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Confrontational Politics Paperback – October 1, 2010

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Going Red: The Two Million Voters Who Will Elect the Next President--and How Conservatives Can Win Them
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  • Paperback: 115 pages
  • Publisher: Nordskog Publishing, Inc.; Tion edition (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982707452
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982707456
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #878,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Patrick M. Hussey on July 21, 2011
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I believe that in due course, Senator Richardson's book, Confrontational Politics will become a classic. Although it has a conservative perspective, it is also a tactician's manual that persons of all ideologies will enjoy. In many respects, it is ideologically neutral. This book is a very valuable book that can be read over and over again, and new lessons and insights will be gained every time.

Confrontational Politics has many features that help libertarian and conservative activists overcome their natural political deficiencies. Witness chapter one, which is titled: "Why Traditional American Habits Prevent Conservatives from Successfully Countering the Left." Those familiar with presentations dealing with The Real Nature of Politics will find this a helpful supplement. For example, for those activists not aware of their own weakness, this chapter is a brutally honest eye-opener. The name of the game is confrontation and mobilization, but conservatives and especially libertarians are not as effective at confrontation as they should be.

Chapter three: "The Liberal's Compromise: I Win, You Lose, Then You Lose Some More" is a very good chapter. The author speaks of the Leninist idea of advance by retreat, which most conservatives and libertarians don't understand very well. Imagine a hammer being pulled back for the next hammer stroke. As the hammer pulls back, it is storing up energy for the next blow.

Chapter Four is extremely important: "Humanist Organization and Planned Confrontation on the Path to Liberal Power". Here's a good quote that was very insightful: "The cause is of secondary importance. The primary concern is the organizational possibilities." Wow.
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I think this book addresses one of the biggest issues in politics today. It's always amazing to me that so much of politics has devolved into Conservatives giving in to whatever the liberal stupidity dictates. There needs to be a great deal more confrontation involved in our political discourse. Nothing is going to change until Conservatives learn to not just stand their ground, but retake it.
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Bought for daughter's home-school co-op worldview class. She had a list of 100 books, and this was one of the dozen she picked.
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Sen Richardson describes how politicians tell us what we want to hear and then vote against us. A great book.
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