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27
Balint Vazsonyi
Booknotes, Sunday, September 27, 1998
Balint Vazsonyi discusses America's Thirty Years War: Who is Winning?.

Is America on a slow-motion trip toward socialism even as much of the rest of the world moves away from it? Hungarian-born historian and world-renowned concert pianist Balint Vazsonyi knows first-hand what it means to live under an authoritarian regime and makes a powerful case that America is going down the same road. Drawing on his personal experiences living under different versions of socialism, Vazsonyi describes how our hard-won freedoms are being gradually eroded. Vazsonyi traces the essence of what makes America unique back to the founders and exposes the dangerous trends that are undermining the founder's original intent. Vazsonyi documents how America's founding principles—rule of law, individual rights, the guarantee of property, and a common American identity—are being gradually replaced by government-mandated group rights, redistribution, and multiculturalism. The thirty years war is being fought between promoters of liberty, individual rights, moral guidance on one side; and believers in human reason as the supreme power, with government as its central authority, on the other. While the picture is not rosy, America has every chance of winning, if the intentions of the two sides are exposed, and the consequences weighted. This witty, simple-to-follow, and engagingly personal book will aid in the process. With unmistakable clarity, Vazsonyi shows how every time America moves away from its founding principles it moves in the direction of a system in which "social justice" is pursued through ever-greater government control. America's 30 Years War is inspiration to those who have lost touch with our founding principles and ammunition for those who believe that our freedoms must be defended every day. —from the publisher's website (timspalding)… (more)
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