"I signed a boatload of books for people who were just wonderful," Levin said. "You should have seen the group, a diverse group, no matter how you look at the group. Tall people, short people. Women, men. Straight people, gay people. Black, brown, red, yellow, white, polka-dot--everybody."Ameritopia is Levin's look at the ideological clash between those that would look to accept man's nature and set up systems of government conducive for man to excel, and those that would strive to create paradise here on earth, complete with the necessary coeresion and control that such people would need to force the rest of us to live as they prescribe. He explains our current political struggles in terms of the underlying differences in world view the two groups hold. With Levin stand John Locke, Charles Montesquieu and Alexis de Tocqueville. On the utopian side of the ledger are Plato, Thomas Hobbes, and Karl Marx.
The ideas of natural law and individual liberty as advanced by Locke were embraced by the Founding Fathers of the United States, and they are the underpinning principles which guide the Constitution.
The book is dedicated to Levin's three rescue dogs, now deceased, Pepsi, Griffin and Sprite.
Levin thanked everyone who turned out.
Update January 26th
Mark Levin's Ameritopia will debut as number one on the New York Times Best Seller List in four different nonfiction categories: hardcovers only, hardcovers and paperbacks combined, E-books, and E-books and print books combined.
Bingo - Bango - Bongo!!