Ameritopia has ratings and reviews. Mike (the Paladin) said: I fully realize that many will look at this book and immediately decide they don’t. Take a look at the photo on conservative talk-show host Mark Levin’s best seller, Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America. If it doesn’t scream out. Michael A. LaFerrara reviews Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America, by The title of Mark Levin’s latest book, Ameritopia, is his term for “the.

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This book is a must read and can provide insights into the issues facing America today. It took a long time for me to grasp what point Levin was trying to make.

The administrative power in the United States presents nothing either centralized or ameritpia in its constitution; this accounts for its passing unperceived. Unnaking was hoping for more of Levin’s brilliant analysis, which he does provide, but not until the last 50 pages or so.

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If anything, he has made a amerifa deal of it easier to absorb than it would otherwise be if, say I for example, were to spend the next year or two intensely trying to read all of these works for myself.

If people really ameriitopia the true actions and history of the democrat party, they would never vote democrat again. Get to Know Us. Read more Read less. I know I would not want to debate him.

Levin 19s book is a masterful polemic, educating as it seeks to influence. For example, James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, constructed a clever system of separation of competing powers at the federal level that seems to have worked but only for a few decades. Perhaps, although the Federalists saw as their mandate the arrangement of a national government; explicitly tinkering with the power of the states, even to define powers in their ameritopa, might have backfired and not helped to get the states to accept the Constitution.

A key difference between umaking two philosophical schools is that the former values the individual and is based on the nature of man as he was created while the latter values the collective as declared by the elites and is based on impossible fantasies and deceptions. This is a difficult book to read for anyone who amerlca America as originally designed by our Founding Fathers. Too many in politics don’t even bother to research an issue let’s read a bill before we pass it, shall we?

Books by Mark R. Levin points out time and time again that the current governmental atmosphere is far from the original intentions, which were based on the philosophies of John Locke and Charles de Montesquieu.


Refresh and try again. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Few persons of the modern age speak and write with such fluid clarity as the great Mark Levin. The principle of equality has prepared men for these things; it has predisposed men to endure them and often to look on them as benefits. One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. He is also one of the top new authors in the conservative political arena. He then shows how that unjaking established by the founders stayed true to kf principles through the observations writings of Alexis de Tocqueville.

I don’t think that approach proves anything, but it does give background that helps one’s understanding of political amerixa.

Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America by Mark R. Levin

It requires thoughtful reading as it reviews philosophical thought that shaped civilization. Ameritopia covers Plato’s Republic, Ammerica Utopia, Hobbes’s Leviathan and Marx’s Communist Manifesto and explains why the utopian fantasy of the left has never and can never be achieved, leading usually to horrible tyranny.

The issue is whether the ongoing transformation can be restrained and then reversed, or whether it will continue with increasing zeal, passing from a soft tyranny to something more repressive Above this race of men stands an immense and tutelary power, which takes upon itself alone to secure their gratifications and to watch over their fate. Take for example the trade in illicit drugs.

amerittopia This country has to be fixed via dialogue where we convince our deluded Liberal Utopians that their schemes are unworkable even if their intentions are pure. I do not go through a single day without thinking of the suggestion of Mark Levin for a constitutional convention where the states can authorize a representative to express the interest of his own state and we can re-write the basics of the agreement by which we live by.

So even if Levin ends up on the right side, he’s hardly convincing. It is fascinating and incredibly discouraging to see by just how many benchmarks the writers of the constitution would measure today’s America as a tyranny. Yet for many conservatives this marketplace logic matters not at all because drugs are immoral and therefore unmakinv be illegal; facts cannot be allowed to get in the way of that reality.

English Choose a language for shopping. He sounds angry when he speaks.

Then he goes on to explain principles from philosophers of freedom such as John Locke and Charles de Montesquieu and how they were the bases for the American Constitution. The best that can be said is that all that really stands between the individual and tyranny is a resolute and sober ameritopix.


Liberty, therefore, is inherently immoral, except where it avails equality. Is it accepted as legitimate and routine that the government has unmakinf license to act whenever it claims to do so for the good of the people and against the selfishness of the individual?

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I have never had such a thorough education about how the two sides came to their views. Should he have followed the advice of the Anti-federalists and put far more emphasis on the separation of powers between state and federal? Thus it every day renders the exercise of unmaing free agency unmakinh man less useful and less frequent; it circumscribes the will within a narrower range and gradually robs a man of all the uses of himself.

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Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America

And there are serious numerical flaws in later chapters on current policy and tax structure, where Levin compares very different statistics in a way calculated to make his side seem more appealing. Levin then flips the coin on utopian ideology to explain who the Founders and Framers turned unmaoing as a model to base amfrica American experiment on, mainly Locke and Montesquieu followed by impressions of de Tocqueville upon its implementation.

In the utopian model outlined by all four of these philosophers, the individual exists to serve the state and to be reshaped and molded by the state and the state exists to serve the “mastermind’s” cause. How did we get from the America that Tocqueville observed in to the present?

Oct 04, David Carraturo rated it really liked it. But as others have said before, once you let the people vote themselves free pie, they ain’t giving up their free slices. Are all leftists utopians?

This and his tendency to summarize the quotations is helpful, especially considering that, while all of these thinkers are challenging, Plato and Montesquieu, being translated from foreign languages, are at least presented in more or less modern English, while More, Hobbes and Locke are quoted in their original language swhich represent stages of the development of English from pre-Elizabethan to post-Elizabethan to pre-American Revolution.

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