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Sawtelle, Phillip J.

Works: 11 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 281 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Diaries 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
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Most widely held works by Phillip J Sawtelle
Suicide of the West : an essay on the meaning and destiny of liberalism by James Burnham( )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through studious research into past civilizations, Burnham diagnoses the twentieth century and finds it afflicted with destructive, even "suicidal" tendencies--all of which arise from the "Liberal syndrome" and its inherent applications. The book explores several important questions, including why Liberalism clashes with Christianity and how Liberalism is a root cause of race riots and the rapid growth in crime
The bloody crossroads : where literature and politics meet by Norman Podhoretz( )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a series of essays dealing with authors who stand at 'the bloody crossroads: where literature and politics meet.' Why bloody? Because writers' blood has often been shed when they boldly expressed their opinions, and their opinions have often influenced political leaders to shed the blood of others. In his analysis of contemporary writers such as Orwell, Solzhenitsyn, and Camus, Podhoretz examines the literary and cultural sweep of the conflict between totalitarianism and the democratic West. He traces the roots of widespread unfriendly attitudes toward the United States and suggests why such opinion holders are misguided and dangerous. He also shows that 'testimony of the ex-communists makes nonsense of the hopes for peaceful coexistence or detente between the two systems. Neither, however, does it make war inevitable'"--Publisher's web site
In pursuit of reason by Noble E Cunningham( Recording )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of Thomas Jefferson encourages its listeners to see the administrator, diplomat, and plantation owner-- the whole Jeferson-- in this work
E pluribus unum by Forrest McDonald( Recording )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the philosophical and moral concerns which split the patriots during the founding of the United States between 1776-1790
Losing ground : American social policy, 1950-1980 by Charles A Murray( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in the 1950s, America entered a period of unprecedented social reform. This remarkable book demonstrates how the social programs of the 1960s and '70s had the unintended and perverse effect of slowing and even reversing earlier progress in reducing poverty, crime, ignorance, and discrimination. Using widely understood and accepted data, it conclusively demonstrates that the amalgam of reforms from 1965 to 1970 actually made matters worse. Why? Charles Murray's tough-minded answers to this question will please neither radical liberals nor radical conservatives. He offers no easy solutions, but by forcing us to face fundamental intellectual and moral problems about whom we want to help and how, Losing Ground marks an important first step in rethinking social policy
Red horizons by Ion Mihai Pacepa( Recording )

2 editions published in 1988 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1987, well before the overthrow and execution of Nicolae Ceausescu, this book was written by the former chief of Romania's DIE (their equivalent to our CIA). Having been Ceausescu's "right-hand-man," Pacepa came to a point in his life where he could no longer stomach the savagery and corruption of Ceausescu's communist regime. He defected to the U.S. in 1978, and was debriefed by our CIA on a full-time basis for three years. In this expose, Pacepa unveils Ceausescu's active role in international terrorism and intelligence gathering. He reveals Ceausescu's close friendships with PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Libya's Colonel Qaddafi; how he regularly supplied them with arms, blank passports, and intelligence information; and the Orwellian surveillance to which all Romanian citizens were subjected. Red Horizons provides insights into the Communist world that are significant and extremely valuable during these uncertain times
That every man be armed by Stephen P Halbrook( Recording )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study on the right to bear arms, which is guranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
In pursuit : of happiness and good government by Charles A Murray( Recording )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author explores how social problems resistant to massive government programs may yield to solutions that rely more on natural human spontaneity, local community government and control of one's own destiny
Breaking ranks by Norman Podhoretz( Recording )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begun as a letter to his son, Breaking Ranks is Norman Podhoretz's story of his own intellectual and political odyssey from liberalism to radicalism, and finally, to the neoconservative position that has made him one of the most influential and controversial figures in America today. In chronicling the progress of intellectuals in America during the 1960s and the serious consequences they provoked, Podhoretz demonstrates his special gift for discerning the intellectual spirit of the times
On the democratic idea in America by Irving Kristol( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of essays all related to a common concern: "the tendency of democratic republics to depart from--to 'progress away from, ' one might say--their original animating principles, and, as a consequence, to precipitate grave crisis in the moral and political order." Included are discussions of urban civilization and its discontents--pornography, obscenity, and censorship--and American intellectuals and foreign policy
Our enemy, the State by Albert Jay Nock( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1935, this essay on the nature of the state shows the important distinction between state power and social power. "Every assumption of power, whether by gift or seizure," writes Nock, "leaves society with so much less power; there is never, nor can be, any strengthening of State power without a corresponding and roughly equivalent depletion of social power."
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The bloody crossroads : where literature and politics meet
The bloody crossroads : where literature and politics meetIn pursuit of reasonE pluribus unumRed horizonsThat every man be armedIn pursuit : of happiness and good governmentBreaking ranksOn the democratic idea in AmericaOur enemy, the State
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