The Naked Socialist

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The Naked Socialist is the real story of socialism. Complete, easy to read, no jargon, well documented, and gives a fascinating look at the raw decay of culture and economy now at work in America. It also provides a beautifully described explanation of the lasting principles of prosperity and constitutional freedoms that must be restored relatively quickly.

The Naked Socialist strips away the fakery, the false hopes, the hollow dreams, and the meaningless promises that ...

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Overview

The Naked Socialist is the real story of socialism. Complete, easy to read, no jargon, well documented, and gives a fascinating look at the raw decay of culture and economy now at work in America. It also provides a beautifully described explanation of the lasting principles of prosperity and constitutional freedoms that must be restored relatively quickly.

The Naked Socialist strips away the fakery, the false hopes, the hollow dreams, and the meaningless promises that socialists have foisted on countless millions---not just for the present, but over thousands of years.

With clear, brief, and step-by-step examples and anecdotes, the author explains what socialism is, where it came from, how it works, how to recognize it, and why it always destroys its host nation.

You will learn that the Seven Pillars of Socialism are not at all new, but a phenomenon that first appeared more than 6,000 years ago---and why socialism managed to mushroom in nations and cultures right up into today's current events.
The Naked Socialist is divided into five parts: 1) Gaining an understanding of what socialism is, 2) How it has appeared in human history, 3) The miracle that stopped socialism, 4) The corruption of that miracle, and, 5) The steps to return that miracle to America and the rest of the world today.

Included throughout the book are several questions to teach, test and emphasize important points so that students of freedom may see where this nation needs to move to regain its lost liberties.

The Naked Socialist fulfills an urgent need to answer such questions as,

• How much of the U.S. Constitution has been replaced with socialism?
• What is socialism, and why does it eventually ruin everything it touches?
• How did the Founding Fathers specifically make socialism illegal?
• How did socialism destroy Rome, the ancient Inca, Jamestown, and Plymouth? Are these same patterns of demise at work today?
• Which U.S. presidents socialized America, and what steps did they take to do it? Are these reversible?
• How is socialism hurting other nations around the globe?
• What are the best examples of socialism in action today?
• What are the Seven Pillars of Socialism?
• How can people learn to recognize socialism in their midst, or, learn if they're thinking like a socialist?
• What are the 46 goals of socialism?
• What will it take to eradicate socialism once and for all?

The study of freedom breathes hope and encouragement into all things---it sheds light into the dark corners of deception and conspiracy, showing that truth is the only authentic "transparency." Once socialism is stripped naked, those badly needed answers to restore freedom will materialize for everyone's benefit. Find those answers, plus hope and courage, in the pages of The Naked Socialist.

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Editorial Reviews

"The George Jarkesy Radio Show" - George Jarkesy
"The Naked Socialist is going to be explosive! When people know what Paul Skousen is talking about, and really get to the heart of socialism, The Naked Socialist is going to go VIRAL."
Red Meat Radio - Howard Stephenson
"The Naked Socialist is an amazing book that provides clarity to what is going on in the socialist world and why Americans do not seem to get socialism!"
"Patriot Come Lately Show" - Stefan Bartelski
"The Naked Socialist is one of those books that is both an interesting read, as well as a useful reference book. Paul Skousen's research is insightful and thorough, spanning many civilizations and continents. He not only strips socialism of its clothing, he also provides us with great ideas for fighting this scourge. This is a MUST READ for anyone who wants to know how our country arrived where it is today."
"Philpot Radio" - Morgan Philpot
"The Naked Socialist connects the ancient order of oppression with the modern order of oppression. The Naked Socialist is a fabulous book and we need to get everyone to read it NOW!"
Author of "The Naked Truth: The Naked Communist Revisited" - James C. Bowers
"The Naked Socialist" is a gold mine for anyone presently researching the Socialist inroads in America! It is the most complete and heavily documented work I have ever read, yet can be read straight though as an intriguing historical novel.
The Brenner Brief, November 26, 2012 - Sara Marie Brenner
“The Naked Socialist is really interesting. It gives you a different insight into what socialism is and the heart and soul behind socialism. "The Naked Socialist" is A MUST READ!”
The George Jarkesy Radio Show July 12, 2012 - George Jarkesy
“The Naked Socialist” is going to be explosive. When people know what Paul Skousen is talking about, and really get to the heart of socialism, "The Naked Socialist" is going to go viral."
Philpot Radio - Morgan Philpot
"The Naked Socialist" connects the ancient order of oppression with the modern order of oppression. "The Naked Socialist" is a fabulous book and we need to get everyone to read it NOW!"
Utah State Senator - Howard Stephenson
“The Naked Socialist” is an amazing book that provides clarity to what is going on in the socialist world and why Americans do not seem to get socialism!”
Patriot Come Lately - Stefan Bartelski
"The Naked Socialist” is one of those books that is both an interesting read, as well as a useful reference book. Paul Skousen's research is insightful and thorough, spanning many civilizations and continents. He not only strips Socialism of its clothing, he also provides us with great ideas for fighting this scourge. This is a MUST READ for anyone who wants to know how our country arrived where it is today."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781630720728
  • Publisher: Ensign Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/23/2014
  • Pages: 588
  • Sales rank: 492,940
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul B. Skousen is an author and instructor on the United States Constitution. He received his undergraduate from BYU in Journalism and his Master’s degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.

After graduate school Paul worked for President Ronald Reagan in the White House Situation Room. In addition, Paul was an intelligence officer for the CIA. He received national notoriety when he preserved a large bag of shredded top secret documents, the so-called "smoking gun" from the Iran-Contra Affair, that he sold piecemeal as "shredded secrets from the White House." Paul Harvey and other media outlets covered the unusual story.

Paul has extensive experience interviewing political and military leaders in Egypt, Israel and Jordan, including the former prime minister of Jordan, the political advisor to Egypt's President Mubarak, and senior generals in the Israeli military.
Paul is the author of five books including The Naked Socialist and Treasures from the Journal of Discourses. He has revised and edited several of his father's books including Fantastic Victory, The Cleansing of America, The Five Thousand Year Leap Glenn Beck Edition, and The Majesty of God's Law. He is currently writing the Biography of W. Cleon Skousen, among other projects, and is a frequent speaker and motivational instructor.

Additionally, Paul has been a columnist for The Daily Caller, and currently teaches communications and journalism at Utah Valley University.
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Table of Contents

Part I What is Socialism?

Socialism At Work 1

The Eternal Conflict: Force Versus Choice 3

Part II Socialism in Ancient History

First, There Was Force 28

Ancient Sumer, The Earliest Socialists 29

Pharaoh, The Demigod Socialist 33

Nimrod, The Anti-God Socialist 36

China: Dynasties Of Socialism 38

Assyrians: Ruthless, Blood-Drenched Socialists 42

Part III Socialism in Classical History

Draco And His Draconian Ideas 50

Sparta: Warrior Socialists 52

Of Beards, Words, And Wisdom 56

A Caste Of Millions 60

Aristophanes: Socialist Ideas "In The Round" 62

Rome's Recipe: Bread & Circuses 64

Israel: The Elusive Essenes 65

China: Wang Mang, A Failed Socialist 66

How Socialism Killed Rome 67

Part IV Socialism in the Middle Ages

Socialism And The Rise Of Christianity 74

Feudalism And Rulers' Law 80

Socialism In The Middle Ages 82

Socialism And The Reformation 88

Rise Of The Guilds 96

How The French "Revolutionized" Socialism 103

Part V Socialism in the Early Americas

Meanwhile, Over In The Americas 122

Incas: Model Socialists 123

Jesuit Priests Socialize Paraguay 129

Jamestown: Socializing The New World 131

Plymouth: No Thanksgiving For Socialism 135

Part VI Socialism in Religion

Socialism In Religion 144

The Universal Religion 155

Was Jesus A Socialist? 156

Did the Early Christians Practice Communism? 159

The Word That Can't Be Defined 163

Socialism Du Jour 167

Part VII The Miracle that Stopped Socialism

The Miracle That Stopped Socialism 176

Abolishing Pillar #1: "The Ruler" 181

Abolishing Pillar #2: "The Caste" 192

Abolishing Pillar #3: "All Things In Common" 194

Abolishing Pillar #4: "All Things Regulated" 197

Abolishing Pillar #5: "Force" 199

Abolishing Pillar #6: "Information Control" 201

Abolishing Pillar #7: "No Rights" 204

Does It Work? 212

Founding Fathers Speak On Socialism 214

Is It "Old Fashioned"? 218

Democracy vs. Republic 219

Part VIII Revolution of the Socialists, I

Conspiracy To Socialize America 224

There's Nothing Progressive About Progressives 225

America's First Progressive 227

The Revolution Of The Socialists 237

Revolutionary: Ned Ludd 239

Revolutionary: Unions & The King 240

Revolutionary: Napoleon Bonaparte 241

Revolutionary: Robert Owen 244

Part IX Revolution of the Socialists, II

Revolutionary: Union Organizers 250

Revolutionary: Religious Revivalists 260

Revolutionary: The Thinkers 266

Revolutionary: Top Ten Books 274

Part X Revolution of the Socialists, III

Revolutionary: Bad Amendments 280

Revolutionary: U.S. Supreme Court 291

Revolutionary: The Neo-Progressives 301

Revolutionary: The Socialist Party 309

Revolutionary: Law Schools 312

Revolutionary: Federal Power 316

Part XI The Last Temptation, Part 1: Compulsory Care

The Last Temptation: Compulsory Care 326

Franklin Speaks 327

Bastiat Speaks 329

The Twisted Roots Of Modern Welfare 330

Modern Welfare Born In Prussia 339

The Roots Of American Welfare 343

Part XII The Last Temptation, Part 2: Health Care

Death By National Health Care 348

Top 6 Flaws Of Universal Health Coverage 350

Part XIII Socializing The Money

John Law's Trillion Dollar Idea 372

The Ruling Power Of Central Banks 376

Progressives Finally Get Their Central Bank 379

Broken Promises Of The Federal Reserve 385

The Great Concession 390

The New Deal Constitution 397

Part XIV Socialism Today in America

Thinking Like A Socialist 404

U.S. Presidents And Socialism: Lincoln, Cleveland, Teddy Roosevelt 405

U.S. Presidents And Socialism: Taft, Wilson, Hoover, FDR, Truman 409

U.S. Presidents And Socialism: Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Reagan 417

U.S. Presidents And Socialism: Bush, Clinton, G.W. Bush 427

U.S. Presidents And Socialism: Obama 434

Part XV Socialism Around the World

The Rise And Fall Of Socialist Europe 446

Grandma Was Right 451

A Snap Shot Of World Socialism: Australia, Argentina, Canada, China, Cuba 453

A Snap Shot Of World Socialism: France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Italy 460

A Snap Shot Of World Socialism: North Korea, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Spain 465

A Snap Shot Of World Socialism: Sweden, U.K., U.S., Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe 470

Socialism Needs A Host: Three Examples 476

Part XVI The 46 Goals of Socialism

The 46 Goals Of Socialism 482

Part XVII The Proper Role of Government

The Proper Role of Government 494

Part XVIII The New Beginning

The New Beginning 500

Appendix

The Day The Socialists Took My Honey and Nectar 510

"Obama Care" 514

A President's Private Army? 516

Why Is Socialism So Appealing? 518

Sample Fruits of Ruler's Law 524

It Takes A Family 530

A Khrushchev Quote 533

Acknowledgements 534

About The Author 535

Selected Bibliography 536

Quotes On Major Section Headings 546

Factoid Sources 547

Index 548

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    With The Naked Socialist you don't have to be some economist or

    With The Naked Socialist you don't have to be some economist or poli-sci expert to start seeing what's going wrong everywhere. I keep hearing socialism won't work, now I see why, and why it CAN'T ever work. The book makes it clear why all those controls screw up everything, why national health care MUST become a complete disaster, why social security must fail, no matter what they do, why the EU is dying, why the USSR fell apart. Now I get it. The title is right, the book strips away the facade of socialism, shows how it infiltrates and can't be sustained. The end makes it really clear, only by controlling the government with strict rules like the Constitution can anybody expect real liberty.

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