Saturday, October 11, 2014

An Important New Book on The Disease of Progressivism

James Ostrowski is out with an important new book, Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America,

Ostrowski is a trial and appellate lawyer and author from Buffalo,. He has served as vice-chairman of the law reform committee of the New York County Lawyers Association (1986-88) and wrote two widely quoted reports critical of the law enforcement approach to the drug problem. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Buffalo News, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Legislative Gazette. His policy studies have been published by the Hoover Institution, the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.

He is a hardcore libertarian and his book is going to have impact.

Progressivism is the disease that is, indeed the idea destroying America, Ostrowski's book explains the  how and why of it and what can be done about it.

From the table of contents:
1. What is Progressivism?
21 2. We Are All Progressives Now
3. The Origins of Progressivism
4. The Failure of Progressivism
 5. Progressivism’s Archenemy—True Liberalism
6. Progressivism’s Vanquished Foe—Conservatism
7. War is the Health of the Progressive State
 8. Progressivism as Utopianism
9. A Rogue’s Gallery of Progressives
10. How to Bury Progressivism and Restore American Liberty
The first review of the book is here.

1 comment:

  1. He also wrote Political Class Dismissed and Direct Citizen Action. DCA is very good! I didn't read the other one. This sounds like a great book.