Gingrich adds a book to his stack
May 7th, 2011
04:10 PM ET
7 years ago

Gingrich adds a book to his stack

(CNN)-Potential GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s new tome will hit bookstores in June.

The 356-page treatise, "A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters," will explain the theory of American exceptionalism and "issue a stark warning about what we stand to lose if we abandon it."

According to an e-mail release by Regnery Publishing, an imprint of the conservative Eagle Publishing, Inc., the book will explain that exceptionalism is “not about congratulating ourselves for how wonderful we are-it's about challenging ourselves to live up to the high ideals of our founders.”

Set to be released on June 13, Gingrich, who has published 21 non-fiction and fiction books, delves into American exceptionalism as a system built on the belief that rights do not come from the government, but from God, and that honor and responsibility are given to the individual, not the state.

“In America, the individual is sovereign, not the government,” Gingrich writes.

The former House Speaker fell short of announcing a presidential exploratory committee in March and instead launched a website to “explore the possibility of a presidential bid.” He filed paperwork with the IRS to form a fundraising committee the same month.

The book includes a section on the “5 American Habits of Liberty.” Its release will likely follow the announcement of Gingrich's final decision on whether he will seek the GOP nomination, which is expected to come in May.

Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
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  1. GI Joe

    Sooooo - he also is hawking a book. They are sure coming out of the woodwork with their words of wisdom, aren't they? NOT A PENNY. Didn't like him when he was fired, don't like him now, won't add to his wealth.

    May 7, 2011 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  2. jay in denver

    We must truly be an exceptional nation if an adulterous-dead-beat-dad-resign-in-scandal loser like Newt thinks he's got a shot at the presidency. Is this a great country or what?

    May 7, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  3. OneMoreTime

    Depends on your interpretation of "exceptionalism". His comment that exceptionalism is "not about congratulating ourselves
    for how wonderful we are-it's about challenging ourselves to live up to the high ideals of our founders". Looks like
    Trump and Gingrich have failed miserably and I don't need 365 pages of comic relief to convince me.

    May 7, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  4. ARTRaveler

    One more time-you are right. Gingrich's party, with his help, has allowed ben Laden to achieve his goals with the unbudgeted war, elimination of a number of what used to be our "constitutional rights"(like 9 of teh 10 parts of teh Bill of Rights), and financial disaster by Bush's actions aided and abetted by the Republicans to double up the deficit in Bush's two terms.

    May 7, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  5. Theo

    Ah ... Mr. Gingrich, the US Constitution begins with "We the people..." We, not 'I the individual.' Better go back and take your high school civics class again, sir.

    May 7, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  6. LisaBrennan

    We, as individuals, are the government. Tea bagges, this guy and all the other clowns in the line up would put us back to the early 19th century in a Darwinian dog-eat-dog world~ those who are Healthy and Wealthy will survive, the rest of us choosing between Heating and Eating until we are working for pennies an hour under deplorable conditions and living in squalor all the while they rape the planet, the seas, the skies, and us....all in the name of Freedom. Obama/Biden 2012

    May 7, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  7. peace

    just a book of lies. get a life old man.

    May 7, 2011 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  8. Indy

    I am absolutley sick of all these Republicans that pretend that they are running for President so that they can sell their opinions in books. They use and abuse the media in the name of money and their lust for the almighty dollar has no bounds. I think it is time to just say no to Republicans that continue to use the free media to line their pockets and bash the President while on book tours

    May 7, 2011 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  9. The Greedy Old Propagandists have declared war on America!

    For an alleged "college professor" Newter regularly spews a tremendous amount of lies (not to mention fear, hate and ignorance). I hardly expect any new books of his to be any better. And his reference to "American exceptionalism" proves my point. AE is a substance-free phrase used by the neocons and the Friedman/Rand cultists to shut down any criticism of the America they seek to create that worships the filthy, faceless predators who are destroying our poor and working class (not to mention the environment) in their psychopathic attempts to return us to the economic feudalism of the 1800s.

    May 7, 2011 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  10. juliei4

    I guess Newt adding a book to his stack is better than adding another wife to his stack.

    May 7, 2011 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  11. Charles

    Are having numerous wives part of our exceptionalism? Cannot stand these gop hypocrates.He is now a catholic.Hahahaha Funny man.

    May 7, 2011 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  12. B

    Can anyone be more delusional than this out of touch has-been ?

    I can’t understand how people like him along with Palin, Trump, and others have such a total lack of – self awareness.

    Comedy is close to tragedy.

    May 7, 2011 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  13. Buzz

    "it's about challenging ourselves to live up to the high ideals of our founders" Uh huh. The two main fears of the founding father were the banks, corporations and government colluding to make sure only their interests get served, and a too powerful church which has the tendency to mirror the worst of the totalitarianism. Funny how these are the two things that Republicans, Tea Baggers and neo-conservatives most revere.

    May 7, 2011 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  14. Rob in MO

    America exceptional? Sure, only in America can a politician who cheated on 2 wives be the darling of the right-wing traditional values nuts.

    May 7, 2011 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  15. Excoastie

    I just finished reading two of Newt's books on the Civil War. I kept looking on the cover or the forward indicating that the book was a fairy tales. At Gettysburg Newt had Meade dead, Chamberlain captured, the cannonade done by the Union and Armistead capturing Baltimore. I think Newt lives in Never Never Land. Can you imagine his as president? He would think it patriotic to cheat on the people of the United States.

    May 7, 2011 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  16. they call me "tater salad"

    Newt stands a better chance of being struck by lightning than he does at winning the White House!..........The guy is a clown and a total non-issue!!!

    May 7, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  17. once upon a horse

    I am sure most countires believe that they are exceptional too. Ask someone from Canada, Mexico, England, France if they feel that way. So I just don't get what more these Republicans want President Obama to do are say. This is about the only card the GOP has to play when going against Obama..the old "I am not an American, I am different outsider" fear card that many right wingers seem to fall for. That bunch is not going to change no matter what Obama does and Newt and his kind know this. It's called playing to the lowest denominator and when you can't run on your or your party's record then you play that card. Sadly sometimes though it's effective. 😦

    May 7, 2011 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  18. ED FL

    The PHILANDERER will have plenty of time to read just about everbodys book. What he misses could be read by his potential running mate Santorum.

    May 7, 2011 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  19. atolaki

    is cheating a dying wife an american what an ideal person

    May 7, 2011 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  20. George

    This is the oldest political trick there is. Release a book shortly before running for president and flatter the masses to get them to line up behind you, wave their flags and applaud. And, of course, the barely literate will swarm to do just that.

    May 7, 2011 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  21. john

    I can't think of a better example of what is exceptional and wonderful about America than President Obama himself.

    May 7, 2011 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  22. rusty155

    All of this from a man that got Kick out of CONGRESS with 84 Ethics chargers against him. You got to be joking me. I wouldn't trust this man to walk my dog.

    May 7, 2011 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  23. Nothing new here

    Well, THIS individual will not be buying this book.
    Or anything else this guy has to offer....

    May 7, 2011 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  24. Donny

    Honest question...who would waste the time reading anything written by newt gingrich?

    May 8, 2011 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  25. thomas

    Please tell me his new book isn't as bad as his last movie, Newt , your the wrong messenger to tell me of American exceptionalism !

    May 8, 2011 02:28 am at 2:28 am |
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