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Posted by Lexington Green on 19th November 2013 (All posts by Lexington Green)
I will be my great privilege to speak about America 3.0, as part of the Heartland Institute Author Series Thursday, December 12, 2013, at The Heartland Institute library, One South Wacker Drive, Suite 2740, Chicago. Lunch will be served. $10.00 for the event, or $30 for the event and a copy of the book. Additonal books can be purchased onsite for $20.00 each.
You can register for the event here
I hope to see many of you there. Here is your chance to get the book and get it autographed!
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Posted by Jonathan on 5th November 2013 (All posts by Jonathan)
I’m going through the links on the right side of the page and removing links to blogs that appear to be defunct or (like volcanoes, because one never knows) dormant. Let me know if I delete something that you’d rather I didn’t.
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Posted by Sgt. Mom on 4th October 2013 (All posts by Sgt. Mom)
Another Texas author recently put a question up on one of those interminable LinkedIn author discussion forums; which, of all the years in the 19th century was the most exciting, the most pivotal, the year where everything happened, the most significant when it came to what America was and what it would be. There’s a case to be made and argued for at least a dozen or more, but I put up an argument for 1876. That was that Centennial year; the United (and occasionally dis-united) States observed a hundred years of existence. American citizens looked back on a hundred years and were generally pleased and satisfied with what had been accomplished; an independent country, a democratic republic, based on the active participation of engaged and responsible citizens; no hereditary ruling class, no established nobility or royalty, just a from-the-bottom-up administration drawn from the local and state level, feeding into a relatively restrained federal establishment! And it had managed to last a hundred years! It had succeeded politically, militarily, socially, and technologically, establishing dominion over a large swath of the American continent, from sea to shining sea. Much of the evidence of this was on proud display at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, America’s very first World’s Fair. It is estimated that visitors to the Exposition amounted to about a fifth of the U.S. population of the time. One exhibit, of an authentic colonial period kitchen, kicked off an enthusiasm for architecture and interior decorating in what had then been an archaic style.
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Posted by Lexington Green on 2nd October 2013 (All posts by Lexington Green)
Turns out, this will not be live.
I will be recording a conversation wiht Milt Rosenberg on Friday, October 4, 2013. We will be discussing the book Jim Bennett and I wrote, America 3.0.
It is a real privilege to be on with Milt Rosenberg. He has been on the radio in Chicago for over 40 years, though he recently went “all Web, all the time.”
The link for the show is here.
When a link to my appearance on the show is available I will circulate it and post it here.
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Posted by Jay Manifold on 25th September 2013 (All posts by Jay Manifold)
La Vallée-de-Jacmel, Haïti
If all goes well, I will be arriving at MIA on American 1665 from Port-au-Prince at 3:35 PM local time this Saturday. The plan, such as it is, is that I call Jonathan once I am through customs. I somewhat inappropriately made reservations for lodging much closer to FLL, just because I like the place (Villa Europa in Hollywood) and haven’t had the chance to stay there in a while. So anyway, southern Floridians interested in a probable wide-ranging and somewhat ethanol-assisted discussion (#civilsociety #crisisof2020 #statefailure #younameit) are encouraged to contact Jonathan and … figure something out. Hey, I have people for that.
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Posted by Lexington Green on 7th September 2013 (All posts by Lexington Green)
Pope Francis has called for a day of prayer and fasting for peace. I’m doing it. I hope you will, too. J
John Paul II opposed the invasion of Iraq. At the time I thought he was wrong. He proved to be right. I am paying more attention to His Holiness this time.
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Posted by Lexington Green on 28th August 2013 (All posts by Lexington Green)
I will be speaking to on September 11, 2013 to the Chicago chapter of America’s Future Foundation about our book America 3.0, answering the question: “are America’s greatest days yet to come?”
Spoiler alert … The answer is YES.
Details at this handy link. (Interestingly, this page has a version of the cover of the book that we did not end up using.)
The event is at Ontourage, 157 West Ontario Street, Chicago, at 6:00 p.m.
You can purchase tickets here. General admission is $10, but for $30 you can pre-order the book as well. That is actually a pretty good deal.
I am thrilled to be speaking to AFF. I like their libertarian stance, which I mostly share. I like the earnestness and braininess. I like the liquor at their parties. I like the tenor of the evening at their events. I like the whole stimmung of it.
Our book has several target audiences, and our libertarian friends are one of them. Let’s see how the ideas go over with them.
I hope to see many of you there.
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Posted by Lexington Green on 14th August 2013 (All posts by Lexington Green)
I will be speaking to Catholic Citizens of Illinois on October 11, 2013, at 11:45 a.m. at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago.
Tickets are $35.00. Business attire. Reservations required.
Call Maureen at 708-352-5834 to make a reservation.
Those who have not read the book yet can get one here. Bring it with you to the event for an autograph!
This will be a nice event. I expect to provide a “Catholic angle” on the book, especially our findings regarding the Absolute Nuclear Family in the United States and in the Anglosphere, past present and future.
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Posted by Lexington Green on 25th June 2013 (All posts by Lexington Green)
Speakers: Andrew C. McCarthy and Frank Gaffney.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago IL 60611
Private Reception from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
with Cash Bar/Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Main Program from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
As a special bonus: Chicago Boyz’ very own Lexington Green will be selling and autographing copies of America 3.0, for anyone who hasn’t got it yet!
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Posted by Jonathan on 20th June 2013 (All posts by Jonathan)
This coming Sunday’s full moon will be a supermoon, a full moon that coincides with the moon’s closest passage of the year to the Earth. The moon will appear to be a bit bigger in the sky than it does at other times. Might be worth a look. Also could be a good time to go surfing.
(I usually need to shave at least two or three times on a supermoon day but maybe that’s just me. If you have similar issues you might find this to be helpful, or in extreme cases one of these.)
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Posted by Lexington Green on 7th June 2013 (All posts by Lexington Green)
Jim and I will be on The Mark Bernier Show on WNDB 1150 AM in Daytona Beach, Florida, today, June 7, 2013 at 4:25 p.m. EST discussing America 3.0.
If any of our readers are in sunny Florida and within earshot, please listen-in!
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Posted by Lexington Green on 5th June 2013 (All posts by Lexington Green)
I will be on Mornings with Nick Reed on KSGF 104.1 in Springfield Missouri, tomorrow, June 6, 2013 at 8:15 a.m. discussing America 3.0.
If anybody lives out that way, please check it out!
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Posted by Lexington Green on 20th May 2013 (All posts by Lexington Green)
We are pleased to announce that James C. Bennett will be speaking at the Western Conservative Summitt 2013, sponsored by the Centennial Institute and Colorado Christian University.
Jim will be speaking on Monday, June 17, 2013 at . His topic: Envisioning America 3.0, CCU Beckman Center, 8787 W. Alameda Avenue Lakewood, CO.
Where is the voice of practical optimism to counter worries from both left and right that the USA faces irreversible decline? One such voice is that of James C. Bennett, historian, economist, space scientist, and futurist. Based right here in Colorado, Bennett is the originator of the Anglosphere concept and a Centennial Institute fellow. Join us on Monday evening, June 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the CCU Beckman Center to hear about the important new book he co-authored with Michael J. Lotus, America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century – Why America’s Greatest Days are Yet to Come.
Jim’s talk is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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Posted by Lexington Green on 15th May 2013 (All posts by Lexington Green)
We have received many requests for an electronic version of our upcoming book America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century-Why America’s Greatest Days Are Yet to Come. We are happy to announce that there will be an electronic version of the book.
You can now pre-order the Kindle version via Amazon.
It is also available for pre-order for the Nook via Barnes & Noble.
(Cross-posted on America 3.0.)
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Posted by Lexington Green on 14th May 2013 (All posts by Lexington Green)
Mr. Bennett and Mr. Lotus received their copies of America 3.0 yesterday.
It is was strange, in a good way, to hold the thing in my hand, after all this effort.
I went back and looked at some old emails, which contains lines like “I am staying here today and tonight until I am done with Ch.5,” or Jim saying “I am working through the weekend, pretty much. Will take a break Sunday for the Broncos-Chargers game.” One funny thing is that we thought we would not have enough words, but we ended up having plenty.
In any case, I can now swear on oath that I have seen it, it exists, and if you order one, it looks pretty good, it’s legible, and it feels nice in the hand.
Cross posted at America 3.0.
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Posted by Sgt. Mom on 30th April 2013 (All posts by Sgt. Mom)
With the employment prospects being what it is these days, I have read repeatedly in the last couple of years that really enterprising individuals are tempted to turn indy and go free-lance. They look to establish a small enterprise, vending whatever talents and skills they possess as a so-called ‘independent contractor’ to the public at large, and earn a living thereby, rather than scrounge and maneuver and hope for a paying job on the bottom rung of the corporate and/or government establishment. Pardon the sarcasm – it seems that certain large and well-connected established corporations these days are almost indistinguishable from the government, at least to judge from the rapidity which which the well-connected move back and forth.
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Posted by Lexington Green on 15th April 2013 (All posts by Lexington Green)
We are thrilled to announce:
(1) Glenn Reynolds, a/k/a Instapundit has written a foreword for America 3.0.
(2) Michael Barone, Jonah Goldberg and John O’ Sullivan have provided blurbs for the book.
We are grateful for the kind words and support from these distinguished gentlemen.
“Many pundits—and, polls say, most Americans—think America’s best days are behind us. In America 3.0 James Bennett and Michael Lotus argue that our best days are ahead—if we take the trouble to understand our past. We need to build on the unique American institutions that enabled previous generations to produce the successful agricultural America 1.0 and the even more successful industrial America 2.0 and to cast aside elements which prevent us from creating an even more successful post-industrial America 3.0.”
—Michael Barone, senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner, American Enterprise Institute resident fellow, and coauthor of The Almanac of American Politics
“Capitalism, argued Joseph Schumpeter, relies upon creative destruction. In recent years, we’ve seen a lot of destruction while the creation has been less appreciable, at least in the eyes of many. James Bennett and Michael Lotus offer a glimmering vision: we are at the dawn of a miraculous era of creativity. This is a valuable book not just for its hopeful vision of America’s destiny, but for its concrete insights into the forces and trends pushing us to our rendezvous with destiny.”
—Jonah Goldberg, editor at large National Review Online, author of Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning
“Obamacare just hasn’t caught on with the American people. It is still opposed and resisted by most Americans. That was not supposed to happen. Theorists of the blue social model (or America as Sweden) were confident that once in place, Obamacare would set down roots in American democracy and become immovable. But alternative models of health care—red social model alternatives—are increasingly demanded by the voters. That’s true in economics, social welfare, and almost every other department of government. James C. Bennett and Michael J. Lotus predict that America’s future will be a better version of its traditional past, rather than an imitation European Union. They argue their case brilliantly and persuasively. This book is in danger of giving conservative optimism a good name.”
—John O’Sullivan, editor at large National Review, author of The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World
Cross-posted on America 3.0.
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Posted by Zenpundit on 15th March 2013 (All posts by Zenpundit)
I have a new piece up at Pragati Magazine this morning, which focuses on a book review of Makers by Chris Anderson:
The Re-industrial Revolution
….If anything, Anderson has managed to understate the velocity with which the technology is advancing and the creative uses to which users are putting their machines. Since the publication ofMakers, a succession of news stories have revealed everything from Formlabs’ slickly designed Form 1 machine to users printing functional (if fragile) assault rifles, car bodies and biomedical surgical replacements for missing pieces of the human skull. One gets the sense that the genie is out of the bottle.
Anderson is not merely making a technologically oriented argument , but a profoundly cultural one. In his view, the existence of the Maker movement, operating on the collaborative, “open-source” ethos is an iterative, accelerative driver of economic change that complements the technology. Anderson writes: “…In short, the Maker Movement shares three characteristics, all of which are transformative:
Read the rest here.
Crossposted from zenpundit.com
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Posted by Jonathan on 19th February 2013 (All posts by Jonathan)
@HighGroundMovie: @chicagoboyzblog Chicago: 7 free tix to veterans’ documentary HIGH GROUND 2/21 or 23 at the Siskel. Limit 2 http://owl.li/hQO51
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Posted by Jonathan on 16th February 2013 (All posts by Jonathan)
I’ve installed a comment-preview feature. A preview of your comment now appears below the comment-entry window as you type.
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Posted by Jonathan on 1st February 2013 (All posts by Jonathan)
Something is preventing comments from displaying in this blog’s right sidebar. I’m trying to track down the problem. It does not appear to be caused by any of the ad scripts in the header or left sidebar (which load before the right sidebar does). If you have a suggestion for what the problem might be you are welcome to leave it here as a comment.
Thanks, and apologies for the inconvenience.
UPDATE: The problem was caused by a bad character in a comment. Fixed now.
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Posted by Lexington Green on 2nd January 2013 (All posts by Lexington Green)
As previously announced, Jim Bennett and Mike Lotus (a/k/a Lexington Green), have co-authored a book:
America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century – Why America’s Greatest Days Are Yet to Come.
The book is currently in the hands of our publisher, Encounter Books and editing is underway.
There is now an Amazon pre-order page for the book.
All such early orders would be very greatly appreciated.
The book is coming out in May. Promotional plans are chugging away. Any ideas anyone may have would be very much appreciated, and can be left in the comments on this post or future posts related to the book.
A friend asked for a three sentence summary. This is what I came up with:
America’s greatest days are yet to come. Just as the world of family farms and small businesses, America 1.0, gave way to the industrialized world of big cities, big business, big labor unions and big government, America 2.0, we are now moving into a new world of immense productivity, rapid technological progress, greater scope for individual and family-scale autonomy, and a leaner and strictly limited government. The cultural roots of the American people go back at least fifteen centuries, and make us individualistic, enterprising, and liberty-loving, equipping us to prosper in the upcoming America 3.0.
We will be posting frequently in the months ahead (both here and on the book’s own blog) about the America 3.0 and its arguments, and how the themes in the book relate to current events, to efforts to devise a long term strategy for the political Right in America, or to other writers or books which interest us or influenced us.
We anticipate setting up a Facebook and Twitter account for the book as well.
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Posted by Lexington Green on 1st December 2012 (All posts by Lexington Green)
We are proud to announce that James C. Bennett and Michael J. Lotus have completed their book America 3.0 and submitted the manuscript to their publisher, Encounter Books on Friday, November 30, 2012.
Please stand by for further announcements in this regard.
(Cross-Posted at America 3.0)
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Posted by Jonathan on 18th October 2012 (All posts by Jonathan)
@chicagoboyzblog @zenpundit @stevebaskis KEEP ROCKIN! See you at Pritzker Military Library, 10/20 1 PM for screening of HIGH GROUND.
(See here for more info about the movie.)
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