Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad (Review)
reviews* / August 12, 2013

Title: Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad Author: Nathan Harden Narrator: Jack Hume Publication Year: 2012 Pages: 320 (audio length: 10 hours 9 minutes) Genre: Non-Fiction Source: Audiobook version purchased from Audible.com From the cover: To glimpse America’s future, one needs to look no further than its college campuses. Of those institutions, none holds more clout than Yale University, the hallowed “cradle of presidents.” In Sex and God at Yale, recent graduate Nathan Harden undresses perversity among the Ivy and ideology gone wild as the upper echelon of academia is mired in nothing less than a full-fledged moral crisis. Three generations ago, William F. Buckley’s classic God and Man at Yale, a critique of enforced liberalism at his alma mater, became a rallying cry of the conservative movement. Today Harden reveals how a loss of purpose, borne of extreme agendas and single-minded political correctness shielded under labels of “academic freedom,” subverts the goals of higher education. Harden’s provocative narrative highlights the implications of the controversial Sex Week on campus and the social elitism of the Yale “naked party” phenomenon. Going beyond mere sexual expose, Sex and God at Yale pulls the sheets…

The Crisis of Zionism (Review)
reviews* / July 15, 2013

Title: The Crisis of Zionism Author: Peter Beinart Narrator: Lloyd James Publication Year: 2012 Pages: 304 (audio length: 7 hours 40 minutes) Genre: Non-Fiction Source: Audiobook version purchased from Audible.com From the cover: A dramatic shift is taking place in Israel and America. In Israel, the deepening occupation of the West Bank is putting Israeli democracy at risk. In the United States, the refusal of major Jewish organizations to defend democracy in the Jewish state is alienating many young liberal Jews from Zionism itself. In the next generation, the liberal Zionist dream – the dream of a state that safeguards the Jewish people and cherishes democratic ideals – may die. In The Crisis of Zionism, Peter Beinart lays out in chilling detail the looming danger to Israeli democracy and the American Jewish establishment’s refusal to confront it. And he offers a fascinating, groundbreaking portrait of the two leaders at the center of the crisis: Barack Obama, America’s first “Jewish president”, a man steeped in the liberalism he learned from his many Jewish friends and mentors in Chicago; and Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister who considers liberalism the Jewish people’s special curse. These two men embody fundamentally different visions, not…

Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind Behind the Lindbergh Kidnapping (Review)
reviews* / May 28, 2013

Title: Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind Behind the Lindbergh Kidnapping Author: Robert Zorn Narrator: Sean Runnette Publication Year: 2012 Pages: 320 (audio length: 10 hours 20 minutes) Genre: Non-Fiction Source: Audiobook version purchased from Audible.com From the cover: For 75 years, the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s infant son has gone unsolved. Evidence, opinion, and logic have discredited the notion that Bruno Richard Hauptmann – electrocuted in 1936 – acted alone. In this meticulous and authoritative account of the crime, the trial, and the times of the Lindbergh kidnapping, Robert Zorn clears away decades of ungrounded speculation surrounding the case. Inspired by his father’s relationship with the actual accomplices – including the mastermind – he presents the clearest ever picture of a criminal partnership, which would shake every class and culture of American society. Using personal possessions and documents, never-before-seen photographs, new forensic evidence, and extensive research, Robert Zorn has written a shocking and captivating account of the crime and the original “Trial of the Century”. From the ecstatic riots that followed the Spirit of St. Louis on either side of the Atlantic, to the tragic night that would shake America’s sense of security, to the horror of the…