The New Leviathan: The State Versus the Individual in the 21st Century [NOOK Book]

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The ideas and policies that are percolating down from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Capitol Hill—increased government intervention, calls to “spread the wealth around,” onerous regulations, and bailouts for all—are not new. We’ve been down this road before. We know where it leads. It is that forlorn byway that Friedrich von Hayek called the Road to Serfdom.

The good news is we don’t have to go down that road again. Resurrecting 18th-century ...
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The New Leviathan: The State Versus the Individual in the 21st Century

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Overview


The ideas and policies that are percolating down from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Capitol Hill—increased government intervention, calls to “spread the wealth around,” onerous regulations, and bailouts for all—are not new. We’ve been down this road before. We know where it leads. It is that forlorn byway that Friedrich von Hayek called the Road to Serfdom.

The good news is we don’t have to go down that road again. Resurrecting 18th-century style pamphleteering, Encounter Broadsides provide the intellectual ammunition for the battle over America’s future. From the folly of Obamacare, to the politicization of the Justice Department, or disastrous efforts to nationalize our education system, each Encounter Broadside assaults a new tentacle of the rising statism. Now, for the first time, The New Leviathan collects these salvos in one essential handbook.

The New Leviathan is edited by Roger Kimball with contributions from John R. Bolton, Daniel DiSalvo, Richard A. Epstein, Peter Ferrara, John Fund, Victor Davis Hanson, Andrew C. McCarthy, Betsy McCaughey, Stephen Moore, Michael B. Mukasey, Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Rich Trzupek, and Kevin D. Williamson. Together, they make the definitive case for liberty and democratic capitalism at a time when they are under siege from the resurgence of collectivist sentiment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594036453
  • Publisher: Encounter Books
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,080,432
  • File size: 949 KB

Meet the Author


Roger Kimball is Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion and President and Publisher of Encounter Books. He is also an art critic for the London Spectator and National Review. His most recent books include The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia (St. Augustine’s Press, 2012).
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Table of Contents

Foreword George F. Will vii

Introduction Roger Kimball xi

How Barack Obama is Endangering Our National Sovereignty John R. Bolton 1

Government Unions and the Bankrupting of America Daniel DiSalvo 25

Why Progressive Institutions Are Unsustainable Richard A. Epstein 50

President Obama's Tax Piracy Peter Ferrara 81

How the Obama Administration Threatens to Undermine Our Elections John Fund 106

How the Obama Administration Threatens Our National Security Victor Davis Hanson 128

How the Obama Administration Has Politicized Justice Andrew C. McCarthy 155

Obama Health Law: What It Says and How to Overturn It Betsy McCaughey 180

How Barack Obama is Bankrupting the U.S. Economy Stephen Moore 209

How Obama Has Mishandled the War on Terror Michael B. Mukasey 229

The Higher Education Bubble Glenn H. Reynolds 254

How the EPA's Green Tyranny is Stifling America Rich Trzupek 280

The Dependency Agenda Kevin D. Williamson 314

About the Authors 337

Index 341

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