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The Naked Socialist strips away the fakery, the false hopes, the hollow dreams, and the meaningless promises that ...
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.
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
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
About The Author 535
Selected Bibliography 536
Quotes On Major Section Headings 546
Factoid Sources 547
Posted July 9, 2012
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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