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August 15, 2016

With this book, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis offers the lay reader, as well as lawyers and political scientists, important and valuable insights into the meaning behind the architecture of the U.S. Constitution of 1789, which is still with us and so consumes everyday political and legal debate, as just described above.

August 01, 2016

The age of crony capitalism, married to scientific research, with the sword of the state blazing the way. Enter That Hideous Strength, and C.S. Lewis’s scathing, yet prophetic portrayal of a science unhinged from objective truth, and sold-out in the pursuit of power.

April 07, 2016

In July 2015, I reported on and analyzed the FBI’s Communities Against Terrorism Program and concluded that it made every adult citizen a terrorism suspect. In January 2016, the FBI announced that it wants to make every high school teacher, administrator and student in America a spy to report to it or local State police suspicious words or activity by any teenager attending our schools.

October 28, 2015

After Snowden: Privacy, Secrecy, and Security in the Information Age (Thomas Dunne Books, 2015) is a primer for any citizen who wants to be informed about the issues revealed by the National Security Agency’s (NSA) spying programs.

July 08, 2015

If you engage in any of the following activities, you could be on a terrorism watch list: Make suspicious comments regarding anti‑US, radical theology, vague or cryptic warnings that suggest or appear to endorse the use of violence in support of a cause; Make unusual comments regarding radical theology, vague/cryptic warnings, or anti‑U.S. sentiments that appear to be out‑of‑place and provocative; Make racist or extreme religious statements coupled with comments that are violent or appear to condone violence; More.

February 27, 2015

We have recently lived through the failed Arab Spring from late 2010 to mid-2012. So we have some basis from which to imagine the power of the revolutionary current that ran through Europe during the unsuccessful revolutions of 1848 on that continent which failed to erect democratic governments to replace the aristocracies of European kings and queens. 

January 26, 2015

On 9/11, while the nation was under attack, the author lunched with a former CIA Deputy Director, and one former and another future White House National Security Advisor. He believes that for the first time in American history we went to war that day not through reason but through our emotions caused by a universally shared image of the attack.

October 13, 2014

Carolyn Henderson has published in book form a series of almost 50 short think pieces, laced with humor, irreverent insight, exasperation, spirituality and hope, often uniquely from a woman’s perspective. She seeks to explore how one can be a 21st century Christian, avoid hypocrisy and instead be an independent thinker, all while operating outside of the structure and culture of institutional churches.

October 01, 2014

Imitating Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s famous work on the gulag prison system in Soviet Russia, The First Circle, Jens Soering portrays himself in this book as prisoner 179212, serving a life term with no possibility of parole through anything but death. In this short and easy to read narrative he supplies an hour-by-hour survey of daily life in a medium-security prison in Virginia, while also identifying and commenting upon numerous public policy issues relating to the state of the typical prison system in the United States.

September 05, 2014

There is no end to discussion of John Locke’s impact on the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence lists our inalienable rights to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” and the Constitution creates a relatively strong central government limited nonetheless by our fundamental freedoms. And so, Americans generally accept that our government is designed to protect our freedoms and natural rights. Llewellyn Harrison “Lew” Rockwell, Jr. challenges that assumption.

July 10, 2014

The Know Your Bill of Rights Workbook, written by Sean Patrick, is designed to help students studying the first ten amendments of the Constitution to learn more about the history of their formation in addition to reasoning out why they are so important today.

June 13, 2014

In his new book, State of Terror, John Brown turns fact into fiction while sketching how fiction could readily be turned into fact. The story centers on a police state installed in the United States under the guise of counterterrorism efforts. Since terrorists cannot be distinguished by simple profiling, the government is forced to monitor everything about everyone.

May 29, 2014
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