American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century

American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century

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Americans need to toughen up, personally, culturally, and as a national fighting force, if we are to survive the unprecedented threat from Islamist assault, says New York Times best-selling author Tony Blankley. His compelling, three-pronged plan to strengthen the U.S. includes: a universal military draft to instill a unity of toughness and cultural purpose; a

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Americans need to toughen up, personally, culturally, and as a national fighting force, if we are to survive the unprecedented threat from Islamist assault, says New York Times best-selling author Tony Blankley. His compelling, three-pronged plan to strengthen the U.S. includes: a universal military draft to instill a unity of toughness and cultural purpose; a plan for energy independence and to expand our diplomatic and economic options around the world; and a program for communicating Western moral values and the American spirit of self-determination to people living under oppressive regimes, as well as to voters here at home. These are the key components that have led to America's success in previous wars, Blankley argues, and they must be "rediscovered" today, for our nation's very survival depends on it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433215513
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
02/10/2009
Edition description:
Unabridged, 1 MP3, 8 hours
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

Andrew C. McCarthy
"Egged on by new leaders promising the same discredited liberal statism that fails time and again, too many Americans line up at the trough, asking what their country can do for them. In a searing ode to America's greatness, Tony Blankley reminds us that the real question is what we can do for our country. American Grit is a clarion call to a new nationalism: a fearless summons exhorting citizens to elevate love of country over love of self. That prescription, and no other, will ensure that our union remains an unparalleled beacon of freedom, tough enough to face down the tyrannical designs of radical Islam and strong enough to rebuild the economic prosperity that enables America to lead a troubled world."--(Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review Legal-Affairs Editor and author of the national bestseller, Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad)
Thomas G. McInerney
"Tony Blankley brilliantly lays out a spot-on list of the dire challenges that threaten America's future. From our short-handed military to our energy dependence on foreign adversaries, from destructive educational dogmas to the media's propensity for revealing classified information--we ignore these problems at our peril. Tony presents us with solutions. A must read!"--(Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney (Ret.), former assistant vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force)
Michael Barone
"Tony Blankley has long been one of America's most trenchant conservative commentators and thinkers. In American Grit, he provides conservatives--and Americans generally--his wise thoughts on where we should be going in the future."--(Michael Barone, U.S. News & World Report senior writer and American Enterprise Institute resident fellow)

Meet the Author

Tony Blankley is Executive Vice President of Edelman global communications, a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate, co-host of KCRW's Left, Right & Center, and a popular radio and TV pundit. He was for five years the editorial page editor of the Washington Times, for ten years a panelist on the McLaughlin Group, and for seven years press secretary to then Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Before that he served President Ronald Reagan as a speechwriter and senior policy analyst.

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