done so. Splendid book by Bret:      source
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The Politics of Catastrophe
Niall Ferguson - 2021-05-04
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All disasters are in some sense man-made. Setting the annus horribilis of 2020 in historical perspective, Niall Ferguson explains why we are getting worse, not better, at handling disasters.Disasters are inherently hard to predict. Pandemics, like earthquakes, wildfires, financial crises. and wars, are not normally distributed; there is no cycle of...
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and why. Like Josh Rogin's "Chaos Under Heaven," "Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe" is a significant book, one which will be read for years if not decades, and you should read it now: (I also purchased the audible edition which is quite good.)      source
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Red Line
The Unraveling of Syria and America's Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World
Joby Warrick - 2021-02-23
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Black Flags, the thrilling unknown story of America's mission in Syria: to find and destroy Syria's chemical weapons and keep them out of the hands of the Islamic StateIn August 2012, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was clinging to power in a vicious civil war. When secret intelligence revealed that the di...
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After uplifting book from @billmcraven and fascinating one from @ktumulty —both are now podcasts for my series “The Interview”— time for the harrowing “Red Line” by @JobyWarrick. A dozen pages in and its hair raising. And true. Intv and podcast to follow:      source
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Chaos Under Heaven
Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the Twenty-First Century
Josh Rogin - 2021-03-09
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The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post columnist and peerless observer of the U.S.–China relationship There was no calm before the storm. Donald Trump’s surprise electoral victory shattered the fragile understanding between Washington and Beijing, puttin...
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Thanks @JerryHendrixII. The book is absolutely a must read, like today:      source
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Scott Gottlieb
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Dark Sky
C. J. Box - 2021-03-02
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Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must accompany a Silicon Valley CEO on a hunting trip--but soon learns that he himself may be the hunted--in the thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author C. J. Box.When the governor of Wyoming gives Joe Pickett the thankless task of taking a tech baron on an elk hunting trip, Joe reluctantly trek...
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Hard to express how terrific “Dark Sky” by @cjboxauthor is: I am still a purist though and think new readers should start w/ first book and read all 21 in order. The characters age very well, and playing Joe Pickett bingo is fun too. An observation:      source
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The Power Couple
A Novel
Alex Berenson - 2021-02-09
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award winner Alex Berenson comes a supercharged thriller about marriage and the dangerous secrets spouses keep.Rebecca and Brian Unsworth appear to have it all. A nice house in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Two well-behaved, healthy teenage children. Important government jobs—Rebecca working in c...
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From “Grant” to the new thriller from ⁦@AlexBerenson⁩, “The Power Couple.” Gets a grip instantly. Every parent’s nightmare and Alex brings the page-turning he perfected in the #JohnWells series. (Not a Wells book, btw, but just as good.)      source
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