New On The Bookshelf

For some reason, I received a glut of books this week, which I hope to be able to read while traveling. I’m adding them to the Bookshelf all at once, and hope to read through them in transit to and from the Conservative Leadership Conference.
I’ll probably focus first on Dinesh D’Souza’s book, What’s So Great About Christianity?, on the plane trips into and out of Reno. It comes out Monday, and it will no doubt generate controversy, as Dinesh D’Souza often does. Since I spend an inordinate amount of time in silent but fervent prayer on airplanes — especially my last trip — at least this goes with my thought process.
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4 thoughts on “New On The Bookshelf”

  1. As long as you are reading and plugging books, may I put in a bid for my latest book, “To Truckee’s Trail” – also available through Amazon?
    It’s not heavy on the politics, current events or economics, though; just a re-telling of the greatest frontier wagon-train adventure that no one has ever heard of.
    I took a break from blogging about politics, current events, etc. to write a historical novel for two reasons. First, because I had always been interested in this bit of California Trail trivia and second, because I started to think that we needed to remember who we are, as Americans – and where we came from. I thought that we all needed to be reminded that our metaphorical ancestors posessed virtues like honor, decency, courage and competance.
    I thought we could do with a bit of positive re-inforcement – check it out, if you like.

  2. Oh yeah… this is the guy who says that our tolerance of gays contributed to 9-11. I’m sure his latest is also bunk.

  3. D’Souza is trying to make up for his last book where he basically said that Al Queada is right and that we need an American version of Sharia law to protect us from terrorism. He seemed to say that Christianity needs to unite with militant Islam to stamp out liberalism, except that he claims that even though he explicitly says these things, it is somehow not what he means.
    In this one he is saying that there really is a strong separation of church and state. But he’ll probably claim that this is not what he really means.
    Also, his blaming gays for 9-11 is basically the sort of thing that only closeted “friend of Dorothy” would say.

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