WASHINGTON – Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the Glenn Beck fan in your life? From his newest to his classics, Beck's complete book collection is now 50 percent off in the WND Superstore this holiday season.
The latest from Beck is the novel "Agenda 21": A violent and tyrannical government rules what was once known as America. The old, the ill and the defiant all quickly vanish. Babies belong to the state. Against all odds, one young couple risks everything to expose the truth. But are they too late? Just a generation ago, this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of a United Nations-led program called Agenda 21, it's simply known as "the Republic." There is no president. No Congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom. There are only the authorities.
Awakened to the harsh reality of her life and her family's future inside the Republic, 18-year-old Emmeline begins to search for the truth. Why are all citizens confined to ubiquitous concrete living spaces? Why are compounds guarded by gatekeepers who track all movements? Why are food, water and energy rationed so strictly? And, most importantly, why are babies taken from their mothers at birth? As Emmeline begins to understand the true objectives of Agenda 21, she realizes that she is up against far more than she had ever imagined. With the authorities closing in, and nowhere to run, Emmeline embarks on an audacious plan to save her family and expose the Republic's true agenda.
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Next there's "Being George Washington": If you think you know George Washington, think again. This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers – yet changed the world forever. His life reads as if it were torn from the pages of an action novel: Bullet holes through his clothing. Horses shot out from under him. Unimaginable hardship. Disease. Spies and double agents. And while we celebrate his great heroism and character, we discover he was also a flawed man. It's those flaws that should give us hope for today. Understanding the very human way he turned himself from an uneducated farmer into the indispensable (yet imperfect) man is the only way to build a new generation of George Washingtons who can take on the extraordinary challenges that America is once again facing.
Then there's "An Inconvenient Book": Have you ever wondered why some of the biggest problems we face, from illegal immigration to global warming to poverty, never seem to get fixed? The reason is simple: The solutions just aren't very convenient. Fortunately, radio and television host Glenn Beck doesn't care much about convenience; he cares about common sense.
Take the issue of poverty, for example. Over the last 40 years, America's 10 poorest cities all had one simple thing in common, but self-serving politicians will never tell you what that is, or explain how easy it would be to change. Glenn Beck will. Global warming is another issue that's ripe with lies and distortion. How many times have you heard that carbon dioxide is responsible for huge natural disasters that have killed millions of people? The truth is, it's actually the other way around: As CO2 has increased, deaths from extreme weather have decreased. Bet you'll never see that in an Al Gore slideshow. "An Inconvenient Book" contains hundreds of these same "Why have I never heard that before?" facts that will leave you wondering how political correctness, special interests and outright stupidity have gotten us so far away from the common-sense solutions upon which this country was built.
Next up is "Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure": In the words of Harvard economist Niall Ferguson, the United States is "an empire on the edge of chaos." Why? Glenn Beck thinks the answer is pretty simple: Because we've turned our backs on the Constitution. Yes, our country is financially broke, but that's just a side effect of our broken spirit, our broken faith in government, the broken promises by our leaders and a broken political system that has centralized power at the expense of individual rights.
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There is a lot of work ahead, but we can't move forward until we first understand how we got here. Starting with the American Revolution, Beck takes readers on an express train through 234 years of history, culminating with the Great Recession and the bipartisan recklessness of Presidents Bush and Obama. It's the history lesson we all wished we'd had in school. (Did you know, for example, that FDR once made a key New Deal policy decision based on his lucky number?)
Along the way, you'll see how everything you thought you knew about the political parties is a lie, how Democrats and Republicans alike used to fight for minimum government and maximum freedom and how both parties have been taken over by a cancer called "progressivism." By the end, you'll understand why no president, no Congress and no court alone can fix this problem. Looking toward them for answers is like looking toward the ocean for drinking water – it looks promising, but the end result is catastrophic.
After revealing the trail of lies that brought us here, "Broke" exposes the truth about what we're really facing. Most people have seen pieces of the puzzle, but very few have ever seen the whole picture – and for very good reason: Our leaders have done everything in their power to hide it. If Americans understood how dire things really are, they would be demanding radical reform right now. Despite the rhetoric, that's not the kind of change our politicians really believe in.
Finally, "Broke" provides the hope that comes with knowing the truth. Once you see what we're really up against, it's much easier to develop a realistic plan. To fix ourselves financially, Glenn argues, we have to fix ourselves first. That means some serious introspection and, ultimately, a series of actions that will unite all Americans around the concept of shared sacrifice. After all, this generation may not be asked to storm beaches, but we are being asked to do something just as critical to preserving freedom.
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Packed with great stories from history, chalkboard-style teachable moments, custom illustrations and Glenn Beck's trademark combination of entertainment and enlightenment, "Broke" makes the case that when you're traveling in the wrong direction, slight course corrections won't cut it – you need to take drastic action. Through a return to individual rights, an uncompromising adherence to the Constitution and a complete rethinking about the role of government in a free society, Beck exposes the idea of "transformation" for the progressive smokescreen that it is, and instead builds a compelling case that restoration is the only way forward.
There's more: "Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals and the Media Refuse to Say": The No. 1 New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host provides readers with the truth about the issues the media and politicians are scared to touch. Beck believes that those who control the information – from the media to our politicians – are scared to tell the public the truth because of narrow, selfish interests, such as an impact on their ratings or lobbying agendas or re-election campaigns. People and organizations have agendas – but the truth does not.
In "Cowards," Beck provides a shockingly honest assessment of issues, ranging from border violence to Shariah law, from George Soros and the threat of economic terrorism to Frances Fox Piven and her strategy for collapsing our welfare system. Beck delivers the unvarnished truth about these little-covered topics. By the end, it becomes clear why Beck often likes to quote President Garfield: "The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable."
Next is "Glenn Beck's Common Sense: Inspired by Thomas Paine":"If you believe it's time to put principles above parties, character above campaign promises, and Common Sense above all – then I ask you to read this book," says Beck.
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In any era, great Americans inspire us to reach our full potential. They know with conviction what they believe within themselves. They understand that all actions have consequences. And they find common-sense solutions to the nation's problems.
One such American, Thomas Paine, was an ordinary man who changed the course of history by penning "Common Sense," the concise 1776 masterpiece in which, through extraordinarily straightforward and indisputable arguments, he encouraged his fellow citizens to take control of America's future – and, ultimately, her freedom.
Nearly two-and-a-half centuries later, those very freedoms once again hang in the balance. And now, Beck revisits Paine's powerful treatise with one purpose: to galvanize Americans to see past government's easy solutions, two-part monopoly and illogical methods – and take back our great country.
Still there's more: "The Original Argument": Here's his fresh new interpretation of the Federalist Papers, the 18th-century collection of political essays that defined and shaped our Constitution and laid bare the "original argument" between states' rights and big federal government – a debate as relevant and urgent today as it was at the birth of our nation. Adapting a selection of these essential essays for a contemporary audience – pseudonymously authored by the now well-documented triumvirate of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay – Glenn Beck has had them reworked into "modern" English so as to be thoroughly accessible to anyone seeking a better understanding of the Founding Fathers' intent and meaning when laying the groundwork of our government. Beck provides his own illuminating commentary and annotations and, for a number of the essays, has brought together the viewpoints of both liberal and conservative historians and scholars, making this a fair and insightful perspective on the historical works that remain the primary source for interpreting constitutional law and the rights of American citizens.
But that's not all.
"The Overton Window": A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed. Can it be stopped?
There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.
For Noah Gardner, a 20-something public relations executive, it's safe to say that political theory is the furthest thing from his mind. Smart, single, handsome and insulated from the world' problems by the wealth and power of his father, Noah is far more concerned about the future of his social life than the future of his country.
But all of that changes when Noah meets Molly Ross, a woman who is consumed by the knowledge that the America we know is about to be lost forever. She and her group of patriots have vowed to remember the past and fight for the future – but Noah, convinced they're just misguided conspiracy theorists, isn't interested in lending his considerable skills to their cause.
And then the world changes.
An unprecedented attack on U.S. soil shakes the country to the core and puts into motion a frightening plan, decades in the making, to transform America and demonize all those who stand in the way. Amidst the chaos, many don't know the difference between conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact – or, more important, for which side to fight.
But for Noah, the choice is clear: Exposing the plan, and revealing the conspirators behind it, is the only way to save both the woman he loves and the individual freedoms he once took for granted.
It's called "The 5000 Year Leap" by Dr. Cleon Skousen:
- How America became an economic powerhouse offering wealth to the average citizen.
- How the federal government was built to protect and safeguard citizens' rights.
- 28 principles indisputably creating freedom and prosperity unlike any other.
Skousen provides an emphatic display of how and why America is an economic powerhouse and how the federal government was built to protect citizens' rights. Skousen gives 28 principles that create freedom and prosperity and explains in clear, concise terms all that came together to create a nation that literally made a 5,000-year leap in progress.
This book describes the problems that the Founding Fathers faced and how philosophies and ideals collided to form the United States of America. The skills and prosperity of the Jamestown settlers in 1607 greatly contrasted with those of society after the enactment of the United States Constitution.
Shortly after the Constitution was enacted, a free enterprise system – an economy with little government influence that flourishes with competition of businesses – was established. It is because of this system that America became the most advanced and powerful country that world history has ever known.
After highlighting the importance of the nation's foundation, Skousen covers in detail what went into the design of the Constitution of the U.S. Skousen studies the original sources for the principles that inspired the United States, and shows how the founders developed these principles from the studies of Cicero, Locke, Montesquieu and Adam Smith.
Skousen also contrasts the affluence of the young United States with that of our country today. According to the research of Skousen, it was because of the free-enterprise system that America produced such astounding inventions and ideas, from jet propulsion to the doubling of life expectancy. Within this narrative of success Skousen weaves the story of America as a Christian nation, guided by divine providence and created for the liberty and rights of mankind.
This book analyzes problems throughout history (such as national debt) that have come from failure to adhere to the Constitution. It also explains in an understandable and simple format the stereotypes and labels that have been applied to the far left and right wings.
"The 5000 Year Leap" gives the reader a greater understanding of the origins of the United States of America, the consequences of deviating from the principles on which it was founded and all the characteristics that make this nation what it is today.
Skousen authored "The Naked Communist" and was the source of the publication "1963 Communist Goals" list. He later wrote a follow-up, "The Naked Capitalist," based on Carroll Quigley's assertions made in the books "Tragedy and Hope" and "The Anglo-American Establishment," which claimed that top Western merchant bankers, industrialists and related institutions were behind the rise of communism and fascism around the world.
In June 1935, immediately after graduating from San Bernardino Valley Junior College where he served as student body president, Skousen began working for the Agricultural Adjustment Administration. This led into a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) the following year, which lasted until 1951.
Skousen attended George Washington University Law School, graduating with an LL.B. in June 1940. He had already passed the Washington, D.C., bar exam. In 1972, in recognition of the sufficiency of his law school studies more than 30 years earlier, his law degree was upgraded to juris doctor.
After the American election of 1980, Skousen was appointed to the Council for National Policy, a think-tank of influential politicians, scholars and academics that lent support and advice to President Ronald Reagan's administration. Among the many solutions Skousen proposed included suggested programs to convert the Social Security system to private retirement accounts and a plan to completely wipe out the national debt.
Skousen was never a tax protester but campaigned for several proposals to eliminate the federal income tax, including the famous Liberty Amendment, which among other things, would return federally owned land to the states and preclude the federal government from being involved in any activities that competed with private enterprise.
About Beck: He is the nationally syndicated radio host and founder of The Blaze television network, a 10-time No. 1 bestselling author and one of the few authors in history to have had No. 1 national bestsellers in the fiction, nonfiction, self-help and children's picture book genres.
Any of these titles would make a great gift for the Glenn Beck fan on your Christmas shopping list. Better yet, get that special fan the entire collection today.