Ameritopia - Mark R. Levin

Ameritopia

By Mark R. Levin

  • Release Date: 2012-01-17
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
Ameritopia book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 674 Ratings)

Ameritopia Mark R. Levin Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

In his acclaimed #1 New York Times bestseller, Mark R. Levin explores the psychology, motivations, and history of the utopian movement, its architects—the Founding Fathers, and its modern-day disciples—and how the individual and American society are being devoured by it.

Levin asks, what is this utopian force that both allures a free people and destroys them? Levin digs deep into the past and draws astoundingly relevant parallels to contemporary America from Plato’s Republic, Thomas More’s Utopia, Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, and Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, as well as from the critical works of John Locke, Charles Montesquieu, Alexis de Tocqueville, and other philosophical pioneers who brilliantly diagnosed the nature of man and government. As Levin meticulously pursues his subject, the reader joins him in an enlightening and compelling journey. And in the end, Levin’s message is clear: the American republic is in great peril. The people must now choose between utopianism or liberty.

President Ronald Reagan warned, “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Levin agrees, and with Ameritopia, delivers another modern political classic, an indispensable guide for America in our time and in the future.

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User reviews about this book

  • Awesome!

    5
    By ken-diesel
    This is a fantastic book!
  • Fantastic

    5
    By Robertsipodinc
    Another great one from the great one
  • A must-read

    5
    By pegword
    Levin has delivered an invaluable tool of information at a critical time in America's history. Whether or not we survive as founded depends largely on how many grasp the difference between the shining city in a hill we once were and the false utopia we are in grave danger of becoming.
  • better than sleeping pills

    1
    By richdaddy123
    this book is better than sleeping pills....cuz it will put you to sleep in a flash. i dont know who gives this book good reviews, but they must be boring people also.i think i would rather read a high school government text book than listen to this audio book. im only on chapter 4 and its really bad. dont waste your money,unless you have trouble sleeping then its perfect for you. i would have given this book 1/4 stars but it wouldnt let me
  • Our kids are being brainwashed

    5
    By Free-us
    We are on the road to serfdom and the Great One puts it in perspective. The answer is what Milton Friedman was trying to tell us a generation ago. If only the do-gooders could understand.
  • Intellectually Untouchable

    5
    By DKFarms
    Not since "The 5,000 Year Leap" has there been such a detailed and insightful analysis of America's historical roots, intent of the Founders and diagnosis of her present condition. Simultaneously educational, infuriating, enlightening and sorrow-inducing, my fear is that the number of people willing to read it or capable of grasping its intellectual concepts is too few to inspire the needed course reversal to save our nation. Would that Mr. Levin had released this book four years ago. Cherish your copy, and, above all, share it with your children and grandchildren. I've no doubt this book will play a role in the refounding of America necessary to preserve the rights documented by her founders in a future generation.
  • A great, thought provoking book

    5
    By Void Legionaire
    An excellent presentation of the underpinnings of both the conservative and liberal movements. Many great writings are represented in this book. A deeply thoughtful work.
  • Outstanding!

    5
    By Joe snickers
    The last great hope to keep the American dream alive.
  • Very interesting book, wrong premise

    2
    By Skokbri
    The book itself is a very well constructed argument against the efforts of building a "utopian" society. That said, I find it quite amusing that anyone would accuse America of trying to be a utopia. It's a little like reading a book that makes a brilliant case against America become a nation of llama herders. There are many reasons that is not an optimal idea, but the fact is, no one is actually trying to do that. I actually found myself snickering during the reading as it appears to me that Mr. Levin is creating a problem and an enemy that does not exist. There are liberals, of course, as there are conservatives, but in my experience, a socialist in the style of Marx is extremely rare, and without a voice. President Obama, if viewed from an "American" standpoint, is barely left of center in his actual proposals. In Canada, Great Britian, Germany, Australia...his same proposals would be considered that of a strong conservative. America is great, because it combines socialized services as a foundation, with great rewards for entreprenurial spirit as a limitless ceiling. We will always need to have a mix of both, and which are appropriate for the current times, are what we should be discussing. That said, all Liberals that I know are well aware that one cannot solve all problems, and they do not intend to do that. The discussions that we always have are based on the following question: How can we best protect against risk, without limiting opportunities? This should be the question for Health Care, Education, Defense, Energy, Environment, Social Security, Infrastructure... Mr. Levin is first and foremost an entertainer. His salary is directly in proportion to his ratings on the radio and his book sales (to which I have happily contributed). I think in this case, he has written a very good book about a non-existent topic.
  • Ameritopia

    5
    By StripeB
    Mark you are the Great One. You say it as it is. And I am very thankful that you do. Great

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