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Plunder and Deceit - Mark R. Levin

Plunder and Deceit

By Mark R. Levin

  • Release Date: 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Political Science
Score: 4
From 94 Ratings


#1 New York Times bestselling author and radio host Mark R. Levin delivers a "bracing meditation” (National Review) on the ways our government has failed the next generation.

In modern America, the civil society is being steadily devoured by a ubiquitous federal government. But as the government grows into an increasingly authoritarian and centralized federal Leviathan, many parents continue to tolerate, if not enthusiastically champion, grievous public policies that threaten their children and successive generations with a grim future at the hands of a brazenly expanding and imploding entitlement state poised to burden them with massive debt, mediocre education, waves of immigration, and a deteriorating national defense.

Yet tyranny is not inevitable. In Federalist 51, James Madison explained with cautionary insight the essential balance between the civil society and governmental restraint: “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

This essential new book is, against all odds, a likeminded appeal to reason and audacity—one intended for all Americans but particularly the rising generation. Younger people must find the personal strength and will to break through the cycle of statist manipulation, unrelenting emotional overtures, and the pressure of groupthink, which are humbling, dispiriting, and absorbing them; to stand up against the heavy hand of centralized government, which if left unabated will assuredly condemn them to economic and societal calamity.

Levin calls for a new civil rights movement, one that will foster liberty and prosperity and cease the exploitation of young people by statist masterminds. He challenges the rising generation of younger Americans to awaken to the cause of their own salvation, asking: will you acquiesce to a government that overwhelmingly acts without constitutional foundation—or will you stand in your own defense so that yours and future generations can live in freedom?


  • The truth

    By Mr bojangles Stl
    This man is the truth, period.
  • Excellent read!

    By SuSu-Asheville
    Really enjoyed this book. It is highly informative especially the chapters on the environment and minimum wage. A must read for all ages and especially for our youth.
  • A great reality check

    By Tony Beltrami
    This is a great book. It's thoroughly researched and excellently written. It's too bad they're not teaching this -- reality -- in schools, instead of the demagogic, group-think garbage they teach, which is responsible for how this country reached the crisis described so accurately in each chapter. I plan on buying a copy for each of my children.
  • Fantastic Book

    By JoanLS
    Everyone in the country needs to read this book!
  • An eye opener to what is happening in America

    By stiger72
    “The nation’s fiscal operating debt was already $10.6 trillion on the day President Barack Obama took office in January 2009. By the end of January 2012, however, the fiscal operating debt had increased 44.5 percent to $15.4 trillion. As of April 12, 2015,.... If you care enough about the future of America and the future of your children and grandchildren; this is a must read for all.
  • Yikes

    By Yoyoyoyoyoyoyo644449666
    If I handed this into freshman poli sci I would have failed the class. Feels like a first draft brain dump...regardless of your politics (this being crafted of course for the right) it is very poorly written. **Please see below for highly charged rebuke of this review.... Geez guys I was just offering my opinion. Simmer down now simmer down.**
  • Cover to cover truth

    By jbmater
    What a wonderful job of painting the picture of the serious issues our country faces! I recommend this reading to anyone who wants to educate themselves.
  • A little truth

    By Doug990...
    Eye opening!
  • Fantastic, brilliant, eye opening.

    By JesseD177612
    This book is absolutely amazing. Every American needs to read this book. Whether you're 10 or 100 years old this is a book you must read. Whoever gave this book 1 star is a complete idiot that has no idea what they're talking about. Hey moron you don't think Mark Levin (the author) knows anything about government? Well did you know that he worked in the administration of president Ronald Reagan and was a chief of staff for Attorney General Edwin Meese? Mark knows the government inside and out and he knows exactly what is needed to save this great nation.
  • (From the audiobook)

    By Tortured listener
    This book is just awful. The first chapter is narrated by the author who should stick to writing (debatably) and not narrating. Honestly, it was torture to listen to him. Second of all, this book is just another fear-mongering conspiracy that connects dots that aren't even there. I'm tired of every pleb thinking he/she knows the inner and outer workings of the complex machinery we call government. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY! Buy a book by Malcolm Gladwell instead