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The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture Themes

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Author David Mamet is a Jew and was born into a family of Liberal Democrats. He maintained those politics most of his life until he began to question the policies and basic tents of Liberalism. When he began this process, he realized that he actually detested Liberalism. To Mamet, if Liberalism was allowed to remain in power for any significant length of time it would spell the destruction of the United States.

Mamet sees Liberals as dreamers who believe that the government is responsible for helping the weak and downtrodden and for making life in America "fair." Liberals stand in the way of progress by intervening in issues into which they have no business stepping. For example, Liberals feel that big government is needed to support education and health care for the country. And in some cases, they feel government should step in to bail out failing businesses...

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