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The Resource Ameritopia : the unmaking of America, Mark R. Levin

Ameritopia : the unmaking of America, Mark R. Levin

Label
Ameritopia : the unmaking of America
Title
Ameritopia
Title remainder
the unmaking of America
Statement of responsibility
Mark R. Levin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Levin explores the philosophical basis of America's foundations and the crisis that the government faces today
Storyline
Tone
Review
Right-wing commentator Levin (Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, 2009, etc.) charges that America is in danger of losing itself to soul-crushing collectivism. Many non-conservative readers may instinctively think that efforts to "level the playing field" will make America great again. Not so, writes the author, who's leery of "radical egalitarianism" and fears it's just another stab at utopianism, a system, no matter how well intentioned, that concentrates power in a central authority. "Like all other failed forms of utopianism in the past, Levin argues that the new utopianism will ultimately lead to tyranny and the enslavement of its citizens. Utopianism," writes Levin, "is tyranny born of intellectual bankruptcy and dishonesty. The proof is seen every day in the words and actions of politicians, judges, bureaucrats, and the media." The author frequently cites the works of Plato, Hobbes More and other noted thinkers in an effort to bolster his argument. In fact, Levin rarely goes a paragraph without importing huge tracts of texts from other writers. Ultimately, the book never rises above partisanship and is not likely to win any converts. It seems a stretch to claim that there is any movement currently afoot in the United States today that is even remotely comparable to the societal changes implemented in Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto. Simply invoking the words of Ronald Reagan might appease some, but it is hardly sufficient for constructing a convincing argument. A polemic for like-minded readers.(Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2012)
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10046089
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Levin, Mark R.
Dewey number
320.97301
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Democracy
  • Utopias
  • Utopias
  • Democracy
  • Politics and government
  • Utopias
  • Utopias
  • Democracy
  • Utopias
  • Utopias
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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the unmaking of America
Label
Ameritopia : the unmaking of America, Mark R. Levin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. On utopianism. The tyranny of utopia ; Plato's Republic and the perfect society ; Thomas More's Utopia and radical egalitarianism ; Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan and the all-powerful state ; Karl Marx's Communist manifesto and the class struggle -- Part II. On Americanism. John Locke and the nature of man ; The influence of Locke on the founders ; Charles de Montesquieu and republican government ; The influence of Montesquieu on the framers ; Alexis de Tocqueville and Democracy in America -- Part III. On utopianism and Americanism. Post-constitutional America ; Ameritopia
Control code
838594
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Threshold editions hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 270 pages
Isbn
9781439173244
Lccn
2011042260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439173244
  • (OCoLC)754720468
Label
Ameritopia : the unmaking of America, Mark R. Levin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. On utopianism. The tyranny of utopia ; Plato's Republic and the perfect society ; Thomas More's Utopia and radical egalitarianism ; Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan and the all-powerful state ; Karl Marx's Communist manifesto and the class struggle -- Part II. On Americanism. John Locke and the nature of man ; The influence of Locke on the founders ; Charles de Montesquieu and republican government ; The influence of Montesquieu on the framers ; Alexis de Tocqueville and Democracy in America -- Part III. On utopianism and Americanism. Post-constitutional America ; Ameritopia
Control code
838594
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Threshold editions hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 270 pages
Isbn
9781439173244
Lccn
2011042260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439173244
  • (OCoLC)754720468

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