Our first hour guest is Stephen Coughlin, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy and a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute is our first guest on the show today. He tells us more about his ebook, Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad.
In the second hour we are joined by best selling author, Dr. Paul Kengor who discusses his book, Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage.
In Takedown Paul Kengor exposes these origins, starting with Karl Marx, and traces them through the sordid history of people like Margaret Sanger, Wilhelm Reich, Herbert Marcuse, and assorted '60s radicals. What were once fringe concepts have become accepted by mainstream thought and are today welcomed by many legislators and judges. Kengor notes how in the not-so-distant past, today's leftists who are attacking traditional marriage would have loudly raised their voices but not caused any real damage. They would have been dismissed with no serious concern as left-wing cranks, crackpot German and Austrian atheistic philosophers and campus agitators. But now, with formal legalization of same-sex marriage afoot, they are getting what they’ve wanted for generations: the literal redefinition of the family.