The Next American Civil War
The Populist Revolt Against the Liberal Elite
By (author) Lee Harris
Next American Civil War by Lee Harris
Book DescriptionMany of us were surprised by the escalating incidents that began right after Obama's election - tea parties, guns toted at town hall meetings, rumors of socialism and death panels. But Lee Harris knew this was coming. Harris has long been reflecting on freedom and what it really means. In this new book, he explains that the outrage we're witnessing is born of the age-old fear - as old as the nation itself - that someone will away take our freedom. It is this fear that sparked the current populist revolt, led by people like Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin who have sounded the alarm, claiming that Obama's push for reform is simply the intellectual elite's most recent power-grab. Here, Harris shows that in reality, this ongoing debate is good and necessary. Throughout our history, Americans have challenged the definition of liberty and this has allowed us to progress as a society. Harris argues that we must listen carefully to this new populist uprising and take it seriously if we are to defend our founding principles and achieve true freedom for all.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230102712
Classification: Freedom of information & freedom of speech
Format: Hardback (243mm x 164mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Books By Author Lee Harris
Next American Civil War, Paperback (September 2011)
Americans have always challenged the definition of liberty. Harris argues that this debate is good and necessary, and that the new populist revolt must be taken seriously. A masterly work that weaves current events with philosophical investigation, The Next American Civil War rethinks Americans' most elemental ideas of freedom.
Suicide of Reason, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Lee Harris
From a "startlingly original and visionary" writer (Salon), a disturbing and far-ranging look at the West's vulnerability to fanaticism.
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Author Biography - Lee Harris
LEE HARRIS is the author of The Suicide of Reason: Radical Islam's Threat to the West and Civilization and Its Enemies: The Next Stage of History. A frequent contributor to Policy Review, City Journal, the Wall Street Journal's 'Opinion Journal,' and TCSDaily.com, he has become one of the most sought-after commentators on the post-9/11 epoch. He lives in Georgia.
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