Friday, January 20, 2012

Epilogue of "Ameritopia" by Mark Levin available free online...

H/T for the link to Dan Riehl, who will be posting his review at Big Government hopefully on Monday.

epilogue is now available online
In the epilogue, Levin asks the question:

 The essential question is whether, in America, the people’s
psychology has been so successfully warped, the individual’s spirit
so thoroughly trounced, and the civil society’s institutions so effectively
overwhelmed that revival is possible. Have too many
among us already surrendered or been conquered? Can the people
overcome the constant and relentless influences of ideological
indoctrination, economic manipulation, and administrative coerciveness,
or have they become hopelessly entangled in and dependent
on a ubiquitous federal government? Have the Pavlovian
appeals to radical egalitarianism, and the fomenting of jealousy
and faction through class warfare and collectivism, conditioned
the people to accept or even demand compulsory uniformity as
just and righteous? Is it accepted as legitimate and routine that
the government has sufficient license to act whenever it claims to
do so for the good of the people and against the selfishness of the

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