Facets: Books That Can Free the American Mind

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.” ~Thomas Szasz

Books That Can Free the American Mind

Commentary by TLB Contributor: Ken LaRive

It was said in a Lafayette Internet coffee house just last night that Obama is good for one thing, he woke up America. There is hope in that…

We are reawakening as a nation, and our spirituality and intellect are being stimulated and challenged as never before. Challenged by the potential for great loss, and stimulated by a hunger for the truth that can save us.

It is becoming evident that we cannot figure out who our adversary is, or what dominating forces controls us, unless we know ourselves, and our place in the world. If we are going to take back our country, we Americans must pick up our identifying American standard, and the following is a means to that end.

Know yourself as a country, and unite, and you will face your enemy without fear

Review: Interventions by Noam Chomsky….

Though this book is a compilation of articles syndicated by the NY Times, they were rarely published in the US. Our mainstream media considers Chomsky’s point of view to be adjectivally dissident, and wantonly unorthodox, (tong in cheek). Whether you agree or not, his ideas on “Universality” is changing the world rapidly, and should be understood.

And this makes it a must read.

Review: Bush at War by Bob Woodward….

This book is focused from the epilogue onward. It is a complex, well researched, and mostly unbiased account of the Bush administration post-9-11. Definitely considered an insider perspective, it gives the reader the ability to draw their own conclusions, something rare in our current political climate.

Yes, a must read.

Review: War Law by Michael Byers…

It is understood that Americans are ignorant of international affairs As most struggle reading of our own Constitution and Bill or Rights, few understand our convoluted relationship with the UN, and our surprising position on international law.

War Law: Understanding International Law and Armed Conflict, by Michel Byers, tackles the tough questions that our biased media won’t say, or can’t. If you are looking for either a catalyst or a primer for how the US destabilizes International Law, and how that concept applies to our current and sometimes precarious position world-wide, this book is a must read.

Review: Paleoconservatives: new voice of the old right

Paleoconservatism” as a concept was defined during the 1980s as a response to the rise of Neoconservatism. It is a particular brand of conservatism that rose up in opposition to the New Deal, setting itself against the ideas of the centralizing trends that define modern politics today, on both sides of the isle. It expounds on an understanding of Republican virtues of self-governance and is a celebration of the nation’s varied and colorful regional cultures, with warnings as well.

This book brings together key “Old Right” writers of the past and present, and is a must read.

Review: The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy by Murry Friedman

This very engaging study describes the post-war migration of Jewish intellectuals from Left to Right. Friedman is a self-avowed Jewish neo-con who investigates his fellow Neocons from socialist salad days to the Cold War shift towards liberal anti-Communism. Ready or not you will see from his eyes the disgust of the counter-cultural excesses of the New Left and the final desecration of Reagan Republicanism.

A must read.

Review: The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton. and the sixties radicals seized control of the Democratic Party By David Horowitz and Richard Poe

  • The Shadow Party’s plan to rewrite the US Constitution.
  • How the Shadow Party overthrows foreign governments–and why it may attempt to use the same methods here.
  • The vast network of private think tanks, foundations, unions, stealth PACs, and other front groups through which the Shadow Party operates in America.
  • The network’s voluminous contributions to the Democrats, which totaled more than $300 million in the 2004 elections, and its growing influence over the party’s message and policy.
  • The politicians on both sides of the aisle who have exchanged political favors with George Soros and his “government-in-the-wings.”
  • The Shadow Party’s efforts to conceal its radical agenda behind the “moderate” pose of Hillary Clinton and other public figures.
  • The radical network’s plan to seize power in 2008.
  • A must read…

Review: George Soros, on Globalization

Straight from the horse’s mouth… Soros equates globalization with “the free movement of capital and the increasing domination of national economies by global financial markets and multinational corporations.” Whereas, Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) for international assistance i.e., international reserve assets a process that shares the burden equitably, with the United States paying its fair share.

Better pay attention…

This is a must read.

Review: The Transfer Agreement: The dramatic story of the pact between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine by Edwin Black.

The Transfer agreement is an award winning and compelling story of the negotiated arrangement in 1933 between Zionist organizations and the Nazis to transfer 50,000 Jews and $100 million of their assets to Jewish Palestine is exchange for stopping the Jewish led boycott of German products. This book is 25 years old, and still applies.

“A fascinating book creating controversy all across the country. Black applied his established investigative journalism techniques to history. The result is an extraordinary book.”Bill Kurtis, CBS Morning News

A struggle to write a painful chapter in Jewish history. What Black began uncovering was a tangled account of an anguished moment in history, one that he at the center had to piece together from…forgotten archives, pre-WWII newspapers, and government records.: — Jan Cawley, Chicago Tribune Magazine

This is a must read…

Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing America Apart by Pat Buchanan

Some say this is the very best of Buchanan writing. Ideology, writes Buchanan, is a Golden Calf, a false god, a secular religion that seeks vainly, like Marxism, to create a paradise on earth.

Powerful and to the point, Buchanan pulls no punches. His imperative to save America is to identify and remove from power the ideologues of both parties who have nearly killed our country. In his final chapter Buchanan lays out ideas to prevent the end of America.

Ahead of its time, and the key to our division. A must read…

Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.” ~Henry L. Doherty

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