Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Kirsten Powers surprised by vitriol her book 'The Silencing' has elicited from the Left


The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech - Publisher: Regnery Publishing (May 11, 2015) Available at Amazon

...In The Silencing, Kirsten Powers, herself a proud liberal--but from a far more tolerant Jeffersonian tradition--exposes the illiberal left. You'll learn:

  • Why the illiberal left has become an Orwellian "big brother," policing what it deems acceptable speech and opinions
  • How the illiberal left is obsessed with delegitimizing Fox News
  • How illiberal left pundits--even self-proclaimed "feminists" (and Powers names names)--engage in outrageously misogynistic and sexist dismissals of their female opponents
  • How illiberal colleges and universities limit freedom of expression to tightly regulated "free speech zones" and ban speakers (even liberals) with whom the illiberal left disagrees
  • How "truth" matters little to the illiberal left, for whom ideology is everything
  • How is it that liberalism, once associated with open-mindedness and reason, has become a vehicle for irrational prejudice, ideological conformity, and the marginalization and punishment of alternative opinions? Kirsten Powers chronicles this troubling trend in perhaps the most important--and chilling--political book of the year.