Mark Levin’s literary dynamite detonates in midst of GOP primaries.
Mark Levin has an uncanny knack for writing a book that isn’t simply a popular bestseller. Levin’s last book, Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, became a major political player in the 2010 elections. Literary dynamite, if you will, tossed into the political scene with the fuse lit.
Now comes the just released Ameritopia, making it plain Mark Levin has done it again. In fact, without doubt, Ameritopia should be considered the companion book to Liberty and Tyranny.
And yet again it is the historical rarity of a book as major political player — this time at the very heart of the 2012 presidential election itself.
Liberty and Tyranny was a detailed reply to the liberal assault on the Constitution, a combined history lesson and tribute to cherished constitutional beliefs of individual freedom and liberty. Replete with a conservative “how to” manifesto suggesting ways to fight the Leviathan.
That book sold a stunning 1.3 million copies. To understand a fraction of the impact Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny had on Americans, take a look at this video of a Levin book signing for L&T in Virginia, a mere glimpse of the striking phenomenon the book became in the onrush of the landmark 2010 congressional elections. The book quickly emerged, in the words of House Tea Party Caucus Chair Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, as the “intellectual balance and foundation” for the emerging Tea Party movement itself. The Tea Party — the now famous political fuel that rocketed the GOP to that major success in the 2010 congressional elections.
Why will Ameritopia make such an explosive impact in 2012?
Because this time Levin gets to the core of what drives not just the American left in the Obama era but what has driven left-wingers through the millennia of human existence itself.
That would be?
Utopia, of course. Or, as Levin refits the word to describe the American version of utopia — Ameritopia.
Levin’s analysis is deadly to liberalism. Deadly.
Once Ameritopia is read and understood, no cognizant person will not understand what is unfolding around them in 21st century America — and for that matter what has been unfolding in spurts and stops right from the get go of humanity itself, not to mention America. Ameritopia is historical X-ray vision in book form.
Typically, Mark Levin has done his homework… a lot of it…. and it shows. With apologies to J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter, you might say Levin uncovers the philosopher’s stone of American liberalism. Make that philosophers in the plural. And in doing so connects the dots from the likes of Plato, Thomas More, Thomas Hobbes, and Karl Marx straight to what every day Americans are experiencing not simply with life in the Obama-era but with the very essence of liberalism itself. A liberalism that is more properly called statism, a term Levin resurrected from the past that now increasingly floods the public dialogue surely as a direct result of the popularity of Liberty and Tyranny.
WHAT IN THE WORLD makes any of these people relevant to today?
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Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online