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The Real Stars: In Today's America, Who Are the True Heroes?

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Is Barbra Streisand a star? Is Bruce Springsteen a star? Is Sean Penn a star? Are any of the Hollywood players who endlessly complain about America (and make $20 million per picture) and say that America is a racist, imperialist country a star? Ben Stein doesn’t think so. He says that the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States of America and fight for our ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by New Beginnings Press
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Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Easy to read and very interesting.

Stein is a funny, clever guy ... and very, very smart. He's worked in academia, politics, government, and Hollywood, and relates some great tales from "behind the curtain."

Stein doesn't sell bullshit - he's very open and honest in this book and whether your ideology and his are similar or not, I think this book has something for everyone.
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Aug 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
An excellent selection of essays by Ben Stein, with his wit and perception mixed in well.
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Jewish-American economic and political commentator, writer, actor and attorney. He gained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Later he entered the entertainment field and became an Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian, and game show host. He is famous for his monotonous yet humorous voice in acting.

Stein has frequently written commentaries on econom
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