At a time when the national political debate is about inequality and fairness, bestselling au­thor David Horowitz and coauthor Jacob Laksin have written an unsettling book about the distribu­tion of power in America. Thoroughly researched and amply documented, The New Leviathan over­turns the conventional wisdom about which end of the political spectrum represents the rich and pow­erful, and which represents the people.
The Democratic Party presents itself to the electorate as the party of working families and the poor. In the 2000 election campaign, Democrat Al Gore ran on the slogan "The People vs. the Powerful," while President Obama describes him­self as a "grassroots organizer" and a spokesman for "fairness" and "progressive change." Such is the world of political myth. In reality, the Demo­crats and the Obama progressives represent the richest and most powerful political machine in American history. Backed by a near trillion-dollar treasury in Americas oldest and largest tax-exempt foundations, progressives outspend conservatives by a factor of seven to one.
In The New Leviathan, David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin examine this growing financial power of left-wing organizations and politicians. They show how left-wing foundations under­wrote the political career of Barack Obama and how massive funding advantages for progressive proposals have disenfranchised American voters and shifted the national policy debate dramatically to the left. The New Leviathan draws connections between the Obama administration and progres­sive organizations from labor unions to media outlets to nonprofits to political groups, and shows how on key policy frontsnational security, immigration, citizenship, environment, and health carethe sheer force of left-wing financial resources has reconfigured the nations political agenda.
David Horowitz is the New York Times bestselling author of, among other books, One-Party Classroom, The Professors, Radical Son, The Shadow Party, and Party of Defeat. He is president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angeles.
Jacob Laksin is the managing editor of Front-Page Magazine and coatuhor of One-Party Classroom. His articles and reviews have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Weekly Standard, National Review Online, RealClearWorld, and the Washington Examiner.
"[A] deeply informed exposé of the powerful, very wealthy network of liberal foundations... read this and be afraid." Karl Rove
"A necessary, important, and troubling read."
Peter Schweizer, author of Throw Them All Out