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The New Leviathan: How the Left-Wing Money-Machine Shapes American Politics and Threatens America's Future

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"Forget right-wing businessmen: America's real plutocrats are left-liberal foundations and labor unions, argues this suspicious exposé. Deploying material from their site DiscoverTheNetworks.org, conservative pundits Horowitz and Laksin (coauthors of One Party Classroom) investigate a rogues' gallery of 'progressive' foundations — everything from the Ford Foundation to, astonishingly, the ChevronTexaco Foundation — along with the public sector Service Employees International Union and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. This powerful agglomeration, masterminded by billionaire arch-liberal George Soros, vastly outspends conservative foundations, the authors contend, and dominates American politics: funding radicals at ACORN and the ACLU; promoting leftist policies on health care, immigration, and global warming; boosting minions — Barack Obama, most prominently — into high office to enact 'socialism by stealth.' The authors' turgid, acronym-strewn text takes on conspiracy overtones as they doggedly trace 'networks' of liberal patronage, but their one-sided account of political influence — they focus on nonprofit organizations while ignoring corporate political activity and conservative talk radio — is neither original nor alarming. The machinations they uncover — voter registration drives, position papers, liberals funding liberals — feel run-of-the-mill rather than sinister. The result is a panicky but unconvincing rehash of familiar conservative-populist dudgeon. Agent: Georges Borchardt, Georges Borchardt Inc. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

David Horowitz is the New York Times bestselling author of, among other books, One-Party Classroom, The Professors, Radical Son, The Shadow Party, and Party of Defeat. He is president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angeles. 

Jacob Laksin is the managing editor of Front-Page Magazine and coatuhor of One-Party Classroom. His articles and reviews have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Weekly Standard, National Review Online, RealClearWorld, and the Washington Examiner.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307716453
Publisher:
Crown Forum
Subject:
General Political Science
Author:
Horowitz, David
Author:
Laksin, Jacob
Subject:
Politics - General
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.52 x 6.38 x 1.1 in 1.1563 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » American Studies » Culture Wars
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Culture

The New Leviathan: How the Left-Wing Money-Machine Shapes American Politics and Threatens America's Future
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Product details 320 pages Crown Forum - English 9780307716453 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Forget right-wing businessmen: America's real plutocrats are left-liberal foundations and labor unions, argues this suspicious exposé. Deploying material from their site DiscoverTheNetworks.org, conservative pundits Horowitz and Laksin (coauthors of One Party Classroom) investigate a rogues' gallery of 'progressive' foundations — everything from the Ford Foundation to, astonishingly, the ChevronTexaco Foundation — along with the public sector Service Employees International Union and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. This powerful agglomeration, masterminded by billionaire arch-liberal George Soros, vastly outspends conservative foundations, the authors contend, and dominates American politics: funding radicals at ACORN and the ACLU; promoting leftist policies on health care, immigration, and global warming; boosting minions — Barack Obama, most prominently — into high office to enact 'socialism by stealth.' The authors' turgid, acronym-strewn text takes on conspiracy overtones as they doggedly trace 'networks' of liberal patronage, but their one-sided account of political influence — they focus on nonprofit organizations while ignoring corporate political activity and conservative talk radio — is neither original nor alarming. The machinations they uncover — voter registration drives, position papers, liberals funding liberals — feel run-of-the-mill rather than sinister. The result is a panicky but unconvincing rehash of familiar conservative-populist dudgeon. Agent: Georges Borchardt, Georges Borchardt Inc. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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