Synopses & Reviews
Welcome to the world of Ann Coulter. With her monumental bestsellers Treason
, and High Crimes and Misdemeanors
, Coulter has become the most recognized and talked-about conservative intellectual in years and certainly the most controversial. Now, in How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)
, which is sure to ignite impassioned debate, she offers her most comprehensive analysis of the American political scene to date. With incisive reasoning, refreshing candor, and razor-sharp wit, she reveals just why liberals have got it so wrong.
In this powerful and entertaining book, which draws on her weekly columns, Coulter ranges far and wide. No subject is off-limits, and no comment is left unsaid. After all, she writes, Nothing too extreme can be said about liberals because its all true. How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must) offers Coulters unvarnished take on:
- The essence of being a liberal: The absolute conviction that there is one set of rules for you, and another, completely different set of rules for everyone else.
- John Kerry: A reporter asked Kerry, Are you for or against gay marriage? As usual, his answer was, Yes.
- Her 9/11 comments: I am often asked if I still think we should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity. The answer is: Now more than ever!
- The state of the Democratic Party: Teddy Kennedy crawls out of Boston Harbor with a quart of Scotch in one pocket and a pair of pantyhose in the other, and Democrats hail him as their partys spiritual leader.
- Her philosophy for arguing with liberals: Tough love, except I dont love them. My tough love approach is much like the Democrats middle-class tax cutseverything but the last word.
- The Treason Lobby: Want to make liberals angry? Defend the United States.
In this full-on Coulterpalooza, youll find the real, uncensored Ann Coulter. A special concluding chapter even includes the pieces that squeamish editors refused to publish what you could have read if you lived in a free country, says Coulter. How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)
is a stunning reminder of why Ann Coulters commentary has achieved must-read status.
"Never mind this book's title; from the writings collected here, it sounds like Coulter has never talked calmly with anyone, much less 'liberals.' In her view, 'liberals' aren't even 'sentient creatures.' Rather, they are conspiracy theorists and 'street performers' who 'traffic in shouting and demagogy.' Following her previous bestseller, Treason, this book reprints installments from the last five years of Coulter's syndicated column. Her modus operandi is to 'start with the maximum assertion about liberals and then push the envelope, because, as we know, their evil is incalculable.' If the title isn't clue enough, the 'we' in that quote demonstrates her assumption that the reader is as angry as she is, which frees her to make any accusation, whether grounded in reality or not. Coulter's favorite target, hands down, is the New York Times, which she claims distorts the truth, ignores the facts or gets them wrong altogether. Her proposed solution for the 2001 incident in which China's 'three-foot-tall dictator' held an American flight crew hostage: 'give us the Americans and we'll let them keep any New York Times reporters.' Not surprisingly, she was in favor of attacking Iraq, and many of her columns dating back to the first months of the invasion sound exceedingly out of touch now ('The rebuilding in Iraq is going better than could possibly have been expected'). Besides previously printed columns, the book includes a few new pieces on Coulter's pet peeves (like Democrats' 'double standards'), as well as articles rejected by editors at magazines like the National Review and Good Housekeeping. Frequently funny, if only for its sheer audacity, this book will gratify 'cranky conservatives' and outrage everyone else." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
If you thought Ann Coulter has been laying it on the line in her books and media appearances, wait till you read what she's been saying in her columns. These, in fact, were the source of her controversial, headline-making post-9/11 call to "invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity" as well as a host of other raw, uncensored comments on the French, the New York Times, the Middle East, feminists, the Democratic presidential candidates, and other ingredients in today's simmering political-cultural stew. Coulter's columns are remarkable for sounding as fresh and timely as ever. And to ratchet up the election-year immediacy of the book a notch further, Coulter has added new material, including passionate, never-before-published responses from her readers on both ends of the political spectrum. With titles like "Would Mohamed Atta Object to Armed Pilots?" and "Liberal Pimps for Clintonism," these pieces will remind Coulter's fans why they love her and sweep How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must) into this bestselling author's escalating sales spiral.
With titles like "Would Mohamed Atta Object to Armed Pilots?" and "Liberal Pimps for Clintonism," the pieces in this newest work by the controversial columnist explore such subjects as foreign policy, Hollywood celebrities, air travel, and even the inanities of the D.C. dating scene.
About the Author
ANN COULTER is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Treason, Slander, and High Crimes and Misdemeanors. She is the legal correspondent for Human Events and a syndicated columnist for Universal Press Syndicate. A frequent guest on many TV shows, she was named one of the top public intellectuals by federal judge Richard Posner in 2001. You can read her weekly column on her website, www.anncoulter.com.