Liberalism Unmasked could be an alternative title for Fred Siegel’s book. Siegel strips away the myth of benevolence cultivated by the left and exposes the egotism, snobbery, resentment and power seeking that are the constants of American liberalism. Siegel’s thesis is that Barack Obama’s liberalism is not rooted in Wilson progressivism or the New Deal but in post World War I intellectuals’ disdain for America. The author cuts the moral high ground from under the well-shod feet of contemporary liberals and their antecedents in the 1920s.
March 18, 2014 1 Comment
A Treason of the Heart is an incredibly depressing book, the equivalent of Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities. Both books share the distinction of featuring characters with little, if any, redeeming value. At least Wolfe’s book is fiction. It is about British people who have taken up foreign causes – often in direct conflict with their own country.
It is an interesting book, but it isn’t a lot of fun to read.
March 17, 2014 No Comments
Russia’s Mouthpiece Gloats That Obama is a Weakling, and Russia Can Turn the US Into a Pile of Nuclear Ash
The following a rough transcription and translation of a popular news program in Russia. I wanted to get this out quickly, so the translation is loose and may have some minor errors, but it’s a reasonable gist of what the man had to say. It’s not every day that the mouthpiece for Russia boasts about being able to turn the US into a pile of radioactive ash.
March 16, 2014 1 Comment
This amazing book was printed in Spanish in 1930. An English translation became available in 1932 and the book has been continuously published ever since. This reviewer first read it so long ago that only the sketchiest recollections remained, but enough to realize its relevance today and to reread it.
March 6, 2014 2 Comments
A humorous look at recent news.
March 4, 2014 2 Comments
Here is some powerful symbolism showing what is happening in Ukraine.
March 3, 2014 1 Comment
Victor Davis Hanson is one of those articulate people that can speak extemporaneously better than most people can write considered prose. For those who don’t have the time to devote to the full interview, we’ve captured some of his thoughts.
March 3, 2014 2 Comments
Don’t worry, our fearless leader, really does care. Even though he can’t be bothered to attend a National Security Meeting on what’s happening in Ukraine. He’s been briefed by ‘it was all because of a video’ Susan Rice.
After all, he did say there would be consequences.
March 1, 2014 2 Comments
In the introduction to Why We Won’t Talk Honestly About Race, the author explains that his aim for writing the book was “to talk honestly about race,” to convey views, however legitimate or widely held, branded as racist by defenders of the status quo and banned from public discourse.
February 26, 2014 No Comments
The Last Patriot is novel by Brad Thor, and admittedly not the sort of book normally reviewed on WWTFT. That being said, there was a clever tie-in to some things that are regularly covered on WWTFT. For one, President Thomas Jefferson is weaved into the plot as is Captain Isaac Hull, the man famous for sinking HMS Guerriere early in the War of 1812.
February 25, 2014 No Comments