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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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    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 185 people found this review helpful
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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 164 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher New York, NY, USA 02-10-04
    Christopher New York, NY, USA 02-10-04
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    "About time."

    This book is being slammed by people who have not read it. Do not pay attention to them. It is a well written, thoughtful, intelligent history of the left's activities in opposition to the interests of our country. Is it treason? Without question. Read it!

    14 of 14 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 64 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 63 people found this review helpful
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    Steven M. Austin, TX, USA 07-02-03
    Steven M. Austin, TX, USA 07-02-03 Member Since 2017
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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 56 people found this review helpful
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    Gary 01-05-04
    Gary 01-05-04
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    "Worth the time"

    I found the contents to be of great interest. Ann Coulter has done a fine job researching and presenting information which you generally won't find in the mainstream. If you are on the left don't get it, she will only frustrate you with her direct no apologies approach.

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    Robert Utica, NY, USA 11-07-03
    Robert Utica, NY, USA 11-07-03 Member Since 2003
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    "Solid Facts and Astute Analysis"

    Ms. Coulter's book, "Treason" is solidly packed with well researched facts and very astute analysis. Those who dislike this book do not attack it with facts. Read the reviews of those who dislike this book and see if you can find any facts presented to refute what she has written. I found none. Her opponents appear to resort to name calling, apparently because they do not have any facts to present that refute her position. She views Joe McCarthy as a patriotic American. Most Americans who were alive during the time McCarthy was in the Senate (I was one of them) believed he was a patriotic American. Since the U.S. Government's top-secret Venona project was made public in the mid-1990's (at the insistence of Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan), there is no disputing the fact that there were a very large number of Soviet Communists spys working in U.S. Government jobs, many at very high levels, like Alger Hiss who was an assistant to a deputy Secretary of State (and who also held very high level staff jobs in the Roosevelt Administration). Most "Liberals" at the time simply refused to accept the possibility that this could be so. Anne Coulter simply points out these facts. I have read several books that document these facts, but I have not seen anyone present any facts that refute what Ms. Coulter states in her book. Senator Joseph McCarthy has been blamed for many things that he had nothing to do with. McCarthy claimed (correctly, based on the facts that the Venona project has brought to light) that there were a number of "loyalty risks" working for the Federal Government, and he asked why nothing was being done about those loyalty risks. While Ms. Coulter discusses many issues besides Joe McCarthy, most of her detractors appear to like to fall back on him as being a convenient "demon" that "everyone knows" was a bad man. For a balanced historical novel about McCarthy that also shows his human faults, read "Red Hunter" by William F. Buckley.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    B. Diaz Astoria, NY United States 10-16-03
    B. Diaz Astoria, NY United States 10-16-03 Listener Since 2002
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    "Always looking on the bright side of things"

    The best thing about this audiobook I can say is that since it is abridged, it contains fewer lies and less hate than the unabridged print version.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald Livonia, MI, USA 07-25-03
    Ronald Livonia, MI, USA 07-25-03
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    "Revisionist Review"

    It is facinating that the reviews I've read here confirm Ms. Coulter's contention that the only response liberals can give to a well constructed argument is name-calling. I knew when I saw them spewing about this book that it was one I *had* to read!
    She is far and away the most entertaining conservative intellectual to come out since P.J.O'rourke.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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