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PIG Out on Kevin Williamson’s New Book

NR deputy managing editor Kevin Williamson—chancellor of NRO’s “Exchequer” blog—has a new book out, The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Socialism (part of Regnery Publishing’s best-selling “PIG” series). NR has purchased a few cases and we have a great offer: For just $20 (a nickel more than the cover price) we’ll send it to you the quality softcover edition, autographed and inscribed by Kevin, hot off the press. The official publication date is in January, 2011, but copies are actually being printed and shipped sometime next week. As soon as we get them at NR HQ, we’ll get Kevin to personalize your copy (how about copies—it makes a great gift!) and then we’ll mail it to you.

Hey, you can order your copy/copies here. And here’s why some big-foot conservatives think you’ll want to get at least one:

JONAH GOLDBERG: “This really should be required reading for those who think that socialism is a relic of a half forgotten past. Contrary to popular belief, the socialist impulse is alive and well. It’s been said that socialism would only work in Heaven—where it’s not needed—and in Hell—where they’ve already got it. With the cool detachment of an exorcist, Kevin Williamson methodically demolishes the allegedly angelic good intentions behind socialism to reveal the demonic consequences of its implementation.”

MARK LEVIN: “Socialism isn’t dead—it’s just in disguise. From Lenin and Hugo Chavez to state–run industries and U. S. healthcare, Kevin Williamson puts his finger on what makes government planners’ dreams of running our lives not only ineffective, but dangerous: they don’t know half as much as they think they do. Exploring the socialists’ philosophy in their own words, Williamson shows why the problem with socialism isn’t just that it hurts the economy, but that it undermines all the institutions that allow a free society to function—and that is why it can’t co–exist with liberty.”

DAVID LIMBAUGH: “In The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Socialism, Kevin Williamson cuts through the confusion about socialism, providing long overdue clarity and precision. In the process he exposes the insidious nature of the ideology, including its various American forms, and he drives a stake through the heart of today’s apologetics for this menace. The book is scholarly, informative, and absolutely fascinating.”

LARRY KUDLOW “Kevin Williamson takes a look at socialism in all its forms, and he uncovers some facts that might make even would–be socialists wince: socialism isn’t just bad for business, but bad for the poor, bad for the environment, and bad for your health. If you want to understand the deeper ideological forces at work in our politics today, The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Socialism is a good place to start.”

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