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    Description"An indispensable and enduring field guide to the arguments the left makes--and the ones it tries to avoid."--"The Claremont Review of Books" According to Jonah Goldberg, if the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist, the greatest trick liberals ever pulled was convincing themselves they're not ideological. Today, "objective" journalists, academics, and "moderate" politicians peddle some of the most radical arguments by hiding them in homespun apho-risms. Barack Obama casts himself as a disciple of reason: He's a pragmatist, opposed to the ideology and drama of the Right, solely concerned with "what works." And today's liberals follow his lead, spouting countless cliches such as: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter: Sure, if the other man is an idiot. Was Martin Luther King Jr. a terrorist? Was Bin Laden a freedom fighter?Violence never solves anything: Really? It solved our problems with King George III and ended slavery.We need complete separation of church and state: In other words, all expressions of faith should be barred from politics . . . except when they support liberal programs. With humor and passion, Goldberg dismantles these and many other Trojan horses that liberals use to cheat in the war of ideas. He shows that the Pro-gressive tradition of denying an ideological agenda while pursuing it vigorously under the false flag of reasonableness is alive and well. And he reveals how this dangerous game may lead us further down the path of self-destruction.


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    Title
    The Tyranny of Cliches
    Subtitle
    How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonah Goldberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 326
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 277 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781595231024
    ISBN 10: 1595231021
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC subject category V2: JPFM
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    LC classification: JC
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Abridged Dewey: 320
    DC21: 320.5130973
    BISAC V2.8: POL042020
    DC22: 320.5130973
    BISAC V2.8: POL046000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Sentinel
    Publication date
    20 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    JONAH GOLDBERG'S first book," Liberal Fascism, "was a numberone "New York Times "bestseller. Afellow at the American Enterpriseinstitute, he is the founding editorof "National Review Online." He isalso a "Los Angeles Times "columnistand a member of the board ofcontributors at "USA Today." He liveswith his family in Washington, DC.
    Review quote
    "Jonah Goldberg is the voice of the post-Reagan conservative generation."--John Podhoretz, editor, "Commentary "magazine "Everyone says 'think for yourself' but very few people do. In "The Tyranny of""Cliches, "Jonah Goldberg reveals how we've become trapped by ideas we think we understand but don't. A must read."--Vince Vaughn, actor and producer "Whether you love or hate what he has to say, you've got to love the way Jonah Goldberg says it."--Senator Marco Rubio, author of "An American Son" "Bold, brilliant, and bursting with humor, every page of "The Tyranny of Cliches "is right on the money. If you thought "Liberal""Fascism "was good, wait till you read "The""Tyranny of Cliches"--it is fantastic!"--Brad Thor, bestselling author of "Full Black"