Specifically: Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America’s Fate. I don’t particularly care for contemporary political books, as probably everybody here knows: but I will admit to having a certain admiration for Newt Gingrich*, if for no other reason than that Newt represents just how far a science fiction nerd can get in this country.
And Speaker of the House is pretty dang far. There are people who argue that it’s a sweeter deal than President of the United States.
Anyway, the book appears to be a look at what, precisely, is stopping – or at least delaying** – various trans-formative events in various fields. Spoiler warning: Newt thinks that the culprits are folks who find that the current situation suits them, and who don’t want to rock the boat. It looks interesting so far: once I’m done I’ll tell you how it went.
Full disclosure: Regnery published the book; Regnery is owned by Eagle Publishing; Eagle also owns RedState; I am a Contributing Editor for RedState.
*An admission that would have appalled the 1996 me, by the way; admittedly, back then I was a Democrat.
**That may just be me saying that: I do not believe that you can stop it from being steam-engine time forever, but Newt Gingrich might end up agreeing with me.