In Underdogma: How America’s Enemies Use Our Love for the Underdog to Trash American Power (Dallas: BenBella Books, 2011), Michael Prell defines underdogma as “the belief that those who have less power are virtuous and noble–because they have less power–and the belief that those who have more power are to be scorned–because they have more power” (11).
I think Prell’s theory provides at least a partial explanation for why America’s internal and external enemies hate America.
I have the following political books on hold at the country library and plan to read them this summer:
- Tom Coburn, The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan To Stop Washington from Bankrupting America
- Arthur C. Brooks, The Road to Freedom: How To Win the Fight for Free Enterprise
- Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, Screwed! How Foreign Countries Are Ripping America Off and Plundering Our Economy, and How Our Leaders Help Them Do it
- Katie Pavlich, Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up
- Marco Rubio, An American Son
- Jonah Goldberg, The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas
- Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr., Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions after 9/11 Save American Lives
- Edward Klein, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House
- Bob Ingle, Chris Christie: The Inside Story of His Rise to Power
- Michael Prell, Underdogma: How America’s Enemies Use Our Love for the Underdog To Trash American Power
- Matt Kibbe, Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government’s Stranglehold on America