The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty, and the American people, just now, are much in want of one. We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.
-- Abraham Lincoln, April 18, 1864
In 1975, I co-authored what became the most widely used introduction to Judaism in the English language.
Thirty-seven years later, I have written the case for American values.
It took a lifetime to write it. And I wrote it because I fear that fewer and fewer Americans can identify American values, let alone explain why they constitute the best system ever created for making a good society.
The book is also an in-depth critique of Leftism and Islamism. I sought to write the most persuasive explanation of their moral failings as systems of thought and in practice.
Here is some footage of my recent appearance at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library where I discussed the book in further detail.
I would love to hear some reactions to my book, my Reagan Library lecture, or even simply my contention that the biggest threat to America in 2012 is not Barack Obama but instead is that we are failing to instill new generations of Americans with the ideas, ideals, and values that made us a beacon of hope to the world.