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Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries Paperback – September 16, 2008
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"[A] primer on how to become a citizen activist" -- Suki Casanave, The Washington Post
"A passionate, practical guidebook to reclaiming and reinvigorating participatory democracy." -- Dennis J. Seese, Library Journal
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What I loved best about Give Me Liberty is that it shook me out of my apathy and motivated me to believe again not only in the psychological space that is America, but in the idea that I could actually do something to protect my own freedom and the freedom of the people I love. Wolf's book is timely. It is engaging. It is passionate and it is mandatory reading for every citizen who cares about America and considers themselves a patriot. We need to reestablish our civil society based in liberty immediately and Wolf clearly shows us, step by step, how to do this. This book - this call to arms - should be a staple in our schools and required reading for every American citizen.
It is scary to me that most people I talk to are willing to accept our government's lawlessness because they somehow think that it secures their safety. After reading this book I have a firmer belief and understanding of the meaning of rule of law and why our safety lies within the rules instead of the rulers.
Wolf outlines how to be a revolutionary in ways that may land you in jail and therefore gives advice for what to do if you are arrested. I don't think I will be taking to the streets in protests, but I am much more motivated to understand our constitution and become more involved in understanding what my representatives are doing in Washington. If government knows that "we the people" are watching closely, it will probably generate better behavior in government. Even though I am not willing be a revolutionary to the extent that would risk imprisonment, this book has motivated me to get off my duff and at least be present.
This work, coupled with her last book, are an effective call to arms for Americans to act aggressively and effectively as citizens who are frustrated with the past 20-30 years trend in American political life. Citizens in a democracy have the responsibility to act and participate in the civic discourse and Ms. Wolf challenges all of us take this responsibility seriously. This would be a great book for high school and college students as well as adults.
And instead of a mere rehash of the usual liberal complaints, Ms. Wolf nails the real issues on the head and then gives the reader a full menu of options and activities. At their core, her recent works send the message that the clock is ticking on saving the American Experiment and that it is high time that citizens take back their government by action. The time for complaining are over. It is time for civic action, action that works and that has results. And that is what Ms. Wolf lays out effectively in this new book.
She has given us a much-needed practical and down-to-earth read on the situation that faces us as Americans. And Ms. Wolf has provided us with a civics lesson (when was the last time you heard civics being taught in school?) about our responsibility to act. Not our responsibility to complain and grumble, but our responsibility to act.
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I learned what I should have learned at my private high school.Published 10 months ago by U.R. Stuck
Just another poorly written biased piece of propaganda by Naomi WolfPublished 13 months ago by Yaron Berko
I'm just upset that I bothered to read the whole thing hoping that at some point she'd validate her premise. She didn't.Published 13 months ago by Illin78
Poorly written , it's base on a complete bias along with much ignorance of historical facts . I thought this book is about liberally but it seems to go in the line of socialism... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon customer
If your a socialist you will love this book. As always Ms. Wolf seems to have amnesia when writing about crimes and dirty tricks by Democrats and other leftistsPublished 19 months ago by W. Gibbs
Very interesting reading and from an author on the other end of the political spectrum who is as much a Constitutionalist as I and much more so than many of those neo-conservatives... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer