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Hosted by John J. Miller of National Review, The Bookmonger features 10-minute interviews with today's top authors on current events, politics, history, and more.

Hosted by John J. Miller of National Review, The Bookmonger features 10-minute interviews with today's top authors on current events, politics, history, and more.
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Hosted by John J. Miller of National Review, The Bookmonger features 10-minute interviews with today's top authors on current events, politics, history, and more.

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@ricochet

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Episodes

Episode 190: ‘The Lives of the Constitution’ by Joseph Tartakovsky

4/16/2018
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John J. Miller is joined by Joseph Tartakovsky to discuss 'The Lives of the Constitution.'

Duration:00:10:36

Episode 189: ‘The Library’ by Stuart Kells

4/9/2018
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John J. Miller is joined by Stuart Kells to discuss his book, 'The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders.'

Duration:00:10:19

Episode 188: One Man Against Pluralism

4/2/2018
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John J. Miller is joined by Bill Galston to discuss 'Anti-Pluralism.'

Duration:00:10:29

Ep. 187: Discrimination and Disparities

3/27/2018
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Sponsored by Casper Inequality is normal, says Thomas Sowell in his new book, "Discrimination and Disparities." In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Sowell explains what Americans most misunderstand about disparity, the extent to which discrimination accounts for inequality, and why in his late 80s he has retired from writing newspaper columns but he keeps on writing books. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:12:56

Ep. 186: Blood Letters: The Untold Story of Lin Zhao, a Martyr in Mao’s China

3/19/2018
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Sponsored by Quip She was the great dissident of Communist China, and Lian Xi tells her tale in "Blood Letters: The Untold Story of Lin Zhao, a Martyr in Mao's China." In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Lian Xi describes how Christian faith inspired Lin Zhao to speak out against to totalitarianism, how she paid for her opposition with her life, and why her remarkable writings have managed to survive. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:12:42

Ep. 185: 30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story that Exposed the Jim Crow South

3/12/2018
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Sponsored by RXBAR Ray Sprigle embarked on an undercover mission of journalism in 1948, and Bill Steigerwald describes what Sprigle found in "30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story that Exposed the Jim Crow South." In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Steigerwald describes Sprigle's reporting, whether his journalism was truly objective, and how Sprigle's work differs from the the 1961 book "Black Like Me," by John Howard Griffin. More Join the conversation and comment...

Duration:00:12:15

Ep. 184: The Terminal List

3/5/2018
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Sponsored by RXBAR Former Navy SEAL sniper Jack Carr delivers his debut thriller: "The Terminal List." In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Carr explains why he wanted to write fiction, how his experience as a Navy SEAL shaped his story, and why he has one of his novel's villains read a book by Brad Thor. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/bookmonger-john-miller/the-terminal-list/. Podcast listeners: Now become a...

Duration:00:12:14

Ep. 183: Leading a Worthy Life: Finding Meaning in Modern Times

2/26/2018
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Sponsored by Casper Love, family, and friendship are the ingredients for a worthy life, but these days they're under assault, says Leon Kass, author of "Leading a Worthy Life: Finding Meaning in Modern Times." In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Kass explains why so many people find it hard to live meaningful lives, how much of the blame goes to the rise of secularism, and how listeners might begin to recover the things our culture has lost. More Join the conversation...

Duration:00:12:11

Ep. 182: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

2/19/2018
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Sponsored by Casper "Set you house in perfect order before you criticize the world." That's Rule #6 in Jordan B. Peterson's new book, "12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos." In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Peterson describes the purpose of his12 rules, the advantages and disadvantages of chaos and order, and why he turns to stories for wisdom. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:12:43

Ep. 181: Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It

2/12/2018
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Sponsored by Quip Both liberals and conservatives are wrong about the ultimate source of the 2008 financial meltdown, write David L. Bahnsen in "Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It." In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Bahnsen explains why neither the actions of Wall Street nor Big Government can explain what happened and what Americans can do to recover their sense of self-government. More Join the conversation and comment...

Duration:00:13:09

Ep. 180: The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money

2/5/2018
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Sponsored by Quip Bryan Caplan says that everything you think you know about education is wrong in his new book, "The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money." In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Caplan explains why he as a Ph.D. holder wanted to blow the whistle on today's schooling, describes how he'd rebuild the education system from scratch, and offers advice to parents who just want to help their kids. More Join the conversation...

Duration:00:13:18

Ep. 179: The Tyranny of Metrics

1/29/2018
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Sponsored by RXBAR Do we let metrics run our lives? That's the worry of Jerry Z. Muller, author of The Tyranny of Metrics. In a 10-minutes conversation with The Bookmonger, Muller explains the use and abuse of metrics, how he as a history professor became interested in the subject, and how ordinary people can tell the difference between good and bad metrics. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:12:53

Ep. 178: The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World

1/22/2018
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Sponsored by Quip A struggle between innovation and conservation will define the 21st century, says Charles C. Mann in The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World. In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Mann describes the ideas of Norman Borlaug (the wizard) and William Vogt (the prophet), explains why their clash defined our era, and how studying the debates of the recent past can help us understand the...

Duration:00:12:38

Ep. 177: The Administrative Threat

1/15/2018
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Sponsored by Casper Philip Hamburger describes what he calls the most pressing civil-liberties issue of our time in The Administrative Threat. In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Hamburger describes the problem of the administrative state, why Woodrow Wilson deserves much of the blame, and whether President Trump is providing a solution. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:14:02

Ep. 176: Fools and Mortals

1/8/2018
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Sponsored by Quip Novelist Bernard Cornwell writes about Shakespeare and his mysterious brother, Richard, in . In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Cornwell describes his interest in the cutthroat world of Elizabethan theater, why the Puritans hated plays, and his own experience as an actor at the Monomoy Theatre on Cape Cod. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/bookmonger-john-miller/fools-and-mortals/. Podcast...

Duration:00:12:43

Ep. 175: Why Liberalism Failed

1/1/2018
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Sponsored by Casper Patrick Deneen isn't talking about merely Democrats and progressives in his new book with a bracing title, Why Liberalism Failed-he's talking about the American political regime, including conservatives. In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Deneen describes why he thinks liberalism's days are numbered, how Americans have become more individualist and more statist at the same time, and whether there's actually a viable alternative to the liberalism we've...

Duration:00:12:14

Ep. 174: Courage To Grow: How Acton Academy Turns Learning Upside Down

12/24/2017
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Sponsored by Quip Laura A. Sandefer describes a radical new form of K-12 education in Courage To Grow: How Acton Academy Turns Learning Upside Down. In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, she describes why she and her husband wanted to start a new school, why it doesn't have teachers or grades or classrooms in the traditional sense, and what she's learned about education since founding Acton Academy almost a decade ago. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast...

Duration:00:11:51

Ep. 173: President McKinley: Architect of the American Century

12/18/2017
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Sponsored by Casper He was the first modern Republican, says Robert W. Merry in his new biography, President McKinley: Architect of the American Century. In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Merry argues McKinley is more important than most people recognize; that his lack of recognition is partly the fault of his colorful successor, Theodore Roosevelt; and that McKinley pioneered a form of "non-colonial imperialism" that holds lessons for American foreign policy...

Duration:00:12:15

Ep. 172: Mad Jones, Heretic

12/11/2017
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Sponsored by DonorsTrust Thesis #12: "God is a Jerk." That's a provocative line from Quin Hillyer';s satiric novel, Mad Jones, Heretic. In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Hillyer explains why his main character is mad at God, how Martin Luther inspires him, and why the media turns him into a star. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/bookmonger-john-miller/mad-jones-heretic/. Podcast listeners: Now become a...

Duration:00:11:43

Ep. 171: 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder

12/4/2017
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We're still feeling a fateful year's repercussions a century later, writes Arthur Herman in 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder. In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Herman explains why 1917 was such a big deal, how Vladimir Lenin and Woodrow Wilson were alike, and how the election of President Trump may mark the end of an era they began. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:14:51

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