Five Books, a great and very interesting bookblog has a list of the five best conservative books as rated by some luminaries of the conservative movement. The list is what you’d expect—F.A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom came out as number one, followed closely by Whittaker Chambers’ Witness and De Toqueville’s Democracy in America. But [...]
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The ever-astute Josh Trevino has a very interesting review of Crashing The Gate, a how-to manual on “netroots activism” by Markos Moulitsas and Jerome Armstrong. I’ve always personally believed that “netroots activism” is ultimately a flash in the pan. Sites like The Daily Kos and RedState quickly degenerate into ideological echo chambers that serve narrow [...]
Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ is a difficult, important, and sobering film. It is also a masterwork. The Passion follows the last few hours of the life of Jesus Christ, and it does not flinch from showing the horrible suffering and anguish that transpired in those hours. Actor Jim Caviezel does a brilliant [...]
Andrew Sullivan has more on the trends of "South Park" Republicans. As the article he links to states: Talk to right-leaning college students, and it’s clear that Sullivan is onto something. Arizona State undergrad Eric Spratling says the definition fits him and his Republican pals perfectly. “The label is really about rejecting the image of [...]
I’ve been reading Jean-François Revel’s brilliant Anti-Americanism and it is one of the most singularly lucid books on US-European relations I’ve read recently. Revel pulls no punches in describing the virulent anti-Americanism that has swept the European continent. Revel makes this note: Anti-Americanism is at base a totalizing, if not a totalitarian, vision. The peculiar [...]
It looks like Anne Coulter’s new book Treason has beaten Hillary Clinton’s screed on the Amazon bestseller list, running just behind Harry Potter and John Steinbeck. I give it a week before Hillary starts complaining about the VRWC again…
Byron York writes in National Review that accusation of lying against Bush are backfiring for the Democrats. From the landing on the Lincoln to Iraqi WMD, the Democrats appear eager to find any charge against the President that will stick. The problem with the Democratic Party is that they’re operating the same way the GOP [...]