The first annual Powerline Book Award winner was announced last week.
This year the award went to Norman Podhoretz for his outstanding analysis on the war against radical Islam:
World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism
Powerline reported the exciting news about this award last week:
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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. With this award it is our intention to raise awareness of one of the several outstanding books published by conservative authors last year that have been or will be given short shrift by the Pulitzer and NBCC judges.
Next Monday we will host a gala dinner in honor of Podhoretz. Among the guests scheduled to appear and comment on the issues raised by Podhoretz’s book are Henry Kissinger and Mark Steyn. We hope the occasion will provide a signal opportunity to reflect on the issues Podhoretz has engaged at a time when the Bush administration itself appears to be beating a hasty retreat from the Bush Doctrine in favor of Iraq Study Group “realism” or Clintonian vacuity on fronts other than Iraq. We plan to return with a report or two on the event next week.
I will be attending the Powerline Book Award tonight in New York City.
It should be an exciting event and I plan on posting video and photos from the ceremony.
The New York Sun has more on the event tonight honoring Podhoretz.
Mark Steyn has more at The Corner.