“Mark Levin and the Book that changed America”

From The American Spectator: “Mark Levin and the Book That Changed America” by Jeffrey Lord.

When the history of our time is written, Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto will be recognized, as Lord says in his piece, as the seminal book that helped retake America from the socialists. I read it. I loved it. It is permanently on my nightstand. It is as important a book, in my opinion, as Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, though it is much shorter and a joy to read. (The last chapter, “A Conservative Manifesto,” is required reading.)

While the liberals and the “progressives” can feast their paramecium-sized intellects on silly and arrogant tomes by James Carville (How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation) and Sam Tanenhaus (The Death of Conservatism), both of whom were incredibly wrong about the conservative ascendancy, we can read and re-read Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny. and realize how right he was about everything happening in our country. Our 60+ victory in the House last week is testament to the power this book had over us in explaining the greatness of this nation and how we can fix it.

It’s the book that changed America.

And it isn’t often that a book — any book, even a popular, bestselling book like Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto — can be said to have changed the course of American politics and history. The phenomenon is rare, extremely rare, usually taking both the country and even the author by surprise.

Yet Levin’s book has done just that, saluted by Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in an exclusive talk with The American Spectator as “providing [the] intellectual balance and foundation” of the Tea Party movement. A movement that stands triumphant this week in the wake of the conservative landslide that Levin himself believes can revitalize the conservative cause that Ronald Reagan once led to the White House.

The results of the 2010 revolt against the Obama Era are staggering. The success of the Tea Party; the defeat of over 60 of Nancy Pelosi’s House Democrats; the election of a half dozen U.S. senators, ten governors and almost 700 state legislators. What startles even more is that one campaign after another focused on the issues Levin featured in his book — the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, statism, the dangers of a powerful central government.

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