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 July 26, 2021:
1. “The Authoritarian Moment: How the Left Weaponized America's Institutions Against Dissent’’ by Ben Shapiro (Broadside Books).
According to Shapiro, founding editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, the true authoritarian threat to America doesn’t come from the political right as the mainstream media claims, but rather from the supposedly anti-fascist left.
He writes that leftists —college-educated, coastal, and uncompromising — have not just taken over the Democratic Party, but America’s corporations, universities, scientific establishment and cultural institutions. And, he says, they have used their newfound power to silence the opposition. (Nonfiction)
2. “Putin’s Playbook: Russia's Secret Plan to Defeat America’’ by Rebekah Koffler (Regnery Gateway) Koffler, a Russian-born, U.S. intelligence expert on Russia, says the collapse of the Soviet empire, which Vladimir Putin experienced as a KGB agent in East Germany, was a catastrophic humiliation. Seeing himself as the modern “Czar Vladimir” of a unique Slavic nation at war with the West, Putin is determined to restore Russia to its place as a great power — along with a plan to weaken and defeat the United States, she argues. (Nonfiction)
3. “The Long Game: China's Grand Strategy to Displace American Order’’ by Rush Doshi (Oxford University Press) Doshi, founding director of the Brookings China Strategy Initiative, argues that China is a global superpower that could rival, if not eclipse, the United States — which has been its grand strategy since the end of the Cold War.
He also offers a comprehensive plan for an effective U.S. response, which takes a page from Beijing's own strategic playbook and could strengthen American order without competing dollar-for-dollar, ship-for-ship, or loan-for-loan. (Nonfiction)
4. “Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters by Steve E. Coonin’’ (BenBella Books) The former Undersecretary for Science in the U.S. Department of Energy looks at how the media, politicians, and other prominent voices have declared that "the science is settled" on climate change, when in reality, their claims are corrupted by misunderstanding and misinformation.
He sites numerous examples, including the fact that despite a dramatic rise in greenhouse gas emissions, global temperatures actually decreased from 1940 to 1970.
He also looks at the models we use to predict the future, concluding they aren’t able to accurately describe the climate of the past, and are deeply flawed. (Nonfiction)
5. “How to Raise a Conservative Daughter’’ By Michelle Easton (Regnery Publishing) Easton, founder and president of the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women, discusses how how couples can instill conservative values in their daughters in the wake of a toxic social media, radical indoctrination in schools, and an entertainment industry that panders to the lowest cravings.
While there are no guarantees, she writes, savvy, determined, and loving parents have more than a fighting chance of raising the wives, mothers and leaders America needs. (Nonfiction)
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