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Author and conservative talk radio host Levin (Rescuing Sprite, Men in Black) takes on the Statist, a liberal straw man, in this collection of polemics against left-wing tenets (like "economic and social justice"), touchstones (like the New Deal) and institutions (strongholds of liberal thought like academia and the mainstream media). With "an insatiable appetite for control" and a veil of "moral indignation," Levin finds the Statist not only in congressional Democrats and President Obama's White House, but in "neo-Statists" like compassionate conservative Michael Gerson, and the Fed and Treasury under G.W. Bush. Many of Levin's arguments reiterate familiar tropes, including a "strict constructionist" view of the Constitution that sees Social Security as patently un-American. Predictably, Levin opposes the extension of health benefits, derides global warming (implicating Obama's "global warming czar" as a leader in "the Socialist International's Commission for a Sustainable World Society"), and fights back against immigrants, whom the Statist portrays "as universally more virtuous than the citizen." For those new to the Tea Party, Levin offers a handy roundup of conservative talking points, but anyone paying attention to talk radio over the past few years won't learn anything new.
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"The necessary book of the Obama era." -- Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator
"Levin has delivered a stalwart conservative manifesto written by a conservative who doesn't want to re-brand and repackage conservatism into liberalism. He draws on founding principles, not polls, to lay out the agenda for the Right -- and to illuminate the fatal flaws of statism." -- Michelle Malkin
"This is quite simply the most important book of our times." -- Scott Miller, The Conservative Post
"This has the answer for everything you've asked yourself about yourself, and why you believe what you believe." -- Rush Limbaugh
"Liberty and Tyranny is Mark Levin: a man who loves his family and country and believes ideas have consequences -- and therefore will fight passionately for what he believes and knows to be true." -- Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review
"While it may present itself as a "conservative manifesto" (and it is that, too) it is also a compelling primer on the most basic principles of the American political order." -- Gary L. McDowell, American Thinker
"Mark Levin's Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto couldn't be more relevant or important. It is a masterful restatement of conservative principles that is succinct...and yet comprehensive. It is thoughtful and deep but highly readable. It is timely yet timeless." -- David Limbaugh, TownHall.com
"This is a superbly useful book. It is the perfect companion for the college freshman to fortify the student against what he or she is about to hear. It is an ideal detoxicant for the graduating senior. Most vitally, it should be read by those who do not consider themselves conservatives, because it carefully lays out the central historic, philosophic and constitutional relationship between conservative principles and our individual freedom." -- Tony Blankley, The Washington Times
"If you want to rediscover true conservatism, read Mark Levin's Liberty and Tyranny. If you want to help preserve liberty, buy copies for your kids." -- Terry Jeffrey, CNS News
"It is a rarity that an important book arrives at its perfect moment. Such is the case with Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto...Against this tidal wave, Mark Levin offers not so much a defense as a plan of attack, a clarion call to roll back the seas of Change." -- Andrew C McCarthy, The New Criterion --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Thank You, Mark. I was raised with conservative values and you give me a direct, concise way for me to communicate these values to other people.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Mark Levin is the foremost conservative writer in the world. His knowledge of the U.S. Constitution is unparalleled. For conservatism in today's world, Mark is the master. Read morePublished 10 days ago by JennyO
Must read for anyone looking for the truth! Best conservative book in years! 5 stars! Buy a copy for your friends, for your children for your family. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Osvaldo
Preserve this book and pass it down to your children and grand children. They will deserve to know why they are living in a third-world country.God bless you MarkPublished 13 days ago by Jean Genibrel
Mark levin is a phenomenal writer, radio host and patriot. Great book, very informative.Published 14 days ago by julius feldbaum
Again - family members and friends run off with my copies and I have to keep replacing them. Excellent bookPublished 15 days ago by Jim Saint James