Why is the relative patriotism of the two parties the only issue that is out of bounds for rational discussion?” In a stunning follow-up to her number one bestseller Slander, leading conservative pundit Ann Coulter contends that liberals ...

Author: Ann Coulter

Publisher: Crown Forum

ISBN: 9781400051700

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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“Liberals’ loyalty to the United States is off-limits as a subject of political debate. Why is the relative patriotism of the two parties the only issue that is out of bounds for rational discussion?” In a stunning follow-up to her number one bestseller Slander, leading conservative pundit Ann Coulter contends that liberals have been wrong on every foreign policy issue, from the fight against Communism at home and abroad, the Nixon and the Clinton presidencies, and the struggle with the Soviet empire right up to today’s war on terrorism. “Liberals have a preternatural gift for always striking a position on the side of treason,” says Coulter. “Everyone says liberals love America, too. No, they don’t.” From Truman to Kennedy to Carter to Clinton, America has contained, appeased, and retreated, often sacrificing America’s best interests and security. With the fate of the world in the balance, liberals should leave the defense of the nation to conservatives. Reexamining the sixty-year history of the Cold War and beyond—including the career of Senator Joseph McCarthy, the Whittaker Chambers–Alger Hiss affair, Ronald Reagan’s challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall,” the Gulf War, and our present war on terrorism—Coulter reveals how liberals have been horribly wrong in all their political analyses and policy prescriptions. McCarthy, exonerated by the Venona Papers if not before, was basically right about Soviet agents working for the U.S. government. Hiss turned out to be a high-ranking Soviet spy (who consulted Roosevelt at Yalta). Reagan, ridiculed throughout his presidency, ended up winning the Cold War. And George W. Bush, also an object of ridicule, has performed exceptionally in responding to America’s newest threats at home and abroad. Coulter, who in Slander exposed a liberal bias in today’s media, also examines how history, especially in the latter half of the twentieth century, has been written by liberals and, therefore, distorted by their perspective. Far from being irrelevant today, her clearheaded and piercing view of what we’ve been through informs us perfectly for challenges today and in the future. With Slander, Ann Coulter became the most recognized and talked-about conservative intellectual of the year. Treason, in many ways an even more controversial and prescient book, will ignite impassioned political debate at one of the most crucial moments in our history.
Categories: Political Science

Japan and the War on Terror

Japan and the War on Terror

To cite just one prominent American example: Ann Coulter, Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism, Three Rivers Press, 2003. Ibid., p. 135. A brief and interesting discussion on the Christian crusading ...

Author: Michael Penn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857724731

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 658

The role of the Far East is becoming increasingly important in global geopolitics. Japan's economic might and sphere of geographical influence, between China, North Korea and the US, means it has the potential to be a major ally in the War on Terror. While Japan's constitution does not allow for militarism or acts of war, in the post 9/11 world the use of the Japanese nation's 'Self-Defence Force' has become increasingly normal - a result of the exploitation of legal loopholes and political double-speak that has been used to bypass Japan's pacifist ideology. Here, Michael Penn assesses the role of US diplomats and lobbyists in Tokyo, the politicians who see the War on Terror as a means of self-advancement and the influence of Washington in the unprecedented deployment of Japanese troops in Iraq. Written using a huge range of primary source material, including interviews with US insiders and Japanese policy makers, this is a scholarly and lucid account of Japan's relationship to the US and the Middle East from 9/11 to Barack Obama and the death of Osama Bin Laden.
Categories: Political Science

Seeking Meaning Seeking Justice in a Post Cold War World

Seeking Meaning  Seeking Justice in a Post Cold War World

In her best-selling 2005 book, Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism, Ann Coulter sought to rehabilitate McCarthy, justify McCarthyism and lacerate liberal Democrats: The myth of 'McCarthyism' is the ...

Author: Judith Keene

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004361676

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 576

Seeking Meaning, Seeking Justice in the Post-Cold War World, edited by Judith Keene and Elizabeth Rechniewski, addresses the diverse modes by which the Cold War is being re-assessed, with major focus on countries on the periphery of Cold War confrontation.
Categories: History

Terrorism and Public Safety Policing

Terrorism and Public Safety Policing

Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism. New York: Crown Forum. For example, during the news reporting of the “beltway snipers,” Ann Coulter noted that for three months, from October 2002 to January 19, ...

Author: James F. Pastor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 143981581X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 199

The trends, data, and battle-tested logic don't lie. A perfect storm of extremist ideologies is on the horizon that threatens to challenge the current state of public safety—forcing police chiefs, public administrators, and security professionals to rethink their approach to policing the streets of America. Professor James Pastor, a recognized authority on policing and security, draws on three decades of experience fighting on the front lines against domestic terrorism to identify key indicators that point to an increase in extremist violence and terrorist threats here at home. Merging public policy analysis with an understanding of human nature, Terrorism and Public Safety Policing: Implications for the Obama Presidency provides a unique and thorough examination of the current state of policing and reviews recent events to identify troublesome trends and potential vulnerabilities that must be addressed. This forward-looking guide introduces a new model of policing—Public Safety Policing—that accounts for the changes already underway and offers an organized and proactive response to the new breed of problems on the horizon. Complete with supporting statistics, graphics, and photos, this book provides a realistic look into the future of law enforcement, public safety, and private security. By providing a narrative of the important decisions that need to be made, the author guides policymakers, police administrators, and security professionals with the vision needed to anticipate predicaments on the horizon.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Conservative Turn

The Conservative Turn

The image of liberalism versus conservatism, of Chambers locked in battle with Hiss, has remained iconic for the ... conservative ideologue Ann Coulter published Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism, ...

Author: Michael Kimmage

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674054127


Page: 440

View: 253

The Conservative Turn tells the story of postwar America's political evolution through two fascinating figures: Lionel Trilling and Whittaker Chambers, who went on to intellectual prominence, sharing the questions, crises, and challenges of their generation. Kimmage argues that the divergent careers of these two men exemplify important developments in postwar American politics: the emergence of modern conservatism and the rise of moderate liberalism.

Why We re Liberals

Why We re Liberals

Titles range from Ann Coulter's Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism—along with pretty much every one of her other titles —to Michael Savage's The Savage Nation: Saving America from the Liberal Assault on ...

Author: Eric Alterman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101202906

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 997

The bestselling author and Newsweek columnist takes a characteristically irreverent look at the rampant mistreatment of liberals and liberalism The "most honest and incisive media critic writing today"(National Catholic Reporter), Eric Alterman is committed to restoring the liberal tradition to its honored place as the political philosophy of mainstream American citizens. In this bracing and well-documented counterattack on right- wing spin and misinformation, Alterman briskly disposes of the canards and false definitions that have been foisted upon liberals by the right and have been accepted unquestioningly by nearly everyone else. The perfect post-election book for all those who are ready to fight back against the conservative mudslinging machine and reclaim their voices in the political process, Why We're Liberals brings clarity and perspective to the possibility of a new day in America.
Categories: Political Science

Cold Breezes and Idiot Winds

Cold Breezes and Idiot Winds

... Ann Coulter's Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism; Sean Hannity's Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism and Deliver Us From Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism and Liberalism, ...

Author: Valerie Scatamburlo d'Annibale

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789460914096

Category: Education

Page: 247

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After 9/11, rightists capitalized on an atmosphere of fear and confusion to resuscitate the “culture wars” of the 1990s and once again targeted the academy. Using tactics reminiscent of the McCarthy era, religious firebrands, militant neoconservatives, and free market fundamentalists engaged in a concerted effort to silence voices critical of the ‘war on terror’ and liken legitimate dissent to treason. Brandishing a discourse of “patriotic correctness” (PC) that was informed by American ‘exceptionalism,’ Christian nationalism, anti-intellectualism, and virulent anti-liberalism, this coalition portrayed the professoriate as a dangerous cabal seeking the demise of ‘Western civilization.’ In Cold Breezes and Idiot Winds, Scatamburlo-D’Annibale explains why the most recent assault on academe must be understood in relation to the right’s broader offensive against liberalism. For decades, conservatives have worked diligently to construct a network of foundations, think tanks, and campus organizations dedicated to demonizing progressive thought, the legacy of the New Deal era, and the democratic social reforms of the 1960s. The author provides a detailed examination of this ideological infrastructure and how it advanced the agenda of PC post-9/11. She explores how the campaign for PC was aided and abetted by a right-wing media apparatus, how it continues to threaten academic freedom on campuses, and how it is currently infecting the larger body politic and contributing to the increased toxicity of the nation’s public dialogue. While purveyors of PC often invoke “culture war” rhetoric, Scatamburlo-D’Annibale adroitly reveals that their ultimate aim is to protect corporate power from any form of democratic accountability.
Categories: Education

Civic War and the Corruption of the Citizen

Civic War and the Corruption of the Citizen

See also fear terrorism, 4; and cities, 38–39; as criminal acts, 298n34; dramaturgy in, 42, 45, 50; entering the ... See war trade, Nixon on, 288n10 travel restrictions, 98 Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on ...

Author: Peter Alexander Meyers

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226522104

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

View: 498

In this unique book, Peter Alexander Meyers leads us through the social processes by which shock incites terror, terror invites war, war invokes emergency, and emergency supports unchecked power. He then reveals how the domestic political culture created by the Cold War has driven these developments forward since 9/11, contending that our failure to acknowledge that this Cold War continues today is precisely what makes it so dangerous. With eloquence and urgency Meyers argues that the mantra of our time—“everything changed on 9/11!”—is false and pernicious. By contrast, Civic War and the Corruption of the Citizen provides a novel account of long-term transformations in the citizen’s experience of war, the constitution of political powers, and public uses of communication, and from that firm historical basis explains how a convergence of these social facts became the pretext for unprecedented opportunism and irresponsibility after 9/11. Where others have observed that our rights are under attack, Meyers digs deeper and finds that today “government by the people” itself is at risk. Sparkling with historical and philosophical insight, this is a dramatic diagnosis of the American political scene that at once makes clear the new position of the citizen and the necessity for active citizenship if democracy is to endure.
Categories: Political Science

Progressive Hollywood

Progressive Hollywood

They include: Mona Charen's Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got It Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First; ... and that all-time favorite, Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism by Ann Coulter.

Author: Ed Rampell

Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser

ISBN: 9781932857108

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

View: 115

With an introduction by Greg Palast, author of bestseller The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Progressive Hollywood features Rampell?s interviews and interactions with Hollywood luminaries such as producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Robert Greenwald; actors Jack Nicholson, Rob Reiner, Mike Farrell, Ed Asner, Martin Sheen, David Clennon, Gore Vidal and Dennis Hopper; directors Michael Moore, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone and Lionel Chetwynd; blacklisted screenwriters Bernie Gordon (who initiated the 1999 protests against Elia Kazan?s lifetime achievement Oscar), Bobby Lees (who injected dialectical materialism into Abbott and Costello comedies) and Norma Barzman (author of 2003's The Red and the Blacklist).
Categories: Social Science

The Pen and the Sword

The Pen and the Sword

people like John Walker to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed too. ... One of Coulter's most recent books is Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism.

Author: Calvin F. Exoo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412953603

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 257

View: 431

'Challenges students to reexamine their beliefs about the news media, helping them to become more critical citizens. In doing this, the text engages students' attention in crucial developments in the media, in politics, and in the intersection of the two' - Paul R. Brewer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Recent content analysis shows that terrorism and international conflict--the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq--have been the number one story of American news since 9/11. The Pen and the Sword is the first comprehensive review of how the news media have covered--and are covering--these momentous events. This coverage is used throughout the book to introduce and to illustrate a critical perspective on the mass media, examining contemporary issues of media economics, politics, and public opinion.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines