Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America

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The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. The Democratic Party activates mobs, depends on mobs, coddles mobs, publicizes and celebrates mobs—it is the mob. Sweeping in its scope and relentless in its argument, Demonic explains the peculiarities of liberals as standard groupthink behavior. To understand mobs is to understand liberals.
 
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Overview

The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. The Democratic Party activates mobs, depends on mobs, coddles mobs, publicizes and celebrates mobs—it is the mob. Sweeping in its scope and relentless in its argument, Demonic explains the peculiarities of liberals as standard groupthink behavior. To understand mobs is to understand liberals.
 
In her most provocative book to date, Ann Coulter argues that liberals exhibit all the psychological characteristics of a mob, for instance:
 
Liberal Groupthink: “The same mob mentality that leads otherwise law-abiding people to hurl rocks at cops also leads otherwise intelligent people to refuse to believe anything they haven’t heard on NPR.”

Liberal Schemes: “No matter how mad the plan is—Fraternité, the ‘New Soviet Man,’ the Master Race, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, Building a New Society, ObamaCare—a mob will believe it.”

Liberal Enemies: “Instead of ‘counterrevolutionaries,’ liberals’ opponents are called ‘haters,’ ‘those who seek to divide us,’ ‘tea baggers,’ and ‘right-wing hate groups.’ Meanwhile, conservatives call liberals ‘liberals’—and that makes them testy.”

Liberal Justice: “In the world of the liberal, as in the world of Robespierre, there are no crimes, only criminals.”

Liberal Violence: “If Charles Manson’s followers hadn’t killed Roman Polanski’s wife, Sharon Tate, Clinton would have pardoned him, too, and he’d probably be teaching at Northwestern University.”
 
Citing the father of mob psychology, Gustave Le Bon, Coulter catalogs the Left’s mob behaviors: the creation of messiahs, the fear of scientific innovation, the mythmaking, the preference for images over words, the lack of morals, and the casual embrace of contradictory ideas.

Coulter traces the history of the liberal mob to the French Revolution and Robespierre’s revolutionaries (delineating a clear distinction from America’s founding fathers), who simply proclaimed that they were exercising the “general will” before slaughtering their fellow citizens “for the good of mankind.”

Similarly, as Coulter demonstrates, liberal mobs, from student radicals to white-trash racists to anti-war and pro-ObamaCare fanatics today, have consistently used violence to implement their idea of the “general will.”

This is not the American tradition; it is the tradition of Stalin, of Hitler, of the guillotine—and the tradition of the American Left.

As the heirs of the French Revolution, Democrats have a history that consists of pandering to mobs, time and again, while Republicans, heirs to the American Revolution, have regularly stood for peaceable order.

Hoping to muddy this horrifying truth, liberals slanderously accuse conservatives of their own crimes—assassination plots, conspiracy theorizing, political violence, embrace of the Ku Klux Klan. Coulter shows that the truth is the opposite: Political violence—mob violence—is always a Democratic affair.

Surveying two centuries of mob movements, Coulter demonstrates that the mob is always destructive. And yet, she argues, beginning with the civil rights movement in the sixties, Americans have lost their natural, inherited aversion to mobs. Indeed, most Americans have no idea what they are even dealing with.
           
Only by recognizing the mobs and their demonic nature can America begin to defend itself. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307353498
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 323,577
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Coulter
ANN COULTER is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Guilty; If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Godless; How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must); Treason; Slander; and High Crimes and Misdemeanors. She is the legal correspondent for Human Events and a syndicated columnist for Universal Press Syndicate. She is a graduate of Cornell University and University of Michigan Law School, where she was articles editor of the Michigan Law Review. She clerked for the Honorable Pasco Bowman II of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee, and served as a litigator with the Center for Individual Rights, a public-interest law firm dedicated to the defense of individual rights, with particular emphasis on freedom of speech, civil rights, and the free exercise of religion. A frequent guest on many TV shows, she was named one of the top 100 public intellectuals by federal judge Richard Posner in 2001. Her weekly column can be read at AnnCoulter.com.
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Table of Contents

Part I The Psychology of the Liberal

1 The Liberal Mob 3

2 American Idols: The Mob's Compulsion to Create Messiahs 16

3 Contradictions: You Can Lead a Mob to Water, But You Can't Make it Think 35

4 Crackpot Conspiracy Theories-or, as Liberals Call Them, "Theories" 51

5 I'll See Your Birth Certificate Conspiracy Theory and Raise You One October Surprise 79

Part II The Historical Context of the Liberal

6 The French Revolution: When Liberals Attack 99

7 The French Revolution Part Deux: Come for the Beheadings, Stay for the Rapes! 115

8 The American Revolution: How to Throw a Revolution without Losing Your Head 129

Part III The Violent Tendencies of the Liberal

9 The Sixties: The Mob Goes to College 157

10 Civil Rights and the Mob: George Wallace, Bull Connor, Orval Faubus, and Other Democrats 173

11 Timothy McVeigh Is Now a Tea Partier 196

12 Imaginary Violence from the Right vs. Actual Violence from the Left 208

13 Raped Twice: Liberals and the Central Park Rape 224

Part IV Why Would Anyone Be a Liberal?

14 Status Anxiety: Please Like Me! 249

15 Inheritors of the French Revolution: Liberals ♥ Mobs 264

16 The Totalitarian Instinct and Sexual Perversity of Liberals 275

17 Lucifer: The Ultimate Mob Boss 287

Appendix 297

Notes 305

Acknowledgments 339

Index 341

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2011

    Interesting

    Ann Coulter, like all political firebrands, tends to stir the pot. In other words, if you're a right wing conservative you'll love it OR if you're a left wing liberal you'll call her names and denigrate those who agree with her. This is Ms. Coulter's job and she does it well.
    While not agreeing with all of her opinions, I always find her point of view fascinating.
    I'll put this out there, so as not to be outed later, I am a fiscally conservative Republican. I believe in lower taxes, less government intrusion in the way people live their lives and run their businesses. However, I am also a social moderate who supports gay rights and easier LEGAL immigration policies.
    By the way....just for the record I am a college graduate, spent a portion of my college years in France, married with no kids, speak two languages and can read four.

    63 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2011

    The Truth Hurts

    Ann Coulter tells it like it is. There is an unholy alliance between the Democrats and the left wing media loons like Bill Maher and that witch Joy Behar.

    53 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    how the democract party stirs up mobs

    "demonic" is ann coulters newest book and it documents in great detail how the democract party and liberal groups use falehoods and half truths to get the mass public public stirred up with mob mentality . the arthur has great research in many instances showing time and time again how liberal groups and the democract party have used certain tactics to frighten individuels to scare the mass`s and get people stirred up into a mob.

    45 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    When a one- star reviewer reviews

    Please note that people who give one-star reviews to Annie's books never actually refute anything; but sometimes they do spell check. I mean, it's the least they can do!

    33 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2011

    oh yeah

    I have to buy this book just so I can leave it on my desk for all my freaking lib friends to see it and get all pizzed off. lol

    21 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2011

    Eye opening reading

    An accurate account of how the Liberal movement has sucked the life blood from America. Only a Liberal would disagree or call the book crazy. This book is extremely accurate as to how this Country has fallen through the abyss from freedom for all to socialism by Liberal design.

    20 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2011

    Coulter's thesis is soon to be proven, again.

    I am currently reading the Nook version of Ann Coulter's "Demonic" and I had a thought: the current Mainstream Media's collecting of then-Governor Palin's email will further prove Coulter's thesis that liberals are incapable of thought independent from their Groupthink. If anything is actually found in the emails, no matter how insignificant, they will all instantly go into their St. Vitus dance and repeat whatever vile thought their handlers will tell them. (Even if nothing is found, someone will invent a situation, starting the dance and group-thought.) This book is definitely worth your money and time.

    15 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2011

    anonymous

    LOVE IT! A book written by someone with brains!

    14 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    She pretty much nails the Left with this book.

    Drawing from Le Bon's studies of group/mob psychology, Coulter presents the case of the Democrat party being the party of the mob.

    She even uses <gasp> Scripture (that's the Bible for you stray Leftists who happen to read this review) as examples of mob psychology throughout the ages.

    In the past I couldn't figure out how the Democrat party at one time was the party of segregation and then switched to the party of the victim. Coulter lays it out.

    She destroys the misconception that the French Revolution has any correlation to the American Revolution.

    Coulter also unearths some excellent information about Kent State and the Left and their history of violence.

    Go ahead and get the book, I said it's OK to do so.

    Thanks.

    13 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    The TRUTH hurts... the unamericans

    Again Ann hits the nail on the head. The liberals, socialists, marksists, commies and kool aid drinkers of the left look facts in the face and say "Duh". They will never learn and the "True Americans" will never give this great country and society up. Read this book! If you can think you will love it!

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2011

    Another waste of paper! Should have been called "Moronic"

    Pathetic and clearly a product of Coulter's desire to fill her bank account, again. No need to buy this book.

    11 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    Just switch the labels...

    Everything she says about liberals is exactly the same as what's being said about conservatives! What is the point of this again?

    10 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    Great book and a must read!

    Liberals always say that Conservatives need to be civil in their tone yet they are the ones screaming in people's faces and calling them every name in the book. They want you to be civil but it doesn't apply to them like Ed Shultz calling Laura Ingrahm a whore. Yes I really see the civility from the left.

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2011

    I read it one day.

    Ann offers a premise here, and spends the rest of the book backing it up with examples. It is a rather different take on the subject, but it makes sense. And, of course, I love her witty comments!

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2011

    Smart+and+hot%21

    She+makes+the+crazy+libs+scream+and+cry%21+Love+it%21%0AThis+book+is+great%21%0A%0A

    9 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2011

    She sure is...

    Another classy piece of work from this fire breathing dragon. Gotta love her subtle title choices too. If anyone purchasing this "book" believes that Ms. Coutler is in some way helping our politcal discourse in America, you are as laughable as she and her ideas are.

    7 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2011

    Another Winner from Coulter

    I have read all of Ann Coulter's books, and few political commentators write with such scathing Swiftian irony as she; but as a consequence of her incisive, insightful wit, the liberals both fear and revile her. But with this book, she goes for the psychological jugular of liberalism: she opens up the deep Orwellian mindset of liberals, the masters of Groupthink, and enemies of free thought.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Ann Did It!

    ...Makes the connection between the liberal mindset and sinful mans satanically influenced rebellion against God and country. Great job! Love the book.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    Ann nails it

    She describes liberal behavior perfectly.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2011

    Great Example of Ann's Writing

    You that show an approval of one star are the NUTS and the MOB members.
    Ann knows how to get her point across and has always done a superb job of that. Thanks Ann for writing another hit.

    The Smart American

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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