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Why We"re Liberals A Political Handbook for Post-Bush America by Eric Alterman

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Published by Viking Adult .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Liberalism,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism,
  • Political Science / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11067215M
ISBN 100670018600
ISBN 109780670018604

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The book is very American, and effectively ignores the European Socialist tradition, which provides (an always did), an alternative and coherent ideology to Liberalism, which is why Liberals were always so bitterly opposed to by: Why We're Liberals is the perfect book for all of those ready to fight back against the conservative mud-slinging machine and claim their voice in the political debate. © Eric Alterman (P) Blackstone Audio, Inc. More from the same. Author. What Liberal Media? The Book . This book changed my view of the world and let me hear the call of war. For far too long we liberals stood in the shadows ashamed of our name, no more. The conservatives must prepare to come and do battle, and learn once again that we will not stand down and allow them to trample upon our views/5. During his career as a neoconservative thinker, Norman Podhoretz has been asked no question more often than “Why are so many Jews liberals?” In this provocative book he sets out to solve this puzzle. He first offers a fascinating account of anti-Semitism in the West to show the historical roots of Jewish mistrust of the right.4/4(62).

Nonetheless, after seven years under the Bush Administration, he thinks liberals can reclaim American hearts and minds, as long as they’re willing to embrace the term “liberal” and welcome people into the party who harbor conservative social positions or strong religious convictions—a majority of the U.S. population, the author notes. Southern liberals were in a quandary as most of them kept quiet or moderated their liberalism whilst others switched sides and the minority remnant continued on the liberal path. One by one, the last group was defeated. According to historian Numan V. Bartley, "the very word 'liberal' gradually disappeared from the southern political lexicon. Podhoretz spends most of the book going over the reasons why Jews are liberals based on historical facts of the past two thousand years, the advent of Christianity, then Islam. During this time, the Jews have been mercilessly persecuted by each of the "spin-off" religions, with each of them, to this, still trying to eliminate Judaism from the /5. Why We’re Liberals is the perfect book for all of those ready to fight back against the conservative mud-slinging machine and claim their voice in the political debate. Politics Nonfiction. Publication Details Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Edition: Unabridged Publication Date.

Why We’re Liberals is the perfect book for all of those ready to fight back against the conservative mud-slinging machine and claim their voice in the political debate. Download and start listening now! Quotes & Awards “It is difficult to imagine anyone better qualified to update Arthur Schlesinger Jr.’s notion of liberalism as the. “Podhoretz takes on a provocative subject, rejects conventional wisdom, and delivers a book that is important, original, and thought-provoking.” —Henry A. Kissinger “Why are Jews liberals? God only knows. But Norman Podhoretz offers as lively and convincing an explanation as we’re likely to get from a merely human by: 5. The perfect post-election book for all those who are ready to fight back against the conservative mudslinging machine and reclaim their voices in the political process, Why We're Liberals brings clarity and perspective to the possibility of a new day in America. Politics Nonfiction.   An excerpt from “Why We’re Polarized,” by Ezra Klein How Democrats Became Liberals and Republicans Became Conservatives there were good reasons to worry about the muddle the parties.