Smear Tactics: The Liberal Campaign to Defame America

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In this spirited survey of liberal lies and dirty tricks, Brad Miner, one of America's leading conservative insiders, offers a look at the American liberal tradition of slander, insult, and character assassination throughout history. Smear Tactics mines both today's papers and the classic campaigns of history for tales of liberal deception and manipulation. Tracing smears from the early days of our nation right through the run-up to the 2008 elections, Miner highlights the Left's most atrocious campaigns against:

  • Soldiers: The media's attacks on our troops, from Vietnam to Iraq
  • The Faithful: The Left's campaign to vilify Christians in American life
  • Entrepreneurs: Is the American Dream dead? The Left says yes, and Girl Scout cookies, Wal-Mart, and Legos have all played a part.
  • President Bush: He caused global warming and Hurricane Katrina? Smears against the man the Left loves to hate.

As Brad Miner shows, American politics has never been a sport for gentlemen—but recent campaigns have proven dirtier than ever, full of negative ads, rumormongering, and worse. With the coming election a wide-open race, full of polarizing candidates of all stripes, the mud is about to start flying across the American landscape, and in Smear Tactics Brad Miner returns the fire—with a vengeance.

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The founding editor of the American Compass Book Club, Brad Miner is a former literary editor of National Review and the author of The Concise Conservative Encyclopedia and The Compleat Gentleman. He lives in Westchester County, New York.

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“Brad Miner has captured the liberals at it again...underscoring how down and dirty the political divide has become.” (Dick Morris, author of Outrage and Fleeced)

“This is a reasonable man’s eye-opening account of unreason.” (William J. Bennett, author of America: The Last Best Hope)

“A passionate cry of protest against anti-conservative defamation Smear Tactics sets the pulse racing.” (David Frum, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Right Man and An End to Evil)

“You’d better take Brad Miner’s guided tour of smear tactics, because they are all around you. (Richard Brookhiser, senior editor, National Review)

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