LEVIN’S CALL FOR ‘AMERICANISM’
Syndicated talk radio host Mark Levin’s new book won’t be published for another six days, but it is already selling briskly, ranked No. 5 among all books on Amazon, and No. 1 in political and social science books.
And no wonder. The title is both timely and telling: “Rediscovering Americanism and the Tyranny of Progressivism” clearly acknowledges the concerns of voters who fear that the basic, bright and beloved qualities of their nation are fading under the glare of liberal media and progressive bullying.
As he has in previous books, Mr. Levin makes his case based on history and facts. The author digs into the ideological roots of the progressive movement, and points the finger at those philosophers and thinkers he feels are destructive to civil society, individual freedom and rights, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and other traditional bedrock components of America.
“Mark Levin revisits the founders’ warnings about the perils of overreach by the federal government and concludes that the men who created our country would be outraged and disappointed to see where we’ve ended up,” publisher Threshold Editions, the conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster, says in advance notes.
“Levin returns to the impassioned question he’s explored in each of his bestselling books: How do we save our exceptional country? Because our values are in such a precarious state, he argues that a restoration to the essential truths on which our country was founded has never been more urgent. Understanding these principles, in Levin’s words, can ‘serve as the antidote to tyrannical regimes and governments.’ Rediscovering Americanism is not an exercise in nostalgia, but an appeal to his fellow citizens to reverse course,” Threshold says.
The organization also publishes the work of President Trump, Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney, Glenn Beck and Oliver North, to name just a few.
Mr. Levin’s book arrives June 27.
The survey also found that only 6 percent of voters overall feel there is less of a danger of political violence; Republicans and Democrats essentially agreed on that one. Another 16 percent say the potential for violence is about the same; 18 percent of the Republicans and 11 percent of the Democrats agreed.
Meanwhile, a new Gallup poll has some promising news for the Trump administration about a different type of violence: 70 percent of the public have confidence in the U.S. government to protect its citizens from future acts of terrorism — a “recovery of confidence from the last time the question was asked,” which was during the Obama administration, the pollster said million, the analysis found. The three networks also experienced “financial growth” for their morning news programs in the same period, which were up by 3 percent, reaching a very tidy $836 million.
In total, then, from January to September 2016 — prime election months — the “Big Three” networks made almost $1.3 billion on weekday morning and evening news shows alone. The figure does not include weekend news or Sunday talk shows.
Mark Levin’s new book won’t be released until June 27, but the book is already in Amazon’s Top 10 list of all books and ranks No. 1 in the political section.