Thursday, April 23, 2009

Book Review: Liberty and Tyranny by Mark Levin

Last week I bought and read the new book Liberty and Tyranny by Mark Levin. This is a must-read book!

A quick read of just the first few chapters will make it obvious why this book sits atop the best-seller lists. What Levin has done is taken the timeless principles of conservatism and not only contrasted them with liberalism (which he calls statism, and with good reason), but also laid out reasons why conservatism is superior. He then explains why conservatism is the philosophy of liberty—as it was intended by our Founding Fathers and the Constitution—and why statism is the philosophy of governmental tyranny and control.

Levin does all of this in a highly readable, concise way. The chapters are organized topically, with subject matter such as faith, enviro-statism, immigration, etc. I hope to read this book again sometime and blog about these individual topics in more depth.

If you like books with lots of fluff, this may not be for you. If you like a book where no paragraph goes to waste and where each point is made clearly and concisely, you will love this one. If you like books that make you thankful you are a conservative, then you should find and read this book immediately.

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