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The Hunger Games: Unnerving

Earlier this year, I read Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West, by Blaine Harden. It was very riveting. If you want to know the extent to which Totalitarian government can go, this book is a must-read. There is no limit to the ways that government […]

Leverage, by Karl Denninger

Karl Denninger is no stranger to these pages. With respect to the financial meltdown–and subsequent bailouts–that have crippled our economy, Denninger was one of a handful of commentators and economists who called it. He has written a book about the conditions that led to the collapse, complete with an assessment of the current situation and […]

Book Review: He Is Not Silent, by Albert Mohler

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) President Albert Mohler has spent–and continues to spend–considerable time confronting contemporary culture. I was at SBTS when he was inaugurated, I have met him several times, and have discussed some of the issues that he has held dear. I am familiar with the culture that he has been confronting on […]

Book Review: America’s Great Depression, by Murray Rothbard

Understanding the dynamics of economic calamities is extremely important; unless we heed the lessons learned when they happen, we are going to repeat the cycle. If Murray Rothbard’s account of the events leading up to–and following–the onset of the Great Depression are accurate, then we have not learned that lesson. Rothbard lays that out in […]

Della Reese is God: Review of The Shack

William P. Young–WPY–has apparently been watching too many episodes of Touched by an Angel. His novel, The Shack–a fictional account of a man (Mack), struggling through a life of tragedy that incuded an alcoholic and abusive father and the brutal murder of his daughter Missy–has created a firestorm of criticism (in particular from Tom Neven […]

Book Reviews: The American Church in Crisis (David T. Olson) and unChristian (Dave Kinnaman)

The United States of America is headed in the same spiritual direction as Europe: toward a post-Christian society. Absent another Great Awakening, that will be our new reality within this century, and no amount of denial will change that fact. David T. Olson provides a devastating statistical assessment of this in The American Church in […]

Book Review: Where Have All the Good Men Gone

I’m going to be blunt: reading books about Christian singleness usually carries as much excitement as forensic proctology. And, when Charles–formerly of–alerted me to A.J. Kiesling’s book Where Have All the Good Men Gone, I figured this was going to be another Debbie Maken screed all over again. At first, as I opened Where […]

Preview: Jonah Goldberg Issues Warning to Americans

Within the next couple weeks, I will begin writing a multi-part review of Jonah Goldberg’s book Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, from Mussolini to The Politics of Meaning. It is perhaps the most important book since Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom. Every American ought to read both. Here are some […]

Book Review: The Irrational Atheist, Part 3 of Many (Atheism and Science)

Just as with defining “Atheist”, defining “science” required some extra legwork. After all, one of the primary arguments advanced by High Church Atheists (HCAs) is that religion–in particular Christianity–is an impediment to scientific progress. Vox Day followed up his definition of Atheism with a definition of science, thenĀ proceeded to demonstrate not only how the logic […]

Book Review: The Irrational Atheist, Part 2 of Many (What is an Atheist?)

In The Irrational Atheist, Vox Day begins by attempting to define what an atheist is. This is not very easy, because–as Vox points out in the first chapter–neither Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennett, or Harris can seem to agree on a definition. Vox settles by defining Atheists in terms of High Church Atheists–intellectuals, academics, scientists, and other […]

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