Thursday, May 21, 2020

Cooperation and Coercion By Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan


CORONAVIRUS CRISIS HAS LED TO UNPRECEDENTED COERCION...
BUT COULD THERE BE A BETTER WAY?

Rethinking America's COVID-19 Responses

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, we've seen unprecedented government coercion. State and local governments have ordered everyone to stay home and have shut down businesses, schools, and churches. The federal government has sent debt to record heights with its spending. What's missing here? Cooperation.

Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan show why in their enlightening new book, COOPERATION AND COERCION: How Busybodies Became Busybullies and What That Means for Economics and Politics. 

Davies and Harrigan, hosts of the popular podcast Words & Numbers, reveal that there are only two ways that humans work together: they cooperate with one another, or they coerce one another. This fundamental fact provides an essential framework for understanding what we're seeing play out with the coronavirus crisis.

Government is all about coercive power. That doesn't mean it's all bad. We need government. But Davies and Harrigan show the immense - and overlooked - power of cooperation. They also reveal the dangers of embracing government coercion as the knee-jerk reaction to any problem.

In COOPERATION AND COERCIOIN, they show:

·    The two biggest reasons we shouldn't be in thrall to government solutions and expert pronouncements: the knowledge problem and unintended consequences;

·    Why people tend to believe the worst about the damage a crisis can cause but overlook the damage that proposed solutions will do;

·    Why "if it saves just one life" is an empty slogan that leads to bad policy;

·    Why policymakers who are trying to manage the economy don't understand what the economy actually is;

·    Why supposed corporate villains like Amazon and Walmart have become a lifeline for Americans;

·    How government coercion pushes obvious solutions to our problems into the background;

·    Why there are many problems government can't fix; and

·    Why governments, even as they clamp down on citizens, are relaxing all kinds of onerous regulations - allowing cooperation to flourish.

Davies and Harrigan explain much more than government responses to coronavirus. By looking for cooperation and coercion in everyday life, they help make sense of a wide range of issues that dominate the public debate. You'll come away from this book with a clear understanding of everything from the minimum wage to taxes, from gun control to government regulations, from the War on Terror to the War on Drugs to the War on Poverty.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Antony Davies is associate professor of economics at Duquesne University. James R. Harrigan is managing director of the Freedom Center at the University of Arizona. Together they host the weekly podcast Words & Numbers. Davies and Harrigan are distinguished fellows at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

OVERCOME By Jason Redman


Retired Navy SEAL and New York Times Bestselling Author Jason Redman reveals how to Triumph over Adversity During These Challenging Times

In the new book by retired Navy SEAL and wounded warrior Jason Redman - OVERCOME: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors - he delivers incredible content on how to overcome and thrive in these uncertain times with his three rings of excellence - the Overcome Mindset, Productivity and Leadership.

Adversity can often catch you by surprise and leave you struggling with what to do next. What if you could confront any adversity, from the unprecedented challenges many of us are facing today (i.e., the loss of your job, health issues, bankruptcy) to normal daily challenges and not just survive it, but thrive afterwards?

Jason Redman was horrifically wounded in Iraq in 2007 when he was shot at close range through the face and arm. After 40 surgeries, including extensive facial reconstruction and skin grafts, he emerged from this experience stronger than ever - despite the scars and injuries he will have for the rest of his life. Redman went on to launch two successful companies and speaks all over the country on how to build better leaders through his OVERCOME mindset.

Jason's new book, OVERCOME, is based on extensive research and interviews with America's toughest warriors including retired 4-star Admiral William McRaven, retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink, retired 4-star General Stanley McChrystal, and others. In this book, Redman teaches:

·    How to survive any life ambush;

·    How to move from defense to offense using the proactive techniques of SEAL teams;

·    How to strengthen your endurance during long-term trials;

·    How to rediscover and thrive in your life purpose;

·    How to lead your team (whether in business or family) to success;

·    How to compete with the top 1% in your field; and

·    How to stay the course even when you want to quit.

In OVERCOME, Jason teaches how to build a relentless Overcome Mindset in the face of chaos and uncertainty with step by step tools to stay positive in the face of negativity; and he teaches how to build and create forward momentum to get out of any crisis along with building structure and discipline. Jason provides actionable tools to maintain momentum and move the needle in our lives even when working from home. Most importantly, Jason gets deep into his three rules of leadership; how to lead ourselves through positivity, structure and discipline, how to lead others by building strong teams with guidance, motivation and inspiration and how to lead always in any situation including and especially during crisis.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: JASON REDMAN is a retired Navy Lieutenant who spent eleven years as an enlisted Navy SEAL, and almost ten years as a SEAL officer. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, five Navy Achievement Medals, two Combat Action Ribbons and the US Army Ranger Tab.. After being severely wounded in Iraq in 2007, Redman returned to active duty before retiring from the Navy in 2013. Upon retirement, he founded SOF Spoken, a speaking and consulting company which provides inspirational presentations on leadership, teamwork and overcoming adversity for businesses, first responders, sports teams, and government organizations. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Trident.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Breakdown of Higher Education By John M. Ellis


A series of near-riots on campuses aimed at silencing guest speakers has exposed the fact that our universities are no longer devoted to the free exchange of ideas in pursuit of truth. But this hostility to free speech is only a symptom of a deeper problem, writes John M. Ellis, the author of The Breakdown of Higher Education: How It Happened, the Damage It Does, and What Can Be Done.

Having watched the deterioration of academia up close for the past fifty years, Ellis locates the core of the problem in a change in the composition of the faculty during this time, from mildly left-leaning to almost exclusively and much more virulently leftist. He explains how astonishing historical luck led to the success of a plan first devised by a small group of activists to use college campuses to promote radical politics, and why laws and regulations designed to prevent the politicizing of higher education proved insufficient.

In The Breakdown of Higher Education, you'll learn:

·    How higher education became so corrupted by radical politics, and so dominated by hard left radicals, when all of its governing documents insist that it must never be used for a political purpose;

·    Why a politically one-party campus is bound to become politically extreme and foolish;

·    How an academic teacher differs from a political activist: the huge differences in temperament, goals and knowledge mean that the one can't do the job of the other, and ought never to have been allowed to do so;

·    That numerous studies show college graduates haven't made any gains in their capacity to think independently and reason, or in their ability to read and comprehend complex texts, or in their knowledge of the history and functioning of the society they live in;

·    College courses on American history are heavily corrupted by an uncontrolled animus against America;

·    What important things the campus near-riots tell us about the state of higher education;

·    How our society is being damaged by a politicized academia (graduates unprepared for citizenship; a national political climate poisoned by political hatreds learned in college);

·    About the many ways our colleges and universities now fail to do what we have always expected them to do; and

·    What can be done to reform higher education and make it the great blessing for the nation that it once was.

Ellis shows that political motivation is always destructive of higher learning. Even science and technology departments are not immune. The corruption of universities by radical politics also does wider damage: to primary and secondary education, to race relations, to preparation for the workplace, and to the political and social fabric of the nation.

Commonly suggested remedies - new free-speech rules or enforced right-of-center appointments - will fail because they don't touch the core problem, a controlling faculty majority of political activists with no real interest in scholarship. This book proposes more drastic and effective reform measures. The first step is for Americans to recognize that vast sums of public money intended for education are being diverted to a political agenda, and to demand that this fraud be stopped.

John M. Ellis is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of German Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He taught at universities in England, Wales, and Canada before joining UCSC in 1966, serving as dean of the Graduate Division in 1977–86. He is the author of ten books, including Literature Lost (Yale), awarded the Peter Shaw Memorial Award by the National Association of Scholars. He founded the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics in 1993 and served as president of the California Association of Scholars in 2007–13 and chairman of its board since then. His articles on education reform have appeared in prominent national publications.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D. Introduces TeleMD Program on CorsiNation.com


On Friday 4/24, Saturday 4/25, and Sunday 4/26 Dr. Jerome Corsi will be hosting a marathon live-stream on various Internet channels. Then, starting Monday 4/27, he will be available for radio and TV interviews. He will be promoting the TeleMD program on the CorsiNation.com website.
GO HERE to watch the live-stream program.

We have created TeleMD with SpeakWithAnMD.com - a telephone service where a practicing MD licensed in your state can call you by telephone for you to become a patient. The call is a medical consultation.

If the physician determines that Hydroxychloroquine, as recommended by our medical advisor, Dr. Vladimir Zelenko's protocol, fits the tele-patient's needs and is unlikely to cause adverse side-effects, the MD can write a prescription for you. The prescription is filled by a national pharmacy chain with the HCQ prescriptions being filled by one of their pharmacies in a state where it is legal for the pharmacy to fulfill a MD prescription for COVID-19. 

The pharmacy calls the patient to arrange for any insurance that may defray the cost of the prescription. The patient pays for the prescription by credit card plus the cost of express delivery to the patient's door, or a local address specified by the patient. The goal is for the pharmacy to have the prescription delivered to the patient's home overnight. The MD can also prescribe zinc and/or antibodies as the MD deems appropriate.

To be clear, we are simply the marketing arm of the SpeakWithAnMD.com program. We are marketing a TeleMD service, we are NOT selling drugs. The MD will decide whether or not HCQ is appropriate for the patient's medical condition and will not be hostile to prescribing HCQ as needed, including for preventative use.

HCQ is a legal medication that is FDA recommended for various illnesses, including malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. The MD may also prescribe HCQ "off label" as a treatment for a particular patient for a different medical condition, including preventing and treating COVID-19, as the physician deems appropriate.

The website and the video makes clear that I, Jerome Corsi, and CorsiNation.com are not medically trained and we are not qualified to give medical advice. We will be reviewing the medical literature on HCQ and the FDA approved clinical trials on-going on HCQ and COVID-19 as specified in the U.S. Government website.

In the marathon live-stream program, we will be interviewing various MDs via Zoom, including family practitioners, epidemiologists, and virologists, as well as ministers and religious leaders, and other noted spokespersons and commentators as appropriate. We will also open the program to MDs that have patients among essential medical services workers, first responders, fire and police, grocery store workers, truck drivers etc.

We will open the program to MDs in states where the state pharmacies have been directed not to fulfill prescriptions for HCQ when prescribed by the MD for COVID-19, or where the pharmacies have run out of HCQ and/or Zinc supplies.

The MDs can see patients in their offices but they must use the TeleMD computer system SpeakWithAnMD.com to establish a patient in this system and to get their prescriptions filled by the national pharmacy.

Dr. Zelenko is the medical advisor to the CorsiNation.com TeleMD program though he is not receiving compensation and he does not hold any corporate position (or financial interest) in CorsiNation.com or SpeakWithAnMD.com. The CorsiNation.com TeleMD program is not political - it is open to everyone in the USA regardless of political persuasion, race, gender, sex, or age.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Trump and Churchill: Defenders of Western Civilization By Nick Adams


Trump Will Be the 21st Century Churchill
Defender of Western Civilization

In his new book, Trump and Churchill: Defenders of Western Civilization (with a foreword by Newt Gingrich), internationally renowned speaker Nick Adams explains what the eloquent, quotable war-time Prime Minister of England and the brash, Twitter happy U.S. President have in common - both rescued Western civilization from the brink with their unorthodox approaches to domestic and international relations. 

In Trump and Churchill, complete with never-before-told anecdotes and exclusive interviews, bestselling author Nick Adams explores how both leaders turned the prevailing politics of their time on its head. In doing so, they both endured shockingly similar battles instigated by the political establishment seeking their destruction.

Both President Trump and Prime Minister Churchill fought valiantly to protect Western civilization; and while fighting different forms of tyranny, Trump could very well be to the twenty-first century what Churchill was to the twentieth.

Trump and Churchill is a comparison of both men, the enemies they faced and their strategy in defeating them. Two of the greatest leaders in world history: Churchill conquered the Axis Powers and President Trump is conquering the "Swamp." Though very different, at first glance, they are remarkably similar. What do Winston Churchill - the eloquent, eternally quotable wordsmith, pudgy politician of fifty years, wealthy aristocrat, war-time Prime Minister of England - and Donald Trump, the 6'4", political neophyte, billionaire entrepreneur - have in common?

·    Neither concealed their true self nor conformed to expectations;

·    Both were confident and loved their country though were intensely disliked, even hated;

·    Both alpha males were clear thinkers and plain speakers who stared down their enemies; and

·    Both endured battles with the political establishment which was determined to destroy them.

It is vital for Americans to understand what is at stake in the coming 2020 presidential election and in the world right now. If the domestic enemies within America win, the consequences for the world could be very similar to the threat Churchill faced in the twentieth century. In Trump and Churchill, there are many incredible parallels between the men and their times. The book is essential for the clear understanding of the dangers facing America and the world.

About the Author: Nick Adams is an internationally renowned speaker, lecturer, and commentator. The bestselling author runs the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG), an organization that teaches civics and history, and helps inspire students on the power of the American Dream in schools. He is a four-time best-selling author, motivational speaker, television commentator, business innovator and contributes to numerous media organizations. He has received multiple state awards, including honorary citizenship. Adams has spoken throughout America, Australia, Germany, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sean Spicer to Host Newsmax TV Show 'Spicer & Co.'

He's addressed the nation as White House Press Secretary and made it to the quarterfinals on "Dancing with the Stars.'' Now Sean Spicer will be hosting his own show – "Spicer & Co." – a new cable news program on Newsmax TV, which debuts Tuesday, March 3rd, at 6 pm ET and will air daily Monday through Friday on Newsmax TV, America's fastest-growing cable news network.

The Washington-based "Spicer & Co.'' will broadcast from studios near the White House, where Spicer will lead an ensemble of Washington insiders, experts, journalists and power brokers to analyze the day's top headlines from the Beltway and the key news from the U.S. and the world.

"We are going to offer viewers a unique perspective and insights into what's really happening, who is up, who's down and most importantly how it's going to affect their lives,'' Spicer said. "I've had a front row seat to how Washington works at the highest levels – in the White House, Congress, the Pentagon and K Street. We are going to invite our viewers into a conversation that is totally unique. We will ask the questions and cover the topics that everyone in America is thinking about, but no one is asking or talking about."

Spicer has a long and distinguished career working in Washington, having spent years on Capitol Hill helping craft policy and working with the media. Outside of D.C., he has been a key player on numerous Congressional and national political campaigns. 

"Sean has been on the inside of how decisions are made in a way so few have," Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy said. "He was a success as White House press secretary because he connected to ordinary Americans." Ruddy noted that at the White House, Spicer's TV ratings for press conferences was "off the charts - a phenomenon that hasn't happened before or since."

Spicer worked as an aide and press secretary for several members of Congress and House Committees. In 2011, Spicer was named communications director of the Republican National Committee and from 2014-2016 also served as its chief strategist. In December 2016, President-Elect Donald Trump appointed him to be the nation's 28th White House Press Secretary. After his tour in the White House, Spicer wrote a New York Times bestselling memoir about his years in Washington, "The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the President.'' He also launched RigWil LLC, a strategic consulting firm and is a partner in Point1, a mail and digital firm.

A graduate of the Connecticut College, he earned a Master's degree from the United States Naval War College and currently serves as a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves as a public affairs officer. Last year, Spicer won the hearts of Americans on ABC's hit show "Dancing with the Stars." With interpretations of the dancefloor favorites, Spicer lasted an impressive nine weeks on the popular show.

Spicer is expected to blend the same buzz and excitement with the news of the day to his daily show on Newsmax TV, which is carried on all major cable systems in 100 million cable and paid OTT homes, surpassing Bloomberg Television in total household reach, household coverage area rating, and average audience, as overall reach rose close to 200 percent since August of 2019, according to ComScore data.

"Our content is resonating with Americans across the nation who are hungry for a fresh alternative to Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and other news channels,'' said Ruddy, who adds that the network will continue announcing new programs in the coming weeks and months.

Newsmax TV is carried on all major cable and MVPD systems, including DirecTV, Xfinity, Dish, Spectrum, Optimum, Fios, Cox, U-verse, Suddenlink, Wow, Armstrong and several dozens more systems and OTT platforms. The channel has become America's fastest-growing cable news channel targeting Baby Boomers with a heartland perspective. The channel provides 12 hours of original news content daily with programming focused on breaking news and analysis. The Newsmax lineup includes shows and experts, including talk radio hosts Chris Salcedo and Howie Carr, Alan Dershowitz, Michelle Malkin, Mike Huckabee, John Bachman, and Nancy Brinker, famed founder of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, among others.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism By Andrew G. Bostom



The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism

By Andrew G. Bostom, M.D.

Islamic antisemitism is as old as Islam itself, and is not a mere borrowing from non-Muslim sources, as has been claimed. Antisemitism scholar, Andrew Bostom's newly updated book, The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism From Sacred Texts to Solemn History provides comprehensive, meticulously documented evidence that a readily discernible, uniquely Islamic antisemitism - specific Muslim hatred of Jews - has been expressed continuously since the advent of Islam. 

In The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, you'll learn that:

·    A readily discernible, uniquely Islamic antisemitism - specific Muslim hatred of Jews - is hardwired into Islam's core texts, including the Koran, and has been expressed continuously since the advent of Islam;

·    Over 13 centuries, Islamic antisemitism, and the imposition of Islamic law's discriminatory mandates for Jews, led to violence and/or chronic grinding oppression of Jews under Islamic rule;

·    An updated preface for this new edition elucidates hard data documenting both the current disproportionate rate of Muslim Antisemitism - a global pandemic - and its resulting disproportionate violent anti-Jewish manifestations in Israel, Western Europe, and the United States; and

·    Doctrinal drivers of this contemporary hatred, as espoused by iconic Muslim religious leaders representing the pinnacles of mainstream, institutional Islamic religious education - both Sunni and Shiite - are introduced.

Writing in 1971, S.D. Goitein, the pre-eminent scholar of Muslim-Jewish relations employed the term antisemitism, "...in order to differentiate animosity against Jews from the discrimination practiced by Islam against non-Muslims in general." Goitein cited as concrete proof of his assertion that a unique strain of Islamic Jew hatred was extant at that time (i.e., up to a millennium ago) - exploding the common assumption of its absence - the fact that letters from the Geniza material, "...have a special word for it and, most significantly, one not found in the Bible or in Talmudic literature ...but one much used and obviously coined in the Geniza period."

Important examples of antisemitic motifs in the foundational Muslim texts are presented: from the Koran, the hadith (words and deeds of the Muslim prophet Muhammad), the sira (earliest Muslim biographies of Muhammad), as well as the writings of influential Muslim jurists, theologians, and scholars, from the Middle Ages through the contemporary era. These primary sources, and seminal secondary analyses translated here for the first time into English detail the sacralized rationale for Islam's anti-Jewish bigotry. Numerous complementary historical accounts illustrate the resulting plight of Jewish communities in the Muslim world across space and time, culminating in the genocidal threat posed to the Jews of Israel today.

The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism debunks the conventional wisdom which continues to assert that Muslim Jew hatred is entirely a 20th century phenomenon, and standard Nazi propaganda, that only arose after the advent of the Zionist movement and the protracted Arab-Jewish conflict over all of the lands comprising the original 1922 Mandate for historical Palestine. Readers will find this collection an invaluable resource for understanding the phenomenon of Muslim antisemitism, past and present.

An updated Author's Preface for this new edition - which includes materials through January 3, 2020 - elucidates the current global pandemic of Muslim Antisemitism, and its resulting violent manifestations, in Israel, Western Europe, and the United States. Doctrinal drivers of this hatred, as espoused by iconic Muslim religious leaders representing the pinnacles of institutional Islamic religious education - both Sunni and Shiite - are introduced. This compendious, timely exposé rivets upon freshly translated samples of modern, seminal Koranic glosses - rife with Jew-hatred - which shape current understandings of Islam's holy book, and Islam itself, by the Muslim masses. The new Preface concludes with a focused discussion about why non-Muslim religious leaders, especially Jews, must admonish institutional Islam to begin its own process, akin to Vatican II/Nostre Aetate, of expunging at least the most virulent Jew-hating motifs from Islam's core theology. [more...]

"There is no one who is writing more scholarly, but accessible material about Islam in the world today, than Andrew Bostom" --Dennis Prager

"Andrew Bostom produces a vast literature of Middle Eastern Islamic antisemitism, and critics may be as surprised at his conclusions as they are unable to refute his carefully compiled corpus of evidence." --Victor Davis Hanson, senior fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

About the Author: Andrew G. Bostom, M.D. is the author of the highly acclaimed The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims, The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History, and, Sharia Versus Freedom -The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism. Dr. Bostom has published numerous articles and commentaries on Islam in the New York Post, Washington Times, The New York Daily News, National Review Online, The American Thinker, Pajamas Media, FrontPage Magazine.com, and other print and online publications.