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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing (27 Jan. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596986492
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596986497
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 440,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for
The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Socialism

“This really should be required reading for those who think that socialism is a relic of a half forgotten past. Contrary to popular belief, the socialist impulse is alive and well. It’s been said that socialism would only work in Heaven—where it’s not needed—and in Hell—where they’ve already got it. With the cool detachment of an exorcist, Kevin Williamson methodically demolishes the allegedly angelic good intentions behind socialism to reveal the demonic consequences of its implementation.”
—Jonah Goldberg, editor at large of National Review Online and author of Liberal Fascism

“Socialism isn’t dead—it’s just in disguise. From Lenin and Hugo Chavez to state–run industries and U. S. healthcare, Kevin Williamson puts his finger on what makes government planners’ dreams of running our lives not only ineffective, but dangerous: they don’t know half as much as they think they do. Exploring the socialists’ philosophy in their own words, Williamson shows why the problem with socialism isn’t just that it hurts the economy, but that it undermines all the institutions that allow a free society to function—and that is why it can’t co–exist with liberty.”
—Mark Levin, nationally syndicated talk radio host and author of Liberty and Tyranny

“In The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Socialism, Kevin Williamson cuts through the confusion about socialism, providing long overdue clarity and precision. In the process he exposes the insidious nature of the ideology, including its various American forms, and he drives a stake through the heart of today’s apologetics for this menace. The book is scholarly, informative, and absolutely fascinating.”
—David Limbaugh, author of Crimes Against Liberty

“Kevin Williamson takes a look at socialism in all its forms, and he uncovers some facts that might make even would–be socialists wince: socialism isn’t just bad for business, but bad for the poor, bad for the environment, and bad for your health. If you want to understand the deeper ideological forces at work in our politics today, The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Socialism is a good place to start.”
—Larry Kudlow, host of CNBC’s the Kudlow Report
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What’s the central characteristic of socialism? That’s easy—it’s failure.

From North Korea to the American public education system, from Venezuelan oil companies to ObamaCare, the reports of socialism’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Although the Soviet Union collapsed in ignominy, the central planning impulse that guided it endures in countless industries and government policies throughout the world. As Kevin Williamson explains in this myth–busting book, socialism never works because it can’t work. It assumes the authorities have all–knowing planning abilities that human beings don’t possess—and can’t possess. This central flaw has resulted in crushing poverty, devastating famine, and even mass murder. And yet the socialist “dream” is spreading—including here in America.

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Praise for
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism
This really should be required reading for those who think that socialism is a relic of a half forgotten past. Contrary to popular belief, the socialist impulse is alive and well. It s been said that socialism would only work in Heaven where it s not needed and in Hell where they ve already got it. With the cool detachment of an exorcist, Kevin Williamson methodically demolishes the allegedly angelic good intentions behind socialism to reveal the demonic consequences of its implementation.
Jonah Goldberg, editor at large of National Review Online and author of Liberal Fascism
Socialism isn t dead it s just in disguise. From Lenin and Hugo Chavez to state run industries and U. S. healthcare, Kevin Williamson puts his finger on what makes government planners dreams of running our lives not only ineffective, but dangerous: they don t know half as much as they think they do. Exploring the socialists philosophy in their own words, Williamson shows why the problem with socialism isn t just that it hurts the economy, but that it undermines all the institutions that allow a free society to function and that is why it can t co exist with liberty.
Mark Levin, nationally syndicated talk radio host and author of Liberty and Tyranny
In The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism, Kevin Williamson cuts through the confusion about socialism, providing long overdue clarity and precision. In the process he exposes the insidious nature of the ideology, including its various American forms, and he drives a stake through the heart of today s apologetics for this menace. The book is scholarly, informative, and absolutely fascinating.
David Limbaugh, author of Crimes Against Liberty
Kevin Williamson takes a look at socialism in all its forms, and he uncovers some facts that might make even would be socialists wince: socialism isn t just bad for business, but bad for the poor, bad for the environment, and bad for your health. If you want to understand the deeper ideological forces at work in our politics today, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism is a good place to start.
Larry Kudlow, host of CNBC s the Kudlow Report
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