We proudly announce our selection of World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism by Norman Podhoretz as the Power Line book of the year (2007). Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous benefactor, a contribution of $25,000 will be made in honor of the author to Soldiers' Angels, thus giving the award a larger financial component than any of the major book awards. By comparison, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle awards provide for a $10,000 payment to the winning authors.
Tonight, Power Line will be hosting a gala dinner in New York to present the Book of the Year award to Norman Podhoretz, and a check for $25,000 to Patti Patton-Bader of Soldiers' Angels. Speakers will include Podhoretz, Henry Kissinger and Mark Steyn.
Thank you Power Line and thank you to the anonymous benefactor!
More here, and more to come!
Update 12 Feb.
Power Line's first post-mortem of the event includes lots of photos and part of John Hinderaker's opening remarks:
World War IV marshals facts in support of these propositions to construct an argument that is not just compelling, but irrefutable. It sweeps away the trivia that so often clogs our daily headlines, and reminds us of the basic principles that must guide the next phase of our war against the Islamic extremists — which, whether we seek it or not, may soon be upon us.
Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit live-blogged the event and has much more, including comments from Dr. Henry Kissinger and Mark Steyn.
And here's a short interview with Patti Patton-Bader