Over the weekend, as reported by TheBlaze, Barack Obama took some time to commemorate “Small Business Saturday” by going book shopping at a popular local Washington D.C. book retailer called Politics and Prose.
Conveniently missing from his book purchase list were any titles focused on: American exceptionalism, American history, the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, the military, free-market economics, Western Civilization, etc., etc.
But while it may not be surprising that President Obama is not a Blaze Books reader, he did obtain one title that is shocking -- a book actually recommended by the late Vince Flynn.
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews.
Red Sparrow is a John Le Carré style intelligence thriller, written by a 33 year CIA field operative, pitting a young and ambitious CIA officer, Nate Nash against a Russian ballerina turned intelligence officer Dominika Egorova. The book reflects the ongoing struggle between the U.S. and Russia, via their heavily compromised and highly deceptive intelligence apparatuses, in an action-packed, dramatic and spellbinding story.
For us the comment that clinches the book comes from Doug Stanton, teacher, lecturer and best-selling author, who in his review states: “Halfway through, I was afraid Vladimir Putin would find out I was reading Red Sparrow and have me arrested.”
Our only question is, will this book inspire President Obama to walk back his “flexibility” comment? We think not.