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In his blockbuster new book, To Save America, former Speaker of the House and bestselling author Newt Gingrich issues a dire warning for America. By spending more than we can afford, sacrificing conservative values for the sake of easy answers, and electing the most liberal president ever, America is at risk for its very survival. Thanks to President Obama and his cohortsIn his blockbuster new book, To Save America, former Speaker of the House and bestselling author Newt Gingrich issues a dire warning for America. By spending more than we can afford, sacrificing conservative values for the sake of easy answers, and electing the most liberal president ever, America is at risk for its very survival. Thanks to President Obama and his cohorts in Congress, we have become a country defined by massive government takeovers, rising debt, and failing national security systems. “This is not the nation our Founding Fathers envisioned,” Gingrich says, “America needs saving, and it’s up to us to do it.” In To Save America, Gingrich lays out a bold plan to put the United States back on track. Gingrich shows how Republicans can make a comeback in the 2010 mid-term elections, win the 2012 presidential election, and reveals how readers can help restore our nation to its fundamental values. Gingrich also argues that the big-spending, big-government programs, and bureaucracies of the secular socialist Left are the greatest threat to our nation’s survival since the Civil War. “Our federal government is broken,” Gingrich states, “we must ‘replace, not reform’ our leaders and our policies, or America will no longer be the ‘shining city upon a hill.’” Fresh, inspiring, and resolute, To Save America is Gingrich’s most powerful book yet....

Title : To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine
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To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine Reviews

  • Devin Wallace
    2018-11-20 22:25

    Newt Ginrich plainly shows he knows very little about anything, yet convinces millions that he does. I'm fine with opinions, but they must be based on fact. He confuses rhetoric with facts and because of this, millions of people are confused into thinking we are on the path to become the next USSR, complete with a mustachioed Stalin-esque leader. The book isn't well written, either, as the co-authors have a tendency to change writing styles abruptly, leaving incomplete or contradictory positions on the pages. He shows no reverance for facts or logical thinking, substituting the former items for flashy catchprases like "big government" and "socialism." It is a work of garbage, one that no human should have to read.

  • Glass Half Full
    2018-12-10 17:46

    Same drivel you will find from many books with a conservative opinion. Doesn't draw much on law or philosophy, just maneuvers using words akin to newspeak. How the Republicans have fallen below the dirt since Lincoln.

  • Lance
    2018-11-10 19:26

    Could not finish the book. He has a very one sided view of the world. How he got to be a canidate for President I will never understand.

  • Ray
    2018-11-27 23:42

    I listened to the book as an audio book, and didn't benefit from the knowledge that many chapters were co-authored by others. The audio book version didn't make this clear, or I glazed over the mention of the fact as non-relevant and introductory information. I only found out about the co-authored sections when I started hearing inconsistencies in the solutions offered to the myriad of our Country's difficulties. And that is one of my criticisms of the book. I got the feeling that Mr. Gingrich wanted to keep his name out in front of the voters and Republican Party leadership, to keep his options open for another run for Congress or the White House, and thought putting a book together would help accomplish this goal. The fact that there were other co-authors isn't a problem, but I didn't get the sense that there was a lot of review of the chapters for consistency and staying on message. So I wanted to understand which ideas were the ones Gingrich was passionate about, and which were the viewpoints of others. For example, early in the book Gingrich discusses how local school boards know their districts best, and how Washington should stay out of local schools. Then, later in the book, one of the co-authored chapters mentions how important for Washington to increase funding and support of school lunches. And Gingrich criticizes "big government", and how unnecessary, bloated, and wasteful Federal government agencies are, and later the co-authored chapter talks about how medical care is improved by the Federal Drug and Health agencies. And early on, Gingrich blasts ObamaCare in no uncertain terms, and subsequent chapters talk about how money can be saved and health services improved by electronic forms, filing, and sharing of health information electronically - all elements of Obama Health Care reforms. So while there were many good ideas contained in the book, but I thought that the Gingrich introductory passages were developed to enslist election support from Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, and the Tea Party rather than try to inform his new ideas. Gingrich has many valid points, but it's all wasted on Conservatives, since he's simply preaching to the choir with them. Also, it's wasted on the more Liberal left, since they're not likely to pick this book up in the first place. And I believe that the Independent moderate readers would be turned off by the unending ramblings against the "secular-socialists "putting our Country in mortal danger". There's way too much cataclysmic fear-mongering and an attempt to blame everything not supported by Gingrich on Obama and his "secular-socialists", even if the policies he complains about originated in previous administrations, both Democratic as well as Republican. So I think it was a poor attempt at truly informing the reader about many valid points, and instead was an attempt to re-establish his conservative credentials for what I assume will be a soon-to-be announced candidacy for some National office. I think Joe Scarborough's "The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America's Promise" did a better job of presenting the Conservative viewpoint and staying on message.

  • Brian
    2018-12-03 15:26

    With Newt as a possible candidate for President in 2012, I'm interested in hearing what the architect of government surpluses during the Clinton administration has to say about the direction of our country. Though no Politician is perfect, and the answer to our problems lie more in our hands then theirs, he's a bright guy who introduces in this book realistic things that can make lasting positive changes in our long term success.The book was filled to the brim with ways to turn America around. From an economic and social stance. He speaks of the core values of a conservative; small government, individual freedom, and strong defense. Newt points out the debacle going on in the current administration, in their march toward socialism. What they are doing wrong, why its wrong, and how to fix it in a way that provides the framework for a better future for all citizens not just the cronies of the Democratic party. Newt has a very strong position on the environment and healthcare, two subject that I'm sick of hearing about but read with interest as he talked about market approaches to fixing these volatile issues. The republicans need a strong united plan to push back the government intrusion in our lives. These two issues strangle our economy and most people aren't even aware of it.For those who are Church goers the chapter on religious liberty is very tight, we can sit around and wait for Jesus to come back, or we can be out Harvesting souls. Instructing believers to take their faith with them when in the world, to question boldly those who try to squash our rights under the constitution. We will not change the country from the top down but from the bottom up is Newts advice and I believe he's right. Our biggest problems are issues of the heart. Will government protect life, liberty, property and in turn give us the best shot at happiness. We must pray for God's grace on us and this country, we must love one another, we must stand together and be strong, for he who is in us is greater than he who is in the world.In conclusion I thought his book was written very clearly, there is not heavy political ranting's but concise directives for those who would unscrew the debacle of GW's ending and Obama's entire reign of terror. With Dick Morris' 2010 book this should help inquiring minds sort out the issues, and then get to work erecting a solid offense and defense to the lefts constant desire to hijack our way of life.

  • Kirt
    2018-11-11 21:45

    Superb teacher, historian, politician, Gingrich stands out as one of the nation's most prolific conservative idea men. The first part of the book lays out the breadth and depth of our challenges and the forces that are behind them. That is the scary part. Can you say Gadianton? (Newt doesn't mention that name -- he calls it the "liberal socialist machine" -- but that machine does have a name. (It's a Mormon thing.)) The rest of the book bespeaks hope and change far different from that which has recently been foisted upon us. Very encouraging solutions to our national nightmare are detailed in those chapters, and they are feasible, straight-forward, and of the commonest sense. The ideas are not all from Mr. Gingrich -- our best experts in the respective problem areas co-authored a number of these "solution chapters" with him. This is one of the best handbooks for national problem-solving you will ever find. We need it. You need to understand it. Survival depends on it.

  • Eric
    2018-12-11 18:44

    Not much new in this one. I breezed through it quickly. I try to stay balanced by reading this and a summary of Pres. Obama's first year during the same month.

  • Steve
    2018-11-23 15:51

    In this 332 page follow-up to the former Speaker of the House’s “Contract with America,” Newt Gingrich spends the first nine chapters outlining what’s wrong with America in his view.The next sixteen chapters, the bulk of this book catalogues Gingrich’s counter solutions to what he terms the current, secular-socialist, political machine governing America.While Gingrich decries the out-of-control spending that has characterized the most recent Congressional legislative cycles, he’s not gun shy about proposing even more spending to help solve some of the problems he’s identified. For example, Gingrich proposes that “we must create a bigger national security system with a bigger budget.” He doesn’t suggest where the funds would come from to pay for his solutions. This is a difficult book to read in 2011 on several levels. It reads like a college textbook, so, it leans toward the dry side. It was meant to be read prior to the 2010 election as though it might make an impact on the outcome. Only time will tell if it did. Gingrich also looks toward the next presidential election. Now that Gingrich himself is somewhere in the middle of the pack of primary candidates seeking to unseat President Barack Obama, it’s doubtful that anyone is paying any attention to his plan to save America. Certainly the mainstream media is not and will not. Can we expect the 2012 voters to pay attention?

  • Elizabeth
    2018-12-04 16:44

    Newt Gingrich for President - NOT.The book was in depth and very informative. Many of the points were covered two or three times in different chapters making long but repetative. Gingrich's opinions on GMO's, vaccinations, and nuclear energy are dangerous. Promoting any of these technololgies without further research and understanding is a deadly mistake. Since the writing of his book, Japan has suffered an unprecedented nuclear disaster, the vaccine industry has undergone so much scrutiny that they have had to come clean on the dangers of vaccines and GMO's have run rampant, destroying organic farmers and failing at their one mission of being more profitable to grow.He is very supportive of ethanol and talks about the benefits to farmers from this misguided government sanction. It's great for the corn farmers of the midwest. It's devistating to the animal farmers of the rest of the country that can no longer afford corn for feeding livestock. Ethanol also takes more energy to create than to burn so while less foreign fuel is being delivered at the pump, more is being used nationwide so we can make the ethanol.Gingrich says that nuclear energy is a zero waste energy. This is completely wrong. Spent fuel rods have to be stored and cooled for the next million years to keep them from destroying the earth. Most other trash is at least biodegradable over time.

  • Mark
    2018-12-11 17:45

    You know, I just hate titles like this (I'm fine with the Save America part). I just don't like the name-calling: Secular-Socialist Machine. Can't we be civil? But then Newt makes his point very convincingly that that is just what it is! By far the best part of the book is the latter half where Gingrich, with a little help from some very bright friends, lays out very constructive solutions for our greatest national ills. I have long thought that Gingrich is one of the smartest (in a wholly practical way) men in America, and by the end of the book, that opinion was again fortified. But first he has to set the stage in the first part of the book by showing what a terrible future is ours if we continue down the current Democrat led (with lots of Republican helping) path. The sad fact is that while I don't enjoy the "enemy bashing" his points are very well made, and probably important for us to realize. Again, the conclusions are VERY hopeful, concrete, and in many cases downright brilliant.

  • Don
    2018-12-01 17:40

    secular socialist machine, arrogance of success in 80’s, work ethic vs theft, soviet pretending to work, fraud is theft, tenure, productivity vs union rules, revolution of 1800 Jeffersonians, then Jacksonian beauracracy, then 1860 republicans on liberty, weed out corruption, moral philosophy foundation for capitalism, Jefferson-big government is inherently corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely, personal responsibility for health investment business vs who makes decisions-politics, local control, 500K local elected and 535 fed elected, micro lending vs fed ‘well-intentioned’ legislation that creates cycles of recession/panics, 2 stimulus deeper recession vs average 10 month recession, 2+2=4, replace not reform, fannie/freddie creation of feds fueled current recession, 25 year boom of 80’s doubled wealth of nation and poverty rates down.

  • Nick
    2018-11-16 18:35

    For fun, I read this and Religion Gone Bad: The Hidden Dangers of the Christian Right at the same time. Who knew both sides were hell-bent on destroying America? I certainly didn't!To be honest, I read this as a kind of exercise, mentally debating Newt as I read. It was exhausting, but I remember him actually saying a few things that made a lot of sense. Those chapters almost seemed to have been written by another person, because 90% of this book is as ridiculous as you'd expect something written by a man who could sincerely give a book this name would be.As a final note: it's also pretty funny to wonder if this was the most flattering picture of Newt Gingrich they could find and, if so, what the ones they rejected looked like.

  • Jacob
    2018-12-08 23:41

    If Newt Ginrich isn't running in 2012, he should. This book covers almost every topic that is being tossed around in today's America with smart, concise, and common sense ideas. I really didn't know much about Newt until recently, and after I took an interest in his possible bid for the presidential election, I wanted to learn more about him and his ideas. I promised myself to never vote for another presidential candidate without scrutinizing him/her, so I picked up this book. Even if he doesn't run, the ideas in this book should be reviewed by our leaders. Not always exciting, but worth the read. For people who lean to the left, it's still a decent read. His ideas for the environment are beneficial to both the environment AND our way of life. Give it shot, it's worth it.

  • Norbert
    2018-11-10 15:30

    The book probably deserves more than the three stars I gave it as it details many ways how our government could/should be fixed. From my perspective though there isn't much I can do to fix these problems. The book would be an excellent guide for Think Tanks, lobbyists or freedom groups that have some influence with the government. Although it may appear that it is outdated since the 2012 election, it is not, as the ways suggested in the book are still valid. More politicians should read it. Newt's group that teaches how to be elected, etc. should be a big help for anyone who wants to run for office or to help their favorite politician.

  • Farsheed Ferdowsi
    2018-11-24 18:32

    Newt is a rare politician. He is not afraid to tell the truth. He has a powerful mind that he puts to good use thinking of new ideas to "Save America." I don't agree with everything he says but I do agree with many of his ideas and am intrigued by his approach.Only if we had more politicians work in the best interest of America and not their self-interest (read re-election) America would not be an empire in decline.I recommend this book to all open minded citizens who care about America's future and are interested in out-of-the-box thinking and solutions.

  • Chris Csergei
    2018-11-22 23:29

    This book was full of interesting and creative ideas. It was somewhat disjointed and I am left a little confused on what can be done to implement the ideas, or how someone else can move forward. I fear Newt Gingrich gets lost in his good ideas, and I am not sure that they all work together. He talks about overspending and on the other hand constantly talks about giving tax credits so many groups as incentives towards innovation. I think he has great ideas, and he gets really detailed, but I am not sure it all messes together.

  • Shawna
    2018-11-17 22:51

    I don't generally agree with Newt Gingrich, but I don't think that was why I didn't really like this book. The incessant repetition of the same phrases became utterly exhausting. This may have had more to do with the fact that I listened to the audio book. I'm not sure. I thought overall that he did an ok job making his points, though I would have liked more data to enforce his opinions, but the quality of the writing left me wanting something more.

  • Stacy Mallory
    2018-11-13 15:51

    I'm a little slow in reading this, and never was a Newt fan. That being said I appreciated all the research that was done for this book, from education, to global warming, to the constitution etc. If nothing else it made me think a ton of how differently things could have been done the last 6 years. I like that he didn't just call out democrats, but republicans that have also done some bonehead moves.

  • RobertGarcia
    2018-11-10 16:38

    Newt Gingrich is an amazing man of knowledge. To Save America is another well written and researched book in the arena of politics. The details and research that this books is amazing well put together. This is another must read to the long list of excellent authors of politics topics. Knowledge is power and power to know the difference is need at this time in our history and this book gives you some great insights what is needed to save our great nation.

  • Ryan Manganiello
    2018-11-25 19:30

    This Book is packed with common sense ideas that would fix the major problems the United States of America is currently facing, and would put us on track to becoming a fully energy independent country. It also serves as an awesome reference guide for the upcoming elections, and for anyone seeking advice on how to become further involved in keeping the greatest country to ever exist alive and well Forever.

  • Nick
    2018-12-06 19:38

    Very long and thick, yet it made for a great audiobook while driving home for 15 hours this past weekend. I like Newt Gingrich's ideas and this book went further into the reasoning behind them. I found that I didn't agree with all of the ideas, but was at least interested in the background of the notions.

  • Mary
    2018-11-27 16:41

    I think that every American should read this book. It's a clear and knowledg3able review of where we have come from as a country, where we are now and a place where we could go. So many democrates don't think the right has any kind of plan to get us out of the mess we're in,because that's what the media wants us to believe. This book clearly counters that with clear and intelligent ideas.

  • Sonia
    2018-12-05 20:30

    Just when I thought I had lost all respect for Newt, he writes this sensible, well-researched book that is full of some really great ideas that would certainly help our country. It is well worth a read, even if you are not a Newt fan.

  • Donald
    2018-12-07 23:39

    Very good. I agree with most of what he says (I have a disagreement with him about the "new" energy business). But, good straight-forward ways to get the country back to the founding fathers' principles.

  • Jeffrey Mollerup
    2018-11-30 18:45

    Who says the Republicans don't have any ideas and are just the party of no!? Newt and his organization, American Solutions, have many amazing common sense solutions to our country's problems that make a hell of lot more sense than the socialistic idiotic ideas of the current administration.

  • Naomi Blackburn
    2018-12-08 16:40

    I read this book almost a year ago..I can't remember why I gave it 4 stars and it shocks me that I did. To be honest, I am not a fan of Newt Gingrich, so I can't give the reader of this review a really honest reason for me rating except it is what struck me when I finished it in August of 2010.

  • Kevin Hammond
    2018-11-13 16:29

    The title says it in a nutshell.

  • Papajack
    2018-11-22 22:25

    These are serious times; our future is at risk. Once again, we all hang together or we'll hang separately.

  • Andy
    2018-11-13 15:41

    Informative, straight-forward, hard-hitting, and a well-planned script for correcting some of the problems of this country. Really enjoyed this book.

  • Darlene
    2018-11-26 15:31

    Very informative book! I just wish more people took the time to know what the issues are, know what the canadiates stand for and vote their values.