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Ameritopia : the unmaking of America. --
Imp / Ed.:
New York, NY, Estados Unidos : Threshold Editions, c2012.
xiii, 270 p. ; 22 cm.
Part I. On Utopianism. 1. The tyranny of utopia. -- 2. Plato's Republic and the perfect society. -- 3. Thomas More's Utopia and radical egalitarianism. -- 4. Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan and the all-powerful state. -- 5. Karl Marx's Communist manifesto and the class struggle. -- Part II. On Americanism. -- 6. John Locke and the nature of man. -- 7. The influence of Locke on the founders. -- 8. Charles de Montesquieu and republican government. -- 9. The influence of Montesquieu on the framers. -- 10. Alexis de Tocqueville and Democracy in America. -- Part III. On Utopianism and Americanism. 11. Post-constitutional America. -- 12. Ameritopia. --
Tomado de Amazon: "In his acclaimed #1 New York Times bestseller, Mark R. Levin explores the psychology, motivations, and history of the utopian movement, its architects—the Founding Fathers, and its modern-day disciples—and how the individual and American society are being devoured by it. Levin asks, what is this utopian force that both allures a free people and destroys them? Levin digs deep into the past and draws astoundingly relevant parallels to contemporary America from Plato’s Republic, Thomas More’s Utopia, Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, and Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, as well as from the critical works of John Locke, Charles Montesquieu, Alexis de Tocqueville, and other philosophical pioneers who brilliantly diagnosed the nature of man and government. As Levin meticulously pursues his subject, the reader joins him in an enlightening and compelling journey. And in the end, Levin’s message is clear: the American republic is in great peril. The people must now choose between Utopianism or liberty. President Ronald Reagan warned, “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Levin agrees, and with Ameritopia, delivers another modern political classic, an indispensable guide for America in our time and in the future." --
Incluye notas bibliográficas (Pp. 249-267) e índice.

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