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United States of socialism : Who's behind it. Why it's evil. How to stop it / Dinesh D'Souza.

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Summary:

"For those who witnessed the global collapse of socialism, its resurrection in the twenty-first century comes as a surprise, even a shock. How can socialism work now when it has never worked before? In this pathbreaking book, bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza argues that the socialism advanced today by the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar and Elizabeth Warren is very different from the socialism of Lenin, Mao and Castro. It is "identity socialism," a marriage between classic socialism and identity politics. America's typical socialist is not a working-class union man but a Black Lives Matter activist, a transgender militant or a prophet of environmental apocalypse. Today's socialists claim to model themselves not on Mao's Great Leap Forward or even Venezuelan socialism but rather on the "socialism that works" in Scandinavian countries like Norway and Sweden. This is the new face of socialism that D'Souza confronts and decisively refutes with his trademark incisiveness, wit and originality. He shows how socialism abandoned the working class and found new recruits by drawing on the resentments of race, gender and sexual orientation. He reveals how it uses the Venezuelan, not the Scandinavian, formula. D'Souza chillingly documents the full range of lawless, gangster, and authoritarian tendencies that they have adopted. United States of Socialism is an informative, provocative and thrilling exposé not merely of the ideas but also the tactics of the socialist Left. In making the moral case for entrepreneurs and the free market, the author portrays President Trump as the exemplar of capitalism and also the most effective political leader of the battle against socialism. He shows how we can help Trump defeat the socialist menace" --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cascade Locks Library 335 DSO 2020 (Text) 33892100694794 Adult New Books Book None 07/17/2020 Available -
Baker County Library 335.00973 .D811u 2020 (Text) 37814003302065 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 07/30/2020 Checked out 10/03/2020
Ontario Community Library 335.009 D'SOUZ (Text) 33330004526770 New Book Display Book Branch_Only_6months 07/07/2020 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 335.00973 DSO (Text) 33892006591540 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 06/29/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250163783
  • ISBN: 1250163781
  • Physical Description: vii, 290 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : All Points Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-279) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The specter of socialism -- Identity socialism -- The invention of invention: America and the ideal of the self-made man -- The dream and the nightmare: how socialism came to America -- Alien nation: why socialists abandoned the working class -- Venezuela, si; Sweden, no: socialism and the Scandinavian illusion -- Just deserts: the moral basis of entrepreneurial capitalism -- The art of war: battle plan to defeat the socialists.
Summary, etc.:
"For those who witnessed the global collapse of socialism, its resurrection in the twenty-first century comes as a surprise, even a shock. How can socialism work now when it has never worked before? In this pathbreaking book, bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza argues that the socialism advanced today by the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar and Elizabeth Warren is very different from the socialism of Lenin, Mao and Castro. It is "identity socialism," a marriage between classic socialism and identity politics. America's typical socialist is not a working-class union man but a Black Lives Matter activist, a transgender militant or a prophet of environmental apocalypse. Today's socialists claim to model themselves not on Mao's Great Leap Forward or even Venezuelan socialism but rather on the "socialism that works" in Scandinavian countries like Norway and Sweden. This is the new face of socialism that D'Souza confronts and decisively refutes with his trademark incisiveness, wit and originality. He shows how socialism abandoned the working class and found new recruits by drawing on the resentments of race, gender and sexual orientation. He reveals how it uses the Venezuelan, not the Scandinavian, formula. D'Souza chillingly documents the full range of lawless, gangster, and authoritarian tendencies that they have adopted. United States of Socialism is an informative, provocative and thrilling exposé not merely of the ideas but also the tactics of the socialist Left. In making the moral case for entrepreneurs and the free market, the author portrays President Trump as the exemplar of capitalism and also the most effective political leader of the battle against socialism. He shows how we can help Trump defeat the socialist menace" --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Socialism > United States > History > 21st century.
United States > Economic policy > 21st century.
Socialism > Political aspects > United States.
Socialist parties > United States.

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