May 26, 2010
Show 556 The Next American Civil War. The Populist Revolt against the Liberal Elite
by Lee Harris. Michael Medved talks to author. May 11, 2010
Many were surprised by
the escalating incidents that began right after Barack Obama's
election, such as tea parties, guns toted to town hall meetings,
rumors of socialism, and death panels. But Lee Harris knew this was
coming. Harris has long been reflecting on freedom and what it
really means. In this new book, he explains that the outrage we're
witnessing is born of the age-old fear—as old as the nation
itself—that someone will take away our freedom. It is this fear
that sparked the current populist revolt, led by people like Glenn
Beck and Sarah Palin who claim that Obama's push for reform is
simply the intellectual elite's most recent power-grab. Here,
Harris shows that in reality, this ongoing debate is good and
necessary. Throughout our history, Americans have challenged the
definition of liberty and this has allowed us to progress as a
society. Harris argues that we must listen carefully to this new
populist uprising and take it seriously if we are to defend our
founding principles and achieve true freedom for all.
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