America: Still the Best Hope

I just finished reading Dennis Prager's new book Still the Best Hope - Why the World Needs American Values.  I have been trying to fit political issues together all my life, and Prager seems to be doing that job admirably. The book's jacket gets it right: "In this visionary book, Dennis Prager, one of America's most original thinkers, contends that humanity confronts a monumental choice. The whole world must decide between American values and its two oppositional alternatives: Islamism and European-style democratic socialism." On the first page, Prager states, "Few Americans can articulate what is distinctive about American values or even what they are. There is ... a thirst among Americans for rediscovering and reaffirming American values. ... A lot of Americans realize we have forgotten what we stand for." Prager not only explains our values, but he compares our values in detail to the reasoning of the left in each arena.  His analysis is so well done that it may even get...(Read Full Post)