Nationally syndicated talk-radio host and noted film critic Michael Medved has taken an extraordinary journey from liberal activist to outspoken conservative. Along the way he has earned millions of admirersand more than his share of enemiesby advancing controversial, often counterintuitive arguments, including:
Liberals love losing because it makes them feel virtuous
America isnt normalits bizarrely blessed
Hollywood has lost touch with Americaand punishes people who point that out
Conservatives are both happier and nicer than liberals
Talk radio is a source of hope, not hatred
Business isnt exploitativeits heroic
There is no such thing as planned parenthood
A more Christian America is good for the Jews
Do-it-yourself conservatism provides the only cure for save-the-world liberalism
In the candid, electrifying Right Turns, Medved chronicles the adventures that taught him these and many other lessonsthe startling events that propelled him from Vietnam protest leader to optimistic promoter of American patriotism, from secularism to religion, from adventurous single guy to doting husband and father. In the process he skewers leftist orthodoxy, revealing why the Right is right and why his former colleagues on the Left remain hopelessly wrong on every cultural, political, and social issue.
Medved enters todays ideological fray armed with experience as, among many other things, a campaign aide for radical Democrats, a minority recruiter for police departments, a Hollywood screenwriter, a Bobby Kennedy volunteer, a teacher at religious schools, a world-champion hitchhiker, an expert on bad movies, and a veteran TV host on PBS and a British networkwho declines to own a TV himself.
Medved relishes the contradictions behind the high-profile controversies in which hes played a leading roleas a prominent movie reviewer who attacked the film industry in a bestselling book, as an observant Jew whose radio show is a favorite with evangelical Christians, as a writer once designated the Bard of the Baby Boomers who now expresses contempt for his generations arrogant indulgence, and as a fearless battler who has sought advice from both Rush Limbaugh and Hillary Clinton and has given advice to both Mel Gibson and Barbra Streisand.
Right Turns displays the slashing argument and disarming wit that have made Medveds radio program Americas number one show on politics and pop culture.
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