Synopses & Reviews
Conservative talk radio's fastest-growing superstar is also a New York Times
bestselling phenomenon: the author of the groundbreaking critique of the Supreme Court, Men in Black
, and the deeply personal dog lover's memoir Rescuing Sprite
, Mark R. Levin now delivers the book that characterizes both his devotion to his more than 5 million listeners and his love of our country and the legacy of our Founding Fathers: Liberty and Tyranny
is Mark R. Levin's clarion call to conservative America, a new manifesto for the conservative movement for the 21st century.
In the face of the modern liberal assault on Constitution-based values, an attack that has steadily snowballed since President Roosevelt's New Deal of the 1930s and resulted in a federal government that is a massive, unaccountable conglomerate, the time for re-enforcing the intellectual and practical case for conservatism is now. Conservative beliefs in individual freedoms do in the end stand for liberty for all Americans, while liberal dictates lead to the breakdown of civilized society -- in short, tyranny. Looking back to look to the future, Levin writes "conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are our founding principles." And in a series of powerful essays, Levin lays out how conservatives can counter the liberal corrosion that has filtered into every timely issue affecting our daily lives, from the economy to health care, global warming, immigration, and more -- and illustrates how change, as seen through the conservative lens, is always prudent, and always an enhancement to individual freedom.
As provocative, well-reasoned, robust, and informed as his on-air commentary, Levin's narrative will galvanize readers to begin a new era in conservative thinking and action. Liberty and Tyranny provides a philosophical, historical, and practical framework for revitalizing the conservative vision and ensuring the preservation of American society.
"The necessary book of the Obama era." -- Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator
"Levin has delivered a stalwart conservative manifesto written by a conservative who doesn't want to re-brand and repackage conservatism into liberalism. He draws on founding principles, not polls, to lay out the agenda for the Right -- and to illuminate the fatal flaws of statism." -- Michelle Malkin
"This is quite simply the most important book of our times." -- Scott Miller, The Conservative Post
"This has the answer for everything you've asked yourself about yourself, and why you believe what you believe." -- Rush Limbaugh
"Liberty and Tyranny is Mark Levin: a man who loves his family and country and believes ideas have consequences -- and therefore will fight passionately for what he believes and knows to be true." -- Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review
"While it may present itself as a "conservative manifesto" (and it is that, too) it is also a compelling primer on the most basic principles of the American political order." -- Gary L. McDowell, American Thinker
"Mark Levin's Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto couldn't be more relevant or important. It is a masterful restatement of conservative principles that is succinct...and yet comprehensive. It is thoughtful and deep but highly readable. It is timely yet timeless." -- David Limbaugh, TownHall.com
"This is a superbly useful book. It is the perfect companion for the college freshman to fortify the student against what he or she is about to hear. It is an ideal detoxicant for the graduating senior. Most vitally, it should be read by those who do not consider themselves conservatives, because it carefully lays out the central historic, philosophic and constitutional relationship between conservative principles and our individual freedom." -- Tony Blankley, The Washington Times
"If you want to rediscover true conservatism, read Mark Levin's Liberty and Tyranny. If you want to help preserve liberty, buy copies for your kids." -- Terry Jeffrey, CNS News
"It is a rarity that an important book arrives at its perfect moment. Such is the case with Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto...Against this tidal wave, Mark Levin offers not so much a defense as a plan of attack, a clarion call to roll back the seas of Change." -- Andrew C McCarthy, The New Criterion
A popular radio talk-show host and the author of the "New York Times" bestsellers "Rescuing Sprite" and "Men in Black" delivers a new manifesto for the conservative movement.
Thirty years in the works, “Fight Back Legal Abuse” is the story of one woman’s fight against a corrupt legal system. Following her own dealings with three negligent attorneys, as well as years of case studies from the abused, author Rose Colombo fights back as an advocate for victims of legal abuse. With her “Ph.D. in judicial corruption,” Colombo uses more than two decades of true short stories related to injustices, first-hand experiences; documentation, interviews, and proposals of new laws, to make a case for the reformation of the judicial system.
Rose Colombo hit the news when she asked the question, "How much justice can you afford?" Written in a language understood by all, void of the legal jargon used by lawyers to overwhelm and confuse their clients, Colombo fights back and refuses to go down to the level of corrupt lawyers. Instead, she forces them to come up to hers.
Most people know nothing about the legal system. We must not go down to their level but must force them to come up to our level.
Don’t miss syndicated radio host and author Mark Levin's #1 New York Times
acclaimed and longtime bestselling manifesto for the conservative movement.
When nationally syndicated radio host Mark R. Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny appeared in the early months of the Obama presidency, Americans responded by making his clarion call for a new era in conservatism a #1 New York Times bestseller for an astounding twelve weeks. As provocative, well-reasoned, robust, and informed as his on-air commentary, with his love of our country and the legacy of our Founding Fathers reflected on every page, Levin’s galvanizing narrative provides a philosophical, historical, and practical framework for revitalizing the conservative vision and ensuring the preservation of American society.
In the face of the modern liberal assault on Constitution-based values, an attack that has resulted in a federal government that is a massive, unaccountable conglomerate, the time for reinforcing the intellectual and practical case for conservatism is now. In a series of powerful essays, Levin lays out how conservatives can counter the tyrannical liberal corrosion that has filtered into every timely issue affecting our daily lives, from the economy to health care, global warming to immigration, and more.
A shocking expose of the inside game in Washington, explaining how so many politicians leave Washington richer than they were when they first arrived. Worst of all, its all legal: members of congress are free to trade stocks based on confidential information, hedge-fund managers are free to extract tips from politicians, and then reward them with access to IPOs, and the Obama administration has been able to reward dozens of campaign contributors with shockingly large grants and guaranteed loans.
Politicians often come into office with relatively modest assets. As investors, they regularly beat the market and sometimes beat the most rapacious hedge funds. Even without making stock trades, they often retire rich. How do they do it?
Billionaires and hedge fund managers often make well-timed investment decisions that anticipate events in Washington. How do they do it?
When such former politicians and federal appointees as Al Gore, Dan Quayle, and Madeleine Albright decide to launch investment funds, wealthy clients sign up. Why?
Welcome to the insidious world of crony capitalism.
Cronyism exists not so much as outright bribery, using suitcases full of cash, but rather in accepted insider routes to wealth: Members of Congress trade stocks based on privileged information. They insert earmarks into bills to improve their own real estate holdings. Campaign contributors receive billions in federal grants. Nobody goes to jail.
Crony capitalism transcends party lines and has become a big business hidden in plain sight. Using personal financial information, government databases, and a team of indefatigable researchers, Peter Schweizer shines a light into the darkest corners of the system — and offers ways to overcome it. It is time to clean house.
About the Author
Rose Colombo, author and award winning published writer, created, produced and hosted cable talk TV and radio shows, "Women Fight Back" and "Issues of the Day." On radio she was heard on KIEV, KGER, KORG, KYMS and KWNK interviewing victims of injustices and prominent guests. Her efforts led to many awards for her TV and radio shows as well as the column she created for a local newspaper titled, "One Woman's Opinion." In 1989, Rose founded the first charitable self-help group in the nation, Women Fight Back for Legal Justice, helping victims of legal abuse become survivors of legal abuse. She's a Consumer Advocate for Justice and has spoken before such groups as the Granada Forum, L.A. Status on Women, and received a standing ovation as a guest speaker for the L.A. Press Club Speakers Bureau. She's spoken before the Ca. Senate and the Department of Criminal Justice. Rose can be seen in Marquis Who's Who in the World and she's quoted in some major newspapers. Her articles which address injustices are published in local major newspapers. She's been seen and heard on local and national TV and radio.
Author lives in Anaheim, California
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations xi
Part One: CONGRESSIONAL CRONIES
1. The Drug Trade 3
2. Crisis for All, Opportunity for Some 23
3. IPOs: Invest in Politicians Often 40
4. This Land Is My Land 51
Part Two: CAPITALIST CRONIES
5. Spreading the Wealth . . . to Billionaires 75
6. Warren Buffett: Baptist and Bootlegger 105
7. Cronies on Parade: Hedge Funds, Defense Contractors, Colleges, Big Oil . . . and George Soros 120
Part Three: BREAKING THE BACK OF CRONY CAPITALISM
8. Some Are More Equal Than Others 137
9. Why This Matters 151
10. What Needs to Be Done 167