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Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author and radio host Mark R. Levin comes a searing plea for a return to America's most sacred values.

In Rediscovering Americanism, Mark R. Levin revisits the founders' warnings about the perils of overreach by the federal government and concludes that the men who created our country would be outraged and disappointed to see where we've ended up.

Levin returns to the impassioned question he's explored in each of his best-selling books: How do we save our exceptional country? Because our values are in such a precarious state, he argues that a restoration to the essential truths on which our country was founded has never been more urgent. Understanding these principles, in Levin's words, can "serve as the antidote to tyrannical regimes and governments". Rediscovering Americanism is not an exercise in nostalgia but an appeal to his fellow citizens to reverse course.

This essential book brings Levin's celebrated, sophisticated analysis to the troubling question of America's future and reminds us what we must restore for the sake of our children and our children's children.

©2017 Mark R. Levin. All rights reserved. (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 06-29-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 06-29-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "More scholarly than I expected"

    I've never listened to Mark Levin's radio program or read any of his books. I was under the impression he that he is simply a conservative flame thrower. This book proves my impression wrong, dead wrong.

    Rediscovering Americanism is mostly a scholarly history of natural law political/economic philosophy and of alternate philosophies. Levin makes the case that US founding principles are better than the alternates. He specifically makes the case that the progressive movement began with President Theodore Roosevelt and reaching its early height with President Woodrow Wilson is toxic to those founding principles and is leading our democratic republic in the wrong direction, toward destruction. The best example of damage done is with the administrative state where Congress has give up most of its constitutional authority to the executive branch (the federal bureaucracy normally passes 8 times as many regulations/laws each year as does Congress). (For details on this I recommend Is Administrative Law Unlawful? by Professor Phillip Hamberger. The book is unfortunately not available in audio format, but is available in ebook format.)

    Despite my early concerns about Mark Levin and Rediscovering Americanism it is a wonderful book that is spot on with its analysis and prescriptions. The book would be an excellent textbook for a required civics course in every high school in the US.

    I've been listening to lots of fiction. This is the first of 5 non-fiction books I am requiring myself to listen to consecutively.

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    NICKOLAS M. ARAVIDIS 08-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Outstanding explanation of what has made US great."

    Love it. Outstanding accounts of history of civil societies from Plato to Ciceso to Montrsque to our founding fathers. Deep examination of the purpose of our constitution and explanation of what has made US the world's most civil and Economicaly advanced country. Mark Levin has done another outstanding job

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    "inspirational and educational"

    This book really taught me more about our founding than I actually knew. Chapter 7 grabbed me and finished off the book with genius.

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    Dindle 07-26-17
    Dindle 07-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The truth proclaimed unapologetically"

    I will re-listen to this history lesson in a few weeks to give time to digest the facts that were presented so well. It is such a pleasure to hear from a person that is both intelligent and concise. Many seem to write for a living. Levin is compelled to share his insight. I'm convinced he writes out of passion and love of truth.

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    Bill Gibson 07-07-17
    Bill Gibson 07-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Voice talent so dry, it was literally unlistenable"
    What disappointed you about Rediscovering Americanism?

    I like Mark Levin. I think he's brilliant. The intro was great as read by Levin but the voice talent for the rest of the book was so unimaginably dull and droll that I turned it off after 30 minutes MAX! THIS IS A HUGE DISSERVICE TO LEVIN BY THE PUBLISHER! The only thing that would make me happy about this book would be to get my money back. Sorry, Mark Levin! Still a fan...


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jeremy Lowell and Mark R. Levin ’s performances?

    Not from this publisher


    What character would you cut from Rediscovering Americanism?

    Voice talent


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jay smith 07-25-17
    Jay smith 07-25-17 Member Since 2017

    As a volunteer librarian, I have a reverence for books, from C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity or R.A. Salvatores stories of Drizzt D'Urden.

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    "Great book"

    I can't make myself listen to this book because the voice is droll. A real big issue for me: it's hard to differentiate when he is done with a quote and is then expounding on the quote.
    I enjoy Mark Levin's radio shows and material, so the voice is a disappointment.
    I'll be purchasing the book so I can read it instead. Sad, I get audiobooks as I don't have much free time to myself to read, so it sort of defeats the purpose of Audible, in this particular case.
    ----- EDIT: I think I was too harsh on the narrator. The subject matter of the book and the long sentence structure probably make these type of narration more difficult, than say, a story narration. I did purchase the book and am able to follow along better but I wonder if that is just my ability (or lack thereof) to understand complex thought and hearing it versus reading it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan 06-28-17
    Ryan 06-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Kids - civics"

    Very challenging, thought invoking, and consuming. This book needs to be taught in schools today. Information that older generations were exposed to, though likely not in depth, but my generation is deprived from. Must read.

    10 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Karl Anderson Greentown, Pa USA 06-29-17
    Karl Anderson Greentown, Pa USA 06-29-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Essential!:?@"

    Mark lays out the philosophical underpinnings of Americanism by going back to the original sources. He employs the same method to reveal the doctrinal foundations of progressivism, which seeks to obliterate the core principles set forth in our founding documents. Every American needs to be familiar with this material, especially if you value your own liberty!

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    David 08-17-17
    David 08-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good info, terrible performance"
    Would you listen to Rediscovering Americanism again? Why?

    I would not listen to it. The narrator was incredibly difficult to follow and listen to honestly.


    What could Mark R. Levin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Different narrator.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jeremy Lowell and Mark R. Levin ’s performances?

    Mark Levin, yes. Jeremy Lowell, no.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to the reviews!! I love listening to my audible books in the car and listen to political podcasts everyday... but this narrator was incredibly hard to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Todd A Frank 08-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "lots of information so it is hard to summarize."

    Governments tend to collapse of their own weight. Funny how philosophy hasn't evolved with science so abandonment of it will always yield same result. there was a lot to think about. it's not a book you finish in a day.

    Well worth 5 times the price it sells for.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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