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Why We're Liberals: A Handbook for Restoring America's Most Important Ideals

Why We're Liberals: A Handbook for Restoring America's Most Important Ideals

by Eric Alterman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0143115227

ISBN-13: 2900143115228

Pub. Date: 02/24/2009

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

The bestselling author and Newsweek columnist takes a characteristically irreverent look at the rampant mistreatment of liberals and liberalism

The "most honest and incisive media critic writing today"(National Catholic Reporter), Eric Alterman is committed to restoring the liberal tradition to its honored place as the political philosophy of

Overview

The bestselling author and Newsweek columnist takes a characteristically irreverent look at the rampant mistreatment of liberals and liberalism

The "most honest and incisive media critic writing today"(National Catholic Reporter), Eric Alterman is committed to restoring the liberal tradition to its honored place as the political philosophy of mainstream American citizens. In this bracing and well-documented counterattack on right- wing spin and misinformation, Alterman briskly disposes of the canards and false definitions that have been foisted upon liberals by the right and have been accepted unquestioningly by nearly everyone else. The perfect post-election book for all those who are ready to fight back against the conservative mudslinging machine and reclaim their voices in the political process, Why We're Liberals brings clarity and perspective to the possibility of a new day in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900143115228
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/24/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
What is This Thing Called "Liberal"?
Liberalism: A Crooked Branch of Timber     21
What Do Liberals Believe, Anyway?     56
What Does Liberalism Look Like?     62
So What's the Problem?     72
And Why Do They Hate America?
Why Do Liberals Hate Patriotism?     131
Conservatives and the Military I: The "Chickenhawk" Issue     133
Conservatives and the Military II: Tools for Nation-Building     137
Conservatives and the Military III: Soldier, Defend Thyself     141
Conservatives and the Military IV: Insufficient Troops, Forced Rotations, and Depleted Reserves     145
Conservatives and the Military V: No Shared Sacrifice     149
Conservatives and the Military VI: Sunshine Patriotism     150
Conservatives and the Military VII: Torturous Logic     151
Why Do Liberals Always Blame America First?     159
But Aren't Liberals Awfully Cavalier about Protecting Our National Security?     162
Why Are Liberals So Damn Elitist?     168
Why Do Liberals Love Hollywood Smut Peddlers?     179
When Will Liberals Stop Undermining America's Values and Poisoning the Minds of Its Youth?     186
Why Do Liberals Deny That America Was Founded as a Christian Nation?     196
Why Won't Liberals Admit That America Is Suffering from a Crisis in Moral Values?     202
If Liberals Are So Peace-Loving, Why Do They Want to Murder the Unborn?     218
Why Do Liberals Believe in Marriage Only for Homosexuals?     224
Why Are Liberals Educating Our Children to Be Perverts?     229
Why Do Liberals Hate Religion?     236
Why Do Liberals Hate the Jews?     245
Why Are Liberals So Contemptuous of Individual Freedom?     261
Why Do Liberals Love "Activist Judges"?     265
When Will Liberals Stop Crying "Racism" at Every Opportunity?     270
Why Are Liberals So Soft on America's Enemies?     281
Why Do Liberals Love to Tax and Spend?     294
Don't Conservatives Do a Better Job of Promoting Economic Growth Than Liberals?     308
But Why Are Liberals So Nasty?     310
Why Are Liberals Such Wimps?     319
Conclusion     325
Acknowledgments     335
Notes     337
Index     383
Jacket Key     402

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