BrooklynFans Of Books: Why The Original Intent of Liberalism Failed

Why Liberalism Failed 

By Patrick J. Deneen

Yale University Press, $30.00

Leading political thinker Patrick J. Deneen, in his new work Why Liberalism Failed, looks at the original intent of the philosophy, which was launched to foster greater equality, defend pluralism, protect human dignity, and expand liberty.

In reality, Deneen argues, liberalism in practice generates titanic inequality, creates cultural homogeneity, fosters material and spiritual degradation, and undermines freedom.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “I’m Keith Hernandez”

I’m Keith Hernandez

By Keith Hernandez

Little, Brown & Company, 352 pages, $28.00; available today, May 15th

Keith Hernandez is known for being an accomplished baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets.

Hernandez won the 1979 Most Valuable Player and the 1982 World Series with St. Louis and was a key part of the Mets’ 1986 World Championship team, a consummate fan favorite here in New York.

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Gavitt Tipoff Games Include SJU-Rutgers & Seton Hall-Nebraska

(St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin with his team in a huddle last season – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Big East and Big Ten Conferences released the 2018 lineup for the Gavitt Tipoff Games on Tuesday.

St. John’s will be taking on Rutgers on Friday, November 16 in Piscataway, N.J., while Seton Hall will be taking on Nebraska on Wednesday, November 14.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Fox Hunt”

The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America

By Mohammed Al Samawi

William Morrow. $27.99

Mohammed Al Samawi came to the United states in May 2015, and he has been involved in many NGOs an interfaith groups.

Al Samawi is a fellow at the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD) in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on combating extremism in Yemen and the MENA region by engaging Imams who are outspoken critics of the West.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Davey’s “Wild Ride in Baseball”

Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond

By Davey Johnson with Erik Sherman

Triumph Books, available Tuesday, May 15, 400 pages, $26.95

Davey Johnson is known here in New York mostly for winning the 1986 World Series as manager of the Mets.

Johnson was also well-known for being the guy teams hired when they needed a manager who would help them improve, such was the case with the Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Washington Nationals.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Michael Imperioli’s Debut Novel

The Perfume Burned His Eyes

By Michael Imperioli

Akashic Books, Brooklyn, NY, 270 pages, hardcover, $25.95

Actor Michael Imperioli is best known for his starring role as Christopher Moltisanti on the acclaimed TV series The Sopranos, for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Emmy Award.

Imperioli wrote five Sopranos episodes, and he was the co-screenwriter of the film Summer of Sam, which was directed by Spike Lee.

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