Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 24, 2009 - Political Science - 245 pages
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Conservative talk radio's fastest-growing superstar is also a New York Times bestselling phenomenon: the author of the groundbreaking critique of the Supreme Court, Men in Black, and the deeply personal dog lover's memoir Rescuing Sprite, Mark R. Levin now delivers the book that characterizes both his devotion to his more than 5 million listeners and his love of our country and the legacy of our Founding Fathers: Liberty and Tyranny is Mark R. Levin's clarion call to conservative America, a new manifesto for the conservative movement for the 21st century.

In the face of the modern liberal assault on Constitution-based values, an attack that has steadily snowballed since President Roosevelt's New Deal of the 1930s and resulted in a federal government that is a massive, unaccountable conglomerate, the time for re-enforcing the intellectual and practical case for conservatism is now. Conservative beliefs in individual freedoms do in the end stand for liberty for all Americans, while liberal dictates lead to the breakdown of civilized society -- in short, tyranny. Looking back to look to the future, Levin writes "conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are our founding principles." And in a series of powerful essays, Levin lays out how conservatives can counter the liberal corrosion that has filtered into every timely issue affecting our daily lives, from the economy to health care, global warming, immigration, and more -- and illustrates how change, as seen through the conservative lens, is always prudent, and always an enhancement to individual freedom.

As provocative, well-reasoned, robust, and informed as his on-air commentary, Levin's narrative will galvanize readers to begin a new era in conservative thinking and action. Liberty and Tyranny provides a philosophical, historical, and practical framework for revitalizing the conservative vision and ensuring the preservation of American society.

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Too many opinions and not too many facts. It really read like a manifesto. If one already agrees with him, I think he will enjoy the book a lot. However, as someone who wanted to understand conservatives' perspective, I found the entire argument very unstructured and dissatisfying. Read full review

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A blueprint to getting our nation back. Read full review

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On Prudence and Progress
On Faith and the Founding
On the Constitution
On Federalism
On the Free Market
On the Welfare State
On EnviroStatism
On Immigration
On SelfPreservation

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Mark R. Levin is the author of the million-copy-selling #1 New York Times bestseller Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto. His nationally syndicated talk-radio show has 8.5 million listeners and is heard nationwide on hundreds of radio stations as well as on satellite radio and Armed Forces Radio. His previous books, The Liberty Amendments, Ameritopia, Men in Black, and Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover’s Story of Joy and Anguish, were also New York Times and national bestsellers. He also contributed prefaces to books by his father, Jack E. Levin, Malice Toward None, George Washington: The Crossing, and Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated. He was a top adviser to several members of President Reagan’s cabinet. He is president of Landmark Legal Foundation and holds a BA from Temple University and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law. Visit Mark Levin on the web at

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