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A Conservative History of the American Left

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  6 reviews
From Communes to the Clintons

Why does Hillary Clinton crusade for government-provided health care for every American, for the redistribution of wealth, and for child rearing to become a collective obligation? Why does Al Gore say that it’s okay to “over-represent” the dangers of global warming in order to sell Americans on his draconian solutions? Why does Michael Moore ca
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Hardcover, 464 pages
Published April 29th 2008 by Crown Forum
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Drick
Jun 29, 2008 Drick added it
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I saw this book when at my father's house and read about 2/3 of it. Flynn gives what my be called a history of ideas pertaining to "the American left." The purpose of the book is to portray the American political left as a group who historically have sought to undermine the family, free enterprise, private property, religion and put all power under a centralized government. He does this by linking the Left to every utopian and whacko group over the last 200+ years of US history. At times his lan ...more
Jason
At first, the title makes the book sound like it's going to be some sort of Ann Coulter/Rush Limbaugh drivel that attempts to smear the left. If one takes the time and patience to actually read the book, however, it is a surprisingly academic look into the history of the leftist movement. The research is very sound and I commend Flynn for writing a historical account rather than an unwarranted smear campaign. That said, the history of the American left is so scary that Flynn's commentary was not ...more
Matt Carpenter
There are some good explanations of liberal activists in this book, but Mr. Flynn takes too many liberties in lumping certain people in with leftists (Henry George is one example). The footnotes are sound. It is truly a history of the American left, because some of these characters would be considered conservative in the old European sense of the word.
Paul Marin
This was a very tough slog. It had it's moments, but to get to them required more patience than should have been required. Mr. Flynn is not the best writer, and at times his prose proves a bit too purple. Still, I did learn things about the "Progressives" that I hadn't known before.
Bodhi1
Fantastic read. One of the most detailed accounts of leftism in America.

Recommended highly.
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