In the Mail

Two books arrived today from Crown Forum Publishing: “Menace in Europe” by Claire Berlinski and “Getting America Right” by Edwin J. Feulner and Doug Wilson.

I’d seen a mention of “Menace in Europe” somewhere recently, and I thought it looked good:

Old Europe’s new crisis.

Europe, the charming continent of windmills and gondolas. But lately, Europe has become the continent of endless strikes and demonstrations, bombs on the trains and subways, radical Islamic cells in every city, and ghettos so hopeless and violent even the police won’t enter them. In Spain, a terrorist attack prompts instant capitulation to the terrorists’ demands. In France, the suburbs go up in flames every night. In Holland, politicians and artists are murdered for speaking frankly about Islamic immigration.

This isn’t the Europe we thought we knew. What’s going on over there?

You might say that the recent row over the cartoons makes this a timely book. But if it had been published a few months ago you would have been able to say that the riots in Paris made it a timely book. And I’m afraid that, if it had been published six months or a year from now, there would also be events that made the book timely.

I had not heard of “Getting America Right”, though looking it over it appears to be right up Murdoc’s alley:

Where did we take a wrong turn?

That’s what proud conservatives are asking. The era of liberal dominance is finally over, but sometimes you wouldn’t know it. Government spending is out of control, huge waves of illegal immigration endanger our security and our American identity, more and more Americans look to Washington for the “quick fix,” the government grabs for more power at the expense of our liberty, American businesses are fleeing overseas, and terrorism threatens us more than ever.

How do we deal with these crises when our leaders refuse to? By following Edwin J. Feulner and Doug Wilson’s unique and practical six-point plan: specific steps that every one of us can take to put America back on course.

It’s no secret that Murdoc is pretty Conservative and generally Republican. But it should also be no secret that Murdoc has little love for the GOP and the current crop of Republican politicians, particularly in Congress. The authors of this book, the president of The Heritage Foundation and the chairman of, are not Liberal whack-jobs looking to tear down the Republican party. They’re solid Conservatives who seem to want what’s best for America. Though they sound like they might be willing to tear down the Republican party if that’s what it takes.

When I get to these, which hopefully won’t be too far in the future, you can be sure to hear a thing or two.


  1. I’d love to see some small government fiscal conservative libertarian republicans in power any day than the religious nutcase, federalize everything, and take over the world crowd running the show today. They’re downright scary and dangerous.

  2. speaking of books I recently heard a radio interview with Nathaniel C. Fick the author of: ‘One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer’. He sounded like a fairly savy guy who came across as neither a hardcore Conservative or a flamming Liberal. He served in Afghanistan and Iraq as a platoon leader. I haven’t had a chance to get the book but it might just be an interesting read.

  3. Actually, Bush Ave. is a left from my street (probably Murdoc’s too). I cringed everytime I heard ‘compassionate’ conservative. Hopefully compassion will leave the party when Bush retires. I think we need a new Federalist wing of the Republican party. I want my small government back!