Bruce Herschensohn - Renowned Foreign Policy Expert and Advisor to President Nixon - Releases Explosive New Book "TAIWAN: The Threatened Democracy"

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"TAIWAN" Examines the Past, Present and Future of Tumultuous Relationship Between the United States and China with Taiwan as the Bone of Diplomatic Contention

he sheds new light on one of the Cold War’s most intractable — and dangerous — legacies

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Esteemed foreign policy expert Bruce Herschensohn announced today the release of his new book "Taiwan: The Threatened Democracy" (January 2007, World Ahead Publishing). "Taiwan: The Threatened Democracy" will be the ninth book from Herschensohn, whose rich political resume includes stints as a highly-placed official in both the Nixon and Reagan administrations. He was the California Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in 1992 and was defeated while winning more than four million votes; one million votes more than Californians cast for the national ticket of the party.

As political conflict in Asia comes to the forefront of the world stage at the Six-Party talks over North Korea, Herschensohn’s revelations concerning the history of diplomatic relations between the United States, China, and Taiwan become alarmingly relevant. "Taiwan: The Threatened Democracy" affords readers fascinating and exclusive insight into the tumultuous history of Taiwan, from the Maoist era through the Cold War to the present democracy, with speculation on the future. Among the never-before-revealed facts Herschensohn offers in this compelling book is a warning letter written by former President Nixon in December of 1978 to then-President Carter after the latter broke diplomatic relations with Taiwan and extended them instead to the People’s Republic of China.

"Taiwan: The Threatened Democracy" is garnering advance praise from elite political figures and respected radio personalities, including Rush Limbaugh, Hugh Hewitt and Dennis Prager, who laud Herschensohn’s commitment to the preservation of freedom and his incisive, thought-provoking observations.

“As in every book by Bruce Herschensohn, there is an important insight on every page of 'Taiwan: The Threatened Democracy,'” said Dennis Prager, nationally syndicated columnist and talk show host. “Herschensohn knows as much about China and Taiwan as anyone alive, and he is wiser about China and Taiwan than anyone alive. We ignore China’s ambitions regarding Taiwan at our peril. Read this book and send a copy to your representatives in Washington, DC.”

“Bruce Herschensohn is an astute observer of the current world scene. In "Taiwan: The Threatened Democracy," he sheds new light on one of the Cold War’s most intractable — and dangerous — legacies,” adds Rush Limbaugh.

“Bruce Herschensohn has long watched China — as did his friend Richard Nixon — and has always had the freedom of the Chinese near the top of his concerns. He was one of the few who saw the PRC’s plans for Hong Kong clearly, and his observations on the future of Taiwan are sober and accurate, as well as highly readable,” says Hugh Hewitt, host of the nationally syndicated talk show The Hugh Hewitt Show.

"Taiwan: The Threatened Democracy" will be available from World Ahead Publishing January 23, 2007. For more information, please visit

About Bruce Herschensohn

Author Bruce Herschensohn has led a rich and varied life. A highly-placed official in both the Nixon and Reagan administrations and a long-time Californian, Bruce is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal – the nation’s second-highest civilian award. He was appointed the Director of Motion Pictures and Television of the United States Information Agency and among many other awards during his tenure, the USIA received the Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was named Deputy Special Assistant to President Richard Nixon and was appointed to the Reagan Transition Team, experiences which served him well during his 1978-1991 tenure as political commentator at KABC Radio/TV in Los Angeles. A prolific author, Herschensohn’s most recent books include "Passport: A Historical Novel of the Cold War" and "Millennium’s Edge." He currently teaches at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, is an Associate Fellow of the Nixon Center and serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Individual Freedom.

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