The Newsmax Rising Bestsellers list will do more than stimulate your mind. These reads may challenge your beliefs, broaden your perspectives, excite your curiosities, or widen your imagination.
These books may not necessarily appear on the official New York Times list of bestsellers, but they're the ones our Newsmax audience is reading, talking about, sharing with friends, and buying.
Here are the Newsmax Rising Bestsellers for the week of June 29, 2020:
- “Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns’’ by Alex Berenson (Bowker). The former New York Times reporter and bestselling thriller writer lays out a counterweight to what he says is media hysteria about the coronavirus. Drawing on primary sources from all over the world - including state and national-level government data, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, and papers in prominent scientific journals, Berenson answers offers some of the most important questions surrounding COVID-19, around the coronavirus. (Nonfiction)
- Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn't, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think’’ by David Litt (Ecco). Litt, a speechwriter for President Obama and now a head writer for the comedy website “Funny Or Die,” argues that the democracy we live in today is completely different from the one we were born into. According to the publisher, Litt translates political science into plain English and talks to experts and activists coast to coast to explain how “the world’s greatest experiment in democracy went awry’’ — and how it can be fixed. Intriguingly, the book also promises a story about Litt attempting to crash a party at Mitch McConnell’s former fraternity house — a stunt that goes wrong. (Nonfiction)
- “Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World’’ by Robert M. Gates (Knopf) The former CIA director and secretary of defense under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama writes about the good and bad use of power by American presidents since the end of the Cold War. He argues that global perception of the U.S. has "progressively morphed from dominant international leader to disorganized entity, seemingly unwilling to accept the mantle of leadership or unable to govern itself effectively.’’ This transformation, Gates says, is the result of the failure of political leaders to understand the complexity of American power and that U.S. national security in the future will require learning from, and abiding by, the lessons of the past. (Nonfiction)
- “They're Not Listening: How The Elites Created the National Populist Revolution’’ by Ryan James Girdusky and Harlan Hill” (Bombardier Books). Girdusky, a conservative blogger, and Hill, a GOP consultant, say “cosmopolitan elites’’ across the globe are ignoring the will of the people and pushing disgruntled voters to national-populist parties and politicians. They argue the revolt started long before Donald Trump was elected president came or before Britain opted for Brexit. Issues like mass immigration, war, economic inequality, and national sovereignty, the authors believe, were sacrosanct to neoliberals, and ultimately, their unwillingness to concede on these issues built discontent among millions of people. (Nonfiction)
- “Which Country Has the World's Best Health Care?’’ By Ezekiel J. Emanuel (PublicAffairs). After repeatedly being asked where the world’s best healthcare can be found, preeminent physician and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel embarked on a global quest to find out. In this book, he profiles 11 healthcare systems to discover which systems perform well, and why, and which face endemic problems. From Taiwan to Germany, Australia to Switzerland, the most inventive healthcare providers tackle a global set of challenges-in pursuit of the best healthcare in the world, he says. Emanuel also notes that while the U.S. spends more than any other nation — nearly $4 trillion — on healthcare, it is not ranked No. 1, and is not even close. (Nonfiction)
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