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on November 29, 2017
I am hopeful that the author (Ann Coulter), or one of her minions, reads this review, and responds to me (as suggested in the last paragraph) in response to my proposed “way forward” to confront the American liberal cabal and their agenda.
In “Demonic” the author (Ann Coulter) posits (plausibly) that the American liberal movement is nothing more than a “mob” mentality which accords to the seminal playbook for mob-mentality (i.e., “The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind”, by Gustave Le Bon (1896)). Basically, an interest group whips up populist sentiment in favor of the “general will”, using imagery and other devices, in order to facilitate the agenda of the interest group, while quashing debate and any opposition. This is the basic recipe for tyranny versus democracy – and it is the playbook used by the current American left.
Coulter presents a wonderful contrast of the American Revolution and the French Revolution, and how one (the American) was accompanied by reason, debate, and a relatively low body count, whereas the other (the French) was accompanied by a mob imposing their agenda on society (and a relatively high body count).
As much as I love Coulter, she does not really do much more in “Demonic” than present more reasons for indignation among conservatives than she does in her other books. In this way she is not really any different than Dinesh D’Souza. Both authors advance reasons for conservative indignation, but neither proposes any real solutions. (Hence my 4-star rating.) Only Andrew Breitbart in his 2011 book “Righteous Indignation” seems to offer any suggestions for taking on the liberal cabal.
Let’s be honest – the liberal cabal is not going to read Coulter or D’Souza, other than to present their writings in a derisive manner in book reviews and liberal talk-shows. Further, the only audiences who read Coulter and D’Souza are already pretty much sold – i.e., Coulter and D’Souza are merely preaching to the choir. What is needed is a “way forward” to infiltrate the leftist media, and implant the seed of conservative values and thought into that media. Both Coulter and D’Souza have access to persons who might be able to make this happen, but unfortunately Amazon book reviewers (such as me) have less accesses to Coulter and D’Souza than we have to the U.S. President. To this end, I request that Ms. Coulter (and/or Mr. D’Souza) provide a reply (or comment) to this book review so that I can establish a communication link with one (or both) of them, in order to advance the conservative agenda, and fight the liberal agenda.