Mark Levin has become one of the hottest personalities in Talk radio and 790 KABC is proud to call him part of the family. His top-rated show, broadcast from Washington, D.C., is now syndicated nationally by ABC Radio Networks. Levin’s conservative take on the issues of the day provoke thoughtful discussions and the occasional disagreement with his callers. Whatever your political views, Levin’s no-nonsense approach to the news will leave you examining your own opinions and, perhaps, considering another point of view. Levin is one of the top new authors in the conservative political arena, having written the New York Times Best-Seller, Men In Black, which rose to Number 3 in the nation when it was released in February 2005 and has been a frequent guest host on the ever-popular Sean Hannity Show, where he has been nicknamed (by Hannity) "The Great One."
As one of America’s preeminent conservative commentators and constitutional lawyers, Levin is in great demand as a political and legal commentator. He has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs and is a contributing editor for National Review Online.
Levin has served as a top advisor to several members of President Ronald Reagan’s Cabinet – including as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General of the United States. In 2001, the American Conservative Union named Levin the recipient of the prestigious Ronald Reagan Award. He currently practices law in the private sector, heading up the Landmark Legal Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America
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Dystopia in America by
Andrew C. McCarthy
I love mankind; it’s people I can’t stand.” The saturnine wisdom of Charles M. Schulz’s immortal Peanuts comic strip is impossible not to recall when reading Mark R. Levin’s new blockbuster, Ameritopia.1 For one thing, there is the sheer Schadenfreude of imagining how the people at the The New York Times, those notorious lovers of humankind, must have reacted upon learning that a new book by the popular conservative radio host would debut at number one on the paper’s bestseller list--the slot Levin’s last book, Liberty and Tyranny, owned for more weeks than the Gray Lady cares to remember.
Linus’s snark, more to the point, marks the scrimmage-line in the epic struggle Levin depicts. On one side stand progressives, whose professed humanitarian devotion thinly camouflages a disdain for flesh-and-blood people...particularly the kind who go to Tea Party rallies. To the social engineers, people are little more than laboratory specimens in statist experiments contrived to drag the benighted species toward perfection—which is to say, to subjugate people into serving the engineers’ conception of the good. Huddled on the other side are those of a conservative cast of mind, reckoning human beings as basically worthy but incorrigibly fallible, and human interactions as infinitely complex and dynamic. In our quaint way of thinking, human nature defies grand statist schemes.
To quote Karl Popper, as Levin does at the outset of Ameritopia, “Any social science which does not teach the impossibility of rational social construction is entirely blind to the most important facts of social life.” Worse, such schemes are invariably orchestrated by the state. Comprised of people, the state magnifies human flaws; yet, being a mere “Form of Government” (to borrow from the Declaration of Independence), and not a person animated by human incentives and virtue, the state is bereft of the people’s capacity to perceive, self-correct, and improve.