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Conservative talk radio's fastest-growing superstar is also a New York Times best-selling 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 listeners to begin a new era in conservative thinking and action.
©2009 Mark R. Levin; 2009 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lenell on 09-10-09

Conservatism, classical liberalism's heir apparent

I'll be honest. I'm not a big fan of his show. Why? He can be unnecessarily short tempered with listeners at times, and he complains too much about Glenn Beck. But the book is definitely worth the read, or in this case, the listen.

Levin outlines succinctly exactly what conservative thought is, and how that conflicts with the extreme left- ie the statist. I think there are those of us who knew instinctively that something was wrong, but we could not verbalize it. It had yet to manifest itself. This book confirms everything in your gut. Tons of raw information in this book as well as important history lessons. The most important takeaway, is how the terms liberal/conservative have been so warped by propaganda, advertising and general ignorance. You may call yourself a liberal today, but that does not mean that you are the same liberal that Jefferson, et al were. If anything the liberalism of yesteryear, is reincarnated in today's conservative. Never forget that.

The only con for me was that he did not read the whole book. I think Levin carries with him a certain passion in his speech, that would have this book all the more stirring. Maybe he could put out a second edition.

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5 out of 5 stars
By MonumenT on 04-09-15

Just. Wow.

This is an incredible book. He breaks down everything that is happening by giving concise, historically accurate information. I have always been interested in trying to understand how best to be governed. I thought that was the only choice we had... I have been really trying to do my research, I've studied some of Reagan, I read up on what makes Scott Walkers' act 10 so controversial, and I've looked at some general libertarian publications. It is all about giving the power back to the people to make all the decisions about their lives, within law. This book put a lot of pieces together for more. Some of the ideas in I am still reasoning with to understand, but I get it. This affirms what I now believe. This is going to take time. We NEED to get the message out there, in a sincere way. We can't complain about what the statists are doing, many are just sheep. We need to sincerely tell them what makes individual liberty the only way to be truly free in a civil society.

"Government exists to protect us from each other. Where the government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves."

-Ronald Reagan

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