Commonwealth Republican Women's Club

Alexandria, Virginia
CRWC Book Club
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Book Club members discussing American Pravda at Linda's House.
The CRWC Book Club was founded in September, 2017 by Susan Yonts-Shepard, past president of CRWC, the club's Twitter afficionado, and staunch defender of the conservative way of life.

The book club's goal is to read books about, by, and for conservatives on all of the important issues of the day.

We meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Members can bring their own lunch.  The hostess provides drinks.

Come and join us!
Next Meeting

Where:
Home of Susan Yonts-Shepard

When:
September.22nd at 1:00 p.m.

What:
Liars, Leakers, and Liberals by Judge Jeannine Pirro

Howard Kurtz's Media Madness is written by a journalist about journalists. Kurtz descirbes the madness that took over the media as they tried to come to terms iwth a Trump presidency.

Everone present liked the book, finding it easy to read and perhaps surprisingly very fair.to Trump and his staff. Particularly touching was the picture painted of Sean Spicer and Kelly-Anne Conway's travails trying to deal with journalists that would be nice to their faces and then produce a very negative article.  If you didn't live through the era, the book would be very informative. For those like us who did experience it ourselves, there was little that the book had to teach us.

April 21, 2018
Home of Jan Bates
Defeating Jihad by Sebastian Gorka got mixed reviews from the group..

We all liked his explanation of the term "Jihad" and how its meaning has evolved over the years, but few were satisfied with his prescriptions for combatting the threat it poses, which lacked substance.

A surprising bonus for those who remember the Cold War was  Appendix A which contained the National Security Document (NSC-68) that analyzed the threat posed by the USSR. It is this document, perhaps, that carries the solution to the problem of defeating Jihad, just as it carried the solution to defeating communism.

May 19, 2018
Home of Susan Yonts-Shepard
American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the era of Fake News by James O'Keefe..

A very rainy day did not dampen the spirits of the Book Club at our July meeting. Discussion was lively as always as we welcomed Margery, a DC resident, to our monthly gathering.

While the methods used by James O'Keefe and his Project Veritas group involve subterfuge and impersonation, it is all in the service of a laudable goal: revealing the truth to the publlic at large through the use of secret video recording.
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The Pravda of the title, which means "truth" in Russian, refers to this goal as well as to the newspaper of record of the Communist Soviet Union, renowned for its scorn for truth. American Pravda describes the many ways in which the left of the political spectrum shades the truth and even outright violates it in the pursuance of their political goals and what Project Veritas has done and is doing to expose them since the mainstream press does not.
July 21, 2018
Home of Linda Greenberg