The Death of Right and Wrong: Exposing the Left's Assault on Our Culture and Values

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If you believe children should be seduced into warped sexual behavior by the Gay Elite, if you think confessed murderers should be set free by defense attorneys who know how to wield the race card, if you feel promiscuous gay men should be empowered to spread AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, don’t read this book.

But if you’ve always suspected that factions on the Left are trying to destroy the values that define our civilization, this book proves it. Through the ...

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Overview

If you believe children should be seduced into warped sexual behavior by the Gay Elite, if you think confessed murderers should be set free by defense attorneys who know how to wield the race card, if you feel promiscuous gay men should be empowered to spread AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, don’t read this book.

But if you’ve always suspected that factions on the Left are trying to destroy the values that define our civilization, this book proves it. Through the pages of The Death of Right and Wrong, author, activist, and pundit Tammy Bruce takes you inside the chilling world of the Left—a place where morals and decency have been turned on their heads and the crisp distinction between Right and Wrong has been blurred into a mushy, gray mess.

In this world, the Gay Elite exploit our children—under the guise of tolerance and education—to satisfy their sexual obsessions.

In this world, the Black Elite laud convicted murderers as community heroes and award-winning “artists.”

In this world, the Feminist Elite fawn over a woman who mercilessly killed all five of her children.

And much more that will offend your sense of decency and threaten your basic values.

Ms. Bruce smashes the facades of “Tolerance,” “Understanding,” and other Leftist slogans to reveal the ugly truth of their agenda. As a gay activist and former president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization of Women, she witnessed firsthand the Left’s attempts to undermine our millennia-old code of morals and values, aided by politically biased media and academia. And if the news headlines of today are any indication, they’re winning the culture war. Unless we act now, we are doomed at the hands of special interest groups on the Left who want nothing more than to undermine our ability to judge right from wrong in order to foist their own selfish, anything-goes society on the rest of us. This book reveals what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and what we can do to restore decency in our society.

You’ll discover powerful tools in these pages to help you understand the psychology of the Left—what makes them tick and, more importantly, how to stop them from eroding our values completely. Full of controversial opinions and countless examples ripped from the headlines, The Death of Right and Wrong is a powerful, eye-opening book that you won’t want to be without.

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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
[Bruce's] points are familiar ones: that Hollywood and television have produced a culture of amorality, that the judicial system rewards criminals instead of victims, that -- thanks to the continued dominance of the left -- our children are not being taught the difference between right and wrong. But her examples are good ones: I certainly warmed to her when she attacked the open nihilism of the loathsome film "American Beauty," which inexplicably won five Academy Awards. — Anne Applebaum
Publishers Weekly
Self-proclaimed lesbian pro-choice feminist Bruce, ex-president of the Los Angeles chapter of NOW and author of The New Thought Police, blames the decline of civilization on other lesbian pro-choice feminists in this lurid right-wing screed. Bruce argues that multiculturalism, identity politics and "relativism" have turned American society into a "moral vacuum" incapable of distinguishing right from wrong, a reflection of the "malignant narcissism" of an all-powerful "Left Elite." With an apostate's zeal, she pillories the Feminist Elite's hatred of men, marriage and motherhood, the Black Elite's championing of violent rap, the Gay Elite's "grab for children" by insinuating let-it-all-hang-out sex-ed programs into schools, the Academic Elite's nihilism and anti-Americanism, and the Entertainment Elite's "moral depravity beyond measure." Bruce revels in trashing radical excess (performance artists are a favorite) and does point out, crudely, some of the contradictory currents of left ideology. But her own critique lacks coherence. She lumps together such disparate figures as Bill Clinton, Mumia Abu-Jamal and the "moral terrorist" Ozzy Osbourne as emblems of a monolithic Left. She decries academics' rejection of all moral values, but when they do express a moral judgment-by condemning America's "ethnic cleansing" of Indians, or the wartime internment of Japanese-Americans-they are guilty of "morally killing" America's "heroes." She complains of being "demonized" by leftists, then describes said leftists as a "diseased seed" who "hate themselves and hate this country." "I now realize that [conservatives] who disagree with me also have good points," she avers. Too bad she won't extend that courtesy to her opponents on the left. (May) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400052943
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/22/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 782,088
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Tammy Bruce has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, Today, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, and The Larry Elder Show, among numerous other television and radio programs, and she has been written about in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Human Events, and elsewhere. A regular columnist for NewsMax.com and FrontPageMagazine.com and a frequent writer for The Advocate, she lives in Los Angeles.


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Through the Looking Glass

Freedom cannot exist without discipline, self-discipline, and rights cannot exist without duties. Those who do not observe their duties do not deserve their rights.

--Oriana Fallaci

On May 30, 1997, late in the afternoon, Jonathan Levin, a beloved English teacher at a Bronx high school, answered a phone call from Corey Arthur, a former student whose mentor he had been. Arthur pled with him: "I need to see you. It's important." As court records and testimony show, Levin responded to Arthur's plea by inviting him to come to his apartment. When Levin opened his door, however, he found not only Arthur but also another young man, Montoun Hart. Jon Levin's tortured and partially decomposed body was found three days later.

According to Hart's 11-page confession, he and Arthur misled Levin in order to gain access to his apartment. They then tortured him to make him tell them the PIN for his ATM card.

According to Hart, Levin asked, in the final moments of his life, "Why are you doing this to me?" The young men stabbed him in the chest and the back of the neck; they then pulled his head back and cut his throat three times before shooting him in the back of the head with a .22 caliber pistol. They then went to an ATM near his home and withdrew $800.

Jon Levin was the son of Gerald Levin, then the chief executive officer of media conglomerate Time Warner. Jon had made a decision not to follow his father into corporate America. Instead, he had dedicated his life to helping the disadvantaged and had become a teacher at an inner-city school where most of the kids were poor and black. His payback was brutal.

The evidence was overwhelming against the two defendants. Corey Arthur's voice begging to see Levin was on the answering machine, his fingerprints were found on the duct tape used to bind Levin to a chair (which Arthur admitted doing), and his girlfriend testified that he had confessed the killing to her. Even Arthur's lawyers admitted their client was present for the robbery, though he always denied pulling the trigger. He insisted it was the older Hart, who had no history with the victim, who had committed the murder. Hart, in his own confession, gave details of the crime that only someone who had been present would know. A witness identified Hart as the person who was making a withdrawal from the ATM at the relevant time.

It looked like an open-and-shut case of first-degree murder. For many years the homicide law in New York State had classified as first-degree murder only the killing of police officers and prison guards. However, in 1995 the law was amended to include killing "in the course of committing . . . and in furtherance of robbery," and also killing where "the defendant acted in an especially cruel and wanton manner pursuant to a course of conduct intended to inflict and inflicting torture upon the victim prior to the victim's death."7 First-degree murder is a capital crime, punishable by death or by imprisonment with no possibility of parole. Corey Arthur's jury acquitted him of first-degree murder. Instead, he was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in jail, with eligibility for parole.

The verdict for Montoun Hart is even more shocking and dangerous. In the face of overwhelming evidence, Hart was found not guilty and freed. What got Hart off? The jury said it was the fact that he looked "wasted" in a picture they saw of him after his six-hour interrogation by the police. In a Herculean intellectual epiphany, they determined he must have been drunk or high when he confessed and therefore--viola^!--his confession didn't count.

Welcome to a culture where right and wrong have taken such a beating they're no longer recognizable. If you think this debasement of our culture can never really affect you, think again. Today's moral relativism and selfish agendas are moving through the body of society like a cancer, putting all of us at risk.

The Death of Right and Wrong

Carol Levin, Jon's mother, confessed to a reporter for the New York Post that she thought she was going to vomit in the courtroom as Hart, upon hearing "Not guilty," jumped up and shouted, "Ha! Yes! Thank you!" to the jury.9

Carol and Gerald Levin are condemned to never seeing Jon again. Each morning, in her longing for the son who will never come home, Carol dabs a drop of his Pierre Cardin cologne on her right wrist. She even hears his voice, she told the Post reporter, her eyes welling with tears as she imagined him telling her, "Mom, go on with your life. There's not much left. Live it."10

And Montoun Hart? Courtesy of a culture that is furiously erasing the concepts of right and wrong, he is free--not even on parole, where he would be watched. He is free among people many of whom are probably, like Jon Levin, willing to extend a helping hand to those in need. Many of them probably have ATM cards and remain ignorant of the killer who lives among them, placing them, and their children, at a risk they cannot even fathom.

The depravity of this story comes not only from Arthur and Hart, but also from a jury that could not, or would not, distinguish right from wrong. Where did this breakdown occur? How have our cultural mores and ethics deteriorated to the point where confessed murderers are allowed to go free? Certainly, injustices have existed for centuries in the United States, and millennia in the rest of the world. As a strict defender of the Constitution, I do not want to see our rights infringed upon by cruel and unusual punishments or by shoddy, deceptive police work. Nor am I one, believe me, to hark back to the days when "men were men" and women were in the kitchen. But I can't help thinking that there was an element in those days that created a certain trustworthiness, a certain stability. In recent decades, in all walks of life, it seems that our society has been hurtling down a slippery slope of selfishness, immorality, and cultural laziness. Enron, the Catholic Church, the Clinton White House--these are just grander instances of the kind of poor judgment and willful self-indulgence witnessed every day on the freeway, at the local diner, around the watercooler.

So how did we arrive at the state we're in? To help explain, let me offer another story.

Killer as Hero

In the early morning hours of December 9, 1981, Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner11 stopped one William Cook because he was driving the wrong way on a one-way street with his lights off. Before Faulkner got out of his patrol car, he called for a police wagon to back him up.

When the reinforcements arrived, they found Cook's brother, former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal (born Wesley Cook), lying in the street, wounded, with his shoulder holster empty. A gun registered to him was a few feet away, with five empty chambers. Police would later learn that Abu-Jamal had not arrived on the scene with his brother; he was sitting in his cab across the street when Faulkner pulled Cook over.

Faulkner also lay on the street, dying from five bullet wounds,12 one of which was to his back. Three witnesses specifically identified Abu-Jamal as the man who fired all the shots at Faulkner and testified that once Faulkner was down, Abu-Jamal stood over him and unloaded more shots directly into his groin and head.

At the hospital, Daniel Faulkner lay on a gurney in the emergency room as doctors and nurses worked in vain to revive him. Abu-Jamal was brought to the same hospital, kicking, screaming, and cursing. During his trial, hospital security guard Priscilla Durham testified that she was standing just a few inches from him and that as he struggled on the floor with hospital workers and police, he cursed Faulkner and said he hoped his victim would die.13

Abu-Jamal was eventually found guilty, after courtroom antics that included fighting with the judge and making political speeches. With overwhelming evidence against him and because of the special circumstance of killing a police officer on duty, during the penalty phase the jury of ten whites and two blacks deliberated for less than two hours and came back with a sentence of death.

So far, our justice system seemed to be working. Yes, we lost a good man that winter day in Philadelphia, but his murderer was where he belonged--on Death Row. But of course, in our world of growing moral relativism, that could not remain the case. Mumia Abu-Jamal, instead of being regarded as the criminal he is, has become a cause celebre for the Left--a martyred idealist, if you will.

Years of the Beast

The drumbeat to "Free Mumia" began almost immediately after his sentencing. By 1994 it was a favorite slogan for fashionable leftists. With the assistance of international television, the Mumia craze swept the world. Time reported his supporters' contention that the "real killer" had been spotted running from the scene; National Public Radio signed Abu-Jamal to do reports on prison life from behind bars (although the network cancelled the contract in response to overwhelming public pressure); Leonard Weinglass, the leftist attorney who is handling Abu-Jamal's appeal (and who had entered the national spotlight by defending the Chicago Seven and Patty Hearst's kidnappers), rounded up a herd of celebrities for the cause, including Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Ed Asner, and Ossie Davis.14

In 2000, the city of Paris, France, in all its anti-American socialistic glory, made Abu-Jamal an honorary citizen (a status last accorded to Pablo Picasso in 1971). There have been protests supporting Abu-Jamal from Japan to South Africa; "benefit" rock concerts have even been held to raise money for him. Also in 2000, Francois Mitterrand's widow, Danielle, visited Abu-Jamal in prison. Norman Mailer and Nelson Mandela piped up, contending that Abu-Jamal's trial was a "miscarriage of justice."15 Even Amnesty International joined the feast, citing "a pattern of events that compromised Abu-Jamal's right to a fair trial."16

Pattern of events? Spare me. The only pattern here was Abu-Jamal pulling the trigger of his .38 five times in order to murder Daniel Faulkner. As for any sign of repentance, after he heard his sentence, Abu-Jamal screamed, "Judge, you have just sentenced yourself to die."17 With several deputies pulling him out of the chaotic courtroom, his final words were "You have just convicted yourself, and sentenced yourself to death. . . ."18 Meet the Left's Ideal Man.

All this depends on the myth that somehow, some way, Mumia Abu-Jamal was railroaded. I know it seems absurd. Even Abu-Jamal's supporters know it's absurd. Consider Stuart Taylor, a journalist for both National Journal and Newsweek, who at least has the guts to weave the obviousness of Abu-Jamal's guilt into his support of him. How does he manage this? As the New York Times reported Taylor's artful but morally inane spin, he "speculates that some facts suggest the defendant, found wounded at the death scene with his legally registered gun lying nearby, might indeed have shot the policeman, but in an unplanned confrontation possibly involving elements of provocation and self-defense. He might, in other words, be neither guilty nor innocent."19

Wow! Neither guilty nor innocent! How's that for Through the Looking Glass? That's how the liberals would have our world be. No judgment, no conclusions, no reality, no rules, no personal responsibility. No guilt or innocence. The death of right and wrong.

I can't dismiss these liberals as simply confused or stupid. No, I believe the leaders of the Free Mumia campaign, and especially the Black Elite, know Abu-Jamal is guilty. In fact, that's their crime. They know this and they embrace it. They not only do not care, they want this type of man to be their people's heroes. For blacks, indeed for all of us, this is the ultimate betrayal of our communities.

The Drumbeat of Death

The drumbeat of support for Mumia Abu-Jamal began when the murderers of Jon Levin were little boys. They spent their lives being conditioned by the rhetoric that black men are so oppressed that even if you do the most heinous thing, you will be supported, you will be lied for, you will be celebrated. The message for Montoun Hart's jury was that, like Abu-Jamal, he was provoked, or perhaps he was even the victim. Certainly he was the victim of a racist, unforgiving society. Black men don't have a choice; they're defending themselves against the monster of White Amerikkka, they chant against the monster of the White Man's justice system.

The support for Abu-Jamal continued to gather steam throughout the 1990s. Wherever there were cameras, there were "Free Mumia" signs. During the 2000 Republican and Democratic national conventions, over 3,000 people marched in each convention city in support of Abu-Jamal. Gay-rights and animal-rights activists, feminists, and Hollywood celebrities all poured into the streets of Los Angeles and Philadelphia that year demanding that Abu-Jamal's death sentence be overturned and that he be given a new trial. 20

Also in 2000, Antioch College in Ohio invited Abu-Jamal to deliver the commencement address. That's right. It was recorded over the phone and played for the graduates, faculty, and parents.21 Besides being overwhelmingly offensive, this represents a much more serious problem. It demonstrates the Left's agenda of infecting young people specifically with a chaotic disregard for life and responsibility. After all, colleges invite people they want their students to emulate to deliver the commencement address. Abu-Jamal knows this. Here's part of what he, the Admired One, had to say to the graduating students of Antioch that day: "Think of the lives of those people you admire. Show your admiration for them by becoming them."22

Isn't that comforting? The Left is working to create a nation full of Mumia Abu-Jamals. The debacle of the Jon Levin murder trials is one sign of how we as a society are becoming complicit in this destructiveness.

And so Daniel Faulkner's widow, Maureen, has to face her husband's killer as he writes his Internet column and delivers college commencement speeches, as he is celebrated on T-shirts and in the media and is compared to Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. She and Danny were newlyweds when he was murdered. Now Maureen works to make sure that Mumia Abu-Jamal is indeed executed, as he was sentenced to be over 20 years ago.

Maureen Faulkner was also at Antioch on Commencement Day 2000, specifically to counter the myths that surround her husband's murderer. While Abu-Jamal was applauded and adored, his victim's widow was sequestered on another part of the campus and surrounded by police for her protection. Welcome to the World behind the Looking Glass.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Through the Looking Glass 9
2 The Left's Inquisition 39
3 Then and NOW: Feminists and Killers and Men. Oh My! 59
4 First the Culture, Then the Children: The Agenda of the Radical Gay Elite 87
5 Enslaving Their Own: Betrayal by the Black Elite 121
6 A Weapon in the Hands of the Left: The Real Agenda of the Academic Elite 159
7 Destruction of the Innocents: The Left Targets Children 193
8 Trashing the Public Trust: Media's Destruction of Culture 229
9 The Injustice System: Putting the Decent in Danger 261
Epilogue 289
Notes 295
Index 327
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2006

    A much needed wake-up call

    Tammy Bruce is angry. And judging by the contents of this book, she has a right to be. She is angry at the damage and destruction being wrought on individuals and societies in the name of moral relativism. And a major source of this tsunami of immorality and amorality, according to Bruce, comes from the radical Left. What makes this book unique, however, is that the author is a liberal, secular feminist and lesbian who is pro-choice. And she had been a card-carrying member of the radical Left for many years, before defecting to a more sensible and sober position. Her book contains a chilling look at the way radical secularist and leftist values have driven out other values, and have left a trail of destruction in their wake. The real enemy here is the pernicious notion of moral relativism, the notion that at heart there are absolutely no rights and no wrongs, and the only real wrong is if someone suggests there are rights and wrongs. Says Bruce, the radical Left does not want to push the boundaries of right and wrong, but wants to get rid of those boundaries altogether. The pathological narcissism of the loony left harms everyone, as individual traumas and disorders are foisted upon the rest of society. ¿The Left is led by a cadre of damaged and powerful individuals,¿ says Bruce, ¿who have been condemned by their own politics never to escape their victimhood¿. Of course all this moral indignation will make no sense to the moral relativists. If there is no right and wrong, then there is nothing to get upset about. If everything is permissible, then how can anyone get angry and make moral judgments or condemnation? And that is exactly why Bruce is right to target the moral relativists. They not only seek to justify every evil action, but strip from us the very ability to say `No, this is wrong¿. They talk about freedom and tolerance, but what they really want is the freedom to do whatever they want and for the rest of us to just tolerate it. But this can never be. As long as there is real evil in the world, there will be moral disgust against it. Bruce documents a lot of this evil in gory detail. And she is angry in the process. But if it gets us angry and motivates us to stand up for what is right, then that anger has served a good purpose. It seems that a world that has lost its moral radar needs a lot more of this kind of anger. May it long continue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2005

    Exciting and ridiculous

    In this flaming book, Bruce sets out to...mainly, flame (and get lots of attention). She attacks monolithic groups that don't exist and grossly over-simplifies complex issues and the diverse peoples engaged in them. She shows a glaring and distressing ignorance of history. I am especially dismayed that she promotes the Old Testament eye-for-an-eye, retributive model of justice and morality, which is the lowest rung in Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Reasoning, and a long way below the redemptive model of justice, which Jesus taught and exemplified. I would prefer to see values and morality promoted which grow out of a mature, genuine spirituality. In this book, Tammy Bruce is just showing off, just erupting for the fun of it and for the attention.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2005

    Loved it!

    Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down. It's a must read for anyone who is tired of the moral decline in America.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2003

    Bruce it up more for the right wing moralist!

    This is an increadulous book! Does Bruce really hope to convence the public that there is a vast liberal conspiracy to undermine the morals of this country? She needs to step back a few decades and look very carefully at Newt Gingrich and his divorce ffrom his ....was it second wife?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2003

    An Important Book

    While we wouldn't expect to get an inside report in the culture wars from someone who used to be on the other side, Tammy Bruce's tell-all from the enemy camp is exactly the down-to-earth, no-nonsense we need at the moment ... before it's too late. Think her alarms are overwrought? Think again. For a former head of NOW in L.A. to tell the inside stories like Ms. Bruce does, in the probable face of actual physical danger, is not only a considerable act of intellectual honesty and moral integrity, it's cultural leadership that borders on heroic. Her admiration for those of us who take our Christianity seriously enough not to be mindless about it is encouraging. Maybe her journey isn't quite complete yet. ;-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2003

    If You Have Children....Read This Book!

    It's Funny. Every day I seem to read and hear that 'There's no difference between Democrats and Republicans...between left and right. Read this book and you will never again say that. Tammy Bruce carefully, logically and convincingly puts forth her case that America is facing a cultural crisis of enormous magnitude. Her thesis is based on what she terms 'malignant narcissism' which explains much of the upside down value system crammed down our throats on a daily basis. We laugh at the many examples of political correctness we hear about. But it is far more insidious than the silly anecdotes we see. This book is not funny. It is serious, it is real, and it is scary. Bruce talks about the things no one else will, including gay and lesbian attempts to capture your children...with full complicity of the school administrators. She hits on today's feminism which has a far darker goal than in the 60s. She talks about the 'role models' sanctified by today's Black leadership, and the leftist agenda in our schools, including almost all of our universities. Bruce hammers Hollywood like few would dare, and forcefully attacks the judicial system, which, she asserts is full of morally corrupt judges and attorneys. Ms. Bruce names names and has lucrative footnotes to back up her charges. Her book is full of examples, most are at least shameful, some just plain disgusting. In summary, this insightful book presents a very forceful and compelling argument that the values which distinguish 'right' from 'wrong' are being effectively deleted from the American experience. Tammy Bruce is a hero!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2003

    A good buy.

    I first saw Tammy Bruce on television promoting her earlier work 'The New Thought Police' and remembered her name because I liked the way she answered the audience's questions. When I went to B&N to buy a new book by Dick Morris, I saw this book as well. I started reading a random section, and I felt that her arguments are well articulated, fairly presented and often suppored with good examples. I do not agree with everything she mentions, yet I still found merit in her prespectives. I highly recommend this book because of the wide and thorough topic coverage. This book should stimulate a better consciousness and another prospective on current affairs. I enjoyed this book so much that I plan on buying her previous book 'The New Thought Police'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2003

    Clear and Clearer

    Tammy Bruce has hit one out of the park with this brilliant, facts-based piece. Points of view are backed up by facts, sources and, where applicable, personal experiences. This is a piece that helps the population see through the Social Elite's smoke and mirrors sales-pitch on subjects ranging from Media Elite to Judicial Elite. A must read for anyone who wonders why, today, Right is being called Wrong and vice versa.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2003

    How about death to the name calling?

    I read this book and don't understand why/how Tammy Bruce thinks. I found some of this book's issues correct and on target, but found off putting the name calling that Ms. Bruce engaged in. It is possible to criticize without sinking to the lows of name calling. More often than not, it weakens the readers view of the author's arguments. I don't understand how her thoughts are different from other hate centered diatribes out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2003

    An important book

    Tammy Bruce hits the nail on the head in this smart and thought provoking book. On one level, it is a take-no-prisoners account of the cultural elite and their savage attempts to deconstruct many of the ethical pillars of American culture...all in the name of 'tolerance.' Miss Bruce argues that these are not merely issues of left and right, but Right and Wrong. The issues she raises of are great import to all Americans. Our culture, once predominant in the world, is fast becoming undone. History teaches us that any culture which tries to exist without a moral base is doomed to fail...will ours if we forget the difference between right and wrong? The more curious aspect of this book is it's author. Miss Bruce is by no means a conservative. Rather she is the kind of liberal we conservatives love...one you can talk to. When you divorce her political views from the moral issues she raises, you see a classic liberal you could spend hours debating the finer points of politics and policy with. It's seems she feels (rightly) betrayed by the left...particularly the NOW gang, and Miss Bruce does have a political axe to grind (which is fine...this is commentary). But she is a too rare breed of liberal. As a conservative, I'd much rather debate a liberal on diplomatic doctrine or political theory...not should pornography get a federal subsidy or gay lifestyle taught in pre-school. Give it try...you might be suprised

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2003

    Magnificent and Totally Riveting!

    This book is wonderful! I've never read a more complete expose and I have also never had such a fun time reading it. Tammy Bruce's writing style is informative and also brings out the total absurdity inherent in so very many of what passes for the Left's rationales. To make matters even more interesting, Tammy herself was a part of the Left for quite a while as the President of Los Angeles NOW, and even she wound up fed up with what she was seeing and hearing. I think this book should be required reading in colleges or, better yet, high schools across America! Perhaps most interesting of all is the fact that this book is on the New York Times bestseller list but, thus far, NO major reviewer will write a review of it for the public to see. I guess they're all just Left-wing reviewers and far too embarrassed by the sense Ms. Bruce makes to 'review' it! I say Tammy Bruce rules whether the book gets reviewed or not. Keep writing, Tammy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2003

    She's done it again.

    Once again, I buy a book wondering what a lesbian feminist can teach me, and sure enough, she teaches me alot. Like Tammy, as I grew older, I began to wonder who hijacked liberalism and turned it into a fascist state of hopelessness. Now that the enemy has been found out, there's no way they can last!!! Bravo Tammy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2003

    An excellent aid to understanding our times.

    This is, perhaps, the most important book to come down the pike in the past two years for anyone seeking to understand post-modernism, multiculturalism, and the various types of relativism, especially moral relativism. I think Christians will find it extremely helpful as we learn more about attacks from the Left on us. Ever wonder why some politicians seem to lie and misrepresent the truth while campaigning? While Clinton was in office, were you perplexed that he could go on TV and brazenly wag his finger at the American people while claiming, 'I did not have sex with that woman!' and then proceed to lie under oath in interrogatories and in a deposition during the Paula Jones case? Well after reading this book you'll understand how Clinton and many others just like him can do that type of thing. In my book, 'The China Connection' I show, through actions and dialogue of characters, what Tammy Bruce is talking about; the problem of moral relativism in politicians and people in positions of power. I recommend that you read 'The China Connection' as a painless, even enjoyable way to gain an understanding of the danger this problem poses to our society. If everybody is lying to everybody else because they no longer believe that truth exists, or if it does it's whatever they want it to be at the moment, then nobody will be able to trust anybody about anything. Since so much in a free society is based upon truth and trust, it would be a disasterous development were relativism in general, and moral relativism in particular, to become more pervasive that it already has.

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