American Marxism by Mark R. Levin
American Marxism by Mark R. Levin – The seven-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, Fox News star, and radio host Mark R. Levin explains how the dangers he warned against in the “timely yet timeless” (David Limbaugh, author of Jesus Is Risen) bestseller Liberty and Tyranny have come to pass.
In 2009, Mark R. Levin galvanized conservatives with his unforgettable manifesto Liberty and Tyranny, by providing a philosophical, historical, and practical framework for halting the liberal assault on Constitution-based values. That book was about standing at the precipice of progressivism’s threat to our freedom and now, over a decade later, we’re fully over that precipice and paying the price.
In American Marxism, Levin explains how the core elements of Marxist ideology are now pervasive in American society and culture—from our schools, the press, and corporations, to Hollywood, the Democratic Party, and the Biden presidency—and how it is often cloaked in deceptive labels like “progressivism,” “democratic socialism,” “social activism,” and more. With his characteristic trenchant analysis, Levin digs into the psychology and tactics of these movements, the widespread brainwashing of students, the anti-American purposes of Critical Race Theory and the Green New Deal, and the escalation of repression and censorship to silence opposing voices and enforce conformity. Levin exposes many of the institutions, intellectuals, scholars, and activists who are leading this revolution, and provides us with some answers and ideas on how to confront them.
As Levin writes: “The counter-revolution to the American Revolution is in full force. And it can no longer be dismissed or ignored for it is devouring our society and culture, swirling around our everyday lives, and ubiquitous in our politics, schools, media, and entertainment.” And, like before, Levin seeks to rally the American people to defend their liberty.
Reviews: American Marxism by Mark R. Levin
if ever there were a poster child for the Dunning-Kruger Effect, it is Mark R. Levin.
does this man live on another planet? as I read, I would look out my window, look back at the book, and think, “what the hell is this guy talking about?” just because Trump lost, the sky is falling?
Levin’s writing manages to be legalistic, wooden, and alarmist all at the same time; an exhausting chore to read. it’s unclear if his overuse of blockquotes throughout the book is to compensate for his lack of talent as an author or just sheer laziness.
if you’d like a good chuckle, have a look at the book’s endnotes and check out the sources Mr Levin uses to back up this scholarly treatise. Daily Caller, Breitbart, Fox Business, Washington Times, ad infinitum. why not Conservapedia too? no, Levin only cites respectable news organizations here.
whatever you do–please, do not pay for this book! I’m proud to say I did not. it is an obvious money grab to exploit the angry MAGA crowd.
Mark shines a light on all the crazy that perpetuates the headlines of today’s media: BLM, Antifa, CRT, “The Squad”, Activists, Socialists, and every sort of Equity you can think of. These have become a collective identity and class consciousness that is the foundation of “American Marxism”. It’s insidious.
Levine gives more than most authors. His perspective is well documented and supported as are his suggestions for how to take up the cause to restore democracy to our country and his plan is very specific:
BOYCOTT – DIVESTMENT – SANCTIONS – a plan that has been used on the nation of Israel can be applied to various factions within our own country’s business, finance, education and government in order to bring them to heel, to return to sanity.
From there, Mark goes on with a detailed plan to rescue education, (both lower and higher), major corporations, climate initiatives and a start with law enforcement and the sheer lack of responsibility on the part of the government to take responsibility for charging participants of BLM, Antifa, and other social causes that have killed, destroyed, stolen, burned…
Palpable, personal and practical – “American Marxism” is a book to challenge and give hope for the future if we get involved. God Bless America, please📚
This was an extremely lazy effort from Mark Levin. The majority of this book is quotations. Of course, if you are going to argue against the position of someone you are going to use quotations at times, but Levin depends on them for absolutely everything. If there is a topic he wants to discuss – Critical Race Theory, for example – he’ll introduce it and try to explain what it is using quotes, then he’ll quote his adversaries, and then he’ll use quotes to attack his adversaries.
Besides introducing who he’s quoting, his own contributions are minimal. Something like, “Indeed, today we see this strategy playing out in communities all across the country…” or, “Hence, as we see today, the spawning of numerous movements based on these beliefs…” are oftentimes, for all intents and purposes, what Levin himself has to add to a topic. At times he’d just offer a quote and then simply write, “so true.” Levin even continually quotes himself throughout the book! Countless times he quotes passages from his previous books.
The general tenor of the book is like someone sitting around a campfire trying to scare children with stories about Slender Man. Except for the boogeyman here is Marxism. It’s alleged that Marxism is everywhere, insidiously releasing its nefarious poison all throughout American society. Pepe the rape skunk was cancelled – soon we’ll all be in gulags! Perhaps the most ludicrous assertion is that corporate boardrooms and corporations are havens for Marxism. Imagine, a union-busting plutocrat like Jeff Bezos is really a Marxist!
His statements regarding social media were also something that stood out for being a uniquely bad take. Social media do not censor anyone who challenges the orthodoxy of the Democrat party, as Levin claims, instead, they actually tend to be right-wing echo chambers. Every day you can see what the 10 top-performing link posts on U.S. Facebook pages are, ranked by total interactions. It’s usually Fox News, Dan Bongino, Ben Shapiro, Sean Hannity, Franklin Graham, Newsmax, etc.
I’d also like to point out what happened when right-wingers, rabble-roused into feeling like they were victimized by social media, went and created their own social media safe space on Parler. The CEO had to come out and publicly ask them to stop posting pictures of their poop and threatening to kill each other, or they would be banned there too. Perhaps they just don’t know how to behave in a civil manner?
In other areas, Levin is completely contradictory. For example, when he complains about what is being taught in schools, he writes, “Teachers are paid to teach, and by teach we mean objective, factual, scientific, mathematical learning.” Do you? Because when the topic of climate change is brought up, for which there is an overwhelming scientific consensus, suddenly we get rants about how it’s anti-American and anti-capitalist etc.
Levin writes comments about the left, such as, “their obsessive and unremitting war against the candidacy and presidency of Donald Trump.” Now, maybe many of his radio listeners have the memory of a goldfish, but I can remember Levin’s show before Trump was elected. Levin didn’t support Trump. He claimed he would never vote for him and said he was a Never-Trumper. Levin supported Ted Cruz, who called Trump “utterly amoral” and a “pathological liar.” Only when they realized the inevitable direction the GOP was heading towards did they both become the disingenuous sycophants they currently are. Disliking Donald Trump does not make you a Marxist, it just makes you a minimally decent human.
Ultimately, the Republicans can’t approach voters saying they want to support the extremely rich and the corporate world and harm you, so please give me your vote. That wouldn’t work (although at least they’d be honest about their actual intentions), so instead, we get this silly culture war stuff. Plug something like Critical Race Theory into Google trends. CRT has been around for decades, but interest in it only suddenly exploded in March of 2021? Why? Because the damage control over the events of Jan 6th was wrapping up, Hunter Biden’s laptop story failed to gain the traction they wanted, and they needed new fuel for the right-wing outrage machine.
About the Author
Mark Levin has become one of the hottest properties in Talk radio, his top-rated show on WABC New York is now syndicated nationally by Cumulus Media. He is also one of the top new authors in the conservative political arena. Mark’s radio show on WABC in New York City skyrocketed to Number 1 on the AM dial in his first 18 months on the air in the competitive 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM time slot. Mark’s book Men in Black was released February 7, 2005, and quickly climbed to Number 3 in the nation on the New York Times Best-Seller list. When your book is endorsed by Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, you know you have a winner on your hands. In a short period of time, Mark has become one of the most listened to local radio Talk show hosts in the nation.
Mark Levin took over the WABC 6:00 PM slot on September 2, 2003. Before that, he hosted a popular Sunday afternoon program. “He’s smart, witty, and fast on the draw,” according to WABC Program Director Phil Boyce. “He has this sharp sarcastic wit that can easily stun his opponents. I know I would not want to debate him.” Mark’s show follows the ever popular Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity on WABC, but every day he manages to come up with a new twist on the day’s top news events, as well as his own unique information. His passion and intellect have made him a favourite of tens of thousands of radio listeners in the New York City area.
Mark has been a frequent guest and substitute host on The Sean Hannity Show, and has also been an advisor to Limbaugh, who frequently refers to him on the air with the nickname “F. Lee Levin.” He is perhaps more well-known for his nickname, “The Great One,” coined by his friend Hannity.
Mark Levin is one of America’s preeminent conservative commentators and constitutional lawyers. He’s in great demand as a political and legal commentator and has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs. Levin is also a contributing editor for National Review Online and writes frequently for other publications. Levin has served as a top advisor to several members of President Ronald Reagan’s Cabinet – including as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General of the United States. In 2001, the American Conservative Union named Levin the recipient of the prestigious Ronald Reagan Award. He currently practices law in the private sector, heading up the prestigious Landmark Legal Foundation in Washington DC.