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Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America Paperback – September 18, 2012
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—Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator
“A must-read for Americans of all political persuasions. . . . An honest discussion of the dangers presently facing our country. . . . Levin does a fantastic job.”
—Jedediah Bila, Newsmax
“Mark Levin has a unique ability to take complex subjects and boil them down to their essentials.”
—Erick Erickson, Red State
“That Levin wrote this book now demonstrates not only his passion for the United States, but his awareness that he is a statesman defending natural law at a pivotal moment in human history. . . . Mark Levin [does] the lion’s share of our shouting—eloquently—with Ameritopia.”
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If you love what our country has always stood for and honestly want our Democratic-Republic to endure-this is a must read.
And very hard to argue with, hence the ratings attack by the lefists in this review section. It is their modus to simply slime something that they can not logically argue with.
Read and enjoy, then let it stew a week or so then re-read. You're bound to miss something the 1st time.
In the first part of AMERITOPIA, Levin examines the work of four historical figures, Plato, Thomas More, Hobbes, and Marx. In this treatment, Levin shows how each one promoted what was considered an ideal society and how each one of these ideals is no more than tyranny. In each case, the ideal society contains a highly centralized government which controls the masses through various means--persuasion, deceit, coercion, eugenics, euthanasia--and therefore tears apart the family, community, and faith.
In the second part, Levin counters this with a survey of three thinkers that helped introduce liberty to the Western mindset and establish what he calls Americanism--John Locke, Charles de Montesquieu, and Alexis de Tocqueville. Levin shows how each one viewed human beings as autonomous individuals with God-given abilities and rights. With lawyerly precision, Levin details the many examples of how both Locke and Montesquieu influenced the founders of the United States and how Tocqueville spread Americanism to the European culture of the 19th century.Read more ›
Chock-full of citations and quotes, and using examples rather than theory, Levin leads the reader along two philosophical paths, demonstrating the eventual Hell that results from taking the utopian path and the enlightenment and individual freedoms enjoyed by choosing the conservative path.
He then seamlessly folds the history and philosophy lessons into an exposition on the government's 100-year march toward "utopian statism", as he labels it. The confiscatory nature of an ever-expanding central government (stealing our liberty, our property, incurring unsustainable debt that makes us slaves to the state) resulting in the inevitable loss of our individual sovereignty, and the consequent collapse of the civil society.
Mark Levin's "Ameritopia" is one of the most prescient works of our time. A much heavier book than his equally compelling "Liberty & Tyranny", "Ameritopia" weaves together first the threads of Marxist utopianism and then Lockean conservatism embraced by our Founders/Framers, creating two diametrically opposed tapestries and finally asking: "Which tapestry shall we use to blanket the United States?"
This should be required reading for every single high school and/or college student - especially when we consider that these same young people are the ones who will be left holding the bag should we choose poorly when answering Levin's concluding question: "So my fellow countrymen, what do you choose, Ameritopia or America?"
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This is a book that every citizen of this country should read. It is a wake up call regarding how we as citizens of this country continue to be duped by the powers to be we elect... Read morePublished 21 days ago by B. Decker
Exceptionally easy to read and understand. Masterfully pieced together. A must read for ALL AMERICANS! Levin is a true patriot!Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Classic Levin! Intellectual, historical, and scholarly. So thankful for all of the notes Levin includes so that I can add the citations to my own arguments.Published 1 month ago by Forestdog
I checked this out from my local library. It was an amazing, insightful read. This is the second Levin book I've read, and I plan to read them all. Thank you, Mr. Read morePublished 2 months ago by LenaBena