United in Hate: The Left's Romance with Tyranny and Terror Hardcover – Mar 3 2009
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Foreword written by James Woolsey, former CIA director
Glazov is a well-known commentator who has appeared on top radio and TV shows, including Hannity & Colmes, The O'Reilly Factor and Laura Ingraham
As managing editor of Frontpage Magazine, Glazov has a popular and well-respected platform from which to promote "United in Hate"
Both FrontPageMag.com and WND will be used as promotional platforms for this title
Author Jamie Glazov is already a popular guest on major TV and radio shows such as Hannity & Colmes and the O'Reilly Report
About the Author
Jamie Glazov holds a Ph.D. in history with specialties in U.S., Russian, and Canadian foreign policy, and he is currently the editor of Frontpage Magazine.
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Alain Besançon's seminal study of Communism, Nazism and the Holocaust is called A Century of Horrors. Jamie Glazov connects the dots between the totalitarian massacres of the 20th century, murder in the name of religion and the mutual attraction between the radical left and radical islamists. As Eric Hoffer has shown in The True Believer, movements are interchangeable to a surprising extent. Both the radical and the reactionary hate the present. The temperament, not the ideological content, is crucial: fanatics often move from one form of extremism to another: communism, fascism, xenophobic nationalism, religious intolerance.
Part 2, titled Romance With Tyranny, charts the love affair between western leftists and murderous regimes throughout the 20th century. Intellectuals and celebrities venerated monsters like Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro, & Ho Chi Minh. The New Left of the 1960s didn't have a change of heart, just a change of icons from Stalin to third world tyrants. The homicidal and sadistic ...Read more ›
Dr. Glazov explains how the Left accepts the words of the terrorists and tyrants at face value without question without challenge. However, every statement by an American official or friend, including Israeli officials and citizens, are challenged and questioned by Leftists, and eventually twisted to support their cause.
In the minds of the Leftists it is ok to kill in the name of collective cause, especially if it is Americans or their Jewish and American friends. Human rights, as we know them in democracies, are quickly and easily sacrificed by the Left if so decreed by their terrorist and tyrant idols in the name of the cause.
It is well worth the read. Dr. Glazov does an excellent job in exposing the utter hypocracy of the Left. The Left, composed of academics and 'artists' and others, have no difficulty rationalizing the tyrants' destruction of freedom and individuality. Dr. Glazov makes it clear that the Left suffers from a naive romanticism. Sharia law is good and its restrictions on women, homosexuals and non-Muslims are simply a minor blip.
Dr. Glazov does not lump liberals in with the Left, although liberals often enough, through naivité or romanticization, unwittingly put themselves into the Left camp.Read more ›
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The Twin Towers are destroyed, 2973 people die in the attack and the radical Left cheers; the war in Iraq is won and the Left expels a disgusted sigh; totalitarian thugs kill innocent millions that the Left justifies as a "cleansing" required to forge a utopian society; suicidal Jihadists shred shoppers in malls with nail bombs and are excused by the Left as door-matted victims striking back at their oppressors; women are vilified, stoned, mutilated and killed by radical Muslims as Leftist feminists remain silent, save here in America where they rail mightily against a country club that's denied membership to a female executive.
What draws Leftists moth-like toward the annihilating fires of unbridled totalitarianism, or drives them to slavishly worship at the feet of dictators that kick them to the curb when they are considered no longer useful? Why does the Left cleave to a radical Islamic terrorism that vows to destroy all non-believers, including them? Dr. Glazov answers these and other "head scratching" questions in a court-ready presentation of the Left's mindset that will make forensic psychologists proud.
The Left's hatred and rejection of Western civilization, its freedoms and values, begins with an acute sense of alienation from it, and unable to "fit in" the Left believes radical societal change, regardless of the consequences, is necessary. After all it's the West's fault that the Left has no sense of purpose or direction. Although the Left vehemently argues against this premise, its words and actions prove Dr. Glazov's case.
The ideological descendents of the communist/progressive Left that spent its capital hoping the West would lose the Cold War to the Soviet Union are today's leftist core. Based on their hatred for the United States, the Left has forged a symbiotic relationship with radical Islam, whose hatred for America equals theirs. Both make it clear that they consider Western civilization evil and unworthy of preservation. Violent revolution is the Left's path to change; the Jihadists' follow the path of war and annilation.
Some might think Dr. Glazov has taken a wrong turn in his analysis of the radical Left's agenda and beliefs. If so, they should read the scurrilous quotes of Michael Moore extolling the virtues of the "Iraqi freedom fighters," or Ward Churchill's and Jeremiah Wright's crowing after 9/11 that "America's chickens have come home to roost." Or, they should examine the genuflexing before the world's tyrants by the likes of Jimmy Carter, Sean Penn and Tom Hayden. Dr. Glazov's take on the radical Left is correct and as sharp as a tightly focused laser.
Should the book cause even one radical Leftist to re-examine his or her contorted beliefs and return from the "dark side," Dr. Glazov's efforts will be a resounding success. A great thought provoking read!
Ben R. Furman
Former FBI Counterterrorism Chief
After reading, "United In Hate, The Left's Romance with Tyranny and Terror", by author Jamie Glazov, I'm beginning to grasp an understanding on the phenomena of such thinking. I understand a little more how certain individuals, or entire groups, can be so close to something they cannot recognize when the tricks of the trade are being used against them. In the case of the Left, as Glazov points out from his opening chapter, it's as if the "believer" is so close to knowing what they hate, they somehow fall in love with it. It's just a matter of how the cause is packaged and sold to them.
For instance, if you were to announce on the "View", to the hosts and audience, that a mystery guest was about to appear who was a mass murderer, a theocrat, a racist, a bigot, a sexist, a torturer, and a homophobe, the set of the show would instantly be filled with angry boos and jeers from the crowd. However, when the identity of the guest were to be revealed as Fidel Castro, the knees of the female hosts would suddenly quiver and an about face would occur. Barbara Walters would be the first to her feet to greet the great Leftist Dictator. The crowd would follow, taking her lead on giving Castro a standing ovation. Within minutes after the applause died down, movie pals Steven Speilburg and Francis Ford Coppola would greet their little darling via speaker phone. (Again, it's all in the packaging. Those who work in a business of illusion and deception are easily deceived.)
As Glazov candidly points out, when it comes to the Left, Castro could easily be replaced by the likes of Lenin, Stalin, Pol Pot, Pham Van Dong, Mao Tse Tung, Ayatollah Khomeini, Osama Bin Laden, and the newest darling of the Left, the world's most charming homophobe, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. These are their heroes, their leftist idols. It doesn't matter that their heroes represent and encompass all that the Left hates. The Left is easily sold, easily caught up in the imagery and mystique, easy marks for despot trickery whenever one of their intellectuals arrives in the country of their autocratic friend. All a dictator has to do is clean up a town, dress up the townsfolk in totalitarian wear, and threaten the lives of the people if they don't look happy while the conspicous visitor is in town. Wow. How many times does that trick need to be done before the Left catches on? Yet you wonder how did Susan Sontag, Mary McCarthy, Walter Duranty, George Bernard Shaw, Sean Penn, Harry Belafonte, Jane Fonda, Ernest Hemingway, Danny Glover, and a host of other western intellectuals or entertainers fall for the same scheme?
What's worse is their glowing testimonials after their visits. It's as if these great thinkers or performers go back to high school to write of their first love. I was squeamish and embarrassed reading the passages Glazov used to illustrate and drive his point home. Unless you are stupid, or love struck, how could you believe all the monsters of tyranny possess such sweet and unassuming qualities as reported by the Left?
Does anyone still remember the 1981 film, "Reds", by Warren Beatty? What a perfect example of what Glazov speaks of. Back then, as a student, I wanted to puke over the manufactured sentiment over the flick, a film many of Beatty's associates were hailing as a masterpiece. In the most overused scene in cinematic history, Jack Reed, the protaginist prepares a meal for the married woman he loves and stole from an American capitalist. In the scene, the water in the pots boils over, smoke billows from the oven, and Reed clumsily trips around the kitchen as the romantic little communist nervously tries to prepare a meal for his girlfriend. Geez Warren. That's an original and uncontrived scene! Such masterful film making is certainly deserving of an Oscar.
Even then I thought, is Beatty willing to give up his glamorous American Hollywood life for the meager lifestyle of the Russian peasant? It certainly appeared from the point of view of the film that he was selling the Soviet or Bolshevik way of life. History has certainly proven Beatty's romance to be false and has certainly proven he was easily sold by his leftist comrades.
Glazov's well thought out and carefully sculpted narrative of our times is an in-your-face expose on the hypocrisy of the Left. Glazov will take a lot of heat for what he reveals but he seems like a man with broad shoulders ready to take on the burden of a good fight. He's professional in his presentation and his arguments are clean and succinct. Based on what he's written, there's little doubt in my mind that if an alien ship arrived in America, most of our Leftists, from Springsteen to Spielburg, would beg to be taken away. After paying homage to our captors, and after paying their way to the front of the lines, they would get on their knees, with their arms stretched out in the direction of the sinister ship. Then they would chant, "Free us from our freedom! Free us from our freedom" over and over, hoping to be heard.
Unable to stop themselves, and always desperate for attention, our Leftist friends would continue to chant while boarding the ship, knowing they could never return, and knowing a life of darkness would be all they would ever know again.
As a conservative in all things pertaining to freedom, I highly value the knowledge I gained from this book, United In Hate. The title says it all and the diabolical linkage that Jaime Glazov reveals between those who kill for god and leftists who kill, because they think they are God. I really admire the way Mr. Glazov compared apparent contradictions, bringing out very clear and convincing proof that tyrants and fanatics have a natural affinity to one another.
Glazov very wisely poses some astute questions in his book. He speculates as to why the leftists, who talk of rights for their fellow believers, find it so easy to wrap their arms around Islamic terrorists, the most gay-hating, woman-hating and minority-hating force on earth, today. He also pondered on why "progressives" heap admiration upon regimes under which they themselves would be eliminated. Why would Liberal women, who have a long history of talking about helping themselves right up to the highest rungs of the social ladder, ignore the suffering of millions of women living under gender-based Islamic oppression?
`United in Hate' is a book that must be read by everyone who loves freedom and life. For those of us who are students of today's continually colliding worlds of East and West, Left or Right, Suicide Bomber or Social Engineers, it is a must read. `United In Hate' is not just another book written about Islam, nor is it a book that only rehashes histories about Stalin or Lenin. Jamie Glazov has written a book that goes beyond actions or words to expose the motivations of why these two natural enemies, Radical Islam and the Liberal Left, are caressing each other in a warm embrace of death. Glazov could not have expressed the dangers we face with an Obama Administration or the utter catastrophe that could erupt in America with current new occupants in the White House. Glazov stated, "United in Hate crystallizes the danger that a Barack Obama administration, if tilted too far left, presents to American security and global freedom."
Get this book and let it guide you to a clear understanding of how Radical Islam and the liberal social terrorists have joined forces to create a world where free speech is rare and where individual achievement is discouraged, a world that only knows revenge without mercy; a world United in Hate.
Steven Clark Bradley
Author of Patriot Acts, Nimrod Rising,
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Author Glazov tells us that the far-left loves violence and blood, and revels in denigrating the United States and would see it destroyed as soon as possible. When one considers that George Soros has no remorse in aiding the Nazis in confiscating Jewish property as a youthful Jew, then why would he and those like him blanch before the destruction of the US?
For years now I have referred to the far-left fanatics mentioned by Glazov as simply belonging to the BAFEs (Blame America For Everything), but then I failed to understand the their defective mental processes. The author literally explains the twisted reasoning of these people that one reviewer has been so good as to enumerate by name, and frankly I find his logic and evidence proven beyond any reasonable doubt.
So why not five stars? There are two things missing from the author's work: a conclusion and a recommendation on dealing with the problem posed by these mentally unbalanced individuals.
If I were a betting man, I would give the US less than a twenty percent chance for survival under our current conditions -- apparently not a conclusion the author wished to express. If Islamic jihadists don't get us, then China will. And no one wants to talk about this 1,000 pound gorilla in the living room that already controls the financial key to our economy.
The second question concerns a plan for overcoming the forces of evil these people represent or at least surviving their attacks. Clearly the US can not exterminate these individuals as would happen under a totalitarian regime (proof the US is good by definition), nor can we simply give them all lobotomies. And it's far too late for re-education since our education system has been slanted to producing the aforementioned crazies since World War II, and unaffected people are now decidedly in the minority. So as Lenin said, "What is to be done?"
The author offers no cogent answer to this problem, and neither can I. The case can be made that the Confederacy died of States Rights, and it looks like the US will die of freedom. The left does not want freedom as they are singularly unable to cope with freedom and the individual responsibility it entails. They must have a bloody and repressive state (in which they see themselves as an elite or martyrs) where they can feel at home. They hate themselves, so they hate those next to them who enjoy and extoll their freedoms. Think of yourself walking down the street and seeing someone like Bill Ayres coming towards you. Remember, he hates America and all that it stands for. Do you really think he will allow you to stand in the way of its destruction?
One can only pray that ineptitude is a characteristic of these people. But after Obama's election it seems that they have recruited others who either are fellow travelers towards their destination or are seduced by the prospect of a tyranny replacing a system which they see as increasingly flawed and troubled. They are incapable of recognizing that the cure will be worse than the current disease.
Maybe that's why ammunition has disappeared off the shelves of retailers across the US and even from the catalogs and web sites of wholesalers and distributors. Orders are backlogged for months, but is anyone noticing? Will this be the solution, another Civil War? And on whose side will the Army and the National Guard fight?
In short, this is an extremely important book, perhaps the most important in a decade, and one that tells us that we are on the edge of a precipice. Clearly the far-left is attempting to push us over. Author Glazov has given us a descriptive analysis of the problem, but no plan of action for a remedy. It certainly won't come from Washington, the Congress or the Federal Government. I guess now that author Glazov has put the problem in terms that even the most uninvolved American can understand, it will be up to us -- the people. But I guess it always has been.
The primary threat to America comes from within and in the form and personages of those described so thoroughly by author Glazov. The Fifth Column is stronger and more powerful than ever through its control of government, the media and the education process. The hour is late and the light is dim. The candle of freedom is flickering weaker than it ever has since the smowy day before Washington crossed the Delaware. While millions watch college basketball games on TV, our nation, its principles, goodness and sanctified freedoms are slipping away under the careful management and propaganda of the far-left. So mode it be, but ohne mich.
Glazov sees the story as one of Alienation and Resentment. The Radical Left hate their own societies which they can never feel a part of. The Radical Left's embrace of the Islamists is an embrace of another party whose aim is to bring down Western Democracy.
Glazov has for a number of years now as Editor of Frontpage. Com been on the front- lines of this struggle. He has spoken to many of the leading opponents of the Totalitarian Alliance. He also coming from a family of Russian dissidents understands the Marxist Communist ideological role at the heart of the Left's attack on the West. And he understands too that the Islamists have come and replaced the Soviet Union as the largest Totalitarian threat to Mankind.
Glazov writes clearly and with strength. This book is rich on insights on a wide variety of battlegrounds of the war between those who cherish Freedom and those who would fit Mankind into their own small Ideological prison.
While this book goes a long way towards explaining the paradoxical alliance between Radical Left and Radical Islamic and neo- Nazi Right one still wonders how so many decent people , especially of the Liberal Left, have not raised their voices against this Evil.
This book should be required Reading in Political Science courses in every university of the country.