Suicide of the West; How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy

Zak Tebbal (Jacket illustration) New York: Crown Forum, 2018. Third printing [stated]. Hardcover. [8], 453, [3] pages. Occasional Footnotes. Figures. Appendix: Human Progress. Notes. Index. Business card size item of book related ephemera laid in. Jonah Jacob Goldberg (born March 21, 1969) is an American syndicated columnist, author, political analyst, and commentator. The founding editor of National Review Online, from 1998 until 2019 he was an editor at National Review. Goldberg writes a weekly column about politics and culture for the Los Angeles Times. In October 2019, Goldberg became founding editor of the online opinion and news publication The Dispatch. Goldberg has authored the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Liberal Fascism, released in January 2008; The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas, released in 2012; and Suicide of the West, which was published in April 2018 and also became a New York Times bestseller, reaching No. 5 on the list the following month. Goldberg is also a regular contributor on news networks such as CNN and MSNBC, appearing on various television programs including Good Morning America, Nightline, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Real Time with Bill Maher, Larry King Live, Your World with Neil Cavuto, the Glenn Beck Program, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Goldberg was an occasional guest on a number of Fox News shows such as The Five, The Greg Gutfeld Show, and Outnumbered. He was also a frequent panelist on Special Report with Bret Baier. New York Times Bestseller: An urgent argument that America and other democracies are in peril because they have lost the will to defend the values and institutions that sustain freedom and prosperity. Epic and debate-shifting.--David Brooks, New York Times. Only once in the last 250,000 years have humans stumbled upon a way to lift ourselves out of the endless cycle of poverty, hunger, and war that defines most of history. If democracy, individualism, and the free market were humankind's destiny, they should have appeared and taken hold a bit earlier in the evolutionary record. The emergence of freedom and prosperity was nothing short of a miracle. As Americans we are doubly blessed, because the radical ideas that made the miracle possible were written not just into the Constitution but in our hearts, laying the groundwork for our uniquely prosperous society. Those ideas are: · Our rights come from God, not from the government. · The government belongs to us; we do not belong to it. · The individual is sovereign. We are all captains of our own souls, not bound by the circumstances of our birth. · The fruits of our labors belong to us. In the last few decades, these political virtues have been turned into vices. As we are increasingly taught to view our traditions as a system of oppression, exploitation, and privilege, the principles of liberty and the rule of law are under attack from left and right. For the West to survive, we must renew our sense of gratitude for what our civilization has given us and rediscover the ideals and habits of the heart that led us out of the bloody muck of the past, or back to the muck we will go. Condition: Very good / Very good.

Keywords: Democracy, Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, Identify Politics, Human Nature, Capitalism, Progressive, Administrative State, Pop Culture; Popular Culture; Barbarism, Family, Donald Trump, Elites, Liberty, Civil Society

ISBN: 9781101904930

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