"Not just a brilliant
anatomy of how capitalism nurtures political freedom, but
also a wise and penetrating analysis of the manifold illusions
besetting modern culture, from the temptations of totalitarian
ideology to the desiccations of radical secularism. As erudite
as it is readable, Brian Andersons new book is sure
to take its place as a contemporary classic."
Roger Kimball, coeditor and publisher, The
(ISI Books, 2007)
Brian C. Anderson
New York Times Book Review Podcast with Brian Anderson
On Sunday, October 7, 2007, Sam Tanenhaus, Editor of the New York Times Book Review,
interviewed Brian Anderson about his new book, Democratic Capitalism and Its Discontents.
To listen to this podcast, click here.
Capitalism and Its Discontents Q&A With Jamie Glazov, FrontPageMag.com,
FP: What role does the American Left play in threatening the future
of American democracy?
Anderson: The radical Left tries to push egalitarianism to a destructive
extreme and moral indeterminacy into out-and-out nihilism. It opposes
American religiosity with an angry secularism. It tries to regulate civil
society out of existence, replacing it with overweening government. And
it seeks to transform constitutionalism into another form of politics
through judicial activism. All of these things, I argue, will weaken our
democracy and also make it harder to confront the existential threat of
our time: radical Islam. . .