Nonfiction / Uncategorized

Ameritopia by Mark Levin

51uL8nmpgUL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_The author of the best-selling treatise “Liberty and Tyranny” continues his defense of republican government in his new book.  Levin analyzes classic works of government such as Plato’s “Republic,” More’s “Utopia,” Hobbes’ “Leviathan,” and Marx/Engels’ “The Communist Manifesto” to show how they can lead to totalitarian societies.  He then discusses works by Locke and Montesquieu and illustrates how they influenced the Founding Fathers in creating the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  Levin posits that governments based on the principles of natural law, liberty, private property and separation of powers can best preserve the rights of their citizens and lead to prosperity. This is compelling reading for anyone who missed philosophy and political science class in college.

Dawn

Ameritopia

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s