This book asks the question, "How much power should you have to control your own life?"
Not just any writer could begin to answer so profound a question but J. Neil Schulman has already won some impressive fans for his previous books.
In 1979, A Clockwork Orange author Anthony Burgess wrote of Schulman's first novel, "I received Alongside Night at noon today. It is now eight in the evening and I just finished it. I think I am entitled to some dinner now as I had no lunch. The unputdownability of the book ensured that. It is a remarkable and original story, and the picture it presents of an inflation-crippled America on the verge of revolution is all too acceptable. I wish, and so will many novelists, that I, or they, had thought of the idea first. A thrilling novel, crisply written, that fires the imagination as effectively as it stimulates the feelings."
In 1983, science-fiction great Robert A. Heinlein told the chairman of the Prometheus Awards that Schulman's The Rainbow Cadenza was a wonderful novel which he hoped would win.
And, in 1994, Charlton Heston called Schulman's Stopping Power: Why 70 Million Americans Own Guns, "the most cogent explanation of the gun issue I have yet read."
SELF CONTROL Not Gun Control is J. Neil Schulman's magnum opus on both current controversies and timeless questions, and he hits whatever he targets with magnum force, whether it's guns, revolution, New Age thinking, liberal hate speech, his vision of "The Coming Golden Age," or 226 words which give us "The Meaning of Life."
Schulman explains how to find out if God exists. He tells President Clinton what's wrong with his entire philosophy of government. He shows why America's two major parties are the "Mommy Party" and the "Daddy Party."
For those who found in Stopping Power a rational explanation of gun ownership, this book examines why guns are at the front line of America's culture war.
With wit and insight, SELF CONTROL Not Gun Control shows that "if you can not, may not, or do not exercise the power to control your own life, someone else must and will."
"Schulman interestingly and insightfully raises a number of liberty-related issues that we ignore at the nation's peril. His ideas are precisely those that helped make our country the destination of those seeking liberty. The book's title says it all: personal responsibility, not laws and prohibitions, is the mark of a civil society."
Professor Walter E. Williams
Chairman, Department of Economics, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
"You are going to love Neil's book! It is thought-provoking, informative without being dry, and humorous without being silly."
PAUL REVERE NETWORK
"GOOD STUFF! Yet another insightful collection of perspectives on the issues of moral character, political correctness, and the great American debate over the 2nd Amendment."
PAUL REVERE NETWORK
"I kept wanting to share this essay or that poem with someone who would get the same sense of confirmation I had."
Andrea Millen Rich,
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Jim Powell, in the Laissez Faire Books Catalog
Bill Howell, in Prometheus