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The New Thought Police: Inside the Left's Assault on Free Speech and Free Minds

The New Thought Police: Inside the Left's Assault on Free Speech and Free Minds [Kindle Edition]

Tammy Bruce
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Stop the Left from Policing Your Mind
Our freedom to speak our minds is under attack. Like the Thought Police of George Orwell's 1984, powerful special interest groups on the Left are mounting a withering assault on our rights in the name of "social equality." Liberty has been turned on its ear as the rights of the few restrict the freedom of everyone. In The New Thought Police, author Tammy Bruce, a self-described lesbian feminist activist, cuts through the deluge of politically correct speech and thought codes to expose the dangerous rise of Left-wing McCarthyism. Provocative and persuasive, this book is a clarion call to anyone interested in preserving liberty.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 411 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Crown; Reprint edition (26 May 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #287,313 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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240 of 252 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blair's Thought Police 1 Sep 2005
Not long before 7/7 the government was planning to outlaw hatred of religious groups, a move based on the perception that the Muslim community - or should that be communities? - were victims of said hatred.
Presumably Salmon Rushdie's 'Satanic Verses' would be proscribed under such legislation?
Last year the BBC showed a documentary in which a member of the BNP stated the he would like to "machine gun" Moslems as they came out of the local mosque.
So we have two extremes: the Moslem fighting against the decadent West, and a member of the BNP who, presumably, has a rather higher opinion of Adolf Hitler than the rest of us.
This is the importance of this book: the argument that if an opinion is dangerous, it must be suppressed.
As the author rightly argues, the suppression of opinions is now a major plank in what passes for thinking on the left.
And nowhere is this more relevant than in the left's obsession with "multiculturalism".
People who are uncomfortable with this concept - probably a majority - know to keep quiet.
Diversity - pluralism - is a normal feature of an open society.
Multiculturalism, however, is something different. As the author puts it, it seeks " to shield non-European cultures from moral judgements. In the mind of today's multiculturalist, the cultural practices of minority groups are above reproach, no matter where they lead."
And we have seen where they sometimes lead on this side of the pond. There was the African boy whose body was found in the River Thames. His injuries - and death - were the result of witchcraft practices imported from Nigeria.
Many years ago, my next door neighbour sent his daughter back to a Middle Eastern country to an arranged marriage which she did not want.
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85 of 90 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A real eye-opener! 4 Dec 2002
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This is a surprising book. Written by a 'pro-choice', lesbian feminist activist, as she describes herself, the book is refreshingly honest. I never thought I'd find myself agreeing with the author, who is so different from me in almost every respect - well, we're both human! Should be read by anyone willing to have an open mind and prepared to confront one's prejudices. Very good - a real eye-opener!
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94 of 100 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exposing the agenda of the Saurons amongst us 7 Nov 2003
Tammy Bruce explores the disturbing rise of the Thought Police that tries to silence individual opinion. They operate through the media, special-interest groups and the power elite that uses perpetual victimhood combined with speech and thought control to gain and hold power. This is even more destructive when it is done by the Left, the political wing that claims to be the protector of free speech and personal liberty.
The author writes from the belly of the beast, so to speak, as she was president of the LA chapter of the National Organisation for Women and experienced these activities at first hand. At the heart of Thought Police activity is the argument that certain types of speech and the expression of certain opinions hurt certain groups and as a result should be restricted. The explicit message comes in the form of politically correct speech codes while implicitly the message is to remain silent when the virtual assassination of those who oppose the Left's status quo takes place, as in the case of Dr. Laura Schlessinger.
Bruce shares her unique experiences on the inside of a social movement and dispels the myth that only the Left's prevailing opinions are valid. She encourages the reader to think for herself/himself and to bravely explore their own opinions and conclusions about significant and controversial social issues. The book is an appeal for reclaiming ourselves and our culture from the self-appointed Kommissars.
She deals with the evolution of political correctness and its speech codes, contrasting the difference between the Lockean ideal of classical liberalism and today's Left, while exposing the hidden socialist sympathies of feminists like Betty Friedan and others.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly good read 1 Jan 2008
If you have ever thought that something isn't right, then read this.

I would normally run a mile from the idea of reading a liberal, feminist pro-choice author's book, you can imagine it being the usual anti-male rant. isn't. Actually it is very readable, very eye opening, and Tammy Bruce is the sort of feminist I could support quite happily.

Like Chuck D, Tammy is more pro-her cause that anti-everything else. She is pro-female, pro feminine empowerment, but not at the sake of demolishing men.

If Ann Coulter is the extreme Conservative, then Tammy Bruce is the voice of reason. She points out the obvious questions that we have all wanted to ask, but knew that we would be shouted down by the liberal extremists.

If you have questions start here, it is very easy to read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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As an expose of the power grab and suppression of freedom that lie behind Political Correctness, Multiculturalism, Feminism, Gay Rights, etc., this book is unsurpassed. It is an American book, but is nevertheless invaluable to us here in Britain, as some would argue that the aforementioned movements actually began in America before crossing the Atlantic. To quote a saying, when America sneezes, the rest of us catch a cold. To fully understand what is happening over here, you also need to understand what is happening over there - the arguments are essentially the same, and the threats to reason, common sense, freedom, and democracy are also the same.

Furthermore, this book is readable. There are several British-produced books on this subject, but most of them read as though they had been written by academics, for academics. They are consequently very dry and difficult to follow. Tammy Bruce on the other hand, writes in a simple style that is easy to understand, and she illustrates her arguments with many examples of left-wing activity in America that are forceful, and sometimes downright shocking. This is the first non-fiction book of which I have been able to say - I couldn't put it down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book. It gives a good insight to how the loony left are attacking our freedoms.
Published 24 days ago by Steve Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy now - while stocks last !!!!!
This is a brilliant book. Feminism is a nasty business in whatever guise it comes and this book reveals how it threatens, intimidates, coerces the media, police, politicians,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Healing-Men
5.0 out of 5 stars Po-litical correctness exposed ... It's a dangerous con.
As the UK drifts to the Left we are falling more & more for the politics of totalitarianism. In the USSR, people were censored and didn't dare speak out. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Taiga
5.0 out of 5 stars Made me think!
With the latest news from the whistle blower in Hong Kong, this book provides a necessary and important background
study to what is going on. Read more
Published 18 months ago by les thompson
This book blows the lid on all the dirty tactics used by groups that state they are fighting social injustice to gain power and influence for themselves. Read more
Published 22 months ago by David J. Hayward
4.0 out of 5 stars Food for Political Thought
Before I actually start on my opinion of this book I would like to state for the record that I am neither a staunch left or right wing voter, I voted Lib Dem at the last general... Read more
Published on 13 Feb 2011 by Paul Stevens
3.0 out of 5 stars limited use in UK
There is a lot going on in this book and functions at a lot of different levels. The major problem for British readers is that it is about American Political Correctness. Read more
Published on 23 Oct 2009 by Mr. J. Hudson
2.0 out of 5 stars Unconsciously reveals - in part - how money controls American...
Published 2000 so somewhat outdated, though in a way this can help give perspective. The material is mediocre - all the topics are north American 'news' items, formatted as... Read more
Published on 7 May 2009 by Rerevisionist
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