The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Liberty and Tyranny: The Difference between the Two

Just read this spectacular review of Mark Levin's Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto. I am a huge Levin fan and pre-ordered it, so I have been waiting for weeks. It arrived in the mail today: Day 1 of release and it is already #1 on Amazon!

I truly believe that this is a book which could easily become the 00's version of Goldwater's The Conscience of a Conservative, a non-fiction Atlas Shrugged.

And we have never needed it more than we do now.

The Great One celebrated his book release with one of the best shows of his career; the opening monologue is pure gold.

In addition to the excellent quotes in the above review, I think it is important to add the Abraham Lincoln quote on the back cover; it speaks more clearly about the rightness of our cause--and more concisely--than almost anything I have ever read:
"We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name--liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names--liberty and tyranny."

--Abraham Lincoln, 1864

Thomas Lifson has another great review of Levin's book, and so does Dan Riehl--who includes a video of an interview with Levin talking about it. I envy their getting an early copy; I can't wait to read mine.

I get the feeling I might be buying a few more copies for friends...and perhaps even a public library or two.
DiscerningTexan, 3/24/2009 10:13:00 PM |