By Dennis Prager
Conservative radio host and syndicated columnist Dennis Prager presents a daring, sweeping examine the way forward for civilization with Still the Best Hope, and provides a powerful, cogent argument for why uncomplicated American values needs to triumph in a dangerously doubtful global. Humanity stands at a crossroads, and the single possible choices to the “American Trinity” of liberty, average rights, and the melting-pot perfect of nationwide solidarity are Islamic totalitarianism, ecu democratic socialism, capitalist dictatorship, or worldwide chaos if we should always fail. the USA is Still the Best Hope, as this eminently good, profoundly inspiring quantity so powerfully proves.
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My reaction is that during this booklet i've got no real interest in making a choice on Leftist participants. i'm drawn to deciding on Leftist positions. the truth that any given liberal or Leftist doesn't carry a definite view doesn't suggest the view isn't really Leftist. for instance, competition to the loss of life penalty for homicide is a Left-wing place even though a few those that name themselves liberal or Left are in want of the loss of life penalty. it truly is my trust, in any occasion, that many americans who name themselves liberal truly carry many conservative positions. yet due to the brilliantly profitable, approximately century-long crusade to demonize the suitable and determine “liberal” with compassion, decency, equity, and “social justice,” those humans might by no means permit themselves to spot as conservative, not to mention to vote Republican. As for Muslims, I carry out the desire that with no shedding trust within the Koran or in Muhammad as Allah’s messenger, Islam might be reformed and turn into an incredible global strength for liberty, justice, and goodness. There are hundreds of thousands of thousands of fine and first rate humans within the Muslim international who can use their Muslim id as a strength for strong. Why Islam has too hardly ever been any such strength is the point of interest of the chapters on Islam and Islamism. it's going to convey me nice pleasure if this ebook have been translated into Arabic and the languages of alternative significant Muslim populations—as I be aware in a few aspect, there are already believing Muslims, specifically in the USA, who're engaged on combining the yank price approach with their Muslim theological ideals. ultimately, I go back to my opening—my hatred of evil because the final reason behind this e-book. to place it in a nutshell, evil has been the norm. the United States has been the aberration. The checklist of horrors humans have persisted by the hands of fellow humans dates again to the start of recorded historical past. it's most likely that a few billion humans were killed—not to say enslaved, crushed, and tortured—by different humans. That, plus all of the world’s common anguish, is why the good Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky felt he may possibly sum up human lifestyles with this line from The Brothers Karamazov: “There is agony and anguish; degrading, humiliating suffering…. ” this is why the Buddhist worldview is based at the assumption of existence as anguish, and why Christianity is based at the trust that God turned human and suffered a torturous demise by the hands of humans. no matter if Dostoyevsky exaggerated somewhat—after all, so much folks don't simply undergo in life—the challenge of unjust human ache is the critical challenge of human lifestyles. And such a lot of that anguish has been, and is much more so nowa days, man-made discomfort. due to the entire man-made pain in background, such a lot societies have sought an answer to this bad challenge. This quest is the genesis of upper faith and of recent political pursuits: How will we make a greater international? The Buddhist might reply that it's best to easily go away this pain-filled international through following the Buddha and eventually forsaking our ego-based lifestyles.