Is America on a slow-motion trip toward socialism even as much of the rest of the world moves away from it? Hungarian-born historian and world-renowned concert pianist Balint Vazsonyi, who knows first-hand what it means to live under an authoritarian regime, makes a powerful case that it is.
Drawing heavily on his personal experiences living under different versions of socialism, Vazsonyi describes how our hard won freedoms are being gradually eroded.
Vazsonyi traces the essence of what makes America unique back to the founders and shows how those who want America as we know it to fail are undermining the founder's original intent.
The author documents how America's founding principles of rule of law, individual rights, the guarantee of property, and a common American identity are being gradually replaced by government mandated group rights, redistribution, and multi-culturalism.
The thirty year war is being fought between those who promote liberty, rights for the individual and a continued need for moral guidance on the one side, and those who believe that the supreme power is human reason which, operating through a central authority, can and will create the perfect world on the other. While the picture is not rosy, America has every chance of winning, if the intentions of the two sides are exposed, and the consequences weighed. This witty, simple-to-follow, and engagingly personal book should aid in the process.