In this colorful right-wing screed, the Watergate felon and conservative radio talk show host bemoans the politically correct gulag that is the United States. Liddy pillories the usual suspects-environmentalists, "killer air bags," gun-control advocates, women who think they can do anything a man can-and gnaws on old enmities in a tedious appendix full of Watergate ephemera (something about "the notorious rat John Dean," plus clippings of a call-girl ring, etc.). Liddy's hyper-masculine prose celebrates weapons, the massive, gas-guzzling "torque" of his automobiles, and Julius Caesar, a "great leader" who wisely "slaughtered all the males remaining alive" among his foes and "sold all the women and children into slavery." In his Nietzschean worldview, life is a ceaseless struggle for power among men and nations, channeled and structured by the sado-masochistic bonding rituals of warriors. But as his title implies, Liddy's most poignant writing dwells on the vanished liberties of youth: going hunting with a pal, making his own fireworks, burning leaves on an autumn afternoon (now, sadly, banned by "global warming"-a term he always uses with quotes-alarmists). His is essentially a boy's view of freedom as the absence of responsibility and constraint. His many fans, of course, will love it.
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G. Gordon Liddy, host of his own radio program syndicated in 170 markets, is the author of three best-selling books and numerous magazine articles. Mr. Liddy began his career in Washington as a Staff Assistant to President Nixon, and then became General Counsel of Nixon's 1972 campaign. For his role in Watergate, and for refusing steadfastly to implicate others, Mr. Liddy was sentenced to over twenty years in prison. He served nearly five years, before his release by President Carter "in the interests of justice." He lives in the Washington, D.C. area.
Love G.Gordon Liddy . Hope he is still alive. Think I gave book away. Been a long time but seemed to be forgettible book or I would have remember it better :<) Radio show was... Read morePublished 7 months ago by joe berry
G. Gordon is an American original. He has retired now and I miss his radio commentary. Great entertainment for us knuckle draggers!Published on August 12, 2013 by Preacher
This book exams the loss of liberty and morality. Like it or not this nations was founded as a free nation within the bounds of Christian Morality and we were better off when we... Read morePublished on January 6, 2011 by Adam Stroud
Liddy was a sickly, asthmatic child when he grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey, in the 1930s. The town was full of ethnic Germans who idolized Hitler. Read morePublished on October 20, 2008 by tierny
my kids are experiencing liberalism today ... they can't go outside without being yelled at from somebody for something (scooters, climbing trees, toy guns etc) .... Read morePublished on August 28, 2008 by Diane
The fact that Liddy, a certified psychotic, self-immolator, convicted felon and Radio Talk show host (I think somehow these are all redundant), can get a voice in the national... Read morePublished on August 1, 2008 by Herbert L Calhoun
This book clearly shows how over time Liberals are removing one freedom after another. They remove a little at a time so as not to be noticed. Read morePublished on June 26, 2008 by Chris Larken
Why did I buy this book?I don't know.I did want to read "Will" but this is now hard to find and appears to be out of print. Why? I don't know. Read morePublished on March 24, 2008 by Richard Dicanio