American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century Audiobook, by Tony Blankley Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Tony Blankley Narrator: James Adams Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481551533

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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. So says New York Times bestselling author Tony Blankley in his new book, American Grit. In it, Blankley prescribes a three-pronged approach, and lays out a compelling plan for the US to implement:

– A universal military draft of both men and women--not only to boost the size of our fighting force, but to instill a unity of toughness and cultural purpose among both the personally self-indulgent and un-assimilated immigrants.

– A policy to get us on the road to energy independence to expand our diplomatic and economic options in the Middle East and around the world.

– A serious and sophisticated 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 three components were the key to America's success in previous wars, and must be "rediscovered" today. The “PC” crowd will complain, but Blankley argues that this conservative manifesto to re-establish American grit is essential—our nation's very survival depends on it.

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  • “An extremely controversial, thought-provoking treatment of an important subject.”

    - Henry Kissinger
  • “For anyone interested in an uncertain world and our nation’s place in it, current and future events make Tony Blankley’s exceptional book, The West’s Last Chance, a must-read.”

    - Senator Bob Dole
  • “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, senior writer,U.S. News & World Report

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    " Good point - he gives credit to his 4 cats for helping edit the book. Purely opinion. Lot of putdowns and sarcasm. "

    - Barbara, 2/11/2010

About the Author

Tony Blankley  is the editorial page editor of the Washington Times, a regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and a popular radio and television pundit. For seven years he was press secretary to then Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and before that served President Ronald Reagan as a speechwriter and senior policy analyst.

About the Narrator

James Adams is one of the world’s leading authorities on terrorism and intelligence, and for more than twenty-five years he has specialized in national security. He is also the author of fourteen bestselling books on warfare, with a particular emphasis on covert warfare. A former managing editor of the London Sunday Times and CEO of United Press International, he trained as a journalist in England, where he graduated first in the country. Now living in Southern Oregon, he has narrated numerous audiobooks and earned an AudioFile Earphones Award and two coveted Audie Award for best narration.