Still the Best Hope

  • by Dennis Prager
  • Narrated by Erik Bergman
  • 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this visionary book, Dennis Prager, one of America's most original thinkers, contends that humanity confronts a monumental choice. The whole world must decide between American values and its two oppositional alternatives: Islamism and European-style democratic socialism.
Prager - a bestselling author, columnist, and nationally syndicated radio talk show host who is read and heard by millions of people in America and abroad - makes the case for the American value system as the most viable program ever devised to produce a good society. Those values are explained here more clearly and persuasively than ever before.
Still the Best Hope deals with three huge themes: The first is perhaps the most persuasive explanation for why Leftism has been and will always be a moral failure, despite its acknowledged appeal to many people of goodwill. The second explains why fundamentalist Islam, despite its historic and growing appeal, cannot make a good society. But Prager holds out hope for an open and tolerant Islam and explains why it will emerge from faithful American Muslims. The third is a singularly persuasive defense and explanation of what Prager calls the "American Trinity": liberty, values rooted in the Creator, and the melting-pot ideal. These values are inscribed on every American coin as "Liberty," "In God We Trust," and "E Pluribus Unum," and they are the reasons for America's greatness. Without them, America will cease to be an exceptional nation, and therefore cease to be America.
Prager shows why these values can and must be adopted by every nation and culture in the world, why Americans must relearn and recommit to these values, and why America must vigorously export them. For if the world does not adopt American values, the result will be chaos and barbarism on an unprecedented scale.


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Would you listen to Still the Best Hope again? Why?

Of course, it is an elegant, insightful and thoroughly researched masterpiece on the most important issues of life. You can't go through it just once, it's meant to be long lasting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Still the Best Hope?

The most accurate definition of Leftism ever given.

Which character – as performed by Erik Bergman – was your favorite?

It's non-fiction

If you could give Still the Best Hope a new subtitle, what would it be?

How to improve the world, one good person at a time

Any additional comments?

If I had to recommend just one book about politics, values and how the world works, I'd recommend this one.

Prager's gift for clarity makes heavy and complicated topics surprisingly easy to read and understand.
Most people coast through life without giving much thought to issues of this book, if they all read it, none of them will ever be the same.

This is an eye opener like non other, backed with 400 footnotes, it's the Best Hope to create informed citizenry and improve the world, one good person at a time.

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- Amir Avni

An Important Book, should be required reading

Would you consider the audio edition of Still the Best Hope to be better than the print version?

Due to the books significance in both content & research I purchsed the book after I listened to the audio. This book is reference material I will keep returning to.

What other book might you compare Still the Best Hope to and why?

Melanie Phillip's "A World Turned Upside Down." both books identify Islam & the Left as a religion and a threat to the survival of America and The West, however Melanie comes to the same conclusions from a different angle. She sees the Left's dogma as anti-enlightenment & she does not come to American values as the solution as does Dennis. Both books are outstanding & must reads in order to understand the great forces destroying Western values & The West.

If you could give Still the Best Hope a new subtitle, what would it be?

Why the West needs American values in order for liberty to prevail

Any additional comments?

This book would have been perfect if Dennis read it himself.

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- Beth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-24-2012
  • Publisher: HarperAudio