• All the wars and cruelties of the twentieth century could happen again in the twenty-first, unless we wake up and recommit to fundamental moral truths that safeguard human rights and the common good - "whole life" principles for liberty, justice and peace. In The Race to Save Our Century, human rights activist Jason Jones and political/economic scholar John Zmirak, combine to issue a stark warning to the West, and to call on readers to embrace and promote five core principles of a Culture of Life.
  • by Jason Scott Jones, John Zmirak
  • Available: 09.15.2014
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Gov. Mike Huckabee“The authors expose the anti-human ideologies that created the twentieth century’s genocides, warn us how these moral viruses still lurk within our culture, and give a cogent, five-point program for defending human dignity, freedom, and peace in the 21st century.”

—Gov. Mike Huckabee

Avoid Catastrophe

The Race to Save Our Century is a book that could help you avoid dying at the hands of a euthanasia doctor. It might keep your kids from choosing abortion, and save your grandchildren from dying in a nuclear war or internment camp.

Any one of these five Whole Life principles could help stop such catastrophes. If citizens embraced all five, we would have a just, peaceful, and free society for centuries to come. The choice is ours.

Five Whole Life Principles


Human Dignity We are either images of God or clever, murderous monkeys fighting for control over the banana supply. There is no middle ground.


A MORAL ORDER A Law that’s higher than laws. Congress doesn’t decide what’s good and evil. Neither does the Supreme Court. Good and evil exist—and our laws are judged from above. Deny that, and you’re on the side of the Nazis at Nuremberg, who were obeying German law.


A FREE SOCIETY Small government, as local as possible. That is the best protection against tyranny and genocide. Big, powerful, centralized governments are wasteful, cruel and unaccountable—like Stalin’s or Mao’s regimes.


A HUMANE ECONOMY A free market with a safety net, based on private property and the sanctity of the family. Nanny-state socialism snuffs out the work ethic and transforms citizens into lazy, sullen spongers.


SOLIDARITY Every person matters—even if they are poor, ugly, stupid, or foreign. No human life is dispensable.



The Race to Save Our Century should be taught in every college in America. Do yourself a huge favor: chuck the newspapers for a while and read this book! You'll learn infinitely more about what is happening in the world today.”

Eric Metaxas, New York Times Bestselling author of Bonhoeffer and Miracles

As a victim of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, I found hope for human dignity after reading Jason’s book. The book is a must read for college students.”

Dr. Kate Xiao Zhou, professor of political science, University of Hawaii

“The authors expose the anti-human ideologies that created the twentieth century’s genocides, warn us how these moral viruses still lurk within our culture, and give a cogent, five-point program for defending human dignity, freedom, and peace in the 21st century.”

Gov. Mike Huckabee

“The true ascent of man over the centuries has been the steady recognition and embrace of the truths about human nature and the good society that the Creator wrote upon our hearts. Forget these, the authors tell us in this prophetic book, and our new century will more than replicate the horrors of the one we just left behind.”

Patrick J. Buchanan

“In this book, Jason Jones and John Zmirak employ vast historical knowledge and deep Christian insight to show how the confident secular humanism that props up Western society has crumbling feet of clay. . . . Read this book to find out how that happened and what you can do to help reverse the collapse before it’s too late.”

Joseph Farah, editor in chief, WorldNetDaily

“An important book and just in time. John Zmirak is one of the most insightful writers in this still young century. He sees the ongoing perils of the decaying Republic, yet offers hopeful remedies for its ills.”

Fr. C.J. McCloskey, research fellow, Faith and Reason Institute

“Jason Jones is a passionate, brilliant, and incisive advocate for saving the culture and saving souls from self-destruction. He does more in a few minutes than many do in a lifetime.”

Ted Baehr, publisher and editor in chief, Movieguide

“I encourage anyone concerned about our country to read this book. You will be motivated, encouraged, and inspired.”

Abby Johnson, author, Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line



Jason Scott Jones is a film producer, author, activist, and human rights worker. Jones was a producer on the 2007 film, Bella, which won several film industry awards, most notably the People's Choice Award at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. Jason was the associate producer of the 2008 film, The Stoning of Soraya M., which won the NAACP Image Award in 2010 as well as the Los Angeles Film Festival Audience Award in 2009. His short films include Eyes to See (2010) and Crescendo (2011). He was producer in 2012 of the TV movie Mother Marianne: Portrait of a Saint. He works directly to aid the homeless, peoples facing genocide, and women with crisis pregnancies. He is president of Movie to Movement and the Human Rights Education Organization (H.E.R.O.). He lives in Hawaii. The Race to Save Our Century is his first book.

John Zmirak received his B.A. from Yale University in 1986, then his M.F.A. in screenwriting and fiction and his Ph.D. in English in 1996 from Louisiana State University. His focus was the English Renaissance, and the novels of Walker Percy. He taught composition at LSU and screenwriting at Tulane University, and has written screenplays for and with director Ronald Maxwell (Gods & Generals and Gettysburg). He was elected alternate delegate to the 1996 Republican Convention, representing Pat Buchanan.

He has been Press Secretary to Louisiana Governor Mike Foster, and a reporter and editor at Success magazine and Investor's Business Daily, among other publications. His essays, poems, and other works have appeared in First Things, The Weekly Standard, Foxnews.com, The Blaze, The Daily Caller, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today, FrontPage Magazine, The American Conservative, The South Carolina Review, The Atlantic, Modern Age, The Intercollegiate Review, The New Republic, Commonweal, and The National Catholic Register, among other venues. He has contributed to American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia and The Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought. He has served as Senior Editor of Faith & Family and a reporter at The National Catholic Register, and editor-in-chief of Choosing the Right College. He works now as an editor for several publishing companies. He is the author of six other books, and editor of two guides to higher education.