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The New Founders: What Would George Washington Think of The United States of America if He Were Alive Today? Paperback – September 12, 2012
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About the Author
Joe's writings have been published in the New York Post, Human Events, Los Angeles Times, Newsmax, National Review Online and The Wall Street Journal. He contributes to Breitbart and Redstate.com. Joe has appeared several times on Foxnews and received a 2011 award from the National Conference on Jewish Affairs and The United Liberty Alliance. A 1988 graduate of Villanova University, he is married and lives in the NYC area with his family. He works in the financial industry.
Top Customer Reviews
This was a pretty quick read. It started rather slow, but picked up when you meet GW. I had a hard time reading the dialogue between the characters. This could be because I've been reading dense biographies and am no longer used to fiction. Regardless, much of the early dialogue felt artificial and difficult to digest. I'm also not overly conservative, so some of the political discussions were too idealistic for my taste.
Overall, I'm glad a read the book. The concept of bringing back the Founding Fathers did generate some lesson ideas that I might be able to use with my students.
BTW, to the authors please find me where GW uses the name Jesus anywhere in his writings. Also figure out how wireless communications work befroe explaining them to George.
The strength of the book is the way in which the ideas of the Founders are brought to bear on 2012 problems. At one point during an interview, George Washington (using an assumed identity is asked how the ideas of the 18th century are relevant to the 21st. He responds that a good idea is timeless.
I heartily recommend this book to anyone interested in the Founders and their thinking. I have begun to recommend this to my students as a way to heighten their study of the Founders.
Spokane Valley, WA
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If the founders returned, their main horror would be the intellectual vacuum of most conservative pundits. The talking heads of the right are our generation's know-nothings. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nome D. Gerr
Hopefully, authors continue series and produce movie. Excellent job!!Published 16 months ago by Jayesh Patel
The New Founders was a fun and enjoyable read, I was always looking forward to the next page! I hope that we will see other collaborations from these writers.Published on April 14, 2014 by Ian Zimmerman
I looked forward to reading the book and after finishing it, felt I had wasted my time. Interesting premise but the plots were ridiculous and not well written. Read morePublished on January 1, 2014 by Patricia Ott
This is a fun read with lots of actual facts about our founding fathers. This book blends the past with the present beautifully. It is both imaginative and insightful. Read morePublished on November 2, 2013 by CD
This book is well worth reading. It is surreal in that it is telling the story of what is actually going on in our world today. Read morePublished on August 18, 2013 by Laurob
This was a very easy read and the book was so enjoyable, I will read it again.
This book reminds you of the courage and integrity that real leaders are supposed to possess.
The authors did a tremendous job detailing the General George Washington and the original founding fathers and the issues they faced and how they would handle it today. Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by Joe ODU