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When I Was a Kid, This Was a Free Country Hardcover – September 1, 2002
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Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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However, I like G. Gordon Liddy. I have listened to his radio show since I was in high school, and I can state wholeheartedly that people need to read his book all the way through (and preferably his autobiography 'Will' as well) before explaining how much they hate his guts. If they do, they might find that he is an extraordinarily intelligent man who has thought every one of his philosophies through in great detail. It amazes me how little people seem to know about him. Liddy used to be an atheist, for example, but he simply found belief in God to be the rational thing to do. He actually supports PETA's campaign against animal experimentation because animal testing is simply pointless! One of his best friends is Lanny Davis (formerly of the Clinton White House and a frequent liberal guest on Liddy's radio show), and he was good friends with THAT Dr. Timothy Leary. He is drastically unlike so many conservatives today, even though he shares many of their positions.
That's why his writing is so good. Liddy doesn't try to sugar-coat anything he believes. He doesn't stoop to any type of political correctness, and he doesn't pull any punches when he tackles an issue. Forget Hannity, Limbaugh, Thomas, or any other conservative writer - Liddy is absolutely fearless. He insists that men and women are different because they are.Read more ›
That some consider Liddy to be extreme right wing or radical right is hilarious considering that in the 1950s he would have been either middle of the road or a little left of center. It just shows you how US media and "culture" (although not necessarliy the US populace) have moved violently left
Liddy has always been that loyal right-wing kind of soul that doesn't mince words when it comes to FREEDOM. In a post 9/11 age, Liddy's ideals (so far as this book is concerned) warrant additional consideration.
I was initially intrigued by the author's role in Watergate, but agreed with many of his revelations about the erosion of basic freedoms in American society.
This book isn't an intellectual analysis of our guaranteed freedoms or "RIGHTS" cataloged in dusty historical documents; it is a reflection on the deterioration of American testicular fortitude in attitudes and principles since WWII.
While the U.S. has been worried about "Big Brother," "Big Mother" has sneaked in to wipe our collective behinds and keep us from hurting ourselves.
Liddy is a gung-ho, old school, ball buster with a definite axe to grind, he's served time for his crimes if not his principles and I enjoyed this book.
There's some typical conservative grandstanding, but I think it's healthy and a balanced mind and attitude will see those parts for what they are.
I'm less than half Liddy's age and I can say without a second thought that even when I was a kid this country seemed a lot more free than today.
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Love G.Gordon Liddy . Hope he is still alive. Think I gave book away. Been a long time but seemed to be forgettible book or I would have remember it better :<) Radio show was... Read morePublished 19 months ago by joe berry
G. Gordon is an American original. He has retired now and I miss his radio commentary. Great entertainment for us knuckle draggers!Published on August 12, 2013 by Preacher
This book exams the loss of liberty and morality. Like it or not this nations was founded as a free nation within the bounds of Christian Morality and we were better off when we... Read morePublished on January 6, 2011 by Adam Stroud
Liddy was a sickly, asthmatic child when he grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey, in the 1930s. The town was full of ethnic Germans who idolized Hitler. Read morePublished on October 20, 2008 by tierny
my kids are experiencing liberalism today ... they can't go outside without being yelled at from somebody for something (scooters, climbing trees, toy guns etc) .... Read morePublished on August 28, 2008 by Diane
The fact that Liddy, a certified psychotic, self-immolator, convicted felon and Radio Talk show host (I think somehow these are all redundant), can get a voice in the national... Read morePublished on August 1, 2008 by Herbert L Calhoun
This book clearly shows how over time Liberals are removing one freedom after another. They remove a little at a time so as not to be noticed. Read morePublished on June 26, 2008 by Chris Larken
Why did I buy this book?I don't know.I did want to read "Will" but this is now hard to find and appears to be out of print. Why? I don't know. Read morePublished on March 24, 2008 by Richard Dicanio