My first guest on the Tami Jackson Show* tonight will be Arthur Herman.

Dr. Arthur Herman (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 1985) is the author of the New York Times bestseller How the Scots Invented the Modern World, which has sold a half million copies worldwide, and Gandhi and Churchill, which was a 2009 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

His six other books include To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World, which was nominated for the UK’s prestigious Mountbatten Maritime Prize; Freedom’s Forge, named by the Economist as one of the Best Books of 2012; and Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior.

He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC.

Educated at the University of Minnesota and Johns Hopkins University in history and classics, Dr. Herman is a frequent contributor on defense, energy, and technology issues to Commentary magazine, the New York Post, National Review, and the Wall Street Journal. He was also the first non-British citizen to be named to the Scottish Arts Council from 2007 to 2009.

Listen as Arthur Herman and I talk about his brand new book, 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder.

Covered in 1917:

  • President Woodrow Wilson’s idea to create a world “safe for democracy” ultimately failed as the world’s most powerful dictatorship rose from the ashes of World War I – the Soviet Union. While his idealism was well-intentioned it established the United States as the “world’s policeman,” paving the way for later U.S. mishaps in Vietnam and Iraq.
  • Simultaneous to Wilson’s moves on the world stage, Vladimir Lenin executed both his plan to reshape the world in his Marxist image and all those who opposed it. In the name of “liberating humanity,” Lenin overthrew Russia’s post-czar democratic revolution with his own murderous dictatorship.
  • The world Wilson and Lenin created still affects our politics and the international order we see today. Without Wilson’s League of Nations, we would not have the supranational United Nations we know today nor would we have Moscow and Beijing as the epicenters of power in the East. It is these men that have set the stage for the international adversaries that dominate foreign policy a century later.

Nicholas Reynolds, author of Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway’s Secret Adventures, 1935-1961, notes:

Arthur Herman’s parallel biography of Lenin and Wilson will make the reader stop and think — about the great man theory of history and the cataclysmic events of 1917. Analyzing their legacies, Herman issues a clarion call for us to cast a wary eye on ideologues who want to remake the world, in 2017 as in 1917.

This will be fascinating as Arthur and I talk history and philosophy — Wilson was a prominent Progressive (Socialist) and it’s critical that Americans to understand the roots of Socialism, Marxism, and Progressivism, and the role they played in WWI.


In the second 1/2 hour my guest will be Stephen Strang.

Stephen E. Strang is an award-winning journalist and successful businessman who began his career as a newspaper reporter at the Orlando Sentinel before founding a Christian publishing house and media company.

Strang has interviewed and written about nearly every Christian leader in the country over the past four decades.

He is author of the book, God and Donald Trump. He joined other Christian leaders who campaigned for Trump’s election.

As written in the front cover:

Donald Trump is an enigma, a brash self-promoter, casino owner, and a man of the world. Yet he is also a devoted husband and father who has surrounded himself with men and women of faith and has made religion a key component of his image.

God and Donald Trump is a powerful first-person account of one of the most contentious elections in American history, with exclusive interviews and insightful commentary from the men and women who were there.

Strang remarks:

Most evangelical Christians did not support Donald Trump when he announced he was running for President in 2015. Why should they have? He had made a fortune in gambling.

He was thrice married, and he was known to use some pretty salty language at times—hardly the model politician the religious right could enthusiastically support.

As it turned out, however, most evangelicals did get behind him in the 2016 election, giving Trump 82 percent of the evangelical vote—reportedly the highest percentage ever. Since then his support from the Christian community has remained steady.

Stephen Strang is CEO of Charisma Media and founder of Charisma magazine. Charisma Media also publishes Ministry Today, the Spanish magazine Vida Cristiana and Christian Retailing.

Steve and I will discuss Donald Trump and HOW he won 82% of the evangelical vote and what role faith now plays in his administration.

Follow Arthur Herman on Twitter at @ArthurLHerman, Steve Strang on Twitter at @sstrang, and me at @tamij AND tweet your questions/comments during the show using hashtag #tjrs.

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