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Rules for Radical Conservatives: Beating the Left at Its Own Game to Take Back America Hardcover – September 28, 2010
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Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author whose titles include The Lions of Lucerne, Path of the Assassin, State of the Union, Blowback (recognized as one of the Top 100 Thrillers of All Time by NPR), and The Last Patriot (nominated best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association and banned in Saudi Arabia). Read his review of Rules for Radical Conservatives:
Normally when someone whispers, “Psssst, hey buddy,” at me (especially when I’m in Hollywood), I keep on walking. But for someone reason when David Kahane did it, I stopped and I listened. And boy, did I get a politically insightful earful.
Kahane is the pseudonymous persona of a highly-connected, extremely funny, and incredibly bright Hollywood liberal who has turned to eating his own. Reading Kahane is like sitting next to Sean Connery in that scene from The Untouchables when he tells Elliot Ness that the only way he’ll ever beat Capone is to beat him at his own game, to beat him the Chicago way, and that’s what Rules for Radical Conservatives is all about-–beating the leftists at their own game.
Don’t ask me why Kahane, the Arthur Frommer of the left, turned against his once beloved Progressive movement, just be glad that he has. Throughout this brilliant book, we get a poignant (and hysterical) peek behind the leftist curtain and learn what motivates them, how they operate, how they have co-opted media, education, government, and more. Best of all, Kahane offers us an ingenious, point-by-point roadmap for taking our country back.
If you haven’t read Kahane before, you’re in for a treat. If you haven’t even heard of Kahane before, you’re in for an even bigger treat as Rules for Radical Conservatives is the perfect place to delve into his wide and witty body of work. And while the left may refer to him as their Benedict Arnold, I see him as our own Benjamin Franklin-–a man of incalculable intellect who can’t help but dispense his wisdom with an extraordinary sense of humor.
Make no mistake, Kahane is no leftist plant. He’s the real deal and he’s here to help save America. Never has there been a funnier book that so succinctly spells out the left’s game and how to beat them at it. Only when you stop laughing will you realize how much you have learned and how much better prepared you are to take the fight to those who would destroy America and everything we hold dear.
In short-–I laughed, I cried, I bought copies to give to all my friends. Rules for Radical Conservatives gets two red-white-and-blue thumbs all the way up!
From Publishers Weekly
The pseudonymous columnist for the National Review Online ("a kind of reverse Stephen Colbert), Kahane showcases his conservative philosophies in all their prescient glory. A time-travelling Ginsbergian introduction makes it clear that this is a battle cry, not a think piece: "I was present when the Sodomites came for Lot's sons and rejected his living daughters... I was there at Belshazzar's Feast, when the moving hand writ large upon the wall: mene, mene tekell upharsin... I was there when Pilate washed his hands of the Christ, when the Czar and his family were murdered, when Oswald's bullet went through the back of Jack Kennedy's head." Kahane's fondness for language often lends his rebuttals of liberal thought a beat poet's madness; the whole enterprise, however, reads more like a rant than coherent thought, making it difficult at times to find the needle of argument in his haystack of propaganda. Those who follow Kahane (the name of the screenwriter in The Player who was murdered behind the Rialto theater) will no doubt be delighted; those you don't will of course steer clear, taking the author's lead in making no attempt whatsoever to find common ground. (Sept.)
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I would recommend this book to liberals' though the level of vocabulary used by the author might be a little too much for them.
Curse you Kahane! How dare you sell the conservatives a clue when they are not even buying one? Oh yeah, and your old man Che, too. I hope you enjoy your pieces of silver under your rock.