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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (118 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Alterman Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.”


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


  • “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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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