The grave is dug, the headstone carved, the hearse idling out front. A once-potent political and cultural scourge of our time, Liberalism, is breathing its last - and loudest - breaths.
In this provocative postmortem, R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. traces the dubious rise and inevitable fall of the deeply flawed Liberal-Progressive movement, which has culminated in the nation's first stealth socialist, President Barack Obama?the unwitting pallbearer for American Liberalism. While exposing this nonsensical worldview, Tyrrell also winsomely reaffirms the timeless values Liberalism has endeavored to undermine: free enterprise, personal liberty, limited government, empiricism, reason, and common sense. Ultimately, Tyrrell welcomes conservatives, moderates, independents, and the heretofore apolitical to step forward at this crucial juncture, and take the final steps necessary to administer Liberalism's last rites.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ___"From Harry Truman to Ed Koch to McGovern, Liberalism has been in decline. With Obama, Liberalism is dead. Now comes Crony Capitalism. This is a hilarious and profound book?especially because Tyrrell sees the value of Fox News nd Talk Radio." Sean Hannity, author ofÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ___Conservative Victory, and radio host ofÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ___The Sean Hannity ShowÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ___and Fox News Channel'sÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ___Hannity.
"R. Emmett Tyrrell . . . chronicles with growing joyfulness the high points of Liberalism's demise until we get to 2010 and Liberalism's lurch into the grave. . . A wonderful read and a fitting send-off to a very dreary ideology." Mark Levin, host ofÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ___The Mark Levin Radio ShowÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ___and author of the bestsellersÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ___Liberty and TyrannyÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ___andÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ___Ameritopia
"The Death of LiberalismÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ___is a dashing, sharp, well-argued and succinct tract for the times. Mr. Tyrrell is a controversialist of stature, a polemicist of robust energy and a man who knows how to present his case with power and precision." Paul Johnson, author ofÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ___Modern Times,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ___Intellectuals, andÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ___A History of the American People
About the Author
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. is founder and editor-in-chief of the famous and feared American Spectator, a political and cultural monthly, which has been published since 1967. He is the author of twelve books, including the New York Times best-selling Boy Clinton: The Political Biography. TyrrellÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´ÌàÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«ÌÎÌÊs nationally syndicated column is published weekly in such papers as the New York Post, Los Angeles Times, Arizona Republic, Washington Times, and Washington Examiner. In addition, his writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, HarperÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´ÌàÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«ÌÎÌÊs, New York Times, National Review, New York Magazine, and the Spectator of London.