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A Review of The End of Karma

By Syndey Knight

Business Management; Accounting
Reviewed February 16, 2017

In The End of Karma Somini Sengupta shows the changing India in the view of the young. In India, karma is basically the plan that is made for you that you are meant to follow. The people in the book are trying to end their karma by making a life for themselves. There were stories of people that were successful in changing their future, but then there were some tragic stories of people that were stopped. All of the stories that were told one way or another changed India as a whole, it changed laws and got people’s attention. Sengupta  explains that everyone in India is starting to become more hopeful for political freedom. Click here to read more...
 

A Review of The Silencing: How the Left is Killling Free Speech
Reviewed by NNU Student Lily Monroe Adams (a pseudonym)

Editor’s note: the student asked us to use a fictitious name as protection against the same “illiberal left” in our classrooms and at potential places of future employment.

 

How The First Amendment Is Becoming Endangered
In The Silencing: How The Left Is Killing Free Speech, Kirsten Powers directly voices the reality of prejudice and character assassinations that silence individuals and groups. Through tactics of labeling opposing views as “hate speech,” “racist,” “sexist,” etc. conservatives, Christians, independents, moderate Democrats, and numerous other groups are removed from the arena of debate by radical, close-minded Democrats. Powers labels these Democrats, the illiberal left. Ironically, the illiberal left, ought to encourage the first amendment of free speech, press, assembly, petition, and religion. Instead, the illiberal left shuts down dissenting voices that come into conflict with their agenda or ideology. Terrifyingly, the illiberal left has infiltrated the media, academic world, and work environment causing an increasingly forced homogeneous political America. Click here to read more...
 


A Review of love Gov: From First Date To Mandant
By Nicole Nobbs

Business Management and Marketing

Reviewed  Nov. 22, 2016

Love Gov is a creatively funny twist on how the federal government operates. However, Americans aren’t laughing for long. In this five-part video series, Scott Govinsky, “Gov” is the embodiment of the federal government who meets Alexis while in college and proceeds to have a ten-year-long relationship with her. The results of this relationship are anything but good for Alexis even though Gov claims he cares about her and that it is his job to protect her. Click here to read more...

 

 

By Hailey Akkerman
NNU Student
Reviewed September 28, 2016


In the past years we have seen politics shift more towards the Democratic cause. We’ve seen gay marriage legalized, student loans given out, and the same speech of “hope” and “equality” shared at rallies. But as many strides as the Democratic presidency has made forward, we need to stop for a moment and acknowledge what destruction it has left in its wake. One must look away from what might be seen as the “right cause” and see it for what it really is. Thomas Frank does this in his book Listen, Liberal. Click here to read more...

 

A Review of Doing Bad by Doing Good
​Ramon Martinez-Vera
Major in Social Work 
Reviewed May 27, 2016

Christopher J. Coyne is the author of this informative book that had come to be an expansion of resources involved in humanitarian assistance provided by other countries to the affected nation. Doing Bad by Doing Good is, as the author explains, “... a continuation of the theme included in; After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy,” only this time, a more in-depth analysis in humanitarianism.


Through the book, Coyne gives describes many examples of past occurrences with the issues that prevent a positive outcome, or to the extremes, the eradication of the problem on hand. The cover is very suggestive, showing a contrast color and portraying the red tape that symbolizes the blockage many people have encountered in the way to help others, and coming from the rear of the book right on to the front cover it suggests that these issues are not just recent. The entire roll of red tape at the front denotes there will still be more issues on the road of humanitarian action. Click here to read more...


The Conservative Heart by Arthur C. Brooks

By Alex Kinnaman
Junior Communications Major from Nampa, Idaho
Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Conservative Heart by Arthur C. Brooks presents the position of conservatives in America and what conservatives should be doing to make our country stronger. Arthur C. Brooks is the President of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and has done extensive research in order to build stronger policy for conservatives to create a stronger America. Brooks identifies the right for Americans to pursue happiness and believes that happiness is achieved through hard work and earned success. Brooks challenges the stereotypes associated with conservatives and communicates how they can better serve the American people through the values they maintain. Click here to read more...


Government Involvement in Education: A Book Review of Feds in the Classroom by Neal P. McCulskey

By Elise Johnson
Senior Elementary Education Major from Oakridge, Oregon
Updated December 8, 2015

Neal P. McCulskey confronts 
the issue of the government’s involvement within the classroom throughout his book, Feds in the Classroom: How Big Government Corrupts, Cripples, and Compromises American Education.  McCulsky gives a comprehensive history of the education system starting with the colonist. He displays the systematic flaws, followed by possible solutions. He claims the perspective that the United States government is too involved, and has too much power within the education system. Click here to read more...


Corruption in Government: A Book Review of A Republic No More By Jay Cost

By Steven Coles
Philosophy Major Alumni from La Grande, Oregon
Updated April 27, 2015

The American public can tend to forget the rich history that they come from. Often, the American public takes the past for granted, which leads to repetition of the past, for good or for bad. Jay Cost, author of the book A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption, calls his readers to remember where America, and its political system, has come from.Click here to read more...
A Review of The End of Karma
By Syndey Knight
Business Management; Accounting
Reviewed February 16, 2017

In The End of Karma Somini Sengupta shows the changing India in the view of the young. In India, karma is basically the plan that is made for you that you are meant to follow. The people in the book are trying to end their karma by making a life for themselves. There were stories of people that were successful in changing their future, but then there were some tragic stories of people that were stopped. All of the stories that were told one way or another changed India as a whole, it changed laws and got people’s attention. Sengupta  explains that everyone in India is starting to become more hopeful for political freedom. Click here to read more...
 

A Review of The Silencing: How the Left is Killling Free Speech
Reviewed by NNU Student Lily Monroe Adams (a pseudonym)

Editor’s note: the student asked us to use a fictitious name as protection against the same “illiberal left” in our classrooms and at potential places of future employment.

 

How The First Amendment Is Becoming Endangered
In The Silencing: How The Left Is Killing Free Speech, Kirsten Powers directly voices the reality of prejudice and character assassinations that silence individuals and groups. Through tactics of labeling opposing views as “hate speech,” “racist,” “sexist,” etc. conservatives, Christians, independents, moderate Democrats, and numerous other groups are removed from the arena of debate by radical, close-minded Democrats. Powers labels these Democrats, the illiberal left. Ironically, the illiberal left, ought to encourage the first amendment of free speech, press, assembly, petition, and religion. Instead, the illiberal left shuts down dissenting voices that come into conflict with their agenda or ideology. Terrifyingly, the illiberal left has infiltrated the media, academic world, and work environment causing an increasingly forced homogeneous political America. Click here to read more...
 


A Review of love Gov: From First Date To Mandant
By Nicole Nobbs

Business Management and Marketing

Reviewed  Nov. 22, 2016

Love Gov is a creatively funny twist on how the federal government operates. However, Americans aren’t laughing for long. In this five-part video series, Scott Govinsky, “Gov” is the embodiment of the federal government who meets Alexis while in college and proceeds to have a ten-year-long relationship with her. The results of this relationship are anything but good for Alexis even though Gov claims he cares about her and that it is his job to protect her. Click here to read more...

 

By Hailey Akkerman
NNU Student
Reviewed September 28, 2016


In the past years we have seen politics shift more towards the Democratic cause. We’ve seen gay marriage legalized, student loans given out, and the same speech of “hope” and “equality” shared at rallies. But as many strides as the Democratic presidency has made forward, we need to stop for a moment and acknowledge what destruction it has left in its wake. One must look away from what might be seen as the “right cause” and see it for what it really is. Thomas Frank does this in his book Listen, Liberal. Click here to read more...