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Iran’s Deadly Ambition The Islamic Republic's Quest for Global Power

Are we on the cusp of détente with Iran? Conventional wisdom certainly seems to believe so. Since the start of diplomacy between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 powers (the United States, France, England, Russia, China, Germany) in November 2013, hopes have been running high for a historic reconciliation of Iran’s clerical regime with the West.

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When Reason Goes on Holiday Philosophers in Politics

Philosophers usually emphasize the importance of logic, clarity, and reason. Therefore when they address political issues they will usually inject a dose of rationality in these discussions, right? Wrong.

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Shattered Consensus The Rise and Decline of America's Postwar Political Order

The United States has been shaped by three sweeping political revolutions: Jefferson’s “revolution of 1800,” the Civil War, and the New Deal. Each of these upheavals concluded with lasting institutional and cultural adjustments that set the stage for a new phase of political and economic development.

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Thanksgiving The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience

This uniquely American holiday has a rich and little known history beyond the famous feast of 1621.

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Twisting Title IX

This is the story of how Title IX, a 1972 law intended to ban sex discrimination in education, became a monster that both the federal government and many college administrators treat as though it supersedes both the U.S. Constitution and hundreds of years of common law.

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Campus Speech in Crisis What the Yale Experience Can Teach America

Free speech is in crisis on America’s campuses. Rather than refute an idea with which he disagrees, today’s college student demands censorship. At the slightest hint of offense, the weak-willed administrator complies and disinvites a speaker while a close-minded protestor disrupts a lecture.

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Putin’s Master Plan To Destroy Europe, Divide NATO, and Restore Russian Power and Global Influence

Vladimir Putin has a master plan to divide Europe, destroy NATO, reclaim Russian influence in the world, and most of all to marginalize the United States and the West in order to achieve regional hegemony and global power.

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The Permission Society How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do About It

Throughout history, kings and emperors have promised “freedom” to their people. Yet these freedoms were really only permissions handed down from on high.

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While America Slept Restoring American Leadership to a World in Crisis

The world has become steadily more dangerous under President Obama’s “lead from behind” foreign policy. The Obama Administration’s foreign policy has emboldened our adversaries and disheartened our allies.

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No Child Left Alone Getting the Government Out of Parenting

Children are taken from their parents because they are obese. Parents are arrested for letting their kids play outside alone. Sledding and swaddling is banned. From games, to school, breastfeeding to daycare, the overbearing bureaucratic state keeps getting between kids and their parents.

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The New Trail of Tears How Washington Is Destroying American Indians

If you want to know why American Indians have the highest rates of poverty of any racial group, why suicide is the leading cause of death among Indian men, why native women are two and a half times more likely to be raped than the national average and why gang violence affects American Indian youth more than any other group, do not look to history.

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A Republic No More Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption

After the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” Franklin’s response: “A Republic—if you can keep it.” This book argues: we couldn’t keep it.

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The War on Cops How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe

The War on Cops exposes the truth about officer use of force and explodes the conceit of “mass incarceration.” A rigorous analysis of data shows that crime, not race, drives police actions and prison rates. The growth of proactive policing in the 1990s, along with lengthened sentences for violent crime, saved thousands of minority lives. In fact, Mac Donald argues, no government agency is more dedicated to the proposition that “black lives matter” than today’s data-driven, accountable police department.

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I Know Best How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn't Already

In 1979, Christopher Lasch published the epochal The Culture of Narcissism, warning of the normalizing of narcissism in our society. Lasch may have understated it. Thirty-five years later, in the Obama era—with its parade of endless, often inexplicable, scandals—we have a full-blown epidemic of what has recently been called Moral Narcissism.

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Uber-Positive Why Americans Love the Sharing Economy

Entire industries are being transformed, consumers have more power than ever before, and people are finding new ways to earn a living—even in today’s slow economic recovery. All of these improvements stem from the rise of the so-called sharing economy.

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