• Pragerisms

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    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Book Club Recommendations

Okay, Book Clubbers, here is where we get to suggest, discuss, and vote on the book we want to read for our next meeting in May. If you have a book recommendation please COMMENT to this posting. Include in your comment:

  • Book Title
  • Author
  • Number of Pages
  • One paragraph that describes the book and why it would be relevant to a book club of Prager listeners.

Thanks for your input!

9 Responses

  1. “Guns, Germs, and Steel” by Jared Diamond is an interesting 500 page Pulitzer prize winning book. It does a great job at trying to explain why the continents ended up with different economies. It examines the transitions from hunter gatherers into complex civilizations. The success of civilizations hinge on natural resources, and the ability to have extra manpower to develop complex societies amd technologies . It has changed the way I look at different cultures.

    Also there is a 3 hour Natl Geographic DVD that does a great job at covering the material for those that get bogged down with the book. A thought provoking read that could create a great discussion.

  2. “Dreams from My Father”, by Barack Obama, 464 pages. Barack could easily be our next president. Learn about him in his own words, written when he was 34. “This memoir is not about his father’s life, but about Obama’s, and he brings that home with an intimate tone rather than that of his public speeches. (His 2004 Democratic Convention keynote address is included at the end.) Throughout the book, the U.S. Senator looks at race from the point of view of someone who has seen and been part of a variety of cultures, and he explains how his perspective shaped his views.

  3. “The Death of the Grown-Up” by Diana West, 272 pages.
    Diana West sees a US filled with middle-age guys playing air guitar and thinks “No wonder we can’t stop Islamic terrorism.” She sees Moms Who Mosh and wonders “Is there a single adult left anywhere?” But, the grown-ups are all gone. The disease that killed them was incubated in the sixties to a rock-and-roll score, took hold in the seventies with the help of multicultralism and left us with a nation of eternal adolescents who can’t decide between “good” and “bad”, a generation who can’t say “no”. From the inability to nix a sixteen year-old’s request for Marilyn Manson concert tickets to offering adolescents parentally-funded motel rooms on prom night to rationalizing murderous acts of Islamic suicide bombers with platitudes of cultural equivalence, West sees us on a slippery slope that’s lead to a time when America has forgotten its place in the world. In The Death of the Grown-Up Diana West serves up a provocative critique of our dangerously indecisive world leavened with humor and shot through with insight.

  4. Several books come to mind:

    “White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era,” by Shelby Steele. Steele, like Thomas Sowell and now Dennis Prager, is a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Like Barack O’Bama, he has a black father and white mother (he has also recently published a book analysing O’Bama, called “Bound Man”. He has won the National Book Critics Circle Award, an Emmy, a Writers Guild Award, and a National Humanities Medal (given by George W. Bush). White guilt explains how the civil rights movement became distorted from the days of Martin Luther King, who asked that people be judged by their character, not their skin color, to the Great Society and beyond, where certain minorities, particularly blacks, were given all kinds of preferences. He asserts that it is white guilt over the shameful history of slavery that accounts for the way things changed. Government, universities, and corporations have been trying to regain legitimacy and avoid charges of racism. The solutions, however, have only served to further exploit or stigmatize blacks, always viewing them as victims, never as equals. A fascinating look at our culture and our psychology. Best of all, it’s only 181 pages.

    “Why The Jews?: The Reason For Antisemitism”, by Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin. With Dennis’ typical clarity, he goes through arguments for the long history of antisemitism and debunks them. What is left is the conclusion that, paradoxically, it is the beliefs of Judaism itself that have both ensured its survival and aroused antipathy throughout history. 198 pp. plus notes.

    “Race and Culture”, by Thomas Sowell. One of my favorite authors, Sowell argues that differences in productive skills and cultural values mostly account for the advancement or regression of particular groups, countries, or whole civilizations. Chapter headings include A World View, Migration and Culture, Conquest and Culture, Race and Economics, Race and Politics, Race and Intelligence, Race and Slavery, and Race and History. 258 pp. plus notes.

  5. My only problem with “Guns, Germs, and Steel” is that 500 pages is very long! Our last book, “The Looming Tower,” was about 375 pages and that was really pushing it…

  6. Hi everybody. Thanks for the great suggestions. I vote for the following books (in order of preference):
    1. The Death of the Grown-Up
    2. White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era
    3. Guns, Germs, and Steel (after reading a couple ‘lighter’ books, I’ll be ready for a 500 page book)


  7. I vote the same way Susanne did.

  8. Oops, sorry, I didn’t even follow my own guidelines. Too much going on last week with Easter and all.

    My book selection is “The U.N. Exposed How the United Nations Sabotages America’s Security and Fails the World”

    Author: Eric Shawn, Sr. Correspondent and Anchor for Fox News Channel.

    Pages: A mere 252 although there are extra reference pages.

    This book “will give you a rare insider’s tour of the UN focusing on many disturbing aspects that have been ignored by the mainstream media” such as

    1. how UN supervised funds were diverted into weapons used against American troops

    2. How terrorists and rogue states seeking nuclear weapons flout toothless UN resolutions

    3. How our allies’ selfish economic interests drive UN backed challenges to America’s sovereignty

    We were supposed to vote last week, and I see a couple have done so. I’ll send out an email reminding people to vote.

  9. I would recommend “ACLU vs. America: Exposing the Agenda to Redefine Moral Values” by Alan Sears published in 2005. Dennis interviewed Sears shortly after the book came out. The book is less than 200 pages. It begins with history of ACLU’s origins, then its chapters cover the following arena where the ACLU has had an influence: ACLU vs. marriage, parents, kids, human life, religion, Christmas, American sovereignty. The final chapter discusses ways to take a stand against the ACLU encroachment.

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