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Books by Gary Greenberg, Editor of The American Wasteland

The Moses Mystery: the African Origins of the Jewish People
A controversial challenge to traditional teachings about the origins of ancient Israel. Greenberg argues that the first Israelites were Egyptians, followers of the monotheistic Pharaoh Akhenaten. He dates the emergence of Israel to the fourteenth century BC.

The Bible Myth: The African Origins of the Jewish People
This is a paperback edition of The Moses Mystery, and contains a few minor corrections.

101 Myths of the Bible: How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History
(Due out in the latter part of 2000.)
A fascinating account of how many of the most famous stories of the bible came to be written. Greenberg shows how the biblical scribes were influenced by the history, myths, and stories of their neighbors in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece, and how those stories were adapted to fit biblical theology.

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Books by other authors

Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes In Our Free Society by Peter McWilliams
Rated the # 1 reader's choice in the recent Modern Library poll of the best nonfiction books of the century, McWilliams' book makes a strong case for the repeal of victimless crime laws. McWilliams is suffering from AID's and a related cancer and needs marijuana for medicinal purposes. Perhaps as a result of this book, the Federal government is trying to expedite McWilliams' death through a marijuana-based criminal prosecution that forbids him access to the necessary marijuana that he needs. He is forced to rely on a medication that is only one-third as effective as the marijuana treatment. The government's Death Row strategy seems to be working. Since his arrest his health has rapidly deteriorated. This, despite the fact that he lives in California, which has a medical marijuana law. And you thought the War on Drugs couldn't get more moronic or more evil.

Hoodwinking the Nation by Julian Simon
If you're tired of media doomsayers endlessly proffering junk science and statistical nonsense in support of ridiculous schemes to undercut our freedoms, then this is the book for you. Simon shows not only why the doomsayers are wrong on the facts, he analyzes how many foolish environmental stories came to passed off as fact in the first place. As Ben Wattenberg notes in the introduction, "Fifty years from now readers who peruse Earth in the Balance by Al Gore and Hoodwinking the Nation by Julian Simon will giggle at one of them. Let's bet which."

Eat the Rich by P.J. O'Rourke
Holidays in Hell by P.J. O'Rourke
Parliament of Whores by P.J. O'Rourke
P.J. O'Rourke may be one of the funniest fellows who ever chronicled the absurdities of government gone berserk. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. O'Rourke, any of the above three books would make a good introduction. Bet you can't read just one.

The Quest for Cosmic Justice by Thomas Sowell
Few scholars write as intelligently about social issues related to individual liberty as Thomas Sowell. Here he turns his attention here to the problems inherent in the idea of social justice as a replacement for actual justice. His logical analysis and factual backup leave you thirsting for more. Fortunately, he is a prolific author and your addiction can easily be sustained.

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