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

by Larry Elder
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Saving the Republic is just what we're doing. Showdown is helping me keep my eye on the ball. Great Read!” —Congressman David Dreier

“A wake-up call to those who do not want America to end up as a round-robin game of pickpocket to determine who is the most effective special pleader.” —William Niskanen, Chairman of the CATO Instituite

“Elder's new book is not for the timid and weak of mind...No special interest group escapes the author's indictment...Elder's voice is refreshing even when you disagree with him.” —Publishers Weekly

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312320171
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
384
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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