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Levin Shares How 'American Marxism' Book Can Help Us 'Claw Our Way Back Out of the Abyss'

By Ashlianna Kreiner | July 12, 2021 | 5:12pm EDT
Mark Levin gives a speech at the Radio Hall of Fame. (Photo credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Radio Hall of Fame)
Mark Levin gives a speech at the Radio Hall of Fame. (Photo credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Radio Hall of Fame)

"American Marxism" can hopefully help Americans "claw our way back out of the abyss and take back our classrooms, take back our economic system, take back our borders," conservative author Mark Levin said Sunday on "Life, Liberty & Levin."

Levin also discussed some of the texts he had to read in order to write his new book, which is scheduled to release Tuesday.

If you love this country, we need to galvanize and we need to unite and we need a movement, not just sporadic individuals, heroes, who are taking on this group or that group, we need to push back, non-violent, but push back.

Below is the full transcript of the segment: 

Mark Levin: What is "public journalism?” “Doing Public Journalism,” again, what is public journalism? “Public Journalism and Public Life,” what’s this public journalism? More on public journalism; public journalism is very simple: it’s journalism/social activism. And one of their heroes is a man by the name of John Dewey. John Dewey wrote a lot; he’s one of the early progressives. What is progressivism? Progressivism is the progeny of Marxism. And if you read these men who wrote extensively at the time, you would know this, so when people say, “Oh this Marxist stuff,” no, trust me on this. “Dewey's Dream,” Dewey's "Experience & Education” -- this is the man who destroyed public education; more on that in a minute -- “Liberalism and Social Action,” John Dewey, “Democracy and Education,” John Dewey, "John Dewey & the Decline of American Education,” “Individualism Old and New,” John Dewey.

I had to read all this stuff, and 10 times the amount, to write “American Marxism.” I started this book 16 months ago -- 16 months ago, I finished it 3 months ago. I wish it had come out a month ago, but it’s coming out in the next few days. And I broke it down this way; it’s here. What’s here? Critical race theory, critical theory, critical immigration theory, Latcrit,  fanaticism when it comes to climate change. What’s climate change? Well, it’s “A degree here --” no it’s not. It is the degrowth movement that was imported into the United States. What else do we have? Transgenderism, all of this, all of a sudden is appearing. But the foundation for these movements, these American Marxist movements, these offshoots for Marxism, they've been in place for decades; it's just that they are appearing now in a big way.

I want to read you a few things from the book, “American Marxism,” that will give you some perspective. Now obviously I can't read the whole book; it's over 300 pages with over 400 endnotes. But here is my hope and it’s not self serving. Thomas Payne's “American Crisis” had an impact on the country. Over 200,000 copies were read; it was a 47-page pamphlet, much like a paperback book today. Over 200,000 people read it. They’re only about two, two-and-a-half million people in the country at the time. It had an enormous impact on the future. My hope is that “American Marxism” will have the same kind impact, so we can claw our way back out of the abyss and take back our classrooms, take back our economic system, take back our borders, that is, as red-blooded Americans, regardless of your faith, your background, your ancestry, your race, your color, if you love this country, we need to galvanize and we need to unite and we need a movement, not just sporadic individuals, heroes, who are taking on this group or that group, we need to push back, non-violent, but push back.

Ashlianna Kreiner is a CNSNews intern and rising senior at Christendom College, pursuing a bachelor's degree in theology with a literature minor. She has a desire to pursue truth and bring it to others, especially in the political world.

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