Dennis Mark Prager is an American conservative radio talk show host and writer. Born into an Orthodox Jewish family, his initial political work concerned Soviet Jews who were unable to emigrate. He gradually began offering more and broader commentary on politics. His views generally align with social conservatism.

  • Bonhoeffer

    As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. One of these was Dietrich Bonhoeffer–a pastor and author, known as much for such spiritual classics as “The Cost of Discipleship “and “Life Together,” as for his 1945 execution in a concentration camp for his part in the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.,In the first major biography of Bonhoeffer in forty years, “New York Times” best-selling author Eric Metaxas takes both strands of Bonhoeffer’s life???the theologian and the spy???to tell a searing story of incredible moral courage in the face of monstrous evil. In a deeply moving narrative, Metaxas uses previously unavailable documents???including personal letters, detailed journal entries, and firsthand personal accounts???to reveal dimensions of Bonhoeffer’s life and theology never before seen.,In “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy”???”A Righteous Gentile vs the Third Reich,” Metaxas presents the fullest accounting of Bonhoeffer’s heart-wrenching 1939 decision to leave the safe haven of America for Hitler’s Germany, and using extended excerpts from love letters and coded messages written to and from Bonhoeffer’s Cell 92, Metaxas tells for the first time the full story of Bonhoeffer’s passionate and tragic romance.,Readers will discover fresh insights and revelations about his life-changing months at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem and about his radical position on why Christians are obliged to stand up for the Jews. Metaxas also sheds new light on Bonhoeffer’s reaction to Kristallnacht, his involvement in the famous Valkyrie plot and in “Operation 7,” the effort to smuggle Jews into neutral Switzerland.,”Bonhoeffer” gives witness to one man’s extraordinary faith and to the tortured fate of the nation he sought to deliver from the curse of Nazism. It brings the reader face to face with a man determined to do the will of God radically, courageously, and joyfully???even to the point of death. “Bonhoeffer” is the story of a life framed by a passion for truth and a commitment to justice on behalf of those who face implacable evil.

  • In Bluebeards Castle

    ???Four impressive lectures about the culture of recent times (from the French Revolution) and the conceivable culture of times to come. Mr. Steiner???s discussion of the break with the traditional literary past (Jewish, Christian, Greek, and Latin) is illuminating and attractively undogmatic. ??He writes as a man sharing ideas, and his original notions, though scarcely cheerful, have the bracing effect that first-rate thinking always has.??? ???,???,???, is a brief and brilliant book. An intellectual ,, it is also a book that should generate a profound excitement and promote a profound unease???like the great culturalists of the past. Steiner uses a dense and plural learning to assess his topic: his book has the outstanding quality of being not simply a reflection on culture, but an embodiment of certain contemporary resources within it. ??The result is one of the most important books I have read for a very long time.??????

  • Man’s Search for Meaning

    Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl’s theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (“meaning”)-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.,At the time of Frankl’s death in 1997, Man’s Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a “book that made a difference in your life” found Man’s Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America.,Beacon Press, the original English-language publisher of Man’s Search for Meaning, is issuing this new paperback edition with a new Foreword, biographical Afterword, and classroom materials to reach new generations of readers.

  • Mao

    ???Ever since the spectacular success of Chang???s Wild Swans we have waited impatiently for her to complete with her husband this monumental study of China???s most notorious modern leader. The expectation has been that she would rewrite modern Chinese history. The wait has been worthwhile and the expectation justified. This is a bombshell of a book.???,???Chris Patten, the last governor of Hong Kong, in The Times (London),Based on a decade of research and on interviews with many of Mao???s close circle in China who have never talked before???and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him???this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. It is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology; his intimate and intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed Japanese occupation of much of China; and he schemed, poisoned and blackmailed to get his way. After Mao conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. In chasing this dream he caused the deaths of 38 million people in the greatest famine in history. In all, well over 70 million Chinese perished under Mao???s rule???in peacetime.,Combining meticulous research with the story-telling style of Wild Swans, this biography offers a harrowing portrait of Mao???s ruthless accumulation of power through the exercise of terror: his first victims were the peasants, then the intellectuals and, finally, the inner circle of his own advisors. The reader enters the shadowy chambers of Mao???s court and eavesdrops on the drama in its hidden recesses. Mao???s character and the enormity of his behavior toward his wives, mistresses and children are unveiled for the first time.,This is an entirely fresh look at Mao in both content and approach. It will astonish historians and the general reader alike.

  • Men and Marriage

    “Timely when originally published, Men and Marriage is essential now given the the warlike climate of male-female relationships, unfortunately fostered by radical feminism.” Rush Limbaugh,Men and Marriage is a critical commentary that asks the burning question, How can society survive the pervasive disintegration of the family? A profound crisis faces modern social order as traditional family relationships become almost unrecognizable.,George Gilder’s Men and Marriage is a revised and expanded edition of his 1973 landmark work, Sexual Suicide . He examines the deterioration of the family, the well-defined sex roles it offered, and how this change has shifted the focus of our society. Poverty, for instance, stems from the destruction of the family when unmarried parents are abandoned by their lovers or older women are divorced because society approves of their husbands’ younger girlfriends.,Gilder claims that men will only fulfill their paternal obligations when women lead them to do so, and that this civilizing influence, balanced with proper economic support, is the most important part of maintaining a productive, healthy, loving society.,He offers a concrete plan for rebuilding the family in America. His solutions challenge readers to return to these roles and reestablish the family values that were once so crucial in staving off the ills that plague our country. Gilder insists that it is time to reexamine what “liberation” has wrought and at what cost. Only a return to traditional family values, he contends, can stem the tide of disaster.,George Gilder is the author of Wealth and Poverty, the best-selling critique of Reaganomics, The Spirit of Enterprise, Visible Man, Naked Nomads, and The Party That Lost Its Head . He was a speechwriter for Ronald Reagan and now writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal and National Review about material advances and their effect on society. His most recent books include two other well-known social commentaries, Microcosm and Life After Television. Also available in paperback.

  • Modern Times

    Originally published in 1983 and named one of the Best Books of the Year by the ,, this bestselling history is now revised and updated and includes a new final chapter.

  • The Arab Mind

    Since its original publication in 1983, the revised edition of Raphael Patai’s The Arab Mind has been recognized as one of the seminal works in the field of Middle Eastern studies. This penetrating analysis unlocks the mysteries of Arab society to help us better understand a complex, proud and ancient culture.The Arab Mind discusses the upbringing of a typical Arab boy or girl, the intense concern with honor and courage, the Arabs’ tendency toward extremes of behavior, and their ambivalent attitudes toward the West. Chapters are devoted to the influence of Islam, sexual mores, Arab language and Arab art, Bedouin values, Arab nationalism, and the pervasive influence of Westernization.,With a new foreword by Norvell B. DeAtkine, Director of Middle East Studies at the JFK Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, N.C., this book unravels the complexities of Arab traditions and provides authentic revelations of Arab mind and character.

  • The Jewish Mystique

    The author is a psychoanalyst and sociologist at New York University which provides some academic credentials for what seems like a suppositious inquiry into the Jewish character. Throughout a good deal of aye and naysaying, a few firm attributes are asserted: intellectual eminence for one; an affiliation which is chiefly a sense of identification rather than formal religion; “”the moral mission of being Jews and of preserving themselves as such”” although by the final chapter Professor van den Haag projects the race assimilating themselves out of existence. He ranges over a good many areas — their humor; their susceptibility to radical ideas; their attraction to the professions and to finance: their habitats. Flaccid attributions abound: “”It is the Jews who have given the essential meaning to the last 2000 years of Western history””; “”confused by their guilt feeling, Jews cannot grasp that many Negro demands are irrational””; “”regardless of the right and wrongs, Jews tend to be in favor of the arrested, not of the policeman who arrests him.”” An even more intrepid speculation — Jews, who place greater priority on the mind then the body, are likely to repudiate sex and therefore have been more prominent in producing brassieres and girdles. A rationale for What Makes Sammy Run in the undergarment industry?

  • The Lion’s World

    Following the appearance of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 1950, C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia have enchanted children and adults alike for over half a century. In The Lion’s World, Rowan Williams explores the moral landscape of all seven novels in the series, and offers an astute guide to their spiritual subtext. He draws on significant aspects of their author’s life and thought, and on key themes in his other novels, painting a richly textured picture of his aims and achievements. At the same time, Williams gently but firmly rebuts those critics who have charged Lewis with sexism, racial stereotyping and the glorification of violence. Whether you have read the whole Narnia series or simply enjoyed one of the films, The Lion’s World is a rewarding and ultimately joyful read – one that will send you back to the novels with a more refined sense of their subtle literary artistry, and the powerful spiritual insights they contain.

  • We the Living

    Ayn Rand’s first published novel, a timeless story that explores the struggles of the individual against the state in Soviet Russia.,First published in 1936, We the Living portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their own lives and pursue their own happiness. It tells of a young woman???s passionate love, held like a fortress against the corrupting evil of a totalitarian state.,We the Living is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the Red banners and slogans. It is a picture of what those slogans do to human beings. What happens to the defiant ones? What happens to those who succumb?,Against a vivid panorama of political revolution and personal revolt, Ayn Rand shows what the theory of socialism means in practice.

  • You Shall Be As Gods

    A Radical Interpretation of the Old Testament & its Tradition. In this major work from the author of The Same Society & Man for Himself, Erich Fromm explores the evolution of the basic concept of God, Man, History, & Sin & Repentance in the Hebrew Bible & later Jewish writings.