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Never Allow A Crisis To Go To Waste: Barack Obama and the Evolution of American Socialism Paperback – November 10, 2011
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Tremendous writing, thorough research and a gifted story teller, Bart DePalma hit a home run with Never Allow a Crisis to Go to Waste. I love this book - Terresa Monroe-Hamilton, NoisyRoom.net
About the Author
Bart DePalma is a writer specializing politics and law. He is currently working on his second book proposing a new bill of rights for our Constitution.
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Bradley Hennenfent, M.D.
Physician & Economist
Author of Anthem against Obama
Anthem against Obama
Put simply, classical socialism has never been very popular in the United States. For a variety of historical reasons, calls for government ownership of businesses or massive wealth redistribution have generally failed to resonate with the great majority of Americans. To get around this obstacle and to implement their policies of social justice, socialists have been obliged to use indirect methods, much as an army facing a superior opponent might resort to guerrilla warfare. The guerrilla warfare or "asymmetric socialism" most often consists of non-reform reforms. Policies ostensibly for the purpose of correcting defects in a capitalist system but really meant to overwhelm and ultimately to collapse the system, by which time people will be forced to turn to socialism.
DePalma shows that by his inclinations, education and past associations, Barak Obama works firmly in the tradition of asymmetric socialism. Where possible he has increase government ownership of business, in the automobile industry. Where not possible, he has used regulation to increase government control of the economy, which provides the benefits of ownership without the troubles, or unpopularity.
This would be a depressing book indeed, if DePalma ended it on that note, but in the final two chapters, he chronicles the rise of citizen resistance to Obama's policies in the form of the TEA Party protests and the Republican victories in the 2010 elections. I somewhat regret that this book was published before the Occupy protests as it might have been interesting to read an analysis of them in the context of asymmetric socialism, but perhaps DePalma can be persuaded to write another book.
Thanks to Amazon.com book prices, I will be buying many more copies for my friends and to give out at my group meetings.
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He is a right wing hack.