Daniel Hannan MEP (see above video), wrote a book last year that I read just a few weeks ago, and I wanted to share it with you here. The book The New Road to Serfdom is a cautionary tale about what has happened in Great Britain (and the European Union) and could happen here in the United States if we are not careful.
I found the book interesting, readable, and familiar – the cautionary tales repeat stories and concerns voiced by many conservative Americans in the last few years, but were frequently dismissed by people on the left arguing either that conservatives “didn’t know what they are talking about” or “sure, that’s bad – but we would never do that”… It turns out that conservative (typically) did know what they were talking about, and that the concerns voiced by the left have been shown to be the likely, predictable, conclusion to many policies the left wants to implement.
For those who agree with the conservative position, it arms them with facts, figures and first-hand accounts to back up their concerns. For those who are left of the conservative position, this book will have little or no impact – why would they read it? They “just know” their positions are correct, they have a firm belief in their government taking care of their needs, looking out for them and having their best interests at heart. Good luck with that…
Daniel Hannan at The Telegraph UK