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3.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 5 3.06 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Alterman Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781455189328
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Thanks to the machinations of the right, there is no dirtier word in American politics today than “liberal.” Yet public opinion polls consistently show that the majority of Americans hold liberal views on everything from health care to foreign policy.

In this feisty, accessible primer, Eric Alterman sets out to restore liberalism to its rightful honored place as the politics of America’s everyday citizens. In a crisply argued and extensively documented counterattack on right-wing spin and misinformation, Alterman briskly disposes of such canards as “Liberals Hate God” and “Liberals Are Soft on Terrorism,” reclaiming liberalism from the false definitions foisted upon it.

Why We’re Liberals is the perfect book for all of those ready to fight back against the conservative mud-slinging machine and claim their voice in the political debate.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It is difficult to imagine anyone better qualified to update Arthur Schlesinger Jr.’s notion of liberalism as the ‘vital center’ of American politics.”

    New York Times

  • “A vigorous defense of liberalism…Alterman argues persuasively.”

    Atlantic

  • “[Alterman]…proves that not all liberals are wimps.”

    Booklist

  • “A longtime cheerleader for progressive causes makes an enthusiastic…case that liberalism is poised to rise again.”  

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannine | 12/10/2013

    " Extremely informative; it dispels the myth of "liberal" being such a bad thing. The author gets back to the true meaning of "liberal" & how the liberals of today seemed to have forgotten what a liberal is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 8/1/2013

    " Okay, so I tried to listen to this on tape. It had some interesting points but grew old rather quickly. I quit after 15 electronic chapters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon Hughes | 2/2/2013

    " Helpful to see a political liberal explain his own position. I appreciated his critique of his own ideology and appreciated his call for grounding liberal thought in Scripture. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul | 12/20/2012

    " Book was 2008 looking backward. We need 2010 looking forward. The title is misleading. It was more about what the right thinks than what the left should do. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 1/1/2012

    " I really wanted to read this, but couldn't get thru the first 50 pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 11/3/2011

    " this one was a bit dry for my taste - I like Alterman's writing, but, he seemed to lose interest after leaving his MSNBC blog "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steven Salaita | 11/1/2011

    " This one is prodigiously simple: Alterman can't write, which is a problem since he's, you know, a writer. If one can get past the choppy and whiny prose, then I doubt she will be able to overlook Alterman's doctrinal encomium to the glories of the Democratic Party. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gilg | 4/21/2011

    " I gave up on this one. You either agree with the message or you don't but either way the writing isn't engaging enough to make me want to keep reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 4/14/2011

    " A vigorous defense of liberalism and a rallying cry for any liberal who wants to see a bright future for this nation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 2/16/2011

    " this one was a bit dry for my taste - I like Alterman's writing, but, he seemed to lose interest after leaving his MSNBC blog "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cari | 1/17/2011

    " Great read. He succinctly explains his views and reasoning logically and with a bit of humor thrown in for good measure. It's really fantastic and I recommend it to anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 8/9/2010

    " Finished! Sorry Joe, I forgot to send it along with Papa!
    It sure is tough being a liberal! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/9/2010

    " A vigorous defense of liberalism and a rallying cry for any liberal who wants to see a bright future for this nation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steven | 5/24/2009

    " This one is prodigiously simple: Alterman can't write, which is a problem since he's, you know, a writer. If one can get past the choppy and whiny prose, then I doubt she will be able to overlook Alterman's doctrinal encomium to the glories of the Democratic Party. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gilg | 12/12/2008

    " I gave up on this one. You either agree with the message or you don't but either way the writing isn't engaging enough to make me want to keep reading "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 6/24/2008

    " I really wanted to read this, but couldn't get thru the first 50 pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannine | 6/24/2008

    " Extremely informative; it dispels the myth of "liberal" being such a bad thing. The author gets back to the true meaning of "liberal" & how the liberals of today seemed to have forgotten what a liberal is. "

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About the Author
Author Eric Alterman

Eric Alterman is distinguished professor of English and journalism at Brooklyn College and the graduate school of journalism at the City University of New York. He is the author of the national bestsellers What Liberal Media?, The Book on Bush (with Mark Green), and When Presidents Lie.

About the Narrator

Malcolm Hillgartner is an actor, author, playwright, and professional narrator. Under the name Jahnna N. Malcolm, he and his wife, Jahnna Beecham, have written over one hundred books for young readers; their musicals have played in theaters across America. His audiobook credits include works by Dean Koontz, Nelson Algren, and William F. Buckley Jr.