This book is Newt's platform for the presidency. Interesting if you are into public policy and a some perspective from an insider, but it couldn't hold my interest. In my opinion he belaboured his points too often. There are only 5 points to explain in this book!
This book chronicles the decline of American culture. He points out that there are five primary threats to the future of the United States. First, he addresses the issue of Islamic radicalism. He makes the argument that the United States is in the midst of a World War against those who seek to destroy the American way of life and spread Islamic dogma. He does an excellent job illustrating the threat that Islam poses (e.g., Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda). He vociferously and effectively argues for a stronger military response to the regimes that promote and export terrorist ideologies, most notably Iran. Gingrich addresses the loss of patriotism in America. He effectively illustrates how multi-culturalism has replaced a pro-American interpretation of history. For example, the English language is under assault in many cities as bilingualism and forced tolerance for diversity have resulted in a decline of the values that the United States has traditionally emphasized.
I could not finish the entire thing, Newt just got a little too wordy and a little too long winded for me. He also has pretty much no sense of humor. I also did not find his approach to the war on terrorism very inspiring, even though he labled it the number one concern of America in the future. Basically, he advocates militarism, militarism, and more militarism. And I also think I fell asleep during his healthcare schpeal....again, look at Romney if you need a good example of walking the walk when it comes to healthcare reform.
Outstanding Book - If you have any interest in knowing the direction this country should take, this is the book that will satisfy that interest. The reasoning is very crisp and tight. A pleasure to listen to.
Excellent book for those conservative voters who are looking for some guidance into the 21st Century. The author lists his web site: www.newt.org as well as espousing his views on religion, education, labor, science and technology, environment. This is a great reference in getting some guidance in how Americans will have to deal with these issues in the new century. I highly recommend this audio for conservative voters looking for some guidance in the Republican Party platform.
Newt Gingrich is the former Speaker of the House of Representatives and lives in Washington, DC.