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Cultural Marxism has been a powerful force in American culture for almost a century, shaping institutions such as school, family, and government. In the 1920s and during World War II, socialist ideas that originated at the Frankfurt School, also known as the Institute for Social Research, began to seep into the social fabric of the US.
As the cultural Marxist movement gained power, the reach of the federal government expanded, and the basic value of each individual citizen was diminished. The role of the Judeo-Christian belief system, which emphasizes absolute truth and the dignity of the individual, has been ignored-with disastrous consequences.
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Remembering with extreme gratitude those who courageously gave their lives to ensure the freedoms that we as Americans enjoy today.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”
– General George S. Patton
In loving memory of Wade, you are a true hero. May God continually bless your family with love and all joy.
Intrigued by rumors of a shared ancestry with an infamous villain, David Laskin uncovered the stories of his family’s past- only to discover that the truth was far more interesting.
“The Family” follows the story of two brothers, Avram and Shalom Tvi, who grew up in Volozhin, the sons of a devoutly Jewish Russian who painstakingly hand-copies the Torah.
As time passes, the two brothers part ways, making their futures with their own families. Avram’s daughter, Itel, joins the Bund (a socialist Jewish workers org), becoming the leader of the group and falling in love with activist Wolf Rosenthal. Due to threats of arrest from the government, she moves to America, and is followed soon after by her parents and all but one of her brothers, Chaim, who makes aliyah to Israel. Continue reading “The Family by David Laskin”
For fans of The Paris Wife, a sparkling glimpse into the life of Edith Wharton and the scandalous love affair that threatened her closest friendship
They say behind every great man is a woman. Behind Edith Wharton, there was Anna Bahlmann—her governess turned literary secretary, and her mothering, nurturing friend.
When at the age of forty-five, Edith falls passionately in love with a dashing younger journalist, Morton Fullerton, and is at last opened to the world of the sensual, it threatens everything certain in her life but especially her abiding friendship with Anna. As Edith’s marriage crumbles and Anna’s disapproval threatens to shatter their lifelong bond, the women must face the fragility at the heart of all friendships.
Told through the points of view of both women, The Age of Desire takes us on a vivid journey through Wharton’s early Gilded Age world: Paris with its glamorous literary salons and dark secret cafés, the Whartons’ elegant house in Lenox, Massachusetts, and Henry James’s manse in Rye, England.
Edith’s real letters and intimate diary entries are woven throughout the book. The Age of Desire brings to life one of literature’s most beloved writers, whose own story was as complex and nuanced as that of any of the heroines she created.