Why We're Liberals: A Political Handbook for Post-Bush America
The bestselling author demolishes myths about liberalism in a spirited polemic
Thanks to the machinations of the right, there is no dirtier word in American politics today than ¬“liberal¬”¬—yet public opinion polls consistently show that the majority of Americans hold liberal views on everything from health care to foreign policy. In this feisty, accessible primer, bestselling author Eric Alterman sets out to restore liberalism to its rightful honored place in our political life as the politics of America¬'s everyday citizens.
In Why We¬'re Liberals Alterman examines liberalism¬'s development and demonstrates how its partisans have come to represent not just the mainstream, but also the majority of Americans today. In a crisply argued though extensively documented counterattack on right-wing spin and misinformation, Alterman briskly disposes of such canards as ¬“Liberals Hate God¬” and ¬“Liberals Are Soft on Terrorism,¬” reclaiming liberalism from the false definitions foisted upon it by the right and repeated everywhere else. Why We¬'re Liberals brings clarity and perspective to what has often been a one-sided debate for nothing less than the heart and soul of America. Why We¬'re Liberals is the perfect election-year book for all of those ready to fight back against the conservative mud-slinging machine and claim their voice in the political debate.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - slothman - LibraryThing
Alterman has produced a solid handbook for liberals who want to reclaim the title from the opprobrium that has been heaped on the term for years. The beginning of the book addresses the question in ... Read full review
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A primer of the liberal view in politics in America, Eric Alterman does a fairly decent job of providing a nice summary of liberal ideals. Before I get into a discussion of the books content, an ... Read full review
WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LIBERAL?
What Do Liberals Believe Anyway?
What Does Liberalism Look Like?
So Whats the Problem?
AND WHY DO THEY HATE AMERICA?
Why Do Liberals Always Blame America First?
Why Are Liberals So Damn Elitist?
Why Do Liberals Hate the Jews?
Why Are Liberals So Contemptuous of Individual Freedom?
Why Do Liberals Love Activist Judges?
When Will Liberals Stop Crying Racism at Every Opportunity?
Why Are Liberals So Soft on Americas Enemies?
Why Do Liberals Love to Tax and Spend?
Dont Conservatives Do a Better Job of Promoting Economic Growth Than Liberals?
But Why Are Liberals So Nasty?
Why Do Liberals Love Hollywood Smut Peddlers?
When Will Liberals Stop Undermining Americas Values and Poisoning the Minds of Its Youth?
Why Do Liberals Deny That America Was Founded as a Christian Nation?
Why Wont Liberals Admit That America Is Suffering from a Crisis in Moral Values?
If Liberals Are So PeaceLoving Why Do They Want to Murder the Unborn?
Why Do Liberals Believe in Marriage Only for Homosexuals?
Why Are Liberals Educating Our Children to Be Perverts?
Why Do Liberals Hate Religion?