Books

A Star is born

Books | Tough-minded Star Parker preaches what she practiced
by George Grant
Posted 3/15/97, 12:00 am

"We have two economic systems working for America: capitalism for the rich and socialism for the poor. The problem with a government that lets both systems operate is that the middle class gets stuck working for the rich to support the poor." If you think that is brash and bold--and even right on target--just wait until you read the rest of the quips, sallies, and cultural retorts in a remarkable new book by Star Parker and Lorenzo Benet, Pimps, Whores, and Welfare Brats.

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Guns and butter

Books | Economic freedom and the entanglements of war
by Doug Bandow
Posted 2/22/97, 12:00 am

Ten years ago people still believed that socialism could work. Thus, Western governments continued to toss enormous amounts of aid money at the most corrupt, statist, and thuggish regimes on earth.

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Niche reading

Books | Three &quotwomen's" books are not just for women only
by George Grant
Posted 2/22/97, 12:00 am

Normally I don't read many &quotwomen's books." But every so often a title comes along that I simply can't ignore--regardless of the niche audience for whom it may have been intended. This winter I actually stumbled across three such books.

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