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.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
100%, and in fact I will recommend it to all my friends, but I will opt for the written version. Mark Levin is awesome, and the material in this latest book is so important for putting the American experience in better perspective for me.
What did you like best about this story?
The depth and detail regarding the history and evolution (sadly) of Progressive philosophy.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Great reader, but tempo was too fast and inflection too flat for me. I found myself missing transitions back and forth from source quotes and Mark himself.
Any additional comments?
Mark, keep up the good fight. Fantastic book, and I will be getting myself a hardbound edition.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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?
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?
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.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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.
36 of 47 people found this review helpful
Fantastic, right on truth everyone must read and understand what we are up against in America
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I have a college degree and consider myself pretty smart. I'm frustrated that I had such a hard time following the book and understanding a lot of the language. The subject matter is important enough that everyone should be able to read it and absorb its Important truths. Maybe we need a "For Dummies" version. :)
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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.
12 of 19 people found this review helpful
This book really taught me more about our founding than I actually knew. Chapter 7 grabbed me and finished off the book with genius.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful