Very few books get on to my “Necessary Bookshelf,” meaning books that you really ought to read if you want to understand the world in which we live, though three will soon be added just in time for the campaign over the future of the country. Jay Nordlinger’s Peace They Say: A History of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Most Famous and Controversial Prize in the World is now on the shelf, the first of 2012’s additions, and Jay will be my guest on today’s show. The other two will roll out in the weeks ahead, but Peace They Say lays out the secular left’s mindset of the century: anti-American, tolerant of totalitarians, confused though sometimes well-meaning and utterly incapabale of ever dealing with real evil.
Also on today’s program, two other authors. I don’t have time for the story that is dogging President Obama.
Senator Tom Coburn will be here to talk about his new book The Debt Bomb (and I suspect GSA might come up.)
And Mike Yorkey has a great book on faith and baseball ––Playing With Purpose, which profiles a baker’s dozen of major leaguers with great stories of how their faith impacted their lives.