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Overview

"George Gilder's global best-seller Wealth & Poverty made the moral case for capitalism. Now Gilder makes that case for Israel, portraying a conflict of barbarism, envy, and death against civilization, creativity, and life." If we allow Israel to be quelled or destroyed, we will be succumbing to forces targeting capitalism and freedom everywhere. The Israel test is ultimately a test of our own will to triumph over enemies who hate us, as they hate Israel, for what is best within us.

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The Israel Test spoke to me with unexpected power. Apart from being brilliantly, fiercely written, its merit lies in clarifying, in a totally new, secular, and intuitive way, why Israel matters.
—David Klinghoffer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780980076356
  • Publisher: Richard Vigilante Books
  • Publication date: 7/22/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Gilder is a popular Conservative techno-utopian writer and co-founder of the Discovery Institute, which advocates the teaching of intelligent design in public high schools. He is a lifelong critic of feminism and government welfare policies and has written several books about technology, racism, religion, and gender relations. He is most well known for his book Wealth and Poverty, an outline of the problems in welfare programs and an exploration of how to increase wealth in poor communities.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Central Issue 3

Ch. 2 The Blindness of the Experts 19

Ch. 3 Tale of the Bell Curve 29

Ch. 4 The Palestinian Economy 45

Ch. 5 The Economics of Hate 61

Ch. 6 The Archetype and the Algorithm 71

Ch. 7 From Last to First 97

Ch. 8 Inside the Computer Revolution 113

Ch. 4 Inside the Internet 125

Ch. 10 The Next Generation 137

Ch. 11 The Shoshana Algorithm 147

Ch. 12 Hong Kong in the Desert 165

Ch. 13 Peace Now 177

Ch. 14 Games of War and Holiness 193

Ch. 15 The Meaning of Netanyahu 207

Ch. 16 Land for War 221

Ch. 17 Time for the Test 233

Afterword My Own Israel Test 245

Endnotes 257

Bibliography 279

Acknowledgments 289

Index 291

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  • Posted December 27, 2009

    I loved it!

    Eruditely written, fantastic message, bold and challenging.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2009

    recommended, yet not the best written

    At this point I have read a little more than half the book. The author makes good points, some of which are substantiated and some are not. The research to back up a lot of information reported as fact are not clear.

    Clearly the author has a number of novel, new points to make, and they are worthy of consideration. These are contentions that are not in mainstream thought.

    However, the author does not sell his propositions well. Now that I have passed the half-way point in the book the writing is getting better. I find the author's weekly newsletters tighter written and had expected a level of performance at least equal to the newsletters.

    I will look forward to completing the book, however, and I expect to read more things of value. This book will stir thinking to those already inclined to the author's point of view, but not those leaning another direction.

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    Posted May 14, 2011

    I would like to read this book on my Nook, but it is not out in ebook form for the Nook.

    I finally had to give in and buy a hard copy of this book, because my book club is reading it. It was very highly recommended to us. It has been out for awhile and is available for the Kindle. I hope that it will be out for the Nook very, very soon. This is the first time I have been unable to get a book I want for my Nook, but I am concerned that the financial troubles of Barnes and Noble will mean that there will be fewer titles available in the future. I hope this is not an indicator that that is true.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2010

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    Recommend This For Ebook Reading

    If this book was on ebook for my nook I would by it. Can that happen. Hopefully somebody will really read this. Also if someone could put "Deep Church" on there as well.

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