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Liberty and tyranny : a conservative manifesto
Levin, Mark R. 1957-
Adult Nonfiction JC573.2.U6 L48 2009

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Author and conservative talk radio host Levin (Rescuing Sprite, Men in Black) takes on the Statist, a liberal straw man, in this collection of polemics against left-wing tenets (like "economic and social justice"), touchstones (like the New Deal) and institutions (strongholds of liberal thought like academia and the mainstream media). With "an insatiable appetite for control" and a veil of "moral indignation," Levin finds the Statist not only in congressional Democrats and President Obama's White House, but in "neo-Statists" like compassionate conservative Michael Gerson, and the Fed and Treasury under G.W. Bush. Many of Levin's arguments reiterate familiar tropes, including a "strict constructionist" view of the Constitution that sees Social Security as patently un-American. Predictably, Levin opposes the extension of health benefits, derides global warming (implicating Obama's "global warming czar" as a leader in "the Socialist International's Commission for a Sustainable World Society"), and fights back against immigrants, whom the Statist portrays "as universally more virtuous than the citizen." For those new to the Tea Party, Levin offers a handy roundup of conservative talking points, but anyone paying attention to talk radio over the past few years won't learn anything new. (Apr.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

From Library Journal:

The government is out to rob the citizenry of every right imaginable. That's how extreme nationally syndicated radio host and best-selling author Levin ( can come across in this manifesto. His criticism of and disdain for progressives, Democrats, and other groups are nothing new, nor are his arguments, but he does provide a solid piece of writing that other conservatives will certainly appreciate and find solace in, given the current state of politics. Levin's high-octane reading of the introduction contrasts with the less aggressive treatment of the rest of the text by Adam Grupper, who clearly emphasizes each passage's key elements. [The Threshold: S. & S. hc, a No. 1 New York Times and LJ best seller, was described as "a solidly plotted book that gets the job done," LJ 11/1/08.-Ed.]-Lance Eaton, Peabody, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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