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Posts Tagged ‘book reviews’

8 Goofs in Jonathan Gruber’s Health Care Reform Book

8 Goofs in Jonathan Gruber’s Health Care Reform Book

This Obamacare architect’s propaganda piece is a comic of errors MATT PALUMBO, THE FREEMAN In one of life’s bitter ironies, I recently found a book by Jonathan Gruber in the bin of a bookstore’s going-out-of-business sale. It’s called Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works. Interestingly, the book is a [...]

The Sphinx

The Sphinx

Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the Road to World War II, by Nicholas Wapshott BOOK REVIEW BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The complicated strategic struggle between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and those who believed the United States could and should stay out of World War II has been repeatedly explored, mostly through works [...]

Dickens’ Christmas Mystery

Dickens’ Christmas Mystery

For fun Christmas reading this season, I highly recommend John Grisham’s “Skipping Christmas,” or Maeve Binchy’s “This Year It Will Be Different.” For a more thought-provoking read, however, I suggest Charles Dickens’ short story, “A Christmas Tree.” I have often contended that Dickens is at his greatest when he is brief. [...]

Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing

Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing

EDUCATION REPORTER, BOOK REVIEWS Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, Twelve Publishing, 2014 “Well, what do you think?” That’s all Anson Dorrance says at half-time when his soccer team is losing on the field. Coach Dorrance, who has led the Univ. of North Carolina women’s soccer team to win 21 [...]

“The Great and Holy War”

“The Great and Holy War”

How World War I Became a Religious Crusade and Reshaped the Religious Landscape ROBERT H. CLEMM, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES Historian Fritz Stern once remarked that the Great War was the “first calamity of the 20th century, the calamity from which all other calamities sprang.” On the centenary of World War I there is an overwhelming [...]

John Adams: Party of One—Man of God

John Adams: Party of One—Man of God

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Editor's Note: This book review was previously published in 2005 at NewsMax.com and elsewhere on the Net. It wasn't too many months ago when David McCullough won a Pulitzer for his biography on John Adams. And so maybe it wasn't the best of timing that on McCullough's prize winning heels – hot off the [...]

Democrats And Jobs: Love Them Or Hate Them?

Democrats And Jobs: Love Them Or Hate Them?

MARK W. HENDRICKSON Historically, the Democrats proudly have worn the mantle of “the party of labor.” In practice, though, there has been an interesting dichotomy: they undoubtedly are the party of organized labor, with unions being a major pillar of the Democratic Party; however, their policies often have increased unemployment and [...]

Climate Science a Fraud, Not A Mistake

Climate Science a Fraud, Not A Mistake

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY A new book called The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science makes the case that climate change is a fraud. The global warming movement has been designed to justify more government controls, enrich its proponents, and radically change society. Climate scientist Tim Ball traces climate hysteria to the 1960s book The [...]

The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade

The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY How did America become one of only four nations (along with Canada, China, and North Korea) that allow abortions for any reason, at any time during pregnancy? Why do laws regulating other surgical procedures not protect women when they get an abortion? Why does “unborn human life” have legal status in tort, criminal, and [...]

Happily Never After

Happily Never After

SARAH SKWIRE, THE FREEMAN Francis Spufford’s Red Plenty has been ably reviewed in these pages before. But it’s a book I can’t stop talking about and recommending. And when I do recommend Red Plenty to others, I’m never quite sure what to call it. The back of the book describes it as “history . . . fiction . . . as different from [...]

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