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
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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.