The Thing with Feathers
Still the Best Hope:
Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph
By Dennis Prager
Broadside Books, 448 pages
If the sneering contempt with which conservative radio talk-show hosts—those supposed monsters of illiterate shock-jockery—were truly deserved, the sneerers would surely be brought up short by Dennis Prager’s polemic citing works such as Marx’s Critique of Hegel’s ‘Philosophy of Right,’ Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, John Adams’s letters to Benjamin Rush, Joseph Telushkin’s A Code of Jewish Ethics, and Bernard Lewis’s The Political Language of Islam. Still the Best Hope presents Prager’s argument for the continued attraction of the American way of life, despite the aggressions against it from the academy and the wounds it has suffered from the Great Recession and a presidency that finds American exceptionalism such a bother.
About the Author
Andrew Roberts is author, most recently, of The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War.