Encounter Books

Encounter Books Independent publisher of serious non-fiction. Encounter magazine in another life. Promoting intelligent debate. Encounter Books draws its name from Encounter magazine, an Anglo-American literary journal founded in 1953 by poet Stephen Spender and journalist Irving Kristol.
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Encounter was a liberal, anti-Soviet monthly dedicated to two things: “a love of liberty and a respect for that part of human endeavour that goes by the name of culture.”

The magazine seemed to have come “out of nowhere”—with an immediate impact. Kingsley Amis, W. H. Auden, Isaiah Berlin, Albert Camus, Robert Conquest, Philip Larkin, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Lionel Trilling, Richard Wilbur, and E

Encounter was a liberal, anti-Soviet monthly dedicated to two things: “a love of liberty and a respect for that part of human endeavour that goes by the name of culture.”

The magazine seemed to have come “out of nowhere”—with an immediate impact. Kingsley Amis, W. H. Auden, Isaiah Berlin, Albert Camus, Robert Conquest, Philip Larkin, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Lionel Trilling, Richard Wilbur, and E

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At this late date, getting back on the right road—away from group preferences and from the cultural changes they have wr...
06/30/2021
A Dubious Expediency - Encounter Books

At this late date, getting back on the right road—away from group preferences and from the cultural changes they have wreaked on campus—won’t be easy. Yet, as the essays in this volume demonstrate, it needs to be done—sooner better than later.

Is higher education on the right road? The authors of these eight essays are hardly the first to think not. In 1976, in the now-famous Bakke case, the California Supreme Court had to decide whether what some view as the “good kind” of race discrimination—preferential treatment for minorities i...

“It’s a fascinating and essential book for understanding so many of our current political predicaments.” ―Mollie Hemingw...
06/29/2021
America Transformed - Encounter Books

“It’s a fascinating and essential book for understanding so many of our current political predicaments.” ―Mollie Hemingway, co-author of the national bestseller Justice on Trial and Senior Editor at The Federalist

The America of the modern administrative state is not the America of the original Constitution. This transformation comes not only from the ordinary course of historical change and development, but also from a radical, new philosophy of government that was imported into the American political tradit...

Two truths drive the problems in policing, education, and the workplace that are now ascribed to systemic racism. Facing...
06/28/2021
Facing Reality - Encounter Books

Two truths drive the problems in policing, education, and the workplace that are now ascribed to systemic racism. Facing Reality lays out the evidence clinically and in detail, without apologies or animus.

The charges of systemic racism and White privilege that are tearing the country apart float free of reality. Two known truths, long since documented beyond reasonable doubt, need to be acknowledged and incorporated into the ways we approach public policy: American Whites, Blacks, Latinos, and Asians...

Progressive privilege isn’t just unfair to conservatives; it has warped our entire political environment and made our co...
06/27/2021
Checking Progressive Privilege - Encounter Books

Progressive privilege isn’t just unfair to conservatives; it has warped our entire political environment and made our country more divided. https://buff.ly/3cJ8dVx

Progressives have taught us that it doesn’t take overt discrimination to make society unfair. Privilege afforded to different groups—such as whites, males, and heterosexuals—can infect our cultural institutions, creating unfair burdens for other groups. But one form of privilege has been overl...

The Cunning of Freedom explains how we have been witnessing the advent of a new form of despotism, much of it being the ...
06/26/2021
The Cunning of Freedom - Encounter Books

The Cunning of Freedom explains how we have been witnessing the advent of a new form of despotism, much of it being the effect of liberalism’s dominant position.

This book has two currents. The first is an analysis of the three concepts of freedom that are called, respectively, negative, positive, and inner. Negative freedom is defined as an absence of coercion, positive freedom as an ability to rule oneself and others, inner freedom as being oneself; that i...

We have been witnessing the advent of a new form of despotism, much of it being the effect of liberalism’s dominant posi...
06/25/2021
The Cunning of Freedom - Encounter Books

We have been witnessing the advent of a new form of despotism, much of it being the effect of liberalism’s dominant position. https://buff.ly/3iECSal

This book has two currents. The first is an analysis of the three concepts of freedom that are called, respectively, negative, positive, and inner. Negative freedom is defined as an absence of coercion, positive freedom as an ability to rule oneself and others, inner freedom as being oneself; that i...

“After 400 years as America’s ‘first liberty,’ freedom of religion and conscience is under unprecedented assault, and Ke...
06/24/2021
Religious Liberty in Crisis - Encounter Books

“After 400 years as America’s ‘first liberty,’ freedom of religion and conscience is under unprecedented assault, and Ken Starr’s overview is essential for all who would make their stand with a depth of understanding as well as courage.” —Os Guinness https://buff.ly/3gscleO

What was unfathomable in the first two decades of the twenty-first century has become a reality. Religious liberty, both in the United States and across the world, is in crisis. Though this crisis was not created by a global pandemic, it has been exposed by it. Simply put, the government is far more...

Deceiving the Sky details China’s economic, cyber, and space warfare, and vast influence operations. More importantly, t...
06/23/2021
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Deceiving the Sky details China’s economic, cyber, and space warfare, and vast influence operations. More importantly, this book describes how America and its allies have failed to counter the efforts, and what we must do to answer these threats. https://buff.ly/3q3B50g

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Lady Editor re-creates the life of a major nineteenth-century woman, whose career as a writer, editor, and early feminis...
06/22/2021
Lady Editor - Encounter Books

Lady Editor re-creates the life of a major nineteenth-century woman, whose career as a writer, editor, and early feminist encompassed ideas central to American history. https://buff.ly/3pTIKhs

For half a century Sarah Josepha Hale was the most influential woman in America. As editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book, Hale was the leading cultural arbiter for the growing nation. Women (and many men) turned to her for advice on what to read, what to cook, how to behave, and—most important—what...

“As nine eminent writers explain in A Dubious Expediency, these violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 have not only...
06/21/2021
A Dubious Expediency - Encounter Books

“As nine eminent writers explain in A Dubious Expediency, these violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 have not only harmed colleges and universities but have hurt most of all the intended beneficiaries.” ―Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

Is higher education on the right road? The authors of these eight essays are hardly the first to think not. In 1976, in the now-famous Bakke case, the California Supreme Court had to decide whether what some view as the “good kind” of race discrimination—preferential treatment for minorities i...

Is money the root of all evil? Or the source of much good? America has been wrestling with this question since its found...
06/20/2021
God and Mammon - Encounter Books

Is money the root of all evil? Or the source of much good? America has been wrestling with this question since its founding. https://buff.ly/2TuuQpM

This book is about the partnership of God and Mammon in the New World—about how Americans have made money and lost money, and about how they have thought about that obsessive and peculiarly American subject. Money is the basic American thing, the life’s blood of the country. God and Mammon shows...

American Awakening chronicles the most difficult problems we face as a nation today: identity politics, bipolarity, and ...
06/19/2021
American Awakening - Encounter Books

American Awakening chronicles the most difficult problems we face as a nation today: identity politics, bipolarity, and addiction—yet gives us hope for the future. https://buff.ly/3cHXzhT

America has always been committed to the idea that citizens can work together to build a common world. Today, three afflictions keep us from pursuing that noble ideal. The first and most obvious affliction is identity politics, which seeks to transform America by turning politics into a religious ve...

Racial and group preferences have damaged higher education, but is this damage permanent? A Dubious Expediency shows rea...
06/18/2021
A Dubious Expediency - Encounter Books

Racial and group preferences have damaged higher education, but is this damage permanent? A Dubious Expediency shows readers the extent of the cultural damage these preferences have caused and a path towards fixing it. https://buff.ly/3zpnqEO

Is higher education on the right road? The authors of these eight essays are hardly the first to think not. In 1976, in the now-famous Bakke case, the California Supreme Court had to decide whether what some view as the “good kind” of race discrimination—preferential treatment for minorities i...

Progressive privilege isn’t just unfair to conservatives; it has warped our entire political environment and made our co...
06/17/2021
Checking Progressive Privilege - Encounter Books

Progressive privilege isn’t just unfair to conservatives; it has warped our entire political environment and made our country more divided.

Progressives have taught us that it doesn’t take overt discrimination to make society unfair. Privilege afforded to different groups—such as whites, males, and heterosexuals—can infect our cultural institutions, creating unfair burdens for other groups. But one form of privilege has been overl...

Black Rednecks and White Liberals is a provocative collection of essays that debunks the progressive understanding of cu...
06/16/2021
Black Rednecks & White Liberals - Encounter Books

Black Rednecks and White Liberals is a provocative collection of essays that debunks the progressive understanding of culture and race in America from one of America's foremost intellectuals. https://buff.ly/3wou4te

This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the...

Statesmanship, constitutional government, and the virtues of republican citizenship are keys to unlocking the most impor...
06/15/2021
The Soul of Politics - Encounter Books

Statesmanship, constitutional government, and the virtues of republican citizenship are keys to unlocking the most important truths of political philosophy. Perhaps no one better embodied these principles than Harry V. Jaffa.

Harry V. Jaffa (1918–2015), professor at Claremont McKenna College and distinguished fellow of the Claremont Institute, was one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. His hundreds of students have reached positions of power and prestige throughout the intellectual and political...

“Identity politics did not become our cultural and increasingly corporate and legal operating system by chance.” https:/...
06/14/2021
The Plot to Change America - Encounter Books

“Identity politics did not become our cultural and increasingly corporate and legal operating system by chance.” https://buff.ly/2RRI5jZ

The Plot to Change America exposes the myths that help identity politics perpetuate itself. This book reveals what has really happened, explains why it is urgent to change course, and offers a strategy to do so. Though we should not fool ourselves into thinking that it will be easy to eliminate iden...

Getting back on the right road—away from group preferences and from the cultural changes they have wreaked on campus—won...
06/13/2021
A Dubious Expediency - Encounter Books

Getting back on the right road—away from group preferences and from the cultural changes they have wreaked on campus—won’t be easy. Yet, as the essays in this volume demonstrate, it needs to be done—sooner better than later.

Is higher education on the right road? The authors of these eight essays are hardly the first to think not. In 1976, in the now-famous Bakke case, the California Supreme Court had to decide whether what some view as the “good kind” of race discrimination—preferential treatment for minorities i...

“This marvelous book is essential reading for anyone interested in today’s political scene.” ―Hon. Edith H. Jones, U.S. ...
06/12/2021
America Transformed - Encounter Books

“This marvelous book is essential reading for anyone interested in today’s political scene.” ―Hon. Edith H. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals

The America of the modern administrative state is not the America of the original Constitution. This transformation comes not only from the ordinary course of historical change and development, but also from a radical, new philosophy of government that was imported into the American political tradit...

Curiosity provides twelve timeless rules to help readers lead a more fulfilling life.
06/11/2021
Curiosity - Encounter Books

Curiosity provides twelve timeless rules to help readers lead a more fulfilling life.

Curiosity is the instinct that prompts us to act, and a book about curiosity should tell us how to live. This is the first to do so, with its twelve rules for life. Although a fatal sin in Eden, curiosity is a necessary virtue in our world. It asks us to search for new experiences, …

Progressive privilege isn’t just unfair to conservatives; it has warped our entire political environment and made our co...
06/10/2021
Checking Progressive Privilege - Encounter Books

Progressive privilege isn’t just unfair to conservatives; it has warped our entire political environment and made our country more divided. https://buff.ly/3gmVNnr

Progressives have taught us that it doesn’t take overt discrimination to make society unfair. Privilege afforded to different groups—such as whites, males, and heterosexuals—can infect our cultural institutions, creating unfair burdens for other groups. But one form of privilege has been overl...

“After 400 years as America’s ‘first liberty,’ freedom of religion and conscience is under unprecedented assault, and Ke...
06/09/2021
Religious Liberty in Crisis - Encounter Books

“After 400 years as America’s ‘first liberty,’ freedom of religion and conscience is under unprecedented assault, and Ken Starr’s overview is essential for all who would make their stand with a depth of understanding as well as courage.” —Os Guinness https://buff.ly/3fZtmNk

What was unfathomable in the first two decades of the twenty-first century has become a reality. Religious liberty, both in the United States and across the world, is in crisis. Though this crisis was not created by a global pandemic, it has been exposed by it. Simply put, the government is far more...

"American Awakening is a tour de force: it is the deepest and yet the most accessible analysis of the political and inte...
06/08/2021
American Awakening - Encounter Books

"American Awakening is a tour de force: it is the deepest and yet the most accessible analysis of the political and intellectual movement which may yet undermine our civilization, identity politics." —Arthur Milikh https://buff.ly/2T3nyt2

America has always been committed to the idea that citizens can work together to build a common world. Today, three afflictions keep us from pursuing that noble ideal. The first and most obvious affliction is identity politics, which seeks to transform America by turning politics into a religious ve...

“The homeless crisis calls for a comprehensive effort that attacks the problem on all fronts: substance addiction and me...
06/07/2021
No Way Home - Encounter Books

“The homeless crisis calls for a comprehensive effort that attacks the problem on all fronts: substance addiction and mental illness, housing affordability, and legal reform.” ―Jim Palmer, President, Orange County Rescue Mission

In San Diego, not far from the gates of the fantasy world at Disneyland, tent cities lining the freeways remind us of an ugly reality. Homeless individuals are slowing rail traffic between Sacramento and the Bay Area and swarming subway trains in Los Angeles in search of a place to sleep when they.....

Is money the root of all evil? Or the source of much good? America has been wrestling with this question since its found...
06/06/2021
God and Mammon - Encounter Books

Is money the root of all evil? Or the source of much good? America has been wrestling with this question since its founding. https://buff.ly/3fEwbDp

This book is about the partnership of God and Mammon in the New World—about how Americans have made money and lost money, and about how they have thought about that obsessive and peculiarly American subject. Money is the basic American thing, the life’s blood of the country. God and Mammon shows...

In reaching beyond their borders, the “new antifederalists” have been subjecting the citizens of Wyoming and Mississippi...
06/05/2021
The Unelected

In reaching beyond their borders, the “new antifederalists” have been subjecting the citizens of Wyoming and Mississippi to the whims of the electorates of New York and San Francisco—inverting the constitutional design. https://buff.ly/3fEIZcC

America is increasingly polarized around elections, but as James R. Copland explains, the unelected control much of the government apparatus.

“Buckley combines an intellectual’s probity and a scholar’s vast referential reach with a compassionate humanism in the ...
06/04/2021
Curiosity - Encounter Books

“Buckley combines an intellectual’s probity and a scholar’s vast referential reach with a compassionate humanism in the service of one overarching goal: to make you a better person.” ―Michael Walsh

Curiosity is the instinct that prompts us to act, and a book about curiosity should tell us how to live. This is the first to do so, with its twelve rules for life. Although a fatal sin in Eden, curiosity is a necessary virtue in our world. It asks us to search for new experiences, …

Racial and group preferences have damaged higher education, but is this damage permanent? A Dubious Expediency shows rea...
06/03/2021
A Dubious Expediency - Encounter Books

Racial and group preferences have damaged higher education, but is this damage permanent? A Dubious Expediency shows readers the extent of the cultural damage these preferences have caused and a path towards fixing it. https://buff.ly/34MbYoZ

Is higher education on the right road? The authors of these eight essays are hardly the first to think not. In 1976, in the now-famous Bakke case, the California Supreme Court had to decide whether what some view as the “good kind” of race discrimination—preferential treatment for minorities i...

"American Awakening is a tour de force: it is the deepest and yet the most accessible analysis of the political and inte...
06/02/2021
American Awakening - Encounter Books

"American Awakening is a tour de force: it is the deepest and yet the most accessible analysis of the political and intellectual movement which may yet undermine our civilization, identity politics." —Arthur Milikh https://buff.ly/3yPayaQ

America has always been committed to the idea that citizens can work together to build a common world. Today, three afflictions keep us from pursuing that noble ideal. The first and most obvious affliction is identity politics, which seeks to transform America by turning politics into a religious ve...

Statesmanship, constitutional government, and the virtues of republican citizenship are keys to unlocking the most impor...
06/01/2021
The Soul of Politics - Encounter Books

Statesmanship, constitutional government, and the virtues of republican citizenship are keys to unlocking the most important truths of political philosophy. Perhaps no one better embodied these principles than Harry V. Jaffa. https://buff.ly/3ibOHVn

Harry V. Jaffa (1918–2015), professor at Claremont McKenna College and distinguished fellow of the Claremont Institute, was one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. His hundreds of students have reached positions of power and prestige throughout the intellectual and political...

“Drawn Swords in a Distant Land paints a remarkably detailed portrait of the former Republic of Vietnam." ―Warren K. Wil...
05/31/2021
Drawn Swords in a Distant Land - Encounter Books

“Drawn Swords in a Distant Land paints a remarkably detailed portrait of the former Republic of Vietnam." ―Warren K. Wilkins, author of Nine Days in May: The Battles of the 4th Infantry Division on the Cambodian border, 1967https://buff.ly/3bXqyxP

Drawn Swords in a Distant Land showcases the fascinating, untold story of the rise and fall of the Republic of Vietnam. Putting aside outdated ideological debates, it offers the first in-depth review of the South Vietnamese successes and failures in building and defending their state. Drawn Swords h...

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We are losing our freedoms and our rights. The despicable and hateful US mass media is a gigantic parasite that advocates top AND bottom PARASITISM. Welcome to the NEW COLONIALISM. Netanyahu is a war criminal. Normality is vanishing. We are being RUINED. Trump and Sanders are two heads of the same coin. The back of American labor has been broken.
WHY THE TIDES NECESSARILY INVOLVE BALANCED ELECTROMAGNETIC/GRAVITATIONAL FORCE/ENERGY: OVERLAY what is THE EYE in BALANCED RELATION to/WITH what is THE EARTH. Now, pay very close attention. (Notice the black space of THE EYE.) The stars AND PLANETS are POINTS in the night sky. THE EARTH is ALSO blue. Now, LOOK down at what is the EARTH/GROUND. The tides are a linked AND BALANCED electromagnetic/gravitational manifestation or form. Gravity/acceleration involves BALANCED inertia/INERTIAL RESISTANCE, AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. THE MOON is ALSO blue. Think about it ALL. Consider the ORANGE SUN/LAVA. LOOK at what is the BLUE SKY. GRAVITATIONAL force/ENERGY IS proportional to (or BALANCED with/as) inertia/INERTIAL RESISTANCE, AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. E=mc2 is DIRECTLY AND FUNDAMENTALLY DERIVED FROM F=ma. THE MOTION of WHAT IS THE MOON IS relative (or relational) to WHAT IS THE EARTH (AS what is THE EARTH/GROUND), AS gravity/acceleration involves BALANCED inertia/INERTIAL RESISTANCE; AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. GREAT. The tides are electromagnetic/gravitational IN BALANCE. Time DILATION proves that ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. E=mc2 is DIRECTLY AND FUNDAMENTALLY DERIVED FROM F=ma. A PHOTON may be placed at the center of what is THE SUN (as A POINT, of course), AS the reduction of SPACE is offset by (or BALANCED with) the SPEED OF LIGHT; AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. Gravity IS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY. SO, objects fall at the SAME RATE (neglecting air resistance, of course) regardless of their material COMPOSITION. In fact, E=mc2 AND F=ma PROVE that ALL of SPACE is NECESSARILY electromagnetic/gravitational IN BALANCE; AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. Great !!! Gravity AND ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY are linked AND BALANCED opposites, AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. Gravity AND ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY are linked AND BALANCED IN AND OUT of SPACE AND TIME, AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. This NECESSARILY represents, INVOLVES, AND describes what is possible/potential AND actual IN BALANCE. NOW, it is quite CLEAR why the falling MAN feels no gravity. "Mass"/ENERGY involves BALANCED inertia/INERTIAL RESISTANCE consistent WITH/AS what is BALANCED electromagnetic/gravitational force/ENERGY, AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. (Energy has/involves GRAVITY, AND ENERGY has/involves inertia/INERTIAL RESISTANCE.) GREAT. Consider THE MAN who is standing on what is THE EARTH/GROUND. Touch AND feeling BLEND, AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. The BALANCE of being AND EXPERIENCE is essential in conjunction WITH the UNDERSTANDING. BALANCE and completeness go hand in hand. THINK !!! (Outer "space" involves full inertia, AND it is fully invisible AND black.) THOUGHTS ARE INVISIBLE. The ultimate unification of physics/physical experience combines, BALANCES, and includes opposites. The DOME of a person's EYE is ALSO visible. CONSEQUENTLY, our experience is NECESSARILY that of the BALANCED MIDDLE DISTANCE in/of SPACE that is BETWEEN what is THE SUN AND c (the SPEED OF LIGHT); AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. GREAT. Gravity/acceleration involves BALANCED inertia/INERTIAL RESISTANCE, AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. ACCORDINGLY, the rotation of what is THE MOON MATCHES it's revolution. Great. Now, it is time to further discuss and describe what is THE MOON. The viscosity of LAVA is, in fact, BETWEEN that of WATER AND THE EARTH/GROUND. Now, at EYE LEVEL/BODY HEIGHT, witness the FLAT, SETTING, AND ORANGE SUN (with the SPACE around it THEN going invisible AND VISIBLE IN BALANCE). Great. The COMPOSITION of lunar rocks IS, in fact, practically IDENTICAL to that of Earth rocks. MOREOVER, the curvature or shape of THE MOON MATCHES that of the EARTH/GROUND (given a clear horizon, that is). THE MOON and THE EARTH are linked AND BALANCED opposites, AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. Hence, the relation to what is THE MOON upon THE TIDES is clearly established. Consider LAVA AND the ORANGE SUN. THE SUN and THE EARTH/GROUND are linked AND BALANCED opposites, AS gravity AND ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY are linked AND BALANCED opposites; AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. The tides NECESSARILY involve BALANCED electromagnetic/gravitational force/ENERGY. Gravity IS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY. GREAT. By Frank DiMeglio
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I just heard an hour (+) interview by Albert Mohler (Get his app!) of Myron Magnet, author of “Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution” and decided to buy it, and did! The interview was by Albert Mohler whom I was turned on to only some few years ago. (GET Mohler’s app! And see what’s coming for both the USA and world, at the hands of forces of societal & spiritual decay). I haven’t read a scholarly history book since college (at UW Madison in the 70’s,) but ordered anyway. In college in the 70’s, pre- Christ (I was saved in 1981) I had the progressive, America-hating, Self-loathing of a pre-Christian attending a college-town “United Church of Christ... “ and attending Madison’s “Berkely Midwest state university; traveling to class with Ann Gaylor/American Atheist posters festooning the Cap Metro city busses, with sentiments loudly attacking both God and Bible. I was unable to evaluate, in any knowledgeable, balanced, or informed way assigned authors in UW American History classes, e.g. Richard Hofstadter, though I recall in another author’s book,the despising & defamation of a Puritan leader over his “faith” and poor goose-hunting skills... But just the interview of this book’s author was so informative that in just one hour it gave more unfiltered information on the likes of Woodrow Wilson than I received in an entire semester course on “US History, Civil War to Present!” — (and Wilson was not the main focus of the interview!) I recall in college nothing but the idealization of Wilson as a frustrated visionary who was so “ahead of his times” that a foolish world just couldn’t get with his precocious “League of Nations...” Dinesh Desousa began to straighten me out in his movies; with exposes on his (Democratic Party!!) racism, elitism, and KKK-sympathizing;, bigoted-movie-hosting presidency. I’d heard (previously to Desousa’s cinematic debut) of Wilson with regard to his, for the first time, in an honest, more balanced, & fuller way (and for the first time in my life) was presented a darker, less innocent & naive, good-matured-but-impractical portrait of Wilson, through the amazing phenomenon of Hillsdale College free online courses on American History, open to the public; and their series on the Progressive Movement. That course was a shock to a born & raised Wisconsinite, from a state which prides itself even in Junior High texts, and public displays, on being the “birthplace of the Progressive movement.” It took until my 50’s, then, to hear of a tradition which believed in government by (self-declared) “experts,” with an agenda seeking to purposely create bureaucratic power structures WITHOUT the checks and balances I’d at least HEARD OF (unlike today) in a positive light, in grade school, and with direct ballot initiative locally promoted to weaken the representative republican form of government on inconsequential issues, & more important topics kept sagely entirely out of the control of the American people; much against the Founder’s dreams. I look forward to the book since as I said, a mere interview with the author so expanded my anemic knowledge of American history the book should be both mind expanding and shocking. I’m guessing Hoffstadter’s book was both ACTUALLY dry and also pedantic & simultaneously dishonest enough, with the pall that usually casts) for even a wannabe liberal like myself to not quite finish it though I had 18 credits & nearly a 4.0 as a freshman. But after becoming a Christian, which is EXCITING, and gradually hearing of & even reading excerpts of true & inspiring events & God-ordained happenings in US history, in such books as “The Light & the Glory,” I fully expect to see more of the real spiritual war going on in America, one which started in the 1920’s and earlier; not just the 60’s, which were bad enough, which was the era of history I first became aware of, and thus SEEMED like the “start of the battle” — both when I was running off 500,000 flyers promoting Wisconsin’s Reagan-defying “Nuclear Weapons Freeze” resolution & marching for the same movement in Central Park with my wife-to-beand, erroneously; but (60’s) STILL seemed the only convulsion I was aware of well into my adult life & acceptance of both Christ AND alternative non-consensus views of current events. We always have a fear, (though my current one mitigated greatly, as a 40-year born-again-believer, by the knowledge that God not only is NOT SURPRISED by, but uses, all historical events. Mine, now that I was shadow-banned by Twitter for commenting on Obama & “Rules for Radicals” is of the tech giants and their fascist censorship; and for that reason, I have not used Amazon for this purchase, but you; as they are also banning books —including the thoughtful book (FOR CHRISTIANS!) by a gentleman who came out of the homosexual lifestyle & who advises CHRISTIANS of his struggles and success... Who are the book-burners and censors? Democrats. Who, as Dinesh says, destroyed the Black family AFTER fighting the new 100% anti-slavery Republican Party? The Democrats... Names have not changed (Read: Robert Byrd) only tactics: and the demons were not driven from the demonic Dixiecrats into a herd of Republicans: because the same demons live on, only now have dehumanized fetuses and infants, and infantilized the blacks and minorities that they claim to love.