Do as I Say (Not As I Do)

  • by Peter Schweizer
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Members of the liberal/left exude an air of moral certitude. They pride themselves on being committed and selfless and seem particularly confident of the purity of their motives and the evil nature of their opponents. To correct economic and social injustice, liberals support a whole litany of policies and principles: progressive taxes, affirmative action, greater regulation of corporations, raising the inheritance tax, strict environmental regulations, children's rights, consumer rights, and more. But do they actually live by these beliefs? Peter Schweizer decided to investigate in depth the private lives of prominent liberals. What he found was a long list of contradictions.
Schweizer's conclusion is simple: liberalism in the end forces its adherents to become hypocrites. They adopt one pose in public, but when it comes to what matters most in their own lives, they jettison their liberal principles and adopt conservative ones. Schweizer's book thus exposes the contradiction at the core of liberalism: If these ideas don't work for the very individuals who promote them, how can they work for the country?


What the Critics Say

"An entertaining exposure of the hypocrisy among some prominent liberals....Schweizer reveals that the most vocal liberals do not practice what they preach." (The Weekly Standard)


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Customer Reviews

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Excellent examples of hipocrisy of famous people

This books is a must read if you want to know the truth about what many high profile people say versus what they do. For example, one might not know that the environmentally correct Kennedys own oil companies, and put them in tax sheltered trusts, avoiding the taxes they say we don't pay enough of. Michael Moore, Barbara Streisand, a long list of big names and how they don't do what they tell us to do. The information is very good, and shows the hypocrisy of those who would presume to be morally superior.
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- TD

It starts with an idea...

Liberal beliefs shoot high. Although this book discredits some fairly shifty fellows/fellas, my worry is that the social impact will be a further discrediting of Liberalism as an ideology. Selflessness is the most difficult characteristic a person can make habit, of coarse there will be hypocrites! This book will encourage throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Writers need to think in this context more often.
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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2005
  • Publisher: Random House Audio