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Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto Paperback – June 1, 2010
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"The necessary book of the Obama era." -- Jeffrey Lord, "The American Spectator"
"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 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
"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
""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"
"This has the answer for everything you've asked yourself about yourself, and why you believe what you believe." -- Rush Limbaugh
"This is quite simply the most important book of our times." -- Scott Miller, "The Conservative Post"
Top Customer Reviews
Levin goes on meticulously (many more than 300 endnotes), but plainly explaining the principles of classic conservative philosophy of "prudent" progress, a government that is subservient to the people (rather than the other way around), the fundamental truth that rights are not derived from the government but from a higher power, that the free market system more than any other in history provides the best, most efficient and most just opportunity for individual prosperity as well as for the general welfare, and much much more.
Levin's book provides ample evidence of government encroachment on individual liberty and our country's descent into the soft tyranny warned of by Alexis de Tocqueville in our country's earliest years. Economic regulation, environmental extremism, the usurpation of representative government by the judiciary, unprecedented and uncontrolled illegal influx of people into out country, and the like threaten our economic viability. Finally, Levin's book details how the liberal (and some so-called conservative) political elite rejects the notion of American Exceptionalism and seek to surrender voluntarily the sovereignty our forefathers fought and died to give and to preserve for us.
This is a must read for those who wish to understand, defend and advance Conservatism
In any given generation, there are only a handful authors and thinkers whose creations can survive the ravages of time and the shifting sands of societal evolution. It is rarer still when a key book is written, recognized, and celebrated contemporarily.
Mark R. Levin logically lays out what has made the United States of America different from all other nations in the history of humanity. He re-introduces us to the founders and framers, and those people who inspired them long ago. At its most basic elements, our country was founded on the ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness...and that we have these rights conferred on us, not by man or government, but by Natural Law, which originates with the Creator. Mr. Levin puts us back in touch with our founding doctrines, which are the at the very heart of what conservatism is and has always been.
For too long, Conservatives have let themselves be defined by the media. Mr. Levin's book recasts what it is to be a proud Conservative, and gives voice to those who are often silent in the face of ideological slander. If you believe in this great country, if you believe in truth and honesty, if you believe in life and principles, if you believe in freedom and patriotism, if you believe that all people are created equal and it is up to the individual to succeed according to their talents and interests, and if you believe in a smaller efficient government, and lower taxes, then this book is for you.
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An engrossing read that introduces new terminology in the use of the word 'Statist' instead of 'Liberal' to better pinpoint the mindset and agenda of the far left (as they have strayed so far from the path that to call them liberal is to insult true liberals everywhere). Mark Levine deserves two thumbs up, five stars, and a Medal of Honor for telling it like it is.
Rebecca Melvin, author of In the Brief Eternal Silence
Most Recent Customer Reviews
we as a nation need to be more aware of the motives of groups in our countryPublished 5 days ago by snappy
A pretty good attempt at saying that conservatives are small government freedom fighters while liberals are big government statists. Mr. Read morePublished 8 days ago by J. Adams
Excellent material and ideas. I have to concentrate when I read it and have a tendency to only read it from time to time. I will eventually finish it and be glad I did.Published 10 days ago by Paul E Guerin
A fantastic read that explains how conservatives think and how their beliefs differ from liberals and progresives. If you are C'tonservative, it helps organize your thoughts. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Christopher J. Lyon
I love that label because it is true whether one has a D or an R by their name. There are definately Republicans that are Statists! And they are just as dangerous - Donald Trump.Published 23 days ago by Michael Mechsner
Mark Levin, like Glenn Beck, is a must read for current history and how it effects us behind the scenes and how we are loosing our freedoms without us realizing what is truly... Read morePublished 23 days ago by G. Pounds