Showdown: Confronting Bias, Lies, and the Special Interests that Divide America

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Overview

Ten Things You Can't Say in America struck a chord with eager readers across the country, exposing truths others have been too afraid to address. In his new book, Elder is out to slay entrenched and enmeshed special interest groups, government agencies with the capacity to meddle in American's lives and businesses, lawmakers who continue a pattern of outrageous over taxation, and those who would hamstring this country with good intentions. Showdown demonstrates how the nation would be better, stronger and safer ...
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Overview

Ten Things You Can't Say in America struck a chord with eager readers across the country, exposing truths others have been too afraid to address. In his new book, Elder is out to slay entrenched and enmeshed special interest groups, government agencies with the capacity to meddle in American's lives and businesses, lawmakers who continue a pattern of outrageous over taxation, and those who would hamstring this country with good intentions. Showdown demonstrates how the nation would be better, stronger and safer with less government intervention and how individuals would not only cope but thrive without the so-called safety net. Showdown is a call to arms for a truly free society. Elder discusses:

- What a Republican-led government means for progress

- Where a responsible government would put it's citizens' tax dollars

- Why racial and sex discrimination are non-issues in the 21st century

Larry Elder's straight talk and common-sense solutions spare no one and will inspire his passionate and growing audience.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Elder's new book is not for the timid and weak of mind. In his second book, the popular California radio host and author of the bestselling The Ten Things You Can't Say in America, accuses the U.S. government of "liberal fascism," denying its people the freedom to work hard, make their own choices and reap the benefits of their labor. He takes us back to a vision of America as he says the Founding Fathers intended it to be: less government, more personal responsibility; less red tape, more freedom; less dependency, greater wealth. With an arsenal of facts and real-life evidence, Elder assails many of what he terms societal myths. Racism in America? Almost nonexistent, he declares. Public education? Get rid of it. The mainstream media? Obstreperous in its liberal bias, shameful in its denial. No special group or interest escapes the author's indictment. The essential purpose of government, Elder asserts, is to protect its citizens. As evidenced by the September 11 tragedy, he argues, the government cannot adequately defend its citizens when its elected officials are pouring time and money into a vast array of pet projects. It is time, Elder declares, for a reshuffling of priorities. Although somewhat slapdash, this remains a provocative charge. Elder's voice is refreshing even when you disagree with him. (Sept.) Forecast: This book's success will no doubt be similar to that of Elder's previous book: expect to see it on bestseller lists alongside Ann Coulter's Slander. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
The host of a popular drive-time radio show in Los Angeles, Elder is author of The Ten Things You Can't Say in America, which gives you a sense of how his new book reads. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641662096
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/4/2002
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.64 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Elder is the host of "The Larry Elder Show" on KABC in Los Angeles, the #1 drive time radio show, for four hours each weekday. He is the host of a syndicated television show, "Moral Court," which airs in TK markets nationwide. He also writes a monthly column for Investors Business Daily and a syndicated column in fifteen national newspapers.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Liberal Fascism 1
2 Self-Defense Is Job Number One 44
3 Education Bias: No Wonder Johnny Can't Read 90
4 More Dads, Less Crime 121
5 Black Victicrats 143
6 Adventures in Contemporary Race Relations 189
7 Media Bias - the Denial Continues 219
8 Gun Control - We Tried It Rosie's Way 248
9 Republicans Versus Democrats 268
10 No More Welfare State. Now What? 287
11 My Long Journey Home 319
Endnotes 339
Index 380
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