Jump to content


Books Of Interest


  • Please log in to reply
132 replies to this topic

#81 Guest_lancee_*

Guest_lancee_*
  • Guests

Posted 25 June 2008 - 07:27 PM

There is a new book out called "The State Security Service and Lech Walesa" written by Slawomir Cenckiewicz and Piotr Gonterczyk ,they make two central claims in book, these are that Lech was nothing more than a stooge called Bolek who worked for Polands Secret Police, basically they are saying Lech was nothing more than a communist spy.This all fits nicely with the TFP thesis.Has anyone read this book yet?

#82 Guest_ultimathule_*

Guest_ultimathule_*
  • Guests

Posted 28 June 2008 - 01:31 AM

I was pleased to see the recommendation for Witness by Wittaker Chambers. An excellent book.

Two further recommendations (though they are not so much political as they are sociological/psychological).

1. The Closing of the American Mind - Allan Bloom

2. The essays of Robert L. Kocher. Kocher's analyses are brilliant. He is an occasional poster at Free Republic, and used to contribute to the now-defunct Zolatimes website. The man has an incredible grasp of the American psyche and the liberal-left agenda. Link to his essays/webpage is below.

http://members.mount...analyticpapers/

#83 befruitful

befruitful

    Member

  • Members
  • 1,121 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 28 June 2008 - 10:37 PM

Most of you have read this before, but a relevant short read which deals with upcoming or feared topics such as close quarters in a safe room, food rationing, nationalism, socialism, religious persecution, transportation difficulties, dealing with fear, the me generation, the problem with youth today...



Quaint topic dealt with in the diary of Ann Frank



kids of all ages should take a re peek.

#84 White Knight

White Knight

    Member

  • Members
  • 197 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London UK

Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:53 AM

2. The essays of Robert L. Kocher. Kocher's analyses are brilliant. He is an occasional poster at Free Republic, and used to contribute to the now-defunct Zolatimes website. The man has an incredible grasp of the American psyche and the liberal-left agenda. Link to his essays/webpage is below.

http://members.mount...analyticpapers/



This essay by Kocher is a must read.

http://members.mount...rs/attitude.htm

#85 massrepublican

massrepublican

    Member

  • Members
  • 48 posts

Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:57 AM

Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand, topical now even 50 years after it was first published.

#86 Guest_eskie_*

Guest_eskie_*
  • Guests

Posted 03 August 2008 - 01:11 PM

Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand, topical now even 50 years after it was first published.

Mass Rep, can you tell us a little about the book and why you recommend it?
----------------

Jeff Nyquist in his latest column (LINK, or if you're reading this post after 8 August use this LINK ) reviews the book Programmed to Kill: Lee Harvey Oswald, the Soviet KGB, and the Kennedy Assassination, by Ion Mihai Pacepa.

It's an excellent review of a great book, a book I found profoundly disturbing.

Pacepa's book is the best, most logical and systematic analysis of the JFK assassination enigma I have read, and his conclusions are highly tenable.

#87 massrepublican

massrepublican

    Member

  • Members
  • 48 posts

Posted 03 August 2008 - 04:34 PM

Mass Rep, can you tell us a little about the book and why you recommend it?
----------------

Jeff Nyquist in his latest column (LINK, or if you're reading this post after 8 August use this LINK ) reviews the book Programmed to Kill: Lee Harvey Oswald, the Soviet KGB, and the Kennedy Assassination, by Ion Mihai Pacepa.

It's an excellent review of a great book, a book I found profoundly disturbing.

Pacepa's book is the best, most logical and systematic analysis of the JFK assassination enigma I have read, and his conclusions are highly tenable.



Sure thing. It's about the struggle between people who produce in society and those that feel its their right to take and redistribute others money or productivity. One of the sayings by the antagonists in there is eerily similar to what you hear the liberal left To each according to his need or something like that.

Its about the rugged individuals in this country who built it on their backs and realize that they have to keep striving to stay ahead, where mediocrity is a death knell. Where the capitalism is viewed as a bad thing.

It's fiction, but prescient. As an aside, there were a few in Ayn Rands Cabal whose names you'll recoginize, like William F. Buckley, also Greenspan but I think he fell off the wagon.

The school of thought that she spurred is called objectivism.

Cheers

#88 Guest_lancee_*

Guest_lancee_*
  • Guests

Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:16 PM

Great American Gamble

Professor Keith Paynes book backs up Nyquists work and sheds light on the whole sham of defending America, it does seem as if the policy and strategy has been one of keeping your fingers crossed and relying on the goodwill of your enemies, and there are plenty of those.The psychology behind US strategic thinking is unfathomable, even to those who write it.Evidently it has never been about good and evil, but only an unobtainable socialist inspired fantasy called "stability".This one word is so often used by my own govt here in NZ and is used as justification for scrapping our NZ Air-Force and a move towards complete disarmament.Dangerous thinking indeed.
Book is available for $19.00 there in the USA.

#89 Guest_lancee_*

Guest_lancee_*
  • Guests

Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:34 PM

Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand, topical now even 50 years after it was first published.


Didn`t Ayn Rand name herself after a typewriter?
How exactly would you explain her school of thought, I have never read her work, is it worth it?

#90 Guest_lancee_*

Guest_lancee_*
  • Guests

Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:18 PM

I was pleased to see the recommendation for Witness by Wittaker Chambers. An excellent book.

Two further recommendations (though they are not so much political as they are sociological/psychological).

1. The Closing of the American Mind - Allan Bloom

2. The essays of Robert L. Kocher. Kocher's analyses are brilliant. He is an occasional poster at Free Republic, and used to contribute to the now-defunct Zolatimes website. The man has an incredible grasp of the American psyche and the liberal-left agenda. Link to his essays/webpage is below.

http://members.mount...analyticpapers/


Scary stuff Ultimathule, it just shows us how far the USA has shifted away from the wisdom of your Founding Fathers like Thomas Jefferson who once said that the business of governments extended only to regulating the actions of citizens, but never their opinions or thoughts.There are many who would argue regulation to change the beliefs and opinions of the electorate has become far too common.

George Orwell also issued a stark warning all those years ago when he said ;if we cannot use language well-we cannot think well-and if we cannot think well,others will do our thinking for us.How true this has turned out to be.

#91 massrepublican

massrepublican

    Member

  • Members
  • 48 posts

Posted 07 August 2008 - 05:37 PM

Didn`t Ayn Rand name herself after a typewriter?
How exactly would you explain her school of thought, I have never read her work, is it worth it?


I dont know about the typewriter, she is definitely worth reading.

#92 Guest_lancee_*

Guest_lancee_*
  • Guests

Posted 08 August 2008 - 06:01 PM

Thanks Massrepublican.

#93 Guest_eskie_*

Guest_eskie_*
  • Guests

Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:39 PM

There's a new book out about the life and death of the KBG/FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko who defected to the U.K.

The book is titled "The Terminal Spy", and was written by Alan S. Cowell. It is subtitled "A True Story of Espionage, Betrayal and Murder — The First Act of Nuclear Terrorism and the New Cold War". (Illustrated. 432 pages. Doubleday/Broadway. $26.95.)

Cowell's book was reviewed in Tuesday's New York Times (12 August 2008), on page 2 of the Arts section.

I haven't read the book so I can't comment on it.

The review also appeared in the online edition of the Times: (LINK)

#94 goodcomdeadcom

goodcomdeadcom

    Member

  • Members
  • 338 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Greetings, and God bless. I am William, in Idaho Occupation: Welding. Hobbies: Reading, singing in the church choir and three-gun patrol shooting. Bio: Army brat, ex-Navy, former rabid secular humanist, current junior high Sunday school teacher and just glad to be alive and in the service of my Lord and Savior Jesus, the Christ.

Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:11 PM

Greetings, and God bless.

Here's a book Titled: "Nuclear War Survival Skills". Extensive coverage on the subject. The link below is to the free on-line version, but if you're like me (I'm partial to hard copy) you can get a printed version through the same link. Printed copy is good anyway because if the day comes when you need the information contained therein I doubt that the on-line version will be available.

http://www.ki4u.com/...ook/s73p904.htm
Soylent Green Is Sheeple!!!

#95 Legolas

Legolas

    Member

  • Members
  • 103 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 27 October 2008 - 12:20 PM

Know your enemy!

The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism by Bertrand Russell

This interesting little book was written by Russell in 1920, three years after the Russian Revolution and after his one-hour interview with Vladimir Lenin. Russell, although an unbeliever and a leftist, offers a very rational and logical argument against Bolshevism as a way to arrive at Communism. And although he believes that a form of Socialism may be better than Capitalism, he believes that Bolshevism is far worse. In this book he leaves no doubt as to the evils of Bolshevism, and he does so very eloquently. Here is a quote from the book:

"I am compelled to reject Bolshevism for two reasons: First, because the price mankind must pay to achieve Communism by Bolshevik methods is too terrible; and secondly because, even after paying the price, I do not believe the result would be what the Bolsheviks profess to desire.
But if their methods are rejected, how are we ever to arrive at a better economic system? This is not an easy question, and I shall treat it in a separate chapter."

Here I believe, Bertrand Russell, being an unbeliever, is missing the essential bigger picture. He is concerned with how to arrive at a better economic system. In a qualitative sense, is not the economic system only an offshoot, or corollary of the moral nature of the individuals involved? And if the fundamental nature of the individuals involved is corrupt, as Russell himself admits on page 90, then it is logically inconsistent to believe that a perfectly fair and just economic system could ever be implemented by individuals who are morally corrupt in nature. Russell, in arguing against the methods employed by the Bolsheviks in attempting to develop an equitable economic system, has pointed out that human nature is the essential obstacle to this goal. In suggesting another human attempt at arriving at a better economic system, he seems to have forgotten his earlier indictment against human nature.
Until man's basic nature is changed, that being possible only by God's direct intervention, no truly equitable institutions will ever be implemented by man.

#96 bm_cali

bm_cali

    Member

  • Admin
  • 3,905 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Francisco hinterlands, USA
  • Interests:Winning the next world war. General curmudgeon-ship.

Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:51 PM

He has a few books, I wish he would write one similar to JRN's book.

A real Californian (as in, one of us who has a beat up cowboy hat, and has chewed, and shot our guns):

http://victorhanson....nson112608.html

#97 massrepublican

massrepublican

    Member

  • Members
  • 48 posts

Posted 29 November 2008 - 07:20 PM

He has a few books, I wish he would write one similar to JRN's book.

A real Californian (as in, one of us who has a beat up cowboy hat, and has chewed, and shot our guns):

http://victorhanson....nson112608.html



I've always like Victor Davis Hansen. Read some of his books and he also writes articles for National Review online.

Has anyone heard of this book. I may order it from Amazon soon.

Shadow World: Resurgent Russia, The Global New Left, and Radical Islam (Hardcover)

I cut and paste this review from Amazon.

Dangerous Illusions--Shadow World by Robert Chandler

Book Review, Copyright 2008, William Kevin Stoos

"This is the way the country endsnot with a bang but a whimper." Had T.S. Eliot read Shadow World, he might well have written this tag line for Robert Chandler's comprehensive, thought-provoking expose of the three major threats facing the American Republic which Chandler so masterfully documents.
While Americans live comfortable lives insulated partly by luck, the vigilance of our law enforcement authorities, and the sacrifice of our soldiers engaging enemies in foreign lands, forces seen and unseen are mounting against our country. Some are external; some internal, but all are engaged in a war against our country, its core values and our way of life. While we are captivated by Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, vacuous pop stars, and reality TV, as the War in Iraq drops to fifth place on the list of things that most concern us, we are oblivious to the fact that forces bent on the destruction of our Republic are shaping our future. Like the chained man in Plato's cave who watches the dim shadows dancing on the walls and thinks them reality, we are being deceived. We see the shadows and think they are real; when in fact the world outside the cave is far different. There are indeed things out there--people, countries, movements--that we have reason to fear, if we only knew it. But it is easier to remain in the cave watching the shadows, and there is comfort in not facing reality.

Chandler's use of Plato's allegory works well. Americans are slumbering in a cave of indifference and complacency, unaware of the reality outside. Chandler's book grabs you by the collar, wakes you up and drags you into the sunlight. Shadow World is a comprehensive analysis of the three major threats facing America today: A powerful consortium of countries (Russia, China, Iran, and Venezuela-"The Quadrangle") whose common goal is to reduce the economic, political, and military influence of the United States--the sole superpower after the purported collapse of the Soviet Union--and change the world from a unipolar to a multipolar world in which the United States is weakened or even neutralized; The Islamic Salafist/Wahhabist movement financed by our purported "ally" Saudi Arabia, motivated by a seething hatred of the United States and liberal western democracy and whose goal is to establish a worldwide Islamic caliphate ruled by mullahs who want to revert to the good old days when the Prophet ruled by the sword, everyone studied the Koran and non-believers (Christians and Jews ) converted on pain of death; and a Socialist Fifth Column--a "progressive" (socialist-marxist-communist) movement within our own country, influenced not by classical Marxist-Leninist doctrine, but rather by revisionist Marxist Antonio Gramsci. Gramsci held that powerful liberal Christian democracies such as ours cannot be overcome directly by open revolution but only by attacking the country from within--subverting and replacing its values, institutions, and most of all, its religious traditions with secular humanism and, in time, a socialist state. Shadow World is the bible on the subject of the threats to America and its standing in the world. Unless we read the bible, we may well go out with a whimper. Worse yet, we will not even see it coming.
The Unholy Quadrangle

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, one superpower was left standing. But now we face an alliance formed by sometime enemies/allies by convenience, Russia and China. Along with their surrogates, Iran and Venezuela, they seek to weaken the United States and change the world balance of power in ways we do not want. While George Bush gushed about his relationship with Putin, "looked into his heart" and saw a democratic idealist, in truth Putin stacked all levels of Russian government with communist cronies from his old KGB days, had his enemies (reporters, critics, and wealthy industrialists alike) killed, tried or banished, took control of powerful industries, passed laws making it a crime to "publicly slander public officials," and parlayed his resources and political power in ways that would make the Czars blush with envy. But to the world, Putin is a democrat, and we delude ourselves into thinking that Russia will somehow turn into a benign western-style liberal democracy. We see the shadows of democracy and good will when the reality is something far different. Chandler drills deep and painstakingly analyzes how Putin and Russia seek hegemony over the region and the world, using its pipeline to Europe and billions of petrodollars and foreign investments to finance Russia's historical dreams of conquest. Chandler's treatment of the unseen but growing Chinese threat is equally sobering. We grant China favored nation status, feebly protest its repression of religion and free speech and look the other way while China buys the United States piece by piece. While we treat the world's largest country and fastest-growing economy as a partner in progress, and watch the shadows of hope dance on the wall, the reality is far different. Chandler goes to great lengths to expose the true threat--the reality outside the cave: China is growing the greatest economy on earth, building its military into the strongest in the world, spreading money and influence in Africa and South America, and arming our enemies. Even more alarming, as Chandler notes, is the fact that a recent poll of Chinese citizens revealed that a majority consider the United States not as a friend, but as China's number one enemy. While we naively treat China as a friend and partner, captivated by the dimly lit images of friendship and cooperation, the brutal reality is that China is our greatest competitor. Our sanguine thoughts of friendship and cooperation are sadly delusional--and not reciprocated. Shadow World offers a keen insight into the Chinese efforts in the world today to undermine our country and supplant us as the world's superpower. The Chinese and Russians have found willing allies in their campaign to change the polarity of the world's balance of power. Iran (our second greatest Islamic enemy) , itching to step into the vacuum created when a Democrat president keeps his or her promise to pull out of Iraq--is encouraged and financed by both Russian and China who have invested millions into the country, to design reactors, supply weapons and build infrastructure. That the United States cannot count on Russia or China to dissuade Iran from building nuclear weapons should come as no surprise; as Chandler points out, they are strategic partners, joined at the hip. They seek to build a powerful surrogate in the region which will fill the vacuum created by our departure, ensuring influence, access to oil, and the ability to strangle the world economy. The implications of a nuclear capable Iran, flush with billions in oil revenues, bent on the destruction of Israel (our eternal ally), armed by China and Russia, and able to choke the world the gas pump, are simply too frightening to imagine. In our own back yard, Chandler chronicles the rising threat of Hugo Chavez, a surrogate of the Chinese government, who seeks to export terror, revolution and socialism throughout the region in ways that Fidel only dreamed. The man who would be the next Castro is not merely the next Castro--but Castro on steroids-- more dangerous, more ruthless, and infinitely richer--controlling huge oil reserves that enable him to finance his hemispheric subversion. Also joined at the hip with China, whose influence is increasing throughout the region, Chavez boasts of his desire to destroy America. Chandler's book explores the depths of Chavez' influence in the region, his desire for hegemony in the South American continent and his ties to Russia and China which few have studied as extensively as Chandler. No American should doubt that Russia and China seek world domination and are actively seeking to extend their influence into our own hemisphere. Chandler's treatment of the unholy quadrangle is an eye opener and a unique study of the truth outside the cave. It would be a mistake to dismiss Russia as a second-rate power defanged by the break up of the Soviet Union, to regard China as a friend and partner, or to assume that Iran and Venezuela are simply third world countries run by crazy dictators. The harsh reality is that we face a powerful cabal of nations intent on doing us in, and Chandler exposes the true nature of the threat. Saudi Arabia and Worldwide Jihad

Building on his own knowledge of geopolitics, his extensive study of the historical roots of Islam and the basis for the intense hatred of the West which is shared by a dangerous segment of Muslim jihadists bent on our destruction, Chandler has penned an expose on radical Islam that all Americans must heed. Radical Islam is here, now and in our own back yard. And the threat did not end with 9/11. Shadow World traces the historical, political and religious bases of radical Islam-Salafism/Wahhabism, and how it has spread from the Mideast to our shores. He details how our ostensible "ally"--Saudi Arabia (arguably our greatest enemy, contrary to the slick public relations campaign by the Saudi family to convince us otherwise) has financed the spread of radical, western--liberal -democracy-hating Salafism/Wahhabism across the Mid East, Europe, and into the United States. Ironically they finance their vitriolic anti-western propaganda with petrodollars sent by the billions from Americans who refuse to allow drilling in ANWAR and never stop to ask why nineteen of the twenty-one terrorists involved in 9/11 were Saudis. Chandler exposes the threat to our country from the Saudi-financed spread of radical Islam, and reveals how the Saudis finance mosques and madrassas, and use their billions to influence public education in United States. Our so called friends preach hatred of the United States, Israel, and all non-believers and actively indoctrinate millions of young Muslims who will grow up hating the West-supplying recruits for the next generation of jihadists bent on destroying our civilization. While the Saudis pretend to be our friend, pay lip service to helping the United States track down terrorists and their sources of financing, they finance terrorism through a myriad of non-profits and innocuous-sounding businesses. Awash in billions of petrodollars, insulated from terrorism as protectors of the two holiest places in Islam, the Saudis are at once a terrorist state and "ally" of the United States. Deceived by the illusion of friendship and cooperation, Americans do not see the reality outside the cave--that the world's richest country with the largest oil reserves, is actively financing jihad against America while we suppose them to be a staunch ally in the region. As Chandler warns, the Saudis are financiers, active participants and "cheerleaders" for radical Islam. While the Saudis and the jihadists they train dream of a caliphate that stretches across Europe and some day across North America, we finance those dreams and buy their bullets. Chandler warns of the dangers lurking right here at home, where terrorists cells planted years ago await further instructions from a shadowy enemy controlling a large terrorist network sworn to destroy this country. If we do not listen to experts like Chandler then in a sense, we deserve what is coming.
The Fifth Column--Gramsci Socialists and Their Useful Idiots

No one knows exactly the origin of the term "fifth column," but Chandler cites several historical examples of "fifth columns"-dedicated, clandestine--waiting in the wings to wreak havoc on the enemy. They wait to rise up, working behind the scenes, lying in wait, ready to attack or sabotage or weaken the structure of a city, a country or a society. Not by frontal assaults do fifth columns prove their worth, but by intrigue, subtle maneuvering, and deception. Chandler's book exposes the uncomfortable but indisputable fact that there is an active "progressive" (socialist) fifth column in the United States. It is well-financed, discreet, motivated, and, one might say--legitimate, or respectable, at least to all outward appearances. It is a group of fellow travelers, "progressives," "marxist-leninist-communists, " spelled in small type, and their "useful idiots" (as Lenin would say) including some well meaning protestors, activists and decent Americans who have no idea that they are being manipulated by more sinister forces. As Chandler teaches, these are not your classical "rise up and throw off your chains," violent revolutionary Marxists. Socialism has become more subtle, more sophisticated, more urbane. It has long since evolved from defeating capitalism through violent confrontation to gnawing at its innards through subtle conversion or subversion if you will, of the host society. Gradually, socialists realized that liberal western democracies with a strong religious grounding and tied together with common beliefs, traditions, and values--culture--could not be attacked from without. The sinews of religious tradition, especially, were simply too strong to overcome. In fact, modern day socialist thinkers believed that religious values were the biggest obstacle to the spread of socialism. For socialism to succeed it had to transform society from the inside out; it could never conquer a strong democracy such as the United States by force of arms, violent overthrow, or even by direct assault on the culture. If socialism were to succeed at all, it must work from within, transform, and eventually replace, the values, customs and beliefs which bind together a strong society. In short, it could only attack and defeat a country like the United States slowly, imperceptibly, comprehensively, and above all, culturally-by convincing us to abandon that which made us great in first place. Norman Thomas, co-founder of the ACLU held that: "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of `liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." As Chandler's book illustrates, this eerily prophetic statement is being played out before our eyes in the United States.

Shadow World reminds us-and most Americans need reminding-that socialism did not dry up and blow away with the collapse of the Soviet Union. In fact it morphed, and adapted, because old-fashioned Marxist Leninist doctrine had proved an historical failure. Classical Marxist doctrine could not bring down a strong democracy with strong religious roots. In time, socialists adopted the thinking of Antonio Gramsci, an Italian socialist, who lived a short but influential life--a portion of it in spent as a political prisoner under Mussolini. Gramsci's prison writings found fertile soil in the minds of modern day American socialists who run innocuous sounding "charities," political cover organizations, labor unions, and church groups; organizations like ACORN, the ACLU or National Lawyers Guild, or big money radicals like George Soros. Chandler tells how Gramsci's writings have influenced thousands of untouchable and now-tenured "progressive" [sic-socialist] college professors across the country ("teachers of destruction" in the book) who were radicalized in the 1960s, and now seek to influence thousands of young Americans who will carry the banner of Gramsci socialism into the next century. Intent on changing America by attacking its fundamental beliefs, economy, values, religions, concepts of marriage, attitudes about human life, and even its national sovereignty; intent on turning it into something it was not, they seek to transform the United States into a secular humanist, socialist state, whose sovereignty and constitutional rights are gradually ceded to international organizations like the United Nations, the World Court, and the International Criminal Court. As Shadow World illustrates, Gramscian theory-that capitalist democracies may be defeated by controlling mass media, mass organizations and public education and transforming society gradually from within--is being implemented by the fifth column American progressive movement today. Chandler's work will not be popular among certain presidential candidates, socialist politicians, or left-wing, big money power brokers such as Soros who spent millions of his personal fortune trying single-handedly to defeat George Bush in the last election. It will not be popular with socialist-progressive think tanks and "policy institutes" like the Institute for Policy Studies whose agendas subvert our country's interests and home and abroad and seek to erode and subordinate our individual rights to the power of the State, in the name of the common good. Chandler names names, details their organizational structures, their agendas, and the people who run them. As Chandler warns, not everything in our country is what it appears to be. Gramsci socialism--which works from within to erode our freedoms, change our values, and subordinate our national sovereignty-is subtly transforming our country every day. Chandler exposes the shadowy progressive-socialist movement in the United States to the harsh sunlight outside the cave. One has only to consider the incessant attack on our religious traditions, the ACLU's endless legal assault on the Boy Scouts, the movement to redefine the concept of marriage, the rise of the culture of death, to know Chandler is right. One has only to consider the incessant criticism of the United States whenever it fails to consult the United Nations on any foreign policy decision, the pervasive political correctness that stifles dissent, the shouting down of any college speaker who espouse any views to the right of radical, the propagation of class warfare, and the movement to redistribute wealth, to know that our society is inching slowly, irreversibly down the path of secular humanism and socialism. The sinews of common religion, traditions, values, language and political institutions that strengthened us and made us the world's greatest superpower, gave us the strongest economy in the world and made us a beacon of liberty and hope are fraying. Chandler's book tells us why, and outlines perhaps the greatest threat to our society--the one from within.
One has only to look at post Christian Europe, where few attend church, marriage is considered irrelevant, euthanasia is widely accepted, and the countries of Europe have ceded their national sovereignty. One has only to consider that France prevailed upon one third of the signatories of the European Constitution to drop their references to "God," or "Christ," or a "Supreme Being," in their own constitutions and agree to a new European Constitution which grants sovereignty to a European secular humanist government. One only has to see the paralyzing fear of their own Muslim populations which renders Europe unwilling to fight terrorism and afraid that a simple cartoon will set off religious riots, to know that the Gramsci socialists have won in Europe. And one has only to observe the decline of that once great European culture to know we are next.

Chandler's years of research, investigation and documentation of the threats to our society have resulted in the most comprehensive work to date on the real threats facing this country in the world today. And he should know whereof he speaks. Chandler's credentials are impeccable and make him uniquely qualified to warn us. Dr. Chandler, who holds a doctorate in political science from George Washington University, is not merely an intellectual with an opinion on foreign affairs like so many talking heads in the mass media. A retired Vietnam veteran and Air Force Colonel, Dr. Chandler has extensive experience in intelligence analysis, defense strategy, and nuclear weapons deployment which few can boast. He has served at the highest levels of the Defense Department, the Strategic Air Command, and NATO Europe, and received the Defense Department's Meritorious Service Medal. He has advised the White House; the Departments of State, Defense, Energy, and Justice; and the Central Intelligence Agency. During the Cold War he served as strategic analyst in the Air Force "Skunk Works" Strategy Division and as a nuclear weapons planner. Dr. Chandler has written numerous articles and several books, including
The U.S. Propaganda Campaign in Vietnam (1981); and Tomorrow's War, Today's Decision on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Few posses his depth of experience and knowledge, or are as uniquely qualified to warn us of the dangers facing this country. And we need to listen to such voices. Whether they be geopolitical, religious, or cultural, our adversaries are real--not illusions--and bound by a common desire: to challenge our power, subvert out culture, undermine our values and destroy the country as we know it.
In the end, we can awaken from our slumber, walk into the light and confront the truth behind the threats outside our cozy cave. We can remain strong militarily; resolve to fight the War on Terror that will last for generations--but about which no one wants to hear. We can expose and confront the creeping socialism that pervades our society and which seeks to wear down our resolve by the grist of constant attacks our every institution--until one day we surrender our freedoms our values, and our sovereignty. If we listen to Robert Chandler and confront the threats that face us, we can save ourselves and our country.
Most of us lives in being will never know how America will look fifty or a hundred years from now. We should care for the sake of ourselves, but most importantly for the sake of our children and grandchildren. If we do not heed Chandler's warnings, then America may look like a far different place. Whether the change comes from the geopolitical forces arrayed against us, the jihadists, or our own internal socialist movement; whether we become a second rate world power subordinated to the United Nations or the will of a new superpower, whether our kids learn religion only from textbooks and churches and synagogues become museums, whether our grandchildren speak Farsi and bow to Mecca five times today as required by the government, or whether we become the United Socialist States of America--all because we refused to see the light and take control of our own destiny--is still within our power to determine. If our freedom, our power, our wealth, and national identity become a distant memory because we failed to keep the faith with past generations who fought to preserve this great country, then don't blame Robert Chandler. Because we were warned.

#98 Legolas

Legolas

    Member

  • Members
  • 103 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 30 November 2008 - 10:52 AM

I just ordered Shadow World by Chandler. It looks like an excellent assessment of the current dangers to our nation. The author's credentials are very impressive, check it out on amazon.com. 6oo pages, will be a challenge to find the time to read, but looks worth it.

My copy of The Chief Culprit. Stalin's Grand Design to Start WWII which I ordered back in January, just arrived this month. I started skimming thru it and noticed the chapter on Mobilization (for war) is very interesting and relevant to our present time.

Legolas

#99 Guest_ultimathule_*

Guest_ultimathule_*
  • Guests

Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:37 AM

I am currently about 1/3 of the way through Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago.

Amazing, how a book can be so terrible and yet so good. The topic matter - the brutality and inhumanity of the Communist machine, brought down to the personal and visceral level - can be emotionally tough reading.

What saddens me most is that these atrocities documented were so recent, and on such a horrific scale, but so few of my peers know or care anything about it.

Plug yourself into an iPod and get a Latte. Everything's fine.




I fear we are doomed to face repetitions.

#100 bm_cali

bm_cali

    Member

  • Admin
  • 3,905 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Francisco hinterlands, USA
  • Interests:Winning the next world war. General curmudgeon-ship.

Posted 18 December 2008 - 02:54 PM

I am currently about 1/3 of the way through Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago.

Amazing, how a book can be so terrible and yet so good. The topic matter - the brutality and inhumanity of the Communist machine, brought down to the personal and visceral level - can be emotionally tough reading.

What saddens me most is that these atrocities documented were so recent, and on such a horrific scale, but so few of my peers know or care anything about it.

Plug yourself into an iPod and get a Latte. Everything's fine.
I fear we are doomed to face repetitions.


Even the much lauded Nuremburg Trial was a half measure. For every Nazi leader who went to the gallows, many others went free. We didn't even punish most of the known Nazis who were not German. Far be it for us to, for example, go into Jerusalem and roll up one of the earliest examples of Islamonazis.

Then to boot, we turned a blind eye to Soviet war criminals. We did this in the immediate aftermath of WW2, and thereafter.

If "the West Won the Cold War" then we ought to have done some war trials. Well, I guess it was more along the lines of the Treaty of Versailles - not really a Western win, more of a draw.