Silent Revolution: How the Left Rose to Political Power and Cultural Dominance

Silent Revolution: How the Left Rose to Political Power and Cultural Dominance

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by Barry Rubin
     
 

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Respected historian and political scientist Barry Rubin exposes the radicalism that masquerades as liberalism today in Silent Revolution, his thorough history that charts the movement's unchecked rise to cultural and political power.

Over the past fifty years, an ideological revolution has created a brand of radical leftism that now dominates the

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Respected historian and political scientist Barry Rubin exposes the radicalism that masquerades as liberalism today in Silent Revolution, his thorough history that charts the movement's unchecked rise to cultural and political power.

Over the past fifty years, an ideological revolution has created a brand of radical leftism that now dominates the liberal movement in the United States. The values espoused by the left today are a far cry from the traditional progressive and Enlightenment values that have historically defined the movement.

Barry Rubin argues that, after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, the survivors of the '60s New Left drew on the ideas of radicals like Saul Alinsky, cultural Marxists like Antonio Gramsci, and Third World revolutionary thinkers like Frantz Fanon to create a Third Left: a radical movement that championed a new class of experts and managers to seize control from within. Silent Revolution explores the formation and ideology of The Third Left and documents how this movement culminated in 2008, when Americans elected the most radical left-wing government in their history.

Concise and hard-hitting, Silent Revolution is a must for all conservatives looking to understand and overcome American liberalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062231789
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2014
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,051,915
File size:
465 KB

Meet the Author

Barry Rubin was the director of the Global Research for International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and a professor at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya as well as editor of the journals Middle East Review of International Affairs and Turkish Studies. The author or editor of more than thirty books, he was also a columnist for the Jerusalem Post. Professor Rubin passed away in February 2014.

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Silent Revolution: How the Left Rose to Political Power and Cultural Dominance 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book and should be read by anyone wanting to understand today's political culture. It was written by a traditional liberal who has seen liberalism co-opted by the progressive left and traces the movement's history from Karl Marx to Bill Ayers and Barack Obama. This is a very even-handed, non-emotional treatment of where the United States has been, where it is and where it is possibly heading. This should be required reading for every parent preparing to send a child to college.