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The Death of Liberalism

Tuesday May 2012


R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. Editor-in-Chief, The American Spectator

Following the November 2010 elections, R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. struck a nerve when he penned a piece for The Wall Street Journal entitled “Liberalism: An Autopsy.” In his new book, The Death of Liberalism (Thomas Nelson, 2012), the founder of The American Spectator expands his argument, charting the rise of modern liberalism and exposing its fatal flaws as a movement. Conversely, since its larval days in the 1950s, conservatism has been on the rise. Why? Because the vast majority of Americans favor free enterprise and personal liberty. Intimately familiar with the ideology and personalities of these warring factions, Tyrrell analyzes who’s right and what went wrong.