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The New Leviathan

How the Left-Wing Money-Machine Shapes American Politics and Threatens America's Future

David Horowitz & Jacob Laksin

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At a time when the national political debate is about inequality and fairness, bestselling au­thor David Horowitz and coauthor Jacob Laksin have written an unsettling book about the distribu­tion of power in America. Thoroughly researched and amply documented, The New Leviathan over­turns the conventional wisdom about which end of the political spectrum represents the rich and pow­erful, and which represents the people.

The Democratic Party presents itself to the electorate as the party of working families and the poor. In the 2000 election campaign, Democrat Al Gore ran on the slogan “The People vs. the Powerful,” while President Obama describes him­self as a “grassroots organizer” and a spokesman for “fairness” and “progressive change.” Such is the world of political myth. In reality, the Demo­crats and the Obama progressives represent the richest and most powerful political machine in American history. Backed by a near trillion-dollar treasury in America’s oldest and largest tax-exempt foundations, progressives outspend conservatives by a factor of seven to one.

In The New Leviathan, David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin examine this growing financial power of left-wing organizations and politicians. They show how left-wing foundations under­wrote the political career of Barack Obama and how massive funding advantages for progressive proposals have disenfranchised American voters and shifted the national policy debate dramatically to the left. The New Leviathan draws connections between the Obama administration and progres­sive organizations from labor unions to media outlets to nonprofits to political groups, and shows how on key policy fronts—national security, immigration, citizenship, environment, and health care—the sheer force of left-wing financial resources has reconfigured the nation’s political agenda.

Publishers Weekly Review

Mar 26, 2012 – Forget right-wing businessmen: America’s real plutocrats are left-liberal foundations and labor unions, argues this suspicious exposé. Deploying material from their site DiscoverTheNetworks.org, conservative pundits Horowitz and Laksin (coauthors of One Party Classroom) investigate a rogues’ gallery of “progressive” foundations—everything from the Ford Foundation to, astonishingly, the ChevronTexaco Foundation—along with the public sector Service Employees International Union and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. This powerful agglomeration, masterminded by billionaire arch-liberal George Soros, vastly outspends conservative foundations, the authors contend, and dominates American politics: funding radicals at ACORN and the ACLU; promoting leftist policies on health care, immigration, and global warming; boosting minions—Barack Obama, most prominently—into high office to enact “socialism by stealth.” The authors’ turgid, acronym-strewn text takes on conspiracy overtones as they doggedly trace “networks” of liberal patronage, but their one-sided account of political influence—they focus on nonprofit organizations while ignoring corporate political activity and conservative talk radio—is neither original nor alarming. The machinations they uncover—voter registration drives, position papers, liberals funding liberals—feel run-of-the-mill rather than sinister. The result is a panicky but unconvincing rehash of familiar conservative-populist dudgeon.

Customer Reviews

Realville Citizen

A must read! An eye opening account of how the US has been manipulated by internal & external corruption and ideology rape. The book clarifies many aspects pertaining to the swing from a capitalist society & inception of leftist money machines.

A Must Read

This book is required reading for every US citizen in order to understand the current political realities. It does a great job in exposing the duplicity of the left and the real truth in what ideological side has the financial advantage. It also highlights a most overlooked faction of our current political system; namely leftist foundations and their vast wealth of unchecked and agenda-driven financial resources.

It is also well-written. I read the whole book in one weekend.

The New Leviathan
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  • Category: Politics & Current Events
  • Published: Jun 12, 2012
  • Publisher: Crown Religion/Business/Forum
  • Seller: Random House, LLC
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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