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Crisis Day

The agony of the wait for our pal David Bahnsen is over: Today is the official publication day for his new book, Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It. Go ahead and click on that link to order a copy. How about explanations from three bigshots as to why you should do that? Okay, here goes . . . 

Victor Davis Hanson:

David Bahnsen outlines cultural, economic, and political remedies for an ailing America of all classes. His often-autobiographical message is that our fate still rests in our own hands. We are not pawns of global determinism, but with a few basic collective reforms and a return to individual self-reliance instead of our current self-obsessions, we can rebuild a prosperous, fair, and dynamic American culture and civilization. An outsider/insider message of hope and renewal that is now as rare as it is needed.

Rich Lowry:

David Bahnsen has written a bracing and incisive critique of our increasingly pervasive culture of victimization. He makes a compelling case that it’s still within our power, and absolutely necessary, that we help ourselves. You will enjoy and profit from this book.

Jonah Goldberg:

Only when the great mass of people reawaken to their civic duties will they be able to wrest control of America from an elite that has shown its failure to lead again and again. David Bahnsen’s new book is the first step along this important path.

Hey, here’s a bonus thumbs-up from Matt Continetti:

I found Crisis of Responsibility a remarkable and urgent synthesis of the economic, social, and cultural afflictions of modern America. But I was also heartened by the commitment to solving these problems through common sense and a renewal of individual responsibility. I hope this book finds a large and appreciative audience. It deserves to.

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