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About Kurt Schlichter
Kurt Schlichter is a trial lawyer, and a retired Army infantry colonel with a degree from the Army War College who writes twice a week as a Senior Columnist for Townhall.com. His dystopian conservative action novels include "People's Republic," "Indian Country," "Wildfire" and "Collapse." His second non-fiction book "Militant Normals" came out in October 2018, and his latest "The 21 Biggest Lies About Donald Trump (And You)" came out in July 2020.
Kurt was personally recruited by Andrew Breitbart in 2009 to write for Big Hollywood. Kurt is a senior columnist at Townhall where he writes three time a week. His brutal and hilarious Twitter feed has over 335,000 followers.
Kurt is often on the air as an on-screen commentator and as a guest on nationally syndicated radio programs discussing political, military and legal issues, including Fox News, Fox Business, HLN, CNN (Well, maybe not anymore), the Hugh Hewitt Show, the Dennis Miller Show, Geraldo, the Greg Garrison Show, the John Phillips Show, the Tony Katz Radio Spectacular, the Snark Factor, and the Larry O'Connor Show, among others.
As a stand-up comic for several years, he has gathered a large and devoted following in the world of social media for his amusing and often biting conservative commentary. Kurt is also a successful trial lawyer based in the Los Angeles area representing companies and individuals in matters ranging from routine business cases to confidential Hollywood and entertainment industry disputes and transactions. A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which recognizes attorneys who have won verdicts in excess of $1 million, his litigation strategy and legal analysis articles regularly run in such legal publications such as the Los Angeles Daily Journal and California Lawyer.
Kurt is a 1994 graduate of Loyola Law School, where he was a law review editor. He majored in Communications and Political Science as an undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego, where he also edited the conservative student paper California Review while writing a regular column in the student humor paper the Koala. He also drank a lot of Coors.
Kurt rose to the rank of Army infantry colonel on active duty and in the California Army National Guard. He wears the silver "jump wings" of a qualified paratrooper and commanded the 1st Squadron, 18th Cavalry Regiment. A veteran of both the Persian Gulf War and Kosovo, as well as the Los Angeles riots, the Northridge earthquake and the 2007 San Diego fires mobilizations, he is a graduate of the Army's Combined Arms Staff Service School, the Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College, where he received a master of Strategic Studies degree.
He loves military history, red meat and the Second Amendment. His favorite caliber is .45.
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Now comes The Split, the sixth novel in the bestselling thriller series that began as fiction and every day looks more and more like reality.
With the USA ripped apart by the hatred and corruption of the left, red America is building a country based on the principles of the Constitution, while in the People’s Republic of North America, the brakes are off as blue America hurtles toward total social justice tyranny. With the election to replace a senile president approaching, political players within the new blue America jockey for power regardless of the cost. Into this maelstrom, Kelly Turnbull is given a simple job – bring out a half-mad mathematical genius whose computer program could control the outcome of the election. But nothing is ever simple.
From a mission into Cuba to an infiltration from Canada, from guerilla war in the Adirondacks to an impossible heist in which Kelly must team up with a renegade radio host and pack of Boston mobsters, the action never stops. With his trusty Wilson Combat CQB .45 and his bad attitude, Kelly Turnbull again does what he does best – lay waste to leftists. You don’t assign Kelly Turnbull a mission. You unleash him. This time, he’s got a score to settle – and he intends to do it with extreme prejudice.
National Review’s Jim Geraghty calls Kurt Schlichter’s “People’s Republic” “a surreal, fast-paced journey through a dramatically different America but less than a generation away. … Violent, imaginative, full of mordant humor and dark, gritty details, you won’t want to live in this People’s Republic…but you’ll feel a chill as you wonder how different our real future will be.”
Author and television host Cam Edwards says “Kurt Schlichter's ‘People's Republic’ is a roller coaster ride through a post-election Hellscape that will leave you wanting more.” Radio host Hugh Hewitt say “Schlichter puts a whole flight of Black Swans in the air --each of them plausible-- and the result is a riveting, page-turner, and a demand from Schlichter for...more.”
“People’s Republic” is the first novel by Kurt Schlichter, a retired Army infantry colonel, a conservative radio and television commentator on the Fox networks and elsewhere, a Senior Columnist at Townhall,com, and a popular and hilarious Twitter raconteur. He's also a trial lawyer, so he has an intimate understanding of evil and deception.
Radio host and commentator Ben Shapiro calls “People’s Republic “chilling,” and author and columnist David Limbaugh calls it “a thought-provoking action thriller set against the backdrop of a shattered America.”
Fox News contributor and author Katie Pavlich says, “They say conservatives are terrible story tellers, but Kurt Schlichter destroys that stereotype in his new novel People's Republic and issues a dire warning about the future of America.”
As with his prior book “Conservative Insurgency: The Struggle to Take America Back 2013-2041,” “People’s Republic” takes today’s news and projects the trends out into the future. Funny, frightening and action-packed, “People’s Republic” is a thriller that will make you think as well as keep you turning the pages.
“Indian Country” finds Turnbull sent back into the blue states to help those trapped inside resist a politically correct police state. As the progressive government ratchets up the violence, Turnbull must mold regular Americans into a fighting force capable of resisting the People’s Republic Army, led by his former US Army Special Forces mentor.
Longer, bigger and bolder than the original, “Indian Country” is filled with Kurt Schlichter’s trademark snarky humor and even more non-stop action, drawing on his work as a television commentator and Senior Columnist for Townhall.com, and his experience as a retired Army infantry colonel.
National Review’s Jim Geraghty calls Kurt Schlichter’s “People’s Republic” “a surreal, fast-paced journey through a dramatically different America … Violent, imaginative, full of mordant humor and dark, gritty details, you won’t want to live in this People’s Republic…but you’ll feel a chill as you wonder how different our real future will be.”
Author and television host Cam Edwards says “Kurt Schlichter's ‘People's Republic’ is a roller coaster ride through a post-election Hellscape that will leave you wanting more.”
Radio host Hugh Hewitt say “Schlichter puts a whole flight of Black Swans in the air --each of them plausible-- and the result is a riveting, page-turner, and a demand from Schlichter for...more.”
Kelly Turnbull is back, armed and dangerous, for the Collapse.
The socialist People’s Republic is falling apart, held together only by the murderous thugs of the blue states’ government. The communist Chinese want to carve off a colony in North America, and the United States is mobilizing for war to stop it and to finally reunify the country split apart a decade before.
As hunger and violence sweep across what had once been Golden State, Kelly Turnbull must undertake his most daring mission yet. With his trusty .45, some old friends, and an elite team of operators, he faces a terrifying new enemy and a deadly old one as the battle to restore the United States of America climaxes in the ruins of the People’s Republic’s western capital city of San Francisco.
Deadlier than ever, Kelly Turnbull is going to settle old scores and new ones too, shooting first, then shooting again before bothering to ask questions later. From blue Hawaii to the red Florida Keys, from the USS Teddy Roosevelt’s berth in San Diego to the Supermax prison in Colorado, Kelly Turnbull does what he does best…
It’s all-out war, this time in the midst of blue America’s total Collapse.
PRAISE FOR THE KELLY TURNBULL NOVELS
“The fast-paced action of a Brad Thor thriller blended with a dystopian future worthy of Orwell…a roller coaster ride through a post-election Hellscape that will leave you wanting more.” ~ Cam Edwards
“Schlichter puts a whole flight of Black Swans in the air – each of them plausible – and the result is a riveting, page-turner….” ~ Hugh Hewitt
“Every couple of pages there’s some hilarious twist of how today’s controversies played out within a few decades, walking the line between genuine dystopian nightmare and hilarious social satire.” ~ Jim Geraghty
"Appalling." ~ Bill Kristol
Now, Kelly Turnbull returns, locked and loaded, in Wildfire.
Blue America teeters on the edge of chaos and collapse, but that’s not ex-operator Kelly Turnbull’s problem anymore – until he is called out of retirement for a crucial job in Siberia that turns out to be a deadly trap. Now Turnbull must go deep undercover inside the crumbling People’s Republic’s secret police force to stop a jihadi threat that could kill millions in both red and blue America. Working alongside his sworn enemy, he has to put his trust where he always has – in his instincts and his .45 automatic as his bloody campaign of revenge takes him from Mexico City to Germany to the bowels of the urban jungle of the abandoned Pentagon where, MAC-10 in hand, Kelly Turnbull faces his deadliest enemy.
Donald Trump is only the beginning of a mighty disruption in American politics and culture, thanks to the rise of the militant Normals in America.
They built this country, they make it run, and when called on, they fight for it. They are the heart and soul of the United States of America, They are the Normals, the regular Americans of all races, creeds, preferences, and both sexes who just want to raise their families and live their lives in peace. And they are getting angry. . .
For decades they have seen their cherished beliefs and beloved traditions under attack. They have been told they are racist, sexist, and hateful, but it was all a lie. Their ability to provide for their families has been undermined by globalization with no consideration of the effects on Americans who did not go to Harvard, and who live in that vast forgotten space between New York and Santa Monica.
A smug, condescending elite spanning both established parties has gripped the throat of the nation. Convinced of their own exquisite merit while refusing to be held accountable for their myriad failures, these elitists managed to suppress the first rumblings of discontent when they arose in the form of the Tea Party. But they were stunned when the Normals did not simply scurry back to their flyover homes. Instead, the Normals came out in force and elected Donald Trump.
Now, as the ruling caste throws everything it can into the fight to depose Donald Trump and reestablish unchallenged control, the Normals face a choice. They can either surrender their country and their sovereignty, or they can become even more militant. . .
Now he’s back with "I Am a Liberal: A Conservative’s Guide to Dealing With Nature’s Most Irritating Mistake," and he’s more caring than ever.
But beware: if you’re interested in compromise, bipartisanship, and reasoned, rationale debates that end up with wimpy conservatives pummeled and bloodied by their ruthless liberal opponents, move on. This is not the book for you.
If you want a field manual stuffed with un-PC essays and searing mockery designed to make liberals cry, you’re in the right place.
"I Am a Liberal" is an uproarious, no-holds-barred study of the modern American liberal, taking aim squarely at the smug snobs who, despite never having run anything, somehow imagine that they are morally and technically qualified to run everything – especially your life.
Longer, funnier, and packed with more go-for-the-throat sarcasm than its predecessor, "I Am a Liberal" takes no prisoners as it teaches what every conservative needs to understand about:
• Liberal Argument Tactics
• Liberal History
• Surprising Liberal Facts
• The Collectivist Rainbow’s Fifty Shades of Fail
• The Curse of Open-Mindedness
• And Much, Much More...
From gutsy calls to honest reelection slogans to Hollywood’s biggest morons, "I Am a Liberal" is a graduate-level education in understanding and defeating what is truly Nature’s most irritating mistake.
Conservative Insurgency lays out the history of this struggle from the point of view of various participants as America inaugurates a new president and fully re-commits to the conservative vision of the Founders. The testimonies of the characters – politicians, academics, activist, soldiers and even a gender-indefinite performance artist who finds that liberalism is more constraining than conservatism ever could be – describe a multi-front, long-term political, social, and cultural war designed to seize society’s high ground in order to restore the Founders’ vision.
It is not a war of violence but one of persuasion and action. The weapons are not arms but arguments – though the transition is not entirely peaceful as progressives refuse to honor basic rights when it means they must give up power.
Why an insurgency? Because conservatives won’t win a stand up fight today – the enemy is too powerful, and to do so risks allowing them to destroy us forever in detail. Military history provides many useful analogies for this peaceful struggle. Remember the Vietnamese insurgents during Tet in 1968? They came out of the jungles during that holiday season in an attempt to take over the South in one fell swoop. They were annihilated, despite the best efforts of a liberal United States media to portray it to the contrary. They simply made their move far too soon. They went back underground and, seven years later, they took Saigon.
How does a force that is always “losing” end up winning? That’s the key question, and one the oral histories of the 30+ characters answers.
Author Kurt Schlichter is uniquely suited to write this book. A Townhall,com featured columnist and conservative media commentator, he was personally recruited by Andrew Breitbart to write for the conservative legend’s “Big” websites. Kurt has a large Twitter following and four consecutive Amazon kindle bestselling “Political Humor” e-books, but he is also a trial lawyer who served in the Army infantry from Operation Desert Storm to Operation Enduring Freedom in Kosovo. His background, including a masters of strategic studies from the United States Army War College, give him a unique perspective on politics, government and the strategy and tactics of an insurgent movement. His work as a stand-up comic helps give this serious subject a humorous edge.
Conservative Insurgency shows how we need to engage the enemy everywhere – politics, the media, the law, academia and, as Andrew Breitbart taught us, popular culture. From the faculty lounge to the news room to the recording studio to the boardroom, we will never again simply write-off anywhere in our society to the progressives. There can be no safe havens for those who reject the basic freedoms our Founders enshrined in the Constitution.
Conservative Insurgency is not about losing gloriously but about winning gloriously. Through the experiences of its many vivid characters, it lays out some general concepts and ideas about how to do it. They say the Tea Party is dead. Nonsense. We’re still here. We’re still ready to fight. And we’re going to fight, each in our own way, and take America back.
From mocking Democrat poobahs and Hollywood nitwits to beating on the wimps at the helm of the GOP, "I Am a Conservative" goes straight for the throat and says what everyone else only dares to think.
Yes, he’s brash.
Yes, he has an ego.
Yes, his ad-libbing sometimes gets him into trouble.
But the fact is Donald Trump is the most effective conservative president in decades.
That’s why the media hate him.
That’s why they lie about him.
And there’s something else.
When they lie about him, they’re really lying about you, because to the media, anyone who supports Donald Trump is deplorable.
But here, at last, is the counterpunch we’ve been waiting for.
Columnist and bestselling author Kurt Schlichter provides a fact-filled—and frequently hilarious—takedown of some of the media’s most pernicious lies about the president. In The 21 Biggest Lies about Donald Trump (and you!), you’ll learn:
- Why liberals cry “racism” at any argument they don’t like—when the real racists of American history have all been the Democrats
- How Trump “the warmonger” has actually given America a more realistic—and safer—foreign policy than any of his immediate predecessors
- Why the media refuses to understand the difference between legal and illegal immigrants (here’s a clue: Trump’s mother was a legal immigrant—and so is his wife)
- Why Trump and his supporters are infinitely more intelligent than a media that have gotten every major story of the Trump presidency wrong
- Trump’s great virtues (that too many Republicans lack): realism, courage, common sense, and an unapologetic determination to win conservative victories
Tired of media and leftwing lies about Donald Trump? Then you’ll love this book.