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

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The Ten Things You Can't Say in America struck a chord with eager readers acroos the country, exposing thruths 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 Americans' lives and businesses, lawmakers who continue a pattern of outrageous overtaxation, and those who would hamstring this country with good intentions.

Showdown demonstrates how the ...

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Overview

The Ten Things You Can't Say in America struck a chord with eager readers acroos the country, exposing thruths 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 Americans' lives and businesses, lawmakers who continue a pattern of outrageous overtaxation, and those who would hamstring this country with good intentions.

Showdown demonstrates how the nation would be better, stronger and safer with less gvernment 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 its citizens' tax dollars

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

Larry Elders 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: 9780312320171
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 983,375
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.89 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2003

    Elder For President!!

    If I were to go on about everything that is right with this book, it would be a book in itself! Larry Elder gets it. His views are not just about race, gender, and politics, but about what is RIGHT! He does not defame either the Republicans or the Democrats, he points out where the strengths and weaknesses are on both sides, which is valid and fair, and when either side has views or claims that are flat out wrong and uninformed he calls it. How anyone can argue with this man, I have no idea. He just makes sense. Elder is definitely a positive force not only for the black community, but for ALL humanity. It's a shame that more people do not share (or in some cases even try to understand) his views, because the world would be a better place. Although certain individuals claim to disagree with Larry Elder or simply ignore him, one cannot help but feel that those people are wrong or at least have flawed views and know it, as they do not dare engage in debate with Mr. Elder--even just between the two of them (i.e. Congresswoman Maxine Waters)! He covers issues from gun control to abortion to the war in Iraq with hard core facts and how to fix the problems that exist regarding these issues. I chose to write school papers on abortion and gun control; I only wish I had had this book as a source when I was in college! I am going to Larry Elder's book signing this weekend and I cannot wait to meet him. I definitely urge everyone who is an American to read this book--these are issues that affect our lives. I will definitely read 'The Ten Things You Can't Say In America' next. An eye opener.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2003

    Larry Elder Has GUTS

    Larry Elder is one of my role models. No, I am not black myself, but Elder's words go beyond race. He has incredbile wit and sarcasm. A fine read no matter what your politcal views are.

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