A Conservative History of the American Left
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A Conservative History of the American Left

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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...more
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Published April 29th 2008 by Crown Forum
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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
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
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A Conservative History of the American Left by Daniel J. Flynn (2008)
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