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Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism

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In a stunning follow-up to her number one best seller Slander, leading conservative pundit Ann Coulter contends that liberals have been wrong on every foreign policy issue, from the fight against Communism at home and abroad, the Nixon and the Clinton presidencies, and the struggle with the Soviet empire right up to today's war on terrorism. "Liberals have a preternatural gift for always striking a position on the side of treason," says Coulter. "Everyone says liberals love America, too. No, they don't." From Truman to Kennedy to Carter to Clinton, "America has contained, appeased, and retreated, often sacrificing America's best interests and security. With the fate of the world in the balance, liberals should leave the defense of the nation to conservatives."

Reexamining the 60-year history of the Cold War and beyond - including the career of Senator Joseph McCarthy, the Whittaker Chambers-Alger Hiss affair, Ronald Reagan's challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall", the Gulf War, and our present war on terrorism - Coulter reveals how liberals have been horribly wrong in all their political analyses and policy prescriptions. She also examines how history, especially in the latter half of the twentieth century, has been written by liberals and, therefore, distorted by their perspective. Far from being irrelevant today, her clearheaded and piercing view of what we've been through informs us perfectly for challenges today and in the future.

With Slander, Ann Coulter became the most recognized and talked-about conservative intellectual of the year. Treason, in many ways an even more controversial and prescient book, will ignite impassioned political debate at one of the most crucial moments in our history.

©2003 Ann Coulter; (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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    D. Keith Dixfield, ME USA 09-18-03
    D. Keith Dixfield, ME USA 09-18-03 Member Since 2003
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    "Poison for political discourse"

    I am writing this review as an unashamed liberal (card-carrying member of the ACLU) and someone who, despite Coulter's assertions, does really love my country. As a history teacher, I have also spent a fair amount of time thinking about the political traditions of this country. The changing arguments between liberals and conservatives has been basic to this tradition and when either of these mainstreams has become too dominant or has stopped listening to their opponents, the results have been damaging. By dismissing liberals as a group (as if THEY all think the same way any more than conservatives do), portraying them as anti-American and even as, well, TRAITORS, she is poisoning the political well of this discussion by encouraging her conservative readers to question the motives of anyone who disagrees with them.

    I believe that if we can't have a healthy discourse within which people can disagree about difficult, complex issues like the proper response to terrorism, without resorting to tactics of the kind that this book is filled with, we are in deep trouble as a nation.

    157 of 159 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Warner, NH, USA 06-27-03
    Mark Warner, NH, USA 06-27-03
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    "A bizarre phenomenon"

    Ann Coulter's work is one of those strange marketing stories of the new century. Virtually all her claims are consistently and throughly debunked, yet people continue buying her books! "Treason" is no exception. What you have here is vitriol without truth. Hate-speech without substance. Or, as it has been better said, "The sound and the fury, signifying nothing."

    177 of 180 people found this review helpful
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    Kirk Palm City, FL, USA 06-29-03
    Kirk Palm City, FL, USA 06-29-03
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    "Conservative Intellectual????"

    I am astounded after reading this book that any one woud consider this author an "intellectual." Her deductions are wrong, her facts seem to be plucked from someone's inagination, and her totally unscholarly approach to this topic is offensive to the thinking reader.

    This book is most certainly defined bast a "a waste of time, money and intellectual effort." My only consolation is that I got the book from a friend and was able to return it without paying the author. I would be ashamed to let another see this book on my shelf since the books one keeps define one's character.

    I must caution the readers of this review that I am not a "conservative" or a "liberal." I am able to speak 8 languages and have lived on 4 continents for extened periods of time and this lends some balance, and internationalism to my view. This is a book with an agenda and that agenda is not truth nor wisdom but probably better summed up by title of Ms. Coulter's last book, Slander. If you love US magazine, Jerry Springer, WWE and hate the way the blacks and minorities are "taking over" you will love this book.

    58 of 59 people found this review helpful
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    sprice@rocketmail.com 06-28-03
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    "Attention Condi, this is revisionist history"

    On the surface Ms. Coulter appears to be an attractive young woman. Sadly beauty is only skin deep. In Treason Ms. Coulter attempts to do for a fairly complex half century of American political history what she tried to do to the profession of journalism in her last book Slander; namely, scatter a series of half truths and outright lies about individuals and events, with which she is clearly unfamiliar, throughout a test notable for its otherwise weak prose craft. Ms. Coulter relentlessly peddles a vindictive revisionist history in which tail-gunner Joe McCarthy saves the day from the Red Menace, while cowards like Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter betray the nation. I'm sorry but nice legs and a word processor do not a political historian make. Ms Culter will no doubt sell a lot of books but it does not make her any less a crank. She might also want to watch how she swings a loaded word like traitor around, one might note that presidents Truman, Kennedy, Johnson and Carter all served their nation honorably in the armed services as opposed to say, deserting their posts and running off to work on a political campaign in the midst of a war? just a thought.

    57 of 58 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Kent, WA, USA 07-21-03
    Bruce Kent, WA, USA 07-21-03
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    "Lunacy"

    Lunacy--this should be the title of Coulter's book. I listened to this thing out of interest to see what the woman had to say. Now a realize she's in it to make a buck from those more interested in partisan politics, than in the long term survival of the United States. If it is Treason to question the Bush administration regarding each of his intelligence points that have proved false, I really worry what shall become of this country.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Glen Phipps Delray Beach, FL USA 07-07-03
    Glen Phipps Delray Beach, FL USA 07-07-03 Member Since 2002

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    "It Makes Me Sad"

    It makes me sad that, ever since 9/11, we are rapidly losing sight of the simple idea that freedom of speech is a fundamental, and integral, concept of democracy. To brand anyone who doesn't agree with you as a traitor is to deny one of the simplest and most beautiful principles of this country. I thought that was one of the things we are supposedly fighting, and dying, for in Iraq. Or am I wrong?

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    D. Hines Kansas City, KS 07-01-03
    D. Hines Kansas City, KS 07-01-03 Member Since 2000
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    "Mein Kampf for the New Millennium"

    More tedious preaching to the choir by Xenophobia, Warrior Princess. Her fans will undoubtedly love it, but anyone with a three-digit IQ is unlikely to find her arguments convincing.

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    Steven M. Austin, TX, USA 07-02-03
    Steven M. Austin, TX, USA 07-02-03 Member Since 2007
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    "Another mindless rant."

    As the public grows weary, the voice of many Conservative mouthpieces grows more and more shrill every day. This book is, unfortunately, no exception. It's full of far-fetched "connections" between "those wacko Liberals" and treason. The scapegoat is hardly novel. The tone of the book glaringly oversimplistic. The conclusions drawn are often simply wrong and universally insulting to liberals who are accused and everyone else who is expected to agree.

    If more actual thought and care went into detailing the nature of treason, I would have been much more generous in my review. Many of the author's arguments are almost identical to all the other hyper-conservatives dittoing the exact same thoughtless prattle: Liberals are the cause of all evil.

    Pass this book up and you will not miss anything. Pick it up and you can either be repulsed by the ignorance and intolerance being presented, or you can turn off your mind and repeat: All conservatives are right and all liberals are wrong. Sounds rather one-sided, right? So is this book.

    50 of 52 people found this review helpful
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    Glen College Station, TX, USA 07-02-03
    Glen College Station, TX, USA 07-02-03
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    "More Talk Radio Conservative Crap"

    The best thing about Audible's version of this book is that it is abridbed so there is less of it to have to listen too.

    33 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin london, N/A, United Kingdom 07-07-03
    Kevin london, N/A, United Kingdom 07-07-03
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    "dmather ... the ironic"

    Anyone who suggests their IQ is above 3 digits is either deluded or alien. DMather I think a demand for fact is annulled by your own laughable claims.

    Dmather says "I have more than a three-digit IQ - I can distinguish facts from fiction. I can tell the difference between unsupported attacks (such as the above) and factual, well-supported arguments."

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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