The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. The Democratic Party activates mobs, depends on mobs, coddles mobs, publicizes and celebrate mobs - it is the mob.
Sweeping in its scope and relentless in its argument, Demonic explains the peculiarities of liberals as standard groupthink behavior. To understand mobs is to understand liberals.
©2011 Ann Coulter (P)2011 Random House
Small Business Coach and Consultant
As a fiscal conservative, social liberal who lives in a political no-man's land, Demonic made me think about order vs. chaos in a country that is moving from entrepreneurs to employees and from employees to complete human obsolescence.
Almost anything but "demonic." She goes off the deep end in places, but pared down to her observations, and the premise, perhaps, "Political Disorder."
I'd love to find a politically neutral book that examines the mechanisms she addresses.
Christian, Thinker, Writer, Marketer, Dad
I'be been so thrilled with this purchase! Honestly, I don't know which impressed me more about thus title:
The fact that Coulter was able to thoroughly analyze and disect the liberal mob mentality in 5 hrs...
- or -
The fact that she provided such a logical explanation of the left's apparent idiosyncracies.
Whatever the case, if you'be ever scratched your head after watching liberals do or say things that make no sense, this book is for you!
I have read several of Ann Coulter's works and this is among the best. "Demonic" is very funny and hits on many important ideas, from some fresh angles.
I only have two criticisms:
(1) the term "liberals" should not be used to describe "socialists" but rather the term "liberals" should be taken back by capitalists
(2) it is bizarre that Ms. Coulter professes that a large part of society does not have the "capacity of reason" (which is true) but at the same time thinks that these people should not have the right to have abortions when they accidentally get pregnant
John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"
I've read many conservative books. Most have very similar approaches (not bad, just similar). This is the case with books of other perspective, too.
This book is different, even from Colter's previous books. Her interpretation of Gustave Le Bon's "The Crowd" in relation to the modus operandi of both the Left and Right is quite unique and eerily accurate.
This is not just another conservative book. This is an important book and is as thought-provoking as Mark Levin's "Liberty and Tyranny."
Buy the version with Coulter as the narrator.
Then buy the book to do the research.
Then listen to this a few times when you're in the car ( I listened to it 3 times).
Yeah....despite the imperfections of her book (what book is perfect? In what alternate reality do critics live in? ) she's right on target. Don't expect this one to be in the OWS library...
I only wish she didn't name it "Demonic". Scared the less hardy souls among us away...and they need to hear some of the points she's making...
Like her other single word titles (Treason, Slander and Godless) this one does not disappoint. Ann methodically shreds what Sowell calls the "unconstrained" view and offers up its gory history in fair detail. Perfect timing too as we can watch the OWS and the OBA reveal these traits in realtime. Ann is truly a national treasure.
Admirer of history and biographies.
If you like Ann Coulter (and liberals, not so much), you'll love this book. Her razor sharp writing is absolutely riveting. I only regret not having bought the unabridged version, which had a different woman reading it. The less than stellar reviews of the other reader, along with the fact that Ann Coulter herself reads this abridged version is what ultimately influenced my decsion. I highly recommend this book, and expect I'll listen to it multiple times.
I might - I already have - somehow this just didn't grab me - perhaps I felt I had heard all the basic ideas before or perhaps I just had other books I wanted to listen to more.
I am now listening to all of Philip Roth's books - could you please try and get American Pastoral?
This is not an issue for me - I usually like it when the author reads her own book.
Yes, it sounded like it was going to be quite amusing.
Ann proves again why she is the master of the entertaining and informative political insight.
I'd give 10 star's if I could!
This book puts the current political climate into thoughtful historical perspective, without being boring or preachy. Whether you agree with Coulter or not, she makes some very valid points that thinking people should take into consideration.
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