By any account, conservative talk show host Mark R. Levin’s most recent book American Marxism is already a smashing success, despite being released less than one month ago.
According to The Washington Examiner, in just the first three weeks since its release, American Marxism has sold over 700,000 copies. “In the last week along, [sic] it sold 135,000 across print, digital, and audio platforms.”
The Examiner also notes that the book’s publisher, Threshold Editions, has already printed one million copies of the book, and is preparing to print 500,000 more.
American Marxism has spent three weeks in first place as The New York Times’ #1 bestseller for “Hardcover Nonfiction.” The book has also earned either first or second place for three straight weeks as The New York Times’ bestseller for its “Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction” category.
Additionally, the book has spent 14 weeks on Amazon’s bestseller chart and is currently its #1 bestselling book.
The premise of American Marxism is simple.
Marxism, the political ideology invented by German journalist and philosopher Karl Heinrich Marx, is no longer something foreign. Now, it has arrived on America’s shores, taken root, and been adapted for America’s institutions and government.
“The counterrevolution to the American Revolution is in full force. And it can no longer be dismissed or ignored, for it is devouring our society and culture, swirling around our everyday lives, and ubiquitous in our politics, schools, media, and entertainment,” Levin writes in his opening chapter. “Once a mostly unrelatable, fringe, and subterranean movement, it is here – it is everywhere.”
“The application and adaption of core Marxist teachings to American society and culture – what I call American Marxism – must be addressed and confronted, lest we are smothered by its modern manifestations” (emphasis in original).
Reminding readers of the failure and horrors of Marxist ideology, Levin notes, “Historical and present-day experience shows that Marxism and its supposed ‘worker’s paradise’ are responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of human beings, and the impoverishment and enslavement of over a billion more.”
In the middle chapters, Levin examines the present-day appearances of Marxism in modern American life, including in our national debates on race and gender, in the environmental movement surrounding climate change, and in the press.
In his last chapter titled, “We Choose Liberty!”, Levin lays out specific steps for his readers to take to combat American Marxism.
“If we are to rally to the defense of our own liberty and unalienable rights, then each of us, in our own roles and ways, must become personally and directly involved as citizen activists, in our own fate and the fate of our country,” he states.
If American Marxism’s astounding sales numbers are any indication, it appears hundreds of thousands of Americans are heeding his call.
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