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Why We"re Liberals

Eric Alterman

Why We"re Liberals

A Political Handbook for Post-Bush America

by Eric Alterman

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Published by Blackstone Audio Inc. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political Science,
  • Unabridged Audio - Misc.Nonfiction,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism,
  • Nonfiction / Politics,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatAudio Cassette
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11970872M
    ISBN 10143321010X
    ISBN 109781433210105

      In those days, the two parties were large coalitions of heterogeneous interest groups. The Democratic Party, in particular, brought together an odd alliance of Northern liberals, working-class. Get this from a library! Why we're liberals: a political handbook for post-Bush America. [Eric Alterman] -- Thanks to the machinations of the right, there is no dirtier word in American politics today than "liberal"--Yet public opinion polls consistently show .

      HH: Now Why Are Jews Liberals?, the new book by Norman Podhoretz, came out before you could actually quote Zbigniew Brzezinski, though he’s in the book on three places, before you could quote him suggesting that America might have to shoot down IDF planes headed towards Iran. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text.

    Reasons for Liberal reforms. The infographic below illustrates some of the main reasons why the Liberals introduced social welfare reforms between and Fred Schwarz, an Australian-born doctor who founded the Christian Anti-Communist Crusade in , wrote in his book You Can Trust the Communists (to be Communists) that liberals were Author: Martin Longman.


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Why We"re Liberals by Eric Alterman Download PDF EPUB FB2

Eric Alterman defends the word and ideology that a lot of conservatives have made a career out of smearing. Liberalism is much more than a label and Why Were Liberals book. Alterman does a good job of explaining the truth about the political themes and beliefs of liberalism and he is correct about Democrats preference for identifying themselves as "Progressives" rather than /5(26).

But the main thrust of the first half of the book is not to point at each of us and show us how we each rationalize to support our beliefs. The question is what this behavior means and how it affects all of us.

The author traces the initial split - over half a century ago - to a time when conservatives and liberals were part of both major parties/5().

The book is very American, and effectively ignores the European Socialist tradition, which provides (an always did), an alternative and coherent ideology to Liberalism, which is why Liberals were always so bitterly opposed to by: Why We're Liberals is the perfect book for all of those ready to fight back against the conservative mud-slinging machine and claim their voice in the political debate.

© Eric Alterman (P) Blackstone Audio, Inc. More from the same. Author. What Liberal Media. The Book. This book changed my view of the world and let me hear the call of war.

For far too long we liberals stood in the shadows ashamed of our name, no more. The conservatives must prepare to come and do battle, and learn once again that we will not stand down and allow them to trample upon our views/5.

During his career as a Why Were Liberals book thinker, Norman Podhoretz has been asked no question more often than “Why are so many Jews liberals?” In this provocative book he sets out to solve this puzzle.

He first offers a fascinating account of anti-Semitism in the West to show the historical roots of Jewish mistrust of the right.4/4(62). Nonetheless, after seven years under the Bush Administration, he thinks liberals can reclaim American hearts and minds, as long as they’re willing to embrace the term “liberal” and welcome people into the party who harbor conservative social positions or strong religious convictions—a majority of the U.S.

population, the author notes. Southern liberals were in a quandary as most of them kept quiet or moderated their liberalism whilst others switched sides and the minority remnant continued on the liberal path. One by one, the last group was defeated.

According to historian Numan V. Bartley, "the very word 'liberal' gradually disappeared from the southern political lexicon. Podhoretz spends most of the book going over the reasons why Jews are liberals based on historical facts of the past two thousand years, the advent of Christianity, then Islam.

During this time, the Jews have been mercilessly persecuted by each of the "spin-off" religions, with each of them, to this, still trying to eliminate Judaism from the /5.

Why We’re Liberals is the perfect book for all of those ready to fight back against the conservative mud-slinging machine and claim their voice in the political debate. Politics Nonfiction.

Publication Details Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Edition: Unabridged Publication Date. Why We’re Liberals is the perfect book for all of those ready to fight back against the conservative mud-slinging machine and claim their voice in the political debate.

Download and start listening now. Quotes & Awards “It is difficult to imagine anyone better qualified to update Arthur Schlesinger Jr.’s notion of liberalism as the. “Podhoretz takes on a provocative subject, rejects conventional wisdom, and delivers a book that is important, original, and thought-provoking.” —Henry A.

Kissinger “Why are Jews liberals. God only knows. But Norman Podhoretz offers as lively and convincing an explanation as we’re likely to get from a merely human by: 5. The perfect post-election book for all those who are ready to fight back against the conservative mudslinging machine and reclaim their voices in the political process, Why We're Liberals brings clarity and perspective to the possibility of a new day in America.

Politics Nonfiction. An excerpt from “Why We’re Polarized,” by Ezra Klein How Democrats Became Liberals and Republicans Became Conservatives there were good reasons to worry about the muddle the parties.

Why secular liberals are wrong about Nizamuddin The Jamaat was criminal in its behaviour. Don’t defend it just because Hindutva extremists are communalising the episode. During his career as a neoconservative thinker, Norman Podhoretz has been asked no question more often than “Why are so many Jews liberals?” In this provocative book he sets out to solve this puzzle.

He first offers a fascinating account of anti-Semitism in the West to show the historical roots of Jewish mistrust of the right/5(8). If self-delusion were magic, average liberals would be David Blaine,/11/ PM EST.

Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections): A History of the Religious Battles That Define America from Jeffersons Heresies to Gay Marriage Today by Stephen Prothero Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars" is a very interesting book that seeks to make sense of American culture wars/5.

The Liberals were reduced to a mere forty seats in Parliament, only seven of which had been won against candidates from both parties and none of these formed a coherent area of Liberal survival. The party seemed finished, and during this period some Liberals, such as Churchill, went over to the Conservatives while others went over to gy: Liberalism, Classical liberalism, Social.

But Norman Podhoretz does and he explains his ideas in his brilliant book Why Are Jews Liberals. American Jews, Podhoretz explains, grew up in liberal homes heavily influenced by the ideology they inherited from their Eastern European ancestors. There, in Russia and Germany, you either followed the Kaiser´s or the Czar´s line or were a Communist.

Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning is a book by Jonah Goldberg, in which Goldberg argues that fascist movements were and are hed in Januaryit reached #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list of hardcover non-fiction in its seventh week on the list.

Goldberg is a syndicated columnist and Author: Jonah Goldberg. The perfect post-election book for all those who are ready to fight back against the conservative mudslinging machine and reclaim their voices in the political process, Why We're Liberals brings clarity and perspective to the possibility of a new day in :   Not science denial exactly—they were liberals.

This was a denial of reality.” That anger is in the book, but there’s also a rationality to it, a matter-of-factness, that can feel almost tender in the face of so many horrors.

The manner in which the children confront the end of their world varies—they are often scared, they are.