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“Alan Caruba is waging a tough battle against the foes of reason and liberty. He ought to get a medal.” --Steven Milloy, editor of and a columnist for Fox

"With wit and wisdom, Alan Caruba tackles on the Chicken Littles of the world and eases our anxieties.” --Michelle Malkin, author and syndicated columnist

“I have admired Caruba’s commentaries. He has the guts and the grit to tell it as he sees it.” --Nick Nichols, author of “Rules for Corporate Warriors”

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Alan Caruba has been a professional writer and public relations counselor for more than four decades. His expertise on a range of public affairs issues has made him a popular guest on talk radio and on television. Prior to establishing The Caruba Organization, Mr. Caruba was a professional journalist; a reporter and editor with two weekly newspapers in New Jersey and a columnist and feature writer for a New Jersey daily. During this period and thereafter, as a freelance writer he contributed to many newspapers and magazines, consistently winning awards for his work. These days, his writings are widely published on leading news and opinion Internet sites, as well as in a variety of publications. His opinion editorials have appeared regularly in The Washington Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and other print media outlets. After graduating from the University of Miami (FL) and serving in the U.S. Army, and following his career as a journalist, Mr. Caruba served in communications positions with the New York State Department of Housing and Community Affairs, later transferring to the New York State Housing Finance Agency. Returning to his home State, Mr. Caruba became the Director of Publications for the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He established his own firm, The Caruba Organization, in the early 1970s and has enjoyed a wide variety of clients. Over the years, he has worked with leading corporations, trade associations, think tanks, and entrepreneurs of every description. In his book, “Guerrilla PR”, Michael Levine wrote “he’s one of the most in-demand public relations counselors, and counts major associations, corporations, and celebrities among his clients. Alan Caruba possesses the soul of a Guerrilla PR master.” For ten years, from the late 1990s until 2005, he also served as the Director of Communications for the American Policy Center, a conservative think tank. Mr. Caruba has received extensive national and international media recognition, first as the founder in 1984 of the famed media spoof, The Boring Institute©. He was profiled in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and many other publications as the nation’s expert on boredom and its impact on individuals and society. Over the course of its twenty years, Mr. Caruba did countless radio and television interviews until putting the Institute on hiatus in 2004. In 1990, based on his years as a business and science writer, Mr. Caruba founded The National Anxiety Center as a clearinghouse for information about “scare campaigns” designed to influence public opinion and policy. Junk science and dubious claims are regularly debunked. His weekly commentary, “Warning Signs”, is widely quoted and excerpted by leading Internet sites and often are published as opinion editorials. The URL of its Internet website is His privately syndicated weekly column has hundreds of thousands of readers who visit the many leading news and opinion Internet sites that include CNSnews, Enter Stage Right, Pipeline News, Capitalism Magazine, Lincoln Heritage Institute, Conservative Battleline, Intellectual Conservative, Federal Observer, Canada Free Press, A Rational Advocate, New Media Journal, Eco-Logic Online, and several state-oriented news websites such as MichNews, Montanas News, and the Cheyenne Network. A reflection of his activities as the founder of both the Institute and Center, Mr. Caruba has been a popular guest on radio shows throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. He does many radio shows every year in addition to the occasional guest appearance on television. He has been on programs aired by Fox News Channel, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and other networks. He has appeared with Paula Zahn, Chris Matthews, Joan Rivers, Regis Philbin, and other leading TV personalities. Talkers Magazine has called him “one of the great guests of talk radio.” For more than four decades, beginning in his days as a journalist, Mr

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Merril Press (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0936783486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0936783482
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,646,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAME on October 24, 2006
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This excellent book of fifty essays addresses a variety of important issues of our times. The book is divided into sections titled Understanding Islam, Eco-Lunacy, Immigration or Invasion, Destroying Education and Random Thoughts. The short essays cover all the significant angles on every topic and are all engaging and thought-provoking.

Wielding a sharp pen, the author expertly demolishes leftist arguments and more important, shows what is really behind them. For example, he argues convincingly that fanatic environmentalists really want to reduce the human population by any means necessary. Their agenda is an asault on capitalism with the aim of destroying beneficial medicines, chemicals, transportation and most things that are good to civilization.

He criticises the Bush Administration for its wrong-headed embrace of many globalist policies like unhindered illegal immigration from Mexico and examines the role of the teacher's unions in the deteriorating quality of education. Caruba's take on Islamism is lucid and penetrating, especially where he explains the mindset of the enemy and the real state of development of the Arab world.

In his short but illuminating work, the author brings rational analysis and common sense to all of the most serious problems of our times. It is especially valuable for its myth busting and its exposure of how political correctness is leading us to destruction. I also recommend Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity by John Stossel, Sinisterism by Bruce Walker, The Professors by David Horowitz and Explaining Postmodernism by Stephen Hicks.
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This book is refreshing in that it makes you look at things from a different perspective than all the negativity and the hype media pushes on us.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jay Lehr on February 22, 2010
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Alan Caruba has an insightful mind and has been a brilliant journalist for more than 40 years. Cutting quickly to the chase with an unusual capacity for efficient wordsmithing, in his new book he unveils the operational forces that control a myriad of today's political issues. His 143-page paperback collection of 50 short essays on eco-lunacy, Islam, education, immigration, and other topics should be carried with you everywhere.

When you need a breath of fresh air, common sense, and logic--with an unabashed conservative point of view--pick any essay and read it.

Often, I write lengthy reviews because I know full well my readers are not likely to buy the book I am describing, yet I still want them to get the essence of the wisdom conveyed by the authors. This lengthy review is the exception. Every word I use to describe it, and every quote I extract from it, is intended to drive you to your phone or mailbox to order this wonderful, easy-to-read $15 paperback.

I will send you a crisp $20 bill if, after you read it, you choose not to retain it and send it to me, as I plan to give it to all my friends for Christmas.

The following is an extensive sampling of what you will find in page after page of this wonderful book.



"Why, then, do environmentalists target agriculture and ranching, so necessary to feed a huge worldwide population? Why have the Greens succeeded in banning many of the pesticides that protect crops against the many insects that attack them or herbicides that protect crops against weeds that can destroy them?
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