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Joe Scarborough

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Charles Joseph Scarborough is an American cable news host, musician, and former congressman from Florida. He is currently the co-host of Morning Joe on MSNBC with Mika Brzezinski, his spouse. He previously hosted Scarborough Country on the same network.
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First Principles
What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country
Thomas E. Ricks - Nov 10, 2020
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author offers a revelatory new book about the founding fathers, examining their educations and, in particular, their devotion to the ancient Greek and Roman classics—and how that influence would shape their ideals and the new American nation.On the morning after the 2016 presid...
Joe Scarborough
Dec 09, 2020
My favorite book of the year! Read it for yourself and then please pass it along to your child in college. Tom Ricks reconnects us to the political genius of our founders without shying away from their personal faults.      source
Twilight of Democracy
The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism
Anne Applebaum - Jul 21, 2020
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, professor, and historian offers an expert guide to understanding the appeal of the strongman as a leader and an explanation for why authoritarianism is back with a menacing twenty-first century twist.Across the world today, from the Americas to Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege while populism and...
Joe Scarborough
Aug 02, 2020
No book better describes our political times than @anneapplebaum’s “Twilight of Democracy”. Her insights on the rise of soft authoritarianism in the West are crucial. As a conservative shaped by the Cold War, it was distressing to read of her subjects’ shameless hypocrisy.      source
Begin Again
James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
Eddie S. Glaude Jr. - Jun 30, 2020
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James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the civil rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. In the era of Trump, what can we learn from his struggle?"Searing, provocative, and ultimately hopeful . . . Begin Again challenges, illuminates, and points us toward if not a more perfect union then at least a more just on...
Joe Scarborough
Dec 03, 2019
Here’s the James Baldwin quote @esglaude and I were talking about this morning from his great new book “Begin Again”: “To accept one’s past—one’s history—is not the same as drowning it it.”      source
Revolution of Robert Kennedy
John R. Bohrer - Jun 06, 2017
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A groundbreaking account of how Robert F. Kennedy transformed horror into hope between 1963 and 1966, with style and substance that has shaped American politics ever since.On November 22nd, 1963, Bobby Kennedy received a phone call that altered his life forever. The president, his brother, had been shot. JFK would not survive.In The Revolution of R...
Joe Scarborough
Oct 22, 2019
Such great news, Jack. We are so happy for you! PS—If you haven’t yet, do yourself a favor and read Jack’s amazing book on RFK, The Revolution of Robert Kennedy.      source
The Immoral Majority
Why Evangelicals Chose Political Power over Christian Values
Ben Howe - Aug 13, 2019
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Now a National Bestseller!Evangelicals are losing the culture war. What if it’s their fault?In 2016, writer and filmmaker Ben Howe found himself disillusioned with the religious movement he’d always called home. In the pursuit of electoral victory, many American evangelicals embraced moral relativism and toxic partisanship.Whatever happened to the ...
Joe Scarborough
Aug 13, 2019
“The Immoral Majority” by @BenHowe is such an important book for Americans to read and for evangelicals to debate. Critically important.      source
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Reset
How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next Act
Dwain Schenck - Dec 31, 2013
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Welcome to the new world of jobs in security.Layoff. If you haven't experienced one, you know someone who has. Dwain Schenck speaks with authority; not only has he seen energetic, talented, and accomplished friends undergo the stress of job loss, but he, too, has felt the sting of being "let go."Resetis the uncompromising portrait of Schenck's jour...
Joe Scarborough
Nov 26, 2017
Mika wrote the forward to Dwain's moving book about losing a job, getting knocked down, and fighting back to find ever greater success. Inspiring!      source
So We Read On
How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures
Maureen Corrigan - Sep 09, 2014
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It's a staple on almost every high school reading list in the country. It's a book that has remained current for over half a century, fighting off critics and changing tastes in fiction. But do even its biggest fans know all there is to appreciate about The Great Gatsby?Maureen Corrigan, the book critic for "Fresh Air" and a Gatsby lover extraordin...
Joe Scarborough
Sep 10, 2017
I love this book.      source
My Losing Season
A Memoir
Pat Conroy - Aug 26, 2003 (first published in 2002)
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“I was born to be a point guard, but not a very good one. . . .There was a time in my life when I walked through the world known to myself and others as an athlete. It was part of my own definition of who I was and certainly the part I most respected. When I was a young man, I was well-built and agile and ready for the rough and tumble of games, an...
Joe Scarborough
Mar 05, 2016
A Great Loss-> Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides, passes away. My Losing Season remains a remarkable book.      source