Best Cultural Policy Books
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1. Discrimination and Disparities
Author: by Thomas Sowell
Published at: Basic Books; Enlarged edition (March 5, 2019)
An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell’s brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparitiesEconomic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. Some believe that those with less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics.
Others believe that those who are less fortunate are victims of the more fortunate. Discrimination and Disparities gathers a wide array of empirical evidence to challenge the idea that different economic outcomes can be explained by any one factor, be it discrimination, exploitation, or genetics.
This revised and enlarged edition also analyzes the human consequences of the prevailing social vision of these disparities and the policies based on that vision-from educational disasters to widespread crime and violence.
2. DARK AGENDA: The War to Destroy Christian America
Author: by David Horowitz
Published at: Humanix Books (March 5, 2019)
“Read this disturbing but vital book.” Tucker Carlson One of the most intellectually compelling and rational defenses of Christianity’s role in America.” Gov Mike Huckabee “Exposes the intolerance of many atheists toward those who believe in God. As a Jewish agnostic, I think it is imperative that disbelievers not demonize believers and that believers not demonize disbelievers.” Alan Dershowitz DARK AGENDA is an extraordinary look into the left’s calculated efforts to create a godless, heathen American society and how these efforts must be stopped.
And it is written by David Horowitz, a Jew. A New York Times bestselling author and leading conservative thinker, Horowitz warns that the rising attacks on Christians and their beliefs threaten all Americans including Jews like himself. The liberal establishment and their radical allies envision a new millennium in which Christianity is banished, Horowitz argues.
He says that Judeo-Christian values are at the very root of America’s democracy. Kill off such values and all of our freedoms could perish. In Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America, Horowitz examines how our elites increasingly secular and atheist are pushing a radical agenda: How the left trashes Christian doctrines critical to the American Republic, much like radical Islam’s war on infidel cultures like ours.
3. The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity
Author: by Douglas Murray
Published at: Bloomsbury Continuum (September 17, 2019)
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER”An excellent take on the lunacy affecting much of the world today. Douglas is one of the bright lights that could lead us out of the darkness.” Joe Rogan”Douglas Murray fights the good fight for freedom of speech …
A truthful look at today’s most divisive issues” Jordan B. PetersonAre we living through the great derangement of our times? In The Madness of Crowds Douglas Murray investigates the dangers of ‘woke’ culture and the rise of identity politics. In lively, razor-sharp prose he examines the most controversial issues of our moment: sexuality, gender, technology and race, with interludes on the Marxist foundations of ‘wokeness’, the impact of tech and how, in an increasingly online culture, we must relearn the ability to forgive.
One of the few writers who dares to counter the prevailing view and question the dramatic changes in our society from gender reassignment for children to the impact of transgender rights on women Murray’s penetrating book clears a path of sanity through the fog of our modern predicament.
4. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Author: by Katherine Boo
Published at: Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition (April 8, 2014)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADEInspiring …Extraordinary … [Katherine Boo] shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity.
Just as important, she makes us care. PeopleA tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary masterpiece. Judges, PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times The Washington Post O: The Oprah Magazine USA Today New York The Miami Herald San Francisco Chronicle NewsdayIn this breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.
As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees a fortune beyond counting in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class.
5. Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence
Author: by Alex Berenson
Published at: Free Press; Reprint edition (February 18, 2020)
In a brilliant antidote to all thefalse narratives about pot (American Thinker), an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drugfacts the media have ignored as the United States rushes to legalize cannabis.
Recreational marijuana is now legal in nine states. Advocates argue cannabis can help everyone from veterans to cancer sufferers. But legalization has been built on mythsthat marijuana arrests fill prisons; that most doctors want to use cannabis as medicine; that it can somehow stem the opiate epidemic; that it is beneficial for mental health.
In this meticulously reported book, Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter, explodes those myths, explaining that almost no one is in prison for marijuana; a tiny fraction of doctors write most authorizations for medical marijuana, mostly for people who have already used; and marijuana use is linked to opiate and cocaine use.
6. 13 1/2 Reasons Why NOT To Be A Liberal: And How to Enlighten Others
Author: by Judd Dunning
Published at: Humanix Books (November 10, 2020)
THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO WINNING AN ARGUMENT WITH A LIBERAL. “Antifa leftists may still burn this book, but more than a few center-left individuals will read 13 1/2 Reasons Why NOT to Be a Liberal and develop a new respectful understanding of conservatism.
Dinesh D’Souza A must-read for those determined to defeat the unhinged left. Roger Stone Although conservatives outnumber liberals in 44 out of 50 states, it’s a situation conservatives know very well in today’s contentious political environment: Conservatives often find themselves in discussions with liberals who relentlessly hammer conservatives with insults, accusations, and unfounded assumptions about conservatism.
The question is: WHAT IS A PROUD & INFORMED CONSERVATIVE TO DO?!?! The answer is: 13 1/2 Reasons Why NOT to be a Liberal: And How To Enlighten Others, the conservative playbook to persuasive facts and arguments that detail the policies, accomplishments, and often-ignored compassionate nature of the conservative philosophy.
7. Letter to a Christian Nation
Author: by Sam Harris
Published at: Vintage; Reprint edition (January 8, 2008)
From the new afterword by the author:Humanity has had a long fascination with blood sacrifice. In fact, it has been by no means uncommon for a child to be born into this world only to be patiently and lovingly reared by religious maniacs, who believe that the best way to keep the sun on its course or to ensure a rich harvest is to lead him by tender hand into a field or to a mountaintop and bury, butcher, or burn him alive as offering to an invisible God.
The notion that Jesus Christ died for our sins and that his death constitutes a successful propitiation of a loving God is a direct and undisguised inheritance of the superstitious bloodletting that has plagued bewildered people throughout history…
8. Rules for Conservatives: A Response to Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky
Author: by Michael Charles Master
Published at: Dunham Books; 1st edition (February 21, 2012)
Saul Alinsky wrote Rules for Radicals 40 years ago as instructions on how to seize power. He was the original community organizer who documented how to organize others to provide power to the organizers. Alinsky was an instigator of class warfare and of the culture war.
He taught liberals how to divide America by organizing communities to seize power. Because of those who practiced those rules, America is suffering. Every problem that we Americans face today can be traced back to compromises with liberal radical leaders.
As it defined the rules that radicals should use to implement socialism and gain more control of governments, Rules for Conservatives defines the rules that conservatives should use to stop this incremental takeover by liberals. The Tea Party movement is determined to cut the tax burden on Americans.
With decreased tax revenues, governments will have to shrink and liberals will lose power. Rules for Conservatives is the playbook for all conservatives and all Tea Party people to save America from liberal community organizers.
9. The Genesis of Political Correctness: The Basis of a False Morality
Author: by Michael William
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 25, 2016)
‘The contempt for ordinary people and for patriotism that the politically correct have is unconcealed. They have successfully infiltrated … Public institutions from where they can enforce their creed on everyone else. Importantly, they further get access to public monies … The consequences are far reaching.’In the West, political correctness is the ascendant ideology since the rise of the so-called New Left in the 1960s.
It has infiltrated the public sector and its devotees have gained access to legislative powers of enforcement and, importantly, public monies. Dissent is not tolerated. Dissenters, even children, are persecuted. Minorities are deemed victims and as being oppressed, while the majority are deemed the oppressors.
A hatred of the West is aggressively promoted. Terrorism is excused. Free Speech is not allowed. Only politically correct views are tolerated. The media present propaganda instead of the truth. Human Rights are corrupted into being a vehicle for political correctness with lots of fees for its advocates.
10. Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America
Author: by Chris Arnade
Published at: Sentinel; Illustrated edition (June 4, 2019)
NATIONAL BESTSELLER”A profound book…. It will break your heart but also leave you with hope.” J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy”[A] deeply empathetic book.” The EconomistWith stark photo essays and unforgettable true stories, Chris Arnade cuts through “expert” pontification on inequality, addiction, and poverty to allow those who have been left behind to define themselves on their own terms.
After abandoning his Wall Street career, Chris Arnade decided to document poverty and addiction in the Bronx. He began interviewing, photographing, and becoming close friends with homeless addicts, and spent hours in drug dens and McDonald’s. Then he started driving across America to see how the rest of the country compared.
He found the same types of stories everywhere, across lines of race, ethnicity, religion, and geography. The people he got to know, from Alabama and California to Maine and Nevada, gave Arnade a new respect for the dignity and resilience of what he calls America’s Back Row-those who lack the credentials and advantages of the so-called meritocratic upper class.
11. The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it
Author: by Alice Procter
Published at: Cassell; Illustrated edition (May 26, 2020)
If you think art history has to be pale, male and stale – think again. Should museums be made to give back their marbles? Is it even possible to ‘decolonise’ our galleries?Must Rhodes fall? From the stolen Wakandan art in Black Panther, to Emmanuel Macron’s recent commitment to art restitution, and Beyonc and Jay Z’s provocative music video filmed in the Louvre, the question of decolonising our relationship with the art around us is quickly gaining traction.
People are waking up to the seedy history of the world’s art collections, and are starting to ask difficult questions about what the future of museums should look like. In The Whole Picture, art historian and Uncomfortable Art Tour guide Alice Procter provides a manual for deconstructing everything you thought you knew about art, and fills in the blanks with the stories that have been left out of the art history canon for centuries.
The book is divided into four chronological sections, named after four different kinds of art space: The Palace The Classroom The Memorial The Playground Each section tackles the fascinating and often shocking stories of five different art pieces, including the propaganda painting that the East India Company used to justify its control in India; the Maori mokomokai skulls that were traded and collected by Europeans as ‘art objects’; and Kara Walker’s controversial contemporary sculpture A Subtlety, which raised questions about ‘appropriate’ interactions with art.
12. Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle
Author: by Thomas Sankara
Published at: Pathfinder Press; 2nd edition (November 1, 2007)
There is no true social revolution without the liberation of women, explains the leader of the 1983-87 revolution in Burkina Faso. Workers and peasants in that West African country established a popular revolutionary government and began to combat the hunger, illiteracy, and economic backwardness imposed by imperialist domination.
Preface, introduction, map, photos, index. Also available in: Spanish, French, Farsi
13. The Long Game: A Memoir
Author: by Mitch McConnell
Published at: Sentinel; Illustrated edition (December 3, 2019)
Now in paperback with a foreword by President Donald J. Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s memoir shows how one of the most successful public figures of our time has worked to advance conservative values in Washington. Under Mitch McConnell’s famously quiet and strategic leadership, Republicans in the Senate have seen win after winfrom tax cuts and deregulation to major improvements for veterans, farmers, and our national defense.
In 2018, President Donald Trump dubbed McConnell the greatest leader in historyand even his harshest critics on the Left acknowledge his skill. Now with a new foreword by President Trump and an afterword that details McConnell’s friendship with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, this paperback edition of McConnell’s memoir reveals the backdrop of his decision not to fill Scalia’s vacant seat until after the 2016 presidential election.
Of this decision, New York Times chief Washington correspondent Carl Hulse wrote that McConnell not only preserved a Supreme Court seat, he elected Donald Trump president. The years of the McConnell-led Senate have proved that lasting change can only be won by playing the long game.
14. Little Book of Conflict Transformation: Clear Articulation Of The Guiding Principles By A Pioneer In The Field (Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding)
Author: by John Lederach
Published at: Good Books; Original ed. edition (January 1, 2003)
A guide to conflict resolution, or as the author prefers, conflict transformation that emphasizes the importance of building relationships and social structures through a radical respect for human rights and life. This clearly articulated statement offers a hopeful and workable approach to conflictthat eternally beleaguering human situation.
John Paul Lederach is internationally recognized for his breakthrough thinking and action related to conflict on all levelsperson-to-person, factions within communities, warring nations. He explores why “conflict transformation” is more appropriate than “conflict resolution” or “management.” But he refuses to be drawn into impractical idealism.
Topics include:Defining Conflict TransformationConflict and ChangeConnecting Resolution and TransformationCreating a Map of ConflictDeveloping Our CapacitiesAnd much more! Firmly rooted in faith and Mennonite teachings, and related to the popular concept of restorative justice, conflict transformation is an idea with a deep reach.
15. The Coming Insurrection (Semiotext(e) / Intervention Series)
Author: by The Invisible Committee
Published at: Semiotext(e); 1st edition (May 15, 2009)
A call to arms by a group of French intellectuals that rejects leftist reform and aligns itself with younger, wilder forms of resistance.