You can bet there are teeth grinding over there at the New York Times.
Word leaks from sources in the world of books that come September 1, #1 in all 3 categories at the New York Times bestseller lists -- hardcover, e-book and combined hardcover & ebook -- will sit Mark Levin’s The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic.
This does not include Amazon, where The Liberty Amendments shot to # 1 on the Amazon bestseller list the week of its release.
This does not include USA Today, where as of August 18 The Liberty Amendments sits atop the paper’s bestseller list of 150 titles -- both non-fiction and fiction.
This does not include the Wall Street Journal, where The Liberty Amendments sits atop the paper’s non-fiction bestseller list.
This is a stunning grand slam of bestseller lists that is in fact only the beginning of a serious move to begin to do something about the vast Statist overreach that has spent a century changing the American Republic that was painstakingly constructed under the Constitution into a post-constitutional America of presidential and judicial fiats, with Congress handing its authority over to the dictates of a vast, bureaucratic administrative state.
Over here at Townhall this very day, David Limbaugh has an excellent review of Mark’s book. Writes David, in part:
Mark Levin is a modern-day constitutional prophet whose purpose is not to revamp the Constitution. It is to revive it and refurbish it -- to restore the cracks in its foundation caused by lawless officials through the years who were more interested in guaranteeing outcomes than they were liberty.
…. calling on us to take corrective steps -- through a process anticipated and expressly sanctioned by the Framers, no less -- to restore our system and reinvigorate our liberties. Let's pray his effort becomes an inexorable movement that sweeps the nation like the Great Awakening.
The reference to The Great Awakening, which energized religion and by extension Colonial America itself, is an excellent comparison. Levin’s book is rolling across the land making a serious impact as it goes. As seen here in this story in which U.S. Senator Tom Coburn -- who read Levin’s book -- challenges his fellow Oklahomans to begin the call for a Constitutional Convention.
So as the summer of 2013 draws to a close -- a serious book about the Constitution is sweeping the nation.
What does that tell you?