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What Books Does Roger L. Simon Recommend for 2013?

Ion Mihai Pacepa's Disinformation leads the list of these picks from our cherished co-founder.

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Dave Swindle

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September 5, 2013 - 4:30 pm

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The Freedom Academy Book Club’s beta launch continues. And I’m pleased to note in today’s discussion of the Literary Panel’s 2013 picks that Roger L. Simon, one of my writing heroes as I noted on August 24, has picked a book that has also captured my enthusiasm and fascination. As discussed earlier today, PJ columnist Ion Mihai Pacepa’s new book, Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveal Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism, is a vital resource in understanding the hateful forces that have incubated both America and the Middle East with antisemitism and conspiracism for decades. Pacepa explains how so much of both American culture and the anti-American ideology of international enemies has been subject to waves of disinformation and cultural sabotage to undermine the American values that have historically produced citizens opposed to totalitarianism.

I still have about 300 pages of Pacepa’s book to get through before writing my review,  but already I agree with Roger’s take from his recommendation list at the Freedom Academy Book Club:

Fascinating book by a man to whom “been there, done that” applies in an extraordinary way — he ran intelligence for a communist country. Key takeaway — disinformation, not spying, is what communist intelligence agencies were mainly about. What does this tell you?

Click here to see Roger’s other four recommendations for this year and suggestions from other writers. And also make a point to see military historian Victor Davis Hanson’s 10 picks for better understanding Syria.

David Swindle is the associate editor of PJ Media. He writes and edits articles and blog posts on politics, news, culture, religion, and entertainment. He edits the PJ Lifestyle section and the PJ columnists. Contact him at DaveSwindlePJM @ Gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @DaveSwindle. He has worked full-time as a writer, editor, blogger, and New Media troublemaker since 2009, at PJ Media since 2011. He graduated with a degree in English (creative writing emphasis) and political science from Ball State University in 2006. Previously he's also worked as a freelance writer for The Indianapolis Star and the film critic for WTHR.com. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their Siberian Husky puppy Maura.

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"What Books Does Roger L. Simon Recommend for 2013?"

How about "What Books DO Roger Simon....."
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Laney,

What's the subject of the sentence? Books or Roger Simon?

Diagram it. In subject-verb-object order, the sentence is "Roger Simon does recommend what books?" Does is the correct tense and person auxiliary verb.
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Correct. However, that construction does not work for a title. The simpler sentence, "What Books Do Roger L. Simon Recommend for 2013," does work, and its compound subject "what books..." pairs with "do". "Books" is the guiding noun in this case.
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"disinformation, not spying, is what communist intelligence agencies were mainly about..."

We're caught in a web of fictive realities, defined here as a lie that's so widely believed that it may as well be true. We've got fictive realities for the environment (anthropogenic globa warming, global cooling over the past decade, fracking earthquakes) to governance (that without the debt ceiling increase Obama would be forced to cut off social security checks) to race (Trayvon's photo as a 12-year old everywhere, what did he do for four minutes while Zimmerman was on the phone, why didn't he run?) to economics (why did Romney not bring up Canada's hot economy?) to the Islam Fictive Reality that there are Moderate Moslems (what's moderate about a belief system that calls for destruction of all other belief systems?

These five FRs overlap and reinforce one another. They are fully implemented in school and on TV, which makes them intractable.

G.S.E.R.S = Globo-Socialism Environmentalism Racism Sexism... these are the five fictive tired unjust unconstitutional crap we've been fed for the last 40 years, and none of them doesn't work. Liberals are geezers pushing the old and long ago disproven.
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appears the US liberal media feels if they tell a lie long enough the masses will believe, as I have witnessed from intelligent people who are suckered into the BS from Engineers & accountants to PhD's
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