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Ameritopia by Mark R. Levin

Ameritopia (2012)

by Mark R. Levin

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Brilliant book.....the message and research are almost unparalleled. This would have been another 5-star book for me if it hadn't been so difficult to read. Levin included a LOT of philosophy in this book, and I'm just not that good at reading philosophy. If you can read this book and understand it, you will realize that, America, it is time to WAKE UP. ( )
  utbw42 | Dec 10, 2014 |
Very informative about the slow movement of our country to a socialist type siciety. ( )
  cwflatt | Mar 10, 2012 |
Mark Levin’s “Ameritopia” is a difficult and sobering read but deeply informative. More than a political rant, which Mr. Levin is known for, “Ameritopia” is a tour-de-force of comparative political and philosophical theories and systems and their influences on the founding fathers as they struggled to write the U. S. Constitution.
In the manner of a Master’s thesis, Mr. Levin compares and contrasts the collective utopian dreams of Plato’s “Republic,” Hobbes’s “Leviathan, and More’s “Utopia” - and their inevitable nightmares – with John Locke’s “Nature of Man” arguments and Montesquieu’s notions on republican government. He does it in such a way that it becomes apparent that the American founders literally assembled the Constitution from Locke’s and Montesquieu’s writings, almost word-for-word at times, wholly rejecting the notion of governmental collectivism and radical egalitarianism, concentrating instead on the rights and freedom of the individual.

He goes on to compare the newly formed American Democracy with the tenets of Marx’s “Communist Manifesto” and ends with Alexis de Tocqueville’s observations of America’s character, its success and its likely pitfalls.

Again, not an easy read but one that serious students of Americanism and individual freedom will keep as a reference and reread, in part or in toto, to fully grasp the intellectual scope of Levin’s arguments, positions, and conclusions. ( )
  Renzomalo | Mar 4, 2012 |
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Let's right the wrong and pay some at­ten­tion here to Ameritopia. Read­er, I sug­gest an al­ter­nate ex­pla­na­tion. Ameritopia is real­ly Ameritastrophe. It's dis­as­trous­ly bad from be­gin­ning to end.
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 In Liberty and Tyranny, I described the nature of individual liberty and the civil society in a constitutional republic, including the essential principles of America's societal and political order.
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Levin explores the philosophical basis of America's foundations and the crisis that the government faces today.

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