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June 10, 2010

Summer Reading: Environment, Politics, and Fiction

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Even more books to read:

September 18, 2009

Reading: Glenn Beck’s Common Sense

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 3:24 pm
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I suspect that Glenn Beck’s Common Sense:  The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine (New York:  Mercury Radio Arts-Simon & Schuster, 2009) will, as he hopes, “galvanize [some] Americans to see past government’s easy solutions, two-part monopoly, and illogical methods and take back our great country” (back cover).

In “A Note from the Author,” Beck writes, “If you believe that it’s time to put principles above parties, character above campaign promises, and Common Sense [sic] above all–then I ask you to read this book . . .” (ix).  I do believe “that it’s time to put principles above parties [and] character above campaign promises,” but we need to put the Constitution–not “Common Sense”–above all.  Paine’s “powerful treatise” (back cover) of that name helped motivate the American Revolution and our divinely inspired founding documents, which should direct our political activism rather than a vague and unreliable human trait.

Beck and Simon & Schuster should have postponed publication long enough to include a much-needed index.

August 29, 2009

Video: “In or Out 2010″

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Video:  “In or Out 2010

June 23, 2009

Video: “Is Glenn Beck’s Common Sense Non-Partisan?”

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Video:  “Is Glenn Beck’s Common Sense Non-Partisan?

June 18, 2009

Videos: Glenn Beck Reading a Letter from a Woman in Arizona 6-17-09

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Video: “Glenn Beck Clips 06-17-09 ‘THE LETTER’ A Grandma Writes Beck About Being Fed Up PART 1

Video: “Glenn Beck Clips 06-17-09 PART 2 ‘THE LETTER’ A Grandma Writes Beck About Being Fed Up

text of the letter

June 13, 2009

Video: “John Stossel on 20/20 – A Profile of Glenn Beck”

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Video:  “John Stossel on 20/20 – A Profile of Glenn Beck

June 11, 2009

More Additions to Reading List

I heard about these books on Glenn Beck’s radio and TV shows:

  • Bradley C.S. Watson, Living Constitution, Dying Faith: Progressivism and the New Science of Jurisprudence
  • Glenn Beck, Glenn Beck’s Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government (to be released June 16)
  • Matthew Spalding, We Still Hold These Truths: Rediscovering Our Principles, Reclaiming Our Future (to be released on Oct. 15)

June 6, 2009

Videos: Thomas Sowell – Housing Boom and Bust

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These segments appeared on Glenn Beck’s TV show Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week:

May 22, 2009

My Summer Reading List

I’m hoping to get a lot of reading done this summer.  The following books are on my list:

My Books

  • Cleon Skousen, The 5000 Year Leap:  The 28 Great Ideas that Changed the World
  • Mark Levin, Liberty and Tyranny
  • F. A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom
  • Jonah Goldberg, Liberal Fascism:  The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning
  • Ronald J. Pestritto and William J. Atto, eds., American Progressivism:  A Reader
  • Ronald J. Pestritto, Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism
  • Amity Shlaes, The Forgotten Man:  A New History of the Great Depression
  • Robert Gellately, Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler:  The Age of Social Catastrophe
  • Glenn Beck, An Inconvenient Book
  • Walter Williams, Liberty Versus the Tyranny of Socialism
  • Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
  • Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Library Books

  • Thomas E. Woods, Jr., and Kevin R. C. Gutzman, Who Killed the Constitution?  The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush
  • Randy E. Barnett, Restoring the Lost Constitution:  The Presumption of Liberty
  • George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller, Animal Spirits:  How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
  • Andrew Klavan, The Last Thing I Remember

May 17, 2009

Video: “Gutzman, Napolitano talk 10th Amendment on Glenn Beck”

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Video:  “Gutzman, Napolitano talk 10th Amendment on Glenn Beck

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