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Following the acclaim of his rollicking '10 Books that Screwed Up the World,' author Benjamin Wiker presents '10 Books Every Conservative Must Read.' In an accessible, engaging style, Wiker profiles ten books that help make the world a better place, from Aristotle's 'Politics' to Friedrich August von Hayek's 'The Road to Serfdom.' Inside, you'll learn: How Alexis de Tocqueville predicted politicians like Obama; Why Shakespearewas a conservative; What makes J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' essential conservative reading when Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' is not. Controversial and enlightening, this is, presumably, the 11th book all conservatives must read.
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Resisting the typical, dry methods of contemporary scholarship, this powerful examination revisits the biblical days of life-and-death conflict, struggles for power between popes and kings, and secret alliances of intellectuals united by a desire to pit worldly goals against the spiritual priorities of the church. This account looks beyond the pretense of neutrality and objectivity often found in secular study, and brings to light the appropriation of scripture by politically motivated interpreters. Questioning the techniques taken for granted at divinity schools worldwide, their origins are traced to the writings of Machiavelli and Marsilio of Padua, the political projects of Henry VIII, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke, and the quest for an empire of science on the part of Descartes and Spinoza. Intellectual and inspiring, an argument is made for bringing Christianity back to biblical literacy.
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From Marx's Manifesto to Descartes' Discourse and beyond, Benjamin Wiker catalogues the evils perpetrated by so-called intellectuals in the service of their own personal demons and ambitions. He calls out the modern day adherents to these and other twisted theories of amorality and uncovers their own hidden agendas as they attempt to influence every facet of our lives and thoughts. Sure to cause controversy among those who would defend these villainous works, '10 Books That Screwed Up The World' seeks to enlighten us all about the dangers of autobiography posing as universal philosophy.
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Many Christians feel that they are being opposed at every turn by what seems to be a well-orchestrated political and cultural campaign to de-Christianize every aspect of Western culture. They are right, and it goes even further back than the Obama Administration.In Worshipping the State: How Government is Replacing Religion, Benjamin Wiker argues that it is liberals who seek to establish an official state religion: one of unbelief. Wiker reveals that it was never the intention of the Founders to drive religion out of the public square with the First Amendment, but centuries of secularists and liberals have deliberately misinterpreted the establishment clause to serve their own ends: the de-Christianization of Western civilization.The result, they hope, is government as the new oracle. Personal faith in a deity is replaced with collective dependence on government, and the diversity of religious practices and dogmas is reduced to a uniform ideological agenda. The strategy is two-pronged: drive religion out of the public square through law and by encouraging popular derision of the faithful; then, in religion’s place, erect the Church of the State to fill the human need for a higher power to look up to.But what was done can be undone. Outlining a simple, step-by-step strategy for disestablishing the state church of secularism, Worshiping the State shows the full historical sweep of the war to those on the Christian side of the cultural battle?and as a consequence of this far more complete vantage, how to win it.
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