Death by Liberalism: The Fatal Outcome of Well-Meaning Liberal Policies
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Death by Liberalism: The Fatal Outcome of Well-Meaning Liberal Policies

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by J. R. Dunn
     
 

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Center-right conservative author J. R. Dunn offers a cogent analysis of how liberalism has not only failed as an ideology but has proven fatal to citizens and societies around the world. Dunn’s piercing analysis of the Obama administration’s perilous public policy agenda is a provocative, must-read rallying cry for Tea Party adherents, fans of Ann

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Center-right conservative author J. R. Dunn offers a cogent analysis of how liberalism has not only failed as an ideology but has proven fatal to citizens and societies around the world. Dunn’s piercing analysis of the Obama administration’s perilous public policy agenda is a provocative, must-read rallying cry for Tea Party adherents, fans of Ann Coulter and Jonah Goldberg, or anyone concerned about the left’s deadly impact on the future.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Dunn, a novelist and military encyclopedist, indicts liberals for interventionist big-government policies that have sparked "mass negligent homicide." He finds fault with fuel-efficiency standards that promote unsafe small cars, environmental regulations protecting mountain lions, and the phase-out of ozone-depleting chloro-fluorocarbons. The author makes a cogent case against several misguided government policies, from destructive urban renewal schemes to asbestos-abatement hysteria, but inflates the particulars into an attack on liberal "rationalism," the desire to use reason to solve human problems and a refusal to acknowledge that "this is not a universe governed by logic." Insufficient citations and such claims as "no one goes without care" in the U.S." sap the book's authority and might well prevent Dunn's own "well-meaning" arguments from finding wider credence. (Jan.)
Kirkus Reviews

A cri de coeur from another outraged right-winger about the supposed evils of liberalism.

If Sarah Palin could command a sentence, she might write something like this: "A self-styled elite has surreptitiously implemented policies that kill their fellow citizens without discussion, without debate, with no agreement or even awareness on the part of the public at large, without any consideration of alternatives and options." That killing bit seems to disturb American Thinker contributing editor and novelist Dunn (Full Tide of Night, 1998, etc.), who hits on it at several points from the very first sentence, in which he intones, "Liberalism kills." But why and how? It kills because all those welfare queens out there make us work until our heart muscles pop out of our American chests, something that those un-American liberals are secretly hoping for. It kills because regulations on things such as pollution keep us all from being fabulously rich. It kills because, as at Fort Hood, soldiers aren't allowed to sport personal weapons while on duty, which allows disaffected Islamists to go on the rampage. (If only soldiers were allowed to carry guns!) It kills because it lacks the wisdom of George W. Bush, "his sense of purpose, his clarity of vision." It kills because it's a not-so-secret front for environmental extremists such as, well, Barack Obama, who really wants to eliminate humankind through such nefarious programs as cap-and-trade, "which will leave only a handful of wretched survivors living a Neolithic existence." It kills because it puts things like health-care reform in place, launching the trajectory from "idealistic origins" to "degeneration accompanied by mass fatalities." And so forth. Those swayed by such things will find aid and comfort in Dunn's screed; those versed in logic and history will find many points with which to argue.

To this book's favor, though, there are more footnotes than in a Glenn Beck diatribe, and without the Woodrow Wilson bashing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061873805
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/18/2011
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

J. R. Dunn is the author of three novels, This Side of Judgment, Days of Cain, and Full Tide of Night, and his work has been published in various magazines and anthologies. He has been an associate editor of The International Military Encyclopedia since 1992, and is now a contributing editor for American Thinker.

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