Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph by radio talk show host, syndicated columnist, author, and public speaker, Dennis Prager may well be one of the seminal literary works of 21st century America.
In this book, Dennis Prager contends that humanity as a whole must decide between American values and its two major oppositional alternatives: Islamism and European-style democratic socialism.
First, Prager dissects why Leftism has been and will always be a moral failure, despite its acknowledged appeal to many people of goodwill.
Second, he similarly explains why fundamentalist Islam, despite its historic and growing appeal, cannot make a good society. He does, however, put forth the overly optimistic idea that an open and tolerant Islam will emerge and arise from faithful American Muslims.
Thirdly and most importantly, Prager, in Still The Best Hope, sets forth the “American Trinity”: liberty, values rooted in the Creator, and the melting-pot ideal – in other words, “Liberty,” “In God We Trust,” and “E Pluribus Unum” – and explains why the “American Trinity” is the rock upon which American Exceptionalism has been built.
Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph hits the shelves and eReaders on April 24, 2012. I’d advise adding it your near-term reading list, which is what I’ll be doing.