- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Twelve; First Edition first Printing edition (June 21, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1455591882
- ISBN-13: 978-1455591886
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The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech Hardcover – June 21, 2016
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"Progressives' objective is to extend government's regulatory reach ever-deeper into society's dynamics. Strassel reveals how fast and how far this project has been expanded to include an especially sinister objective: Empowering government to control political campaign speech-speech about the government's composition and behavior. Her frightening reports come from many fronts in this war on America's open society. This book is a fire bell in a darkening night."―George F. Will
"There have been a lot of good books of late decrying the increasingly repressive climate towards free speech. But none have connected the dots between the Obama White House, Congressional Democrats, and the spider web of 'grassroots' organizations the way Kim Strassel does in THE INTIMIDATION GAME. It is required reading for those who want to know what's behind the supposedly spontaneous daily outrages we see every day."―Jonah Goldberg
"Public shaming encouraged by leading political figures. Pre-dawn police raids. Federal agencies targeting groups and individuals because of their political views. It's hard to believe these things are happening-and taking place with increasing frequency-in the United States. But they are. And in this searing indictment of the systematic attempt of the political left to shut down political debates they cannot win-Kimberly Strassel provides the often-horrifying details. THE INTIMIDATION GAME is a shocking and assiduously well-reported chronicle of the illiberal tactics of the new progressives-and a must-read for anyone who wants to understand American politics today."―Stephen Hayes
"Strassel draws a timely, convincing, and alarming picture of liberal governance and a
Democratic machine that's eager to bully resistant citizens."―Publishers Weekly
"An eye-opening lesson in the law of unintended consequences: where "a vast new disclosure regime" intended to curb corruption has spawned a corruption all its own."―Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Kimberley Strassel is a member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, based in Washington. Since 2007 she has written the "Potomac Watch" column and has worked for the Wall Street Journal in Brussels, London, and New York. An Oregon native, Ms. Strassel is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Virginia with her three children.
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Kimberley is warning us all, will we hear and take action or will we fall prey to the intimidation game?
Kimberley Strassel interviewed American citizens who were actually harmed by the overreach of government agencies and an Administration that has been calling the shots for almost 8 years. The thread of how conservative Americans were singled out for IRS audits and raids on their homes and police action is stunning. The fact that few other media outlets covered these stories is even more stunning. Thank goodness this travesty bothered Ms. Strassel enough for her to undertake this very unpopular stand by investigating this criminal behavior by government employees and their political Svengalis.
People need to understand what happened, who is involved and how the progressives continue to harass innocent Americans for no other reason but that they have a differing set of values and principles. Such an excellent book! Thank you Kimberley Strassel for writing it!
I am almost ashamed of what has become of our country and am discouraged at the thought of how to influence a return to a constitutionally governed republic whose government has little more than a primary duty to protect and defend its citizen's unalienable rights. After all, look at the choice before us in the upcoming presidential election: narcissistic know-it-all man-child with an inferiority complex (we currently have one of those) and scandal ridden pathological lying elitist Clinton (previously had one of those).
To the book itself: Many believe that the intimidation and suppression of political speech during the Obama years begin and end with the IRS targeting of conservative non-profits. That is but the tip of the iceberg, and this book shows the enormity of the rest of the iceberg that most people don't see. I am a Jew and I despise alarmist and misguided comparisons of different forms of oppression to Nazism. Yet what Strassel has revealed in this book is nothing short of a political party which, with its many acolytes among the media and activist elements, function as nothing short of a secret police reminiscent of the Gestapo, if not in their brutality, then definitely in their tactics. If you've never contributed to a non-profit involved in political speech, you've been lucky not to be on this administration's radar, and you will not believe this is the America you live in.
The book could have greatly benefited from an index. Since there is none, my copy is heavily loaded with yellow highlights and personal notes.
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