Monday, June 8, 2009

Edgycater's Liberty Summer Book of the Week-"Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto" by Mark Levin

This may be risky. "Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto" may well be the most dangerous book in America. Why do I say that? It's been the #1 non-fiction book on the New York Times bestseller list for nine of the last ten weeks! Yet, the author, Mark Levin, has not appeared on any of the major morning shows or news magazines. He has been completely ignored by the "mainstream media." Normally, any pathetic rag that appears near the top of the list will generate a stream of interviews. But, this work has dominated the book charts for nearly three months and no one wants to acknowledge its existence.
Why is this extremely popular book ignored? Simple. It is a 100 mile-per-hour fastball of truth aimed at the gourd of Leftist/Statist political thought. I love Ann Coulter's work, but the "mainstream media" doesn't mind interviewing her because they can always pull one of her strongly worded parables, take it out of context and make it sound like the rantings of a crazy person. Now, she defends herself well and anyone who takes the time to read her work knows her arguments are generally air-tight when read in context. Levin's book is different. It is just one solid explanation of what liberty means and how it has been attacked. Intellectual lightweights like Harry Smith and Matt Lauer do not want to get into a discussion of big ideas with Mark Levin. He would destroy them and the Leftist ideology they worship.
If you are a well-read student of history and political science you may not learn a lot of new content. However, it is likely you have never put all of the puzzle pieces together in the way Levin does in this book. "Liberty and Tyranny" is a great resource for Conservatives who are sometimes not sure how to counter the arguments of their Leftist associates. This book will provide the trump card for many political conversations. Additionally, this is a rich primer for the fence-sitter who lives a conservative life, but who votes Democrat because they seem so much nicer and kinder. Levin debunks much of that nonsense and helps make the case for liberty as the most compassionate gift any person can be given.
Mark Levin is now the #4-rated talk radio host in America. His style is distinctive and he takes no prisoners. His previous political book, "Men in Black," is an outstanding analysis of the mess wrought by judicial activists. With "Liberty and Tyranny," Levin has truly created a manifesto for the greatness of America and the legitimacy of the Constitution. You will finish the book quickly. Be sure and pass it on to a Conservative friend who needs the reassurance or a Leftist friend who needs the education.

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