By Mark R. Levin
AN INTELLECTUALLY BRACING NEW quantity ON AMERICA’S TRANSFORMATION AND THE conflict among CONSTITUTIONALISM AND UTOPIANISM—FROM the writer OF the number one ny occasions BESTSELLER LIBERTY & TYRANNY , MARK R. LEVIN
Hailed by means of Rush Limbaugh as “the so much compelling safeguard of freedom for our time,” and “the useful e-book of the Obama era” by way of the yankee Spectator, Mark R. Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny made the main persuasive case for conservatism and opposed to statism in a new release. during this most important time, this best conservative philosopher explores the psychology, motivations, and heritage of the utopian stream, its architects, and its modern day disciples—and how the person and American society are being gobbled through it.
Levin asks, what's this utopian strength that either allures a loose humans and destroys them? Levin digs deep into the prior and attracts astoundingly appropriate parallels to modern the United States from
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