Monday, 20 November 2017

Guest Review: "...the most important political book in recent memory."




GUEST REVIEW
By Suzuki Samurai

Hard to believe that it’s only been a year since the orange twat took the throne. A year of sound and fury.

In his new book on the old forces the twat has released into the wild, Jeffrey Tucker turns down the volume, sharpens the focus, and delivers what I think is perhaps the most important political book in recent memory.

PJ O’Rourke touched upon the voter’s decisions in his book How the Hell Did This Happen?. And JD Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy, while an enjoyably disturbing read, didn’t give us much more than what we already knew. But, if you really want the meat on the current situation then Tucker’s new book, then Right-wing Collectivism: The Other Threat to Liberty is what you really must chew, and chew thoroughly.

Tucker has taken the most important aspect of the recent and ongoing political pantomime, the emergence of the Alt-right, and shows us from which sewers this phenomenon emerged and where it may take us if we don’t grasp its danger.

Better than that, he demonstrates to the left (and to us) how they in no small way were the creators of this bastard group. And he shows the right (and us) why they have so far been unable to curtail (or even properly identify) the emergence of new thinkers of an old-school nationalism, nor prevent being smearing by them with an associative layer of filth.

For me, his most important observation is for the libertarians tempted by this primitivism … which I’ll leave for you to read for yourself. Because you must read this book about one of the very great dangers of our time.

Full of great links on which to click (on the Kindle version anyway) and with a prose of such calm that it offers a bedtime sooth, while at the same time providing an alarming spur to combat the monstrous re-emergence of very, very dangerous ideas.

Kindle version $3.99 at Amazon.
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1 comment:

  1. In 'Tucker’s new book, then Right-Wing Collectivism: The Other Threat to Liberty' Tucker characterises the Alt-Right as Facists, then goes on to conflate them with national socialism, i.e. Nazis, according to D.McC.the preface writer and quoted by the reviewer (aka publisher). Socialism is not a right wing attitude or economic system; it has always been slightly less left wing than Communism. Claiming the new right is left, sounds very 'progressive' to me.

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