In March 2009 British conservative Daniel Hannan became an overnight celebrity when he assailed Prime Minister Gordon Brown on the floor of the European parliament. The YouTube clip went viral, leading to whirlwind appearances on FOX and other conservative media outlets. A thoughtful and articulate spokesman for conservative ideas, Hannan is better versed in America's traditions and founding documents than many Americans are.
In The New Road to Serfdom, Hannan argues forcefully and passionately that Americans must not allow Barack Obama to take us down the road to EU-style social democracy. Instead, he pleads with Americans not to abandon the founding principles that made their country a beacon of liberty for the rest of the world.
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"Hannan's book is essential intellectual equipment for Tea Partiers everywhere." (The Weekly Standard)
"Recommended." (Glenn Beck)
Dan Hannan is a wonderful historian, a bright politician, and an eloquint spokesman for conservative thought. My introduction to Mr. Hannan was like many others here in America, the sharp rant he levelled at Gordon Brown at the European Parliment. As a fan of freedom and democracy myself, and an affection for all things Brittish, I followed his exploits on Youtube. Hannan is by far the most clear thinking, and articulate politician in Europe. This book is well researched, well put together, and well narrated (although, sadly, not by Dan himself). Anyone who sees the United States moving toward the untennable socialism of Europe will enjoy this book immensely, as Hannan brilliantly lays out the reasons "why not". You will love this book, if you are not familiar with his work as a Member of the European Parliment, see his Youtube channel, it will give you some insight into the man. Enjoy...
This book is an absolute must listen to for all Americans. We live in a great country and are in danger of letting our political establishment ruin us and turn us into a socialest Euro-state.
This is a must listen for any man or woman who loves America and wants to know what is in our immediate future, unless we wake up and regain control of our country, it's government to stop the insane deficit spending and obscene taxation.
the quotes of the founding fathers and other thinkers associated with our resposiblities and duties as freedom loving citizens
Daniel Hannan is among one of the worlds most refreshing conservative voices.
This book is a well written and timely warning to Americans about the dangers of seeing themselves as "just another country".
A fantastic, honest and intellectual appraisal of US exceptionalism, it's democratic roots, and the extraordinary peril of losing it.
This could not come at a more important moment in history.
Thanks Daniel, I enjoyed it the first time I heard it also.
this is one of the most important books you will ever read. it provides a warning against supranationalism, why federalism makes a difference, and what happens to freedom liberty economic growth prosperity happiness in the absence of federalism and in the presence of supranationalism. warnings from the lessons in Britain and specially continental Europe are given. This is not just typical right wing scaremongering but practical on the ground examples and implications
A Warning is needed and needs to be heeded. The book is insightful and is full of history of the past and present on both sides of the pond. The lamb is being led to the slaughter but if the lamb reads this book among others we might turn this country around. An enjoy reading read. I intend to reread and take notes this time to allow the information to sink into my mind.
It's ironic that a Brit needs to remind Americans of why and how this country and its basic principles should be cherished. His warning to us to not devolve into what Britain and the Eurozone have become and pointing out those warning signals evident in the US today should cause thoughtful Americans to take note.
This book is great civics lesson and a wake up call for those Americans who've lost touch with what makes the US a beacon of liberty and hope.
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