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Freezing in the Dark: Money, Power, Politics and The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy Paperback – November 30, 2007


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  • Paperback: 444 pages
  • Publisher: Merril Press; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (November 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0936783516
  • ISBN-13: 978-0936783512
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,310,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Frightening! That's the only way to describe Ron Arnold's book, Freezing in the Dark: Money, power, politics and the vast left-wing conspiracy. Arnold 's research uncovers the intricate network of special interest groups and their coordinated effort to attack capitalism and control the political landscape.
Tom Borelli PhD, Free Enterprise Action Fund

It's no exaggeration to call Freezing in the Dark a masterpiece of political investigation. From hard evidence, author Ron Arnold carves a vivid, intense- and horrifying - image of today's most ruthless power mongers and political manipulators - who turn out to be left-leaning charitable donors and their armies of non-profit puppets.
Nick Nichols, columnist, Townhall.com

From the Author

It's expected that a polemic will cast your opponent in the worst light possible. Freezing in the Dark is a polemic, but I believe it to be factual, fair and reasonable. I have tried to write the first part, Book I, with some of what philosophers call "the principle of charity"--roughly, seeing things through the eyes of your opponent--but don't mistake my agreeable treatment for agreement. The last part, Book II, doesn't do that.
To the extent possible, I have used open source materials and online resources so anyone can fact-check the text. Interviews were used only where open sources turned up empty or contained misleading gaps.
A few important people did not respond to my interview requests or refused to correct drafts, which I have noted at the proper places.
I was gratified to find that nearly all the progressive leaders I contacted did respond, and were forthcoming and helpful despite our political differences. Some were extraordinarily helpful.
This book has a viewpoint throughout, for which I offer no apologies. I think you will find the result refreshing, interesting - and scary.

More About the Author

Ron Arnold (1937- ) has written more than 300 magazine articles, numerous book chapters, and is the author of eight books and editor of ten books. He was born in Houston, Texas, adopted and raised by his grandparents, grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and began his work career as a technical writer and illustrator for Boeing in Seattle in 1961. He founded his own photojournalism company, Northwoods Studio, in 1971, freelancing for outdoor and natural resource industry magazines, where be became known as a friend of loggers, miners, oilmen, ranchers and others whose lives were impacted by environmentalist activism. Between 1976 and 1981, Arnold was a contributing editor of Western Conservation Journal and Logging Management Journal, where his 1979 magazine series, "The Environmental Battle", won the American Business Press 1980 Editorial Achievement Award. In 1981, Arnold was commissioned to write the authorized biography of President Ronald Reagan's Interior Secretary, James G. Watt. His growing political expertise brought an invitation to direct the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise in 1984, where he remains Executive Vice President. He subsequently founded the Free Enterprise Press to give a voice to writers on politically incorrect themes and edited ten of the Press's books. In 1988 he founded the Wise Use Movement to advocate for property rights and resource workers. His own highly acclaimed books on politics and the environment were distributed by Merril Press, which quickly became his publisher. His "EcoTerror" was included in the "100 Best Nonfiction Books of the 20th Century" Random House / Modern Library Reader's List. Ron's "Undue Influence" spurred a congressional hearing, which resulted in a House Committee investigation of environmental group unethical activity. He is listed in Who's Who in America, and currently writes a weekly political column for several news outlets. He is developing an ebook-only publishing house to mentor new writers and showcase the successful.

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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Camille Mitchell on June 8, 2009
Format: Paperback
Books with this kind of information are not usually so well written.
I said "this kind" of information, because there is no other book that I have found that has all of this information in it. A compendium of organizations -- their players, interbreeding, and their goals.

No one else could have written this book. thank you.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lord jaw on January 22, 2014
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Using his uncanny Intuition Ron has pulled off an amazing feat. Unraveling the details of a way of thought, a mind-set that can be described as selfish. Corruption stems from the idea that everyone owes "you" something and "you" can get away with your scheme-mentality that has been bred from these modern villains of our time. Call them liberal or crooks, Ron has revealed their mystery.
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7 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Parker on February 10, 2010
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Yes, that what Ron asks of the renewable resource promoters. When it comes to wind, solar, biomass etc. show us how these energy ideas will provide the quantity of BTUs to run our society. Or don't you want our society to continue? Or are you ready to live in a tent all year round? How many hoaxes are we willing to stand?
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6 of 20 people found the following review helpful By John Jacobs Jr. on December 7, 2010
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Wow, Could you find a more biased book with opions stated as facts, rambling sentences that leaves the reader going "WHAT??"?
This book is terrible, i honestly couldnt finish it. I donated it to the good will, but sadly i regret that decision. Even for a nickel, this book is a drain on your time and kills your brain cells. I must say, Ron you are a huge disappointment.

Never again.
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