- Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder
name = Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions
author = Michael Savage
country = USA
language = English
subject = Conservative ideology
release_date = 12 April 2005
Hardcover, Paperback, Audio CD (abridged), Audio cassette(abridged), Audio Download
pages = 221 pp
isbn = 1-59555-006-2
preceded_by = The Enemy Within
The Political Zoo
"Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions" is the twentieth book written by conservative radio personality Michael Savage.
In the book, Michael Savage accuses liberals and
leftists of undermining the "sacred pillars" of American life including marriage, the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Ten Commandments. One chapter is dedicated to his criticisms of radical Islam, which he calls "Islamofascism". In each chapter is a "Savage Spotlight of Truth" that purports to cast a light on how liberals spread their political agenda.
"Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" stayed on the Top 10
New York Times best-seller listfor several months after its release on April 12, 2005Fact|date=August 2008.
Overview (categorized by chapter)
#Savage first discusses
George W. Bush’s actions in the War in Iraq. He suggests that, with a harsh attack, the U.S. could free Iraq and move out. Savage uses a comparison to George S. Pattonfor his plan. He concludes that with the war over, the US may have more time to focus on domestic problems.
#In the second chapter Savage opines that "Islamist radicals" have turned the growth of Islam into a dangerous campaign, arguing that Islam has links to most
terrorist attacks that have occurred the past 20 years. Savage goes on to reference religious passages from the Qur'anwhich promote killing non-believers. Savage calls radical Islamists Islamofascists, and opines that they have become a large threat in recent years.
#The author then addresses
illegal immigration. According to his estimates, over 12 million people entered the United Statesillegally each year for the past several years. Even in the heightened state of alert after 9/11, Savage writes, all these people enter through the borders, most times without detection. He claims that illegal immigrants also indirectly take money from American citizens through welfare and medicaid.
#Savage then discusses
lawyers, opining that many of the numerous lawsuits filed in the U.S. are unnecessary. One of his examples is Seong Sil Kim v. NYCTA, in which Seong Sil Kim was awarded $9.9 million because she stood in front of a train to commit suicideand injured her hand in doing so. Savage alleges that approximately 80% of doctors order unneeded tests and 74% refer patients to other specialists to avoid getting sued, and that many times the tests are paid for with tax money.
#Savage then discusses
mass media, criticizing its characterizations of Yassar Arafatfollowing the PLOfounder's death. Savage claims that the PLO has killed millions of opposers, and that Arafat was indirectly responsible for millions of deaths; Savage criticizes Arafat's posthumous media profile as "innovative" and "freedom fighter'". Savage also criticizes Arafat for reportedly hiding away billions of dollars that came from different countries that was to help the Palestinian people.
#Savage criticizes groups such as the
ACLU(American Civil Liberties Union) and PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
#The book ends with a list of reasons why Savage believes
John Kerrylost the 2004 election. Savage’s emphasis was on gay marriage, arguing that too many voters oppose it. According to the book's references, of the 11 states that introduced a Defense of Marriage initiative on the 2004 ballot, all 11 supported the bill.
* [http://www.thbookservice.com/products/BookPage.asp?prod_cd=c6621 A summary/review]
* [http://www.nrbookservice.com/products/popreview.asp?prod_cd=c6621 Random Reviews]
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