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The Best Books of 2006

By Steven Martinovich
web posteed January 4, 2007

The man who defined the world: Steve Martinovich found Henry Hitchings' Defining the World: The Extraordinary Story of Dr Johnson's Dictionary a marvelous account of the first modern English-language dictionary

The radical feminist plague: Feminists have been on a warpath against Women Who Make the World Worse And How Their Radical Feminist Assault is Ruining Our Families, Military, Schools, and Sports so perhaps not surprisingly Bernard Chapin loved it

Blueprint for Action: A Future Worth CreatingThe optimistic warrior: Thomas Barnett has a strategic roadmap for the world in Blueprint for Action: A Future Worth Creating to achieve peace in our time. Steve Martinovich reviews his efforts

The perpetual teach-in for perpetual indoctrination: The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America is an astounding and disturbing tour of some of America's more worrisome holders of tenure, says Bernard Chapin

Changing the rules: A nation's sovereignty is neither absolute or non-existent, argues Orrin Judd's Redefining Sovereignty: The Battle for the Moral High Ground in a Changing World, a collection of essays from thinkers on the issue. Steve Martinovich reviews his efforts

The federocracy: Explained and indicted: Edwin J. Feulner and Doug Wilson's Getting America Right: The True Conservative Values Our Nation Needs Today is a no-holds barred attack on the federal government and how it "helps" Americans, writes Bernard Chapin

Into a brave new world: Steve Martinovich believes that Ronald Bailey accomplished his goal of defending biotech with Liberation Biology: The Scientific And Moral Case For The Biotech Revolution

Life in verse: Steven C. Caton's Yemen Chronicle: An Anthropology of War and Mediation is a marvelous piece of personal history and cultural exploration, writes Steven Martinovich

ManlinessThe last days of manliness: If being a man needs defending in today's world, writes Bernard Chapin, then Harvey C. Mansfield's Manliness does a superb job

The lessons of love: The Book of Trouble: A Romance could have been one of those typical romance memoirs but Steve Martinovich says Ann Marlowe elevated her effort far past that

The art of dressing well: No, The Suit: A Machiavellian Approach to Men's Style isn't about what to wear while ruling your domain. It is an informed and unique guide to how men should dress, says Steven Martinovich

Blueprint for Democrats: Deceive and conquer: Bruce Walker says that The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party has the goods in chronicling how radicals like George Soros took control of America's left wing

The truth behind the conspiracy theories: Jews...the Bush Administration...space aliens. Everyone was to blame for 9/11. Damian Penny reviews Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts, an investigation into the wacky theories surrounding that horrible day

The evolution of the feminist: A profanity laden book written by a feminist from the Betty Friedan wing of the movement? Bernard Chapin says some conservatives will actually enjoy The Female Thing: Dirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability ESR

Other related essays:

  • The Best Books of 2005 by Steven Martinovich (January 2, 2006)
    Book editor Steve Martinovich announces his picks for the best books of 2004
  • The Best Books of 2004 by Steven Martinovich (January 2, 2005)
    Book editor Steve Martinovich announces his picks for the best books of 2004
  • The Best Books of 2003 by Steven Martinovich (December 22, 2003)
    Book editor Steve Martinovich announces his picks for the best books of 2003
  • The Best Books of 2002 by Steven Martinovich (January 6, 2003)
    Steve Martinovich picks the books he thought were the best of 2002


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