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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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    Amazon Customer 07-08-03 Member Since 2008
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    "Too Much Vitriol and Not Enough"

    In my review of Ms. Coulter's last book, <U>Slander</U>, I made it clear that although I didn't agree with many of her views, I was entertained by her intelligent humor. Unfortunately, in <U>Treason</U>, Coulter's naked hatred for all things liberal made listening to <U>Treason</U> tiresome.

    Here are a few problems I have with Coulter's assertions in this book:

    Nixon - Coulter blames his impeachment on liberals as a witch hunt for payback for his involvement in the ouster of communists during the 50's. My history is a little hazy but, wasn't he impeached for what HE did during HIS presidency and isn't he the only president in history to have resigned? But that's all liberals fault according to Coulter. She sounds like a democrat defending Clinton!

    Carter - I hold Carter as an American hero. Carter is a true peacemaker who works tirelessly to better our world. Whether he is building homes for the homeless or trying to oversee elections where democracy is trying to spring forth in new places or working to arrive at peaceful settlements to problems anywhere in the world, Jimmy Carter is the face of the United States that I would like most the rest of the world to see. Not the war mongering Bushes. Coulter has nothing but insults for Carter in particular and peacemakers in general. Sorry Ann but it takes much more courage to take that long and arduous route to peace than it does to start a war.

    Bush - everyday the evidence grows that Bush lied about and fabricated various facts about Iraq to pump up the populace for war. What is more treasonous, lying about an adulterous affair to cover one's butt or lying about WMD's to start a war resulting in thousands of deaths? Much of Coulter's support of Bush in <U>Treason</U> points to overwhelming poll numbers supporting attack. What if the "facts" presented by the Bush camp to prop up those poll numbers were falsified? Isn't that treason?

    <U>Treason</U> is a disappointing follow-up to <U>Slander</U>.

    40 of 45 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Tucker, GA, USA 06-27-03
    Joe Tucker, GA, USA 06-27-03
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    "Treason"

    This is the most right winged bigoted garbage ever written. Maybe, it would appeal to a certain skinhead group.

    43 of 49 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 38 people found this review helpful
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    Charles L. Roberts Salt Lake City 09-30-03
    Charles L. Roberts Salt Lake City 09-30-03 Member Since 2002

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    "Lots of ranting, little analysis"

    I could only take about 30 minutes of this book before my gag reflex was too much to handle (and I consider myself fairly conservative). I found the book full of name calling (democrats are liars, unpatriotic, hate their country, communist sympathizers, etc.) with very little analysis explaining why the republican view was correct. The arguments that were presented were based on extreme circumstances that could have easily occurred in either party. If you are very conservative and believe strongly in a great, left-wing conspiracy, you'll love this book. In my experience, however, conspiracy theories are advanced when there's nothing left to argue.

    25 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Burlington, Ontario, Canada 07-02-03
    Dave Burlington, Ontario, Canada 07-02-03
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    "Can we have a factual rebuttal?"

    To mommadillo, Date: July 01, 2003 and others in a similar vein - who writes ...
    "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."

    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.

    Presenting a "convincing" argument means giving supporting facts and evidence - not silly name calling and haughty dismissive attacks. The above, and several other silly reviews, substantiate the authors clearly documented case.

    35 of 41 people found this review helpful
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    Erik Palo Alto, CA, United States 05-24-04
    Erik Palo Alto, CA, United States 05-24-04 Member Since 2001
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    "Don't trust the hateful reviews. This book rocks"

    Most of the negative reviews here actually admit they haven't read (or heard) this book. This actually seems the reinforce the point of Coulters other book, Slander.

    If you are new to Coulter, listend to Slander first. It is astoundingly enternaining, and thought provoking. I liked this book (Treason) a great deal, but would recomend Slander first.

    Her work is well researched, and made me laugh out loud repeatedly.

    I can't wait for the next book...

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Plano, TX, USA 01-04-04
    Thomas Plano, TX, USA 01-04-04 Member Since 2002
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    "Many Facts not reported by the Press"

    Clearly there is a group trying to discredit this book. The number of reviews alone on this book reveals an organized effort against it.
    Some recently disclosed facts that we don't hear about are revealed which only came to light since the Cold War ended and the Soviet Union Collapsed. McCarthy was right about many things he said. Roosevelt was advised by Communists in his organization. In the late fifties it was hard to believe. Now we know it was actually true. This book gets us thinking about all those things that we have assumed for many years and has us review the history and see where the ideas came from.
    This book is certainly written from the Conservative ideological point of view, but I believe that if the average american were asked if they thought communism was bad, they would have said yes. Ann Coulter points out that Democratic foreign policy accepted Communism while Republican foreign policy sought to destroy it.
    A well written book which deserves more discussion and not just a lot of one star reviews which are clearly out of anger or fear.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    George San Leandro, CA, USA 12-10-03
    George San Leandro, CA, USA 12-10-03 Member Since 2003
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    "Treason"

    It's pretty obvious by reading the reviews, that this bookclub has a mostly liberal membership. This was a very well written book loaded with footnotes that can actually be verified, unlike most liberal books that use NO footnotes, but rely heavily on emotions to put their point across. I was happy to find this book among the selections as I have read it in hardcover. I was a dyed in the wool Democrat and voted for Carter not Reagan until Reagan's second term. I know how people can be deceived by their ignorance of the truth and Ms. Coulter does a very good job of telling the truth.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    R. Ohr Huntington Beach, CA 10-29-03
    R. Ohr Huntington Beach, CA 10-29-03 Member Since 2007

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    "Excellent research!"

    Ann Coulter not only can hold her own with any person in the media who holds an opposing point of view, she also does her homework. Her documentation is extraordinary. Even when people take issue with her position, she recites chapter and verse and silences them with the facts. I thought I was pretty well informed, but I learned a lot from this book. Excellent reading!

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Payson Dean Payson, Arizona 07-12-03
    Payson Dean Payson, Arizona 07-12-03 Member Since 2002

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    "The conservative voice, spirited, well researched!"

    Although the liberals, in and out of the media will protest loudly, this book hoists them on their own petard. With meticulously researched material and surgical precision, Ann Coulter, once again, slices and dices the liberal media and the elitist culture that propagates it.

    As an American of fifty five years, I have often been amazed at what does, and does not, get reported for public consumption. My own recollection of the historical events mentioned in this book more closely resemble what Coulter has written, rather than the revisionist tripe we are constantly bombarded with. Coulter's in depth analysis brings to light the "hate America first" crowds' penchant for never letting the facts get in the way of a good distortion of the truth.

    Although there may be a few quibbles about some of the authors' opinions, the facts speak for themselves. Those of the liberal pursuasion will, no doubt, do their usual hysterical, sneering name calling, but the facts, as presented, are here for all to see. Anyone who considers themselves a free thinking individual ignores them at their peril. Who knows? This book might even convert one or two.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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