Ameritopia by Mark R. Levin
The Unmaking of America

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10 Critic Reviews

...Mark has filled the void ably and, unlike a lot of talk radio hosts in America, fills that void with intellectual fire power, not pablum and crap.
-Red State

Synopsis

In his acclaimed #1 New York Times bestseller, Mark R. Levin explores the psychology, motivations, and history of the utopian movement, its architects—the Founding Fathers, and its modern-day disciples—and how the individual and American society are being devoured by it.

Levin asks, what is this utopian force that both allures a free people and destroys them? Levin digs deep into the past and draws astoundingly relevant parallels to contemporary America from Plato’s Republic, Thomas More’s Utopia, Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, and Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, as well as from the critical works of John Locke, Charles Montesquieu, Alexis de Tocqueville, and other philosophical pioneers who brilliantly diagnosed the nature of man and government. As Levin meticulously pursues his subject, the reader joins him in an enlightening and compelling journey. And in the end, Levin’s message is clear: the American republic is in great peril. The people must now choose between utopianism or liberty.

President Ronald Reagan warned, “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Levin agrees, and with Ameritopia, delivers another modern political classic, an indispensable guide for America in our time and in the future.
 

About Mark R. Levin

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Mark R. Levin es un conductor radial con distribución nacional y presidente de Landmark Legal Foundation. Sus últimos dos libros, Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America y Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover’s Story of Joy and Anguish, también fueron bestsellers nacionales y del New York Times. Más recientemente contribuyó con el prefacio a un libro de su padre, Jack E. Levin: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated, actualmente en tapa dura de Threshold Editions. Ha trabajado como abogado en el sector privado y como asesor principal y administrador para varios miembros del gabinete del presidente Reagan. Tiene un B.A. de Temple University y un J.D. de Temple University School of Law.
 
Published January 17, 2012 by Threshold Editions. 288 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, History, Travel. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Ameritopia
All: 10 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 3

Kirkus

Below average
on Mar 19 2012

Simply invoking the words of Ronald Reagan might appease some, but it is hardly sufficient for constructing a convincing argument.

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National Review Online

Excellent
on Mar 06 2012

Ameritopia is not simply a work of popular scholarship...it is a call not to arms but to awakening...

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National Review Online

Excellent
on Mar 01 2012

Ameritopia is a remarkable book, mainstreaming foundational works of political philosophy that shape the divide between liberty and statism.

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Red State

Excellent
on Jan 17 2012

...Mark has filled the void ably and, unlike a lot of talk radio hosts in America, fills that void with intellectual fire power, not pablum and crap.

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Carlin Romano

Below average
on Apr 15 2012

Ameritopia is real­ly Ameritastrophe. It's dis­as­trous­ly bad from be­gin­ning to end.

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The American Spectator

Excellent
on Jan 17 2012

Once Ameritopia is read and understood, no cognizant person will not understand what is unfolding around them in 21st century America...

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The American Spectator

Good
on Jan 16 2012

...well-researched, well-explained extended essay against utopianism.

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DenverPost.com

Good
on Feb 04 2012

While you may not agree with his politics or perspective, there is still no denying that this book is written by a man who is passionate about his country...

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First Things

Below average
on Mar 13 2012

In expounding his own Grand Theory of Everything...hasn’t he manufactured his own idea-centric outlook?

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Patriot Update

Excellent
on Mar 10 2012

The brilliance of Levin’s work is that he shows the vast differences between the liberty-loving philosophers...philosophers who believed Man is able to achieve utopianism...

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