Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America

Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America

by Ann Coulter


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The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. The Democratic Party activates mobs, depends on mobs, coddles mobs, publicizes and celebrates mobs—it is the mob. Sweeping in its scope and relentless in its argument, Demonic explains the peculiarities of liberals as standard groupthink behavior. To understand mobs is to understand liberals.
In her most provocative book to date, Ann Coulter argues that liberals exhibit all the psychological characteristics of a mob, for instance:
Liberal Groupthink: “The same mob mentality that leads otherwise law-abiding people to hurl rocks at cops also leads otherwise intelligent people to refuse to believe anything they haven’t heard on NPR.”

Liberal Schemes: “No matter how mad the plan is—Fraternité, the ‘New Soviet Man,’ the Master Race, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, Building a New Society, ObamaCare—a mob will believe it.”

Liberal Enemies: “Instead of ‘counterrevolutionaries,’ liberals’ opponents are called ‘haters,’ ‘those who seek to divide us,’ ‘tea baggers,’ and ‘right-wing hate groups.’ Meanwhile, conservatives call liberals ‘liberals’—and that makes them testy.”

Liberal Justice: “In the world of the liberal, as in the world of Robespierre, there are no crimes, only criminals.”

Liberal Violence: “If Charles Manson’s followers hadn’t killed Roman Polanski’s wife, Sharon Tate, Clinton would have pardoned him, too, and he’d probably be teaching at Northwestern University.”
Citing the father of mob psychology, Gustave Le Bon, Coulter catalogs the Left’s mob behaviors: the creation of messiahs, the fear of scientific innovation, the mythmaking, the preference for images over words, the lack of morals, and the casual embrace of contradictory ideas.

Coulter traces the history of the liberal mob to the French Revolution and Robespierre’s revolutionaries (delineating a clear distinction from America’s founding fathers), who simply proclaimed that they were exercising the “general will” before slaughtering their fellow citizens “for the good of mankind.”

Similarly, as Coulter demonstrates, liberal mobs, from student radicals to white-trash racists to anti-war and pro-ObamaCare fanatics today, have consistently used violence to implement their idea of the “general will.”

This is not the American tradition; it is the tradition of Stalin, of Hitler, of the guillotine—and the tradition of the American Left.

As the heirs of the French Revolution, Democrats have a history that consists of pandering to mobs, time and again, while Republicans, heirs to the American Revolution, have regularly stood for peaceable order.

Hoping to muddy this horrifying truth, liberals slanderously accuse conservatives of their own crimes—assassination plots, conspiracy theorizing, political violence, embrace of the Ku Klux Klan. Coulter shows that the truth is the opposite: Political violence—mob violence—is always a Democratic affair.

Surveying two centuries of mob movements, Coulter demonstrates that the mob is always destructive. And yet, she argues, beginning with the civil rights movement in the sixties, Americans have lost their natural, inherited aversion to mobs. Indeed, most Americans have no idea what they are even dealing with.
Only by recognizing the mobs and their demonic nature can America begin to defend itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307353498
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/07/2012
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 318,118
Product dimensions: 5.28(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

ANN COULTER is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Guilty, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans, Godless, How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must), Treason, Slander, and High Crimes and Misdemeanors. She is the legal correspondent for Human Events and a syndicated columnist for Universal Press Syndicate. A graduate of Cornell University and University of Michigan Law School, she clerked for the Honorable Pasco Bowman II of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee, and served as a litigator with the Center for Individual Rights, a public interest law firm dedicated to the defense of individual rights, with particular emphasis on freedom of speech, civil rights, and the free exercise of religion. A frequent guest on many TV shows, she was named one of the top 100 public intellectuals by federal judge Richard Posner in 2001. Her weekly column can be read at

Table of Contents

Part I The Psychology of the Liberal

1 The Liberal Mob 3

2 American Idols: The Mob's Compulsion to Create Messiahs 16

3 Contradictions: You Can Lead a Mob to Water, But You Can't Make it Think 35

4 Crackpot Conspiracy Theories-or, as Liberals Call Them, "Theories" 51

5 I'll See Your Birth Certificate Conspiracy Theory and Raise You One October Surprise 79

Part II The Historical Context of the Liberal

6 The French Revolution: When Liberals Attack 99

7 The French Revolution Part Deux: Come for the Beheadings, Stay for the Rapes! 115

8 The American Revolution: How to Throw a Revolution without Losing Your Head 129

Part III The Violent Tendencies of the Liberal

9 The Sixties: The Mob Goes to College 157

10 Civil Rights and the Mob: George Wallace, Bull Connor, Orval Faubus, and Other Democrats 173

11 Timothy McVeigh Is Now a Tea Partier 196

12 Imaginary Violence from the Right vs. Actual Violence from the Left 208

13 Raped Twice: Liberals and the Central Park Rape 224

Part IV Why Would Anyone Be a Liberal?

14 Status Anxiety: Please Like Me! 249

15 Inheritors of the French Revolution: Liberals ♥ Mobs 264

16 The Totalitarian Instinct and Sexual Perversity of Liberals 275

17 Lucifer: The Ultimate Mob Boss 287

Appendix 297

Notes 305

Acknowledgments 339

Index 341

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ann Coulter, like all political firebrands, tends to stir the pot. In other words, if you're a right wing conservative you'll love it OR if you're a left wing liberal you'll call her names and denigrate those who agree with her. This is Ms. Coulter's job and she does it well. While not agreeing with all of her opinions, I always find her point of view fascinating. I'll put this out there, so as not to be outed later, I am a fiscally conservative Republican. I believe in lower taxes, less government intrusion in the way people live their lives and run their businesses. However, I am also a social moderate who supports gay rights and easier LEGAL immigration policies. By the way....just for the record I am a college graduate, spent a portion of my college years in France, married with no kids, speak two languages and can read four.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ann Coulter tells it like it is. There is an unholy alliance between the Democrats and the left wing media loons like Bill Maher and that witch Joy Behar.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"demonic" is ann coulters newest book and it documents in great detail how the democract party and liberal groups use falehoods and half truths to get the mass public public stirred up with mob mentality . the arthur has great research in many instances showing time and time again how liberal groups and the democract party have used certain tactics to frighten individuels to scare the mass`s and get people stirred up into a mob.
Mister-Joe More than 1 year ago
Please note that people who give one-star reviews to Annie's books never actually refute anything; but sometimes they do spell check. I mean, it's the least they can do!
ozzy6900 More than 1 year ago
An accurate account of how the Liberal movement has sucked the life blood from America. Only a Liberal would disagree or call the book crazy. This book is extremely accurate as to how this Country has fallen through the abyss from freedom for all to socialism by Liberal design.
Phocion_Timon More than 1 year ago
I am currently reading the Nook version of Ann Coulter's "Demonic" and I had a thought: the current Mainstream Media's collecting of then-Governor Palin's email will further prove Coulter's thesis that liberals are incapable of thought independent from their Groupthink. If anything is actually found in the emails, no matter how insignificant, they will all instantly go into their St. Vitus dance and repeat whatever vile thought their handlers will tell them. (Even if nothing is found, someone will invent a situation, starting the dance and group-thought.) This book is definitely worth your money and time.
rephick More than 1 year ago
I have to buy this book just so I can leave it on my desk for all my freaking lib friends to see it and get all pizzed off. lol
Steve Perkins More than 1 year ago
Again Ann hits the nail on the head. The liberals, socialists, marksists, commies and kool aid drinkers of the left look facts in the face and say "Duh". They will never learn and the "True Americans" will never give this great country and society up. Read this book! If you can think you will love it!
Marcy Williams More than 1 year ago
LOVE IT! A book written by someone with brains!
The_Piper More than 1 year ago
Drawing from Le Bon's studies of group/mob psychology, Coulter presents the case of the Democrat party being the party of the mob. She even uses <gasp> Scripture (that's the Bible for you stray Leftists who happen to read this review) as examples of mob psychology throughout the ages. In the past I couldn't figure out how the Democrat party at one time was the party of segregation and then switched to the party of the victim. Coulter lays it out. She destroys the misconception that the French Revolution has any correlation to the American Revolution. Coulter also unearths some excellent information about Kent State and the Left and their history of violence. Go ahead and get the book, I said it's OK to do so. Thanks.
Jamie Wagoner More than 1 year ago
Liberals always say that Conservatives need to be civil in their tone yet they are the ones screaming in people's faces and calling them every name in the book. They want you to be civil but it doesn't apply to them like Ed Shultz calling Laura Ingrahm a whore. Yes I really see the civility from the left.
Carol_PA More than 1 year ago
Ann offers a premise here, and spends the rest of the book backing it up with examples. It is a rather different take on the subject, but it makes sense. And, of course, I love her witty comments!
American_Originalist More than 1 year ago
Ms. Coulter sets out to and makes a strong case for connections between mob and demonic behavior. She works to actively to tie the mob behavior to the history of &ldquo;liberalism&rdquo; - which is worth noting pertains to the more pure democratic forms of governance attempted throughout history and not traditional American Liberalism circa 18th century America. This is unfortunately where she does the most damage to her own position because while I believe that she is largely correct in many of her general theories, much of the information she presents to support her position is provided in a condescending tone and worse, often factually incorrect or at best misleading. Her open hostility towards &ldquo;liberals&rdquo; blinds her to her own usage of the same types of slanderous attacks she decries her opponents using. For those of you who are demanding an example at this point, an excellent one is her treatment of Timothy McVeigh&rsquo;s speedy trial and execution. She claims that his &ldquo;record&rdquo; time from trial to death is the direct result of a justice system prejudiced against white males. While I personally believe that our justice system is biased against various races in various regions and have encountered many examples of such in my own research, McVeigh was not executed more rapidly because of his race and gender, he was executed prior to exhausting all of his death row appeals by his own request. To present this as anything else is disingenuous at best. In summary, for those familiar with all the topics and areas she mentions this book is frustrating at best, as the reader will watch her constantly distort historic events and data to support her position. For those who have not done significant research on the topic the book is a veritable minefield of half-truths and misleading information that could do more harm than good for someone trying to understand the problems facing us today. Bottom Line: The book is a great sample of "conservative" propaganda equal in quality to the "liberal" propaganda it condescends against.
RationalBB More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Ann Coulter's books, and few political commentators write with such scathing Swiftian irony as she; but as a consequence of her incisive, insightful wit, the liberals both fear and revile her. But with this book, she goes for the psychological jugular of liberalism: she opens up the deep Orwellian mindset of liberals, the masters of Groupthink, and enemies of free thought.
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Christopher Benjamin More than 1 year ago
Awesome history lesson. She dives right in and makes it hard to close the nook. Great read. You'll get a education you would never get in any of today's classrooms.
swatts More than 1 year ago
Sassy and irreverant Coulter delivers yet another punch to the left. Essentially this book details the differences between the French revolution and the American revolution to demonstrate the differences between a mob and a well orchestrated common sense stance against power. Using the French revolution as motivation she parallels the behavior of liberal mobs with examples of blatant racism, violence, sensorship, intimidation, hysteria, and inability to reason - all she claims are characteristics of a mob. The cast of mobsters (that I can recall) are Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Rachel Maddow, Keith Olberman, [ugh...lets just say the entire lineup, post and present at MSNBC], Frank Rich, Nancy Pelosi - the usual punching bags. Her points are well reasoned seasoned with that Ann Coulter sause we have come to expect.
ASCREEN More than 1 year ago
...Makes the connection between the liberal mindset and sinful mans satanically influenced rebellion against God and country. Great job! Love the book.
Musclehead More than 1 year ago
Ann Coulter gives a fresh and brilliant historical perspective on how liberals from the French Revolutionaries to the modern Democratic Party use mob tactics to manipulate their base and secure power for themselves. If you are a dogmatic Liberal, then this book will painfully challenge your worldview and it is probably not for you; however I found it a fresh and compelling perspective on history and current events that truly helped clarify for me the fundamental differences between liberals and conservatives and why they may never see eye-to-eye.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You that show an approval of one star are the NUTS and the MOB members. Ann knows how to get her point across and has always done a superb job of that. Thanks Ann for writing another hit. The Smart American
Robert Getz More than 1 year ago
She describes liberal behavior perfectly.
Thomas Wiles More than 1 year ago
M_L_Gooch_SPHR More than 1 year ago
I bought this book well before the OWS movement. Now I must say that Ann is a prophet. The theme of her book is playing out every day as the far-left loonies are embarrassing the USA. Protest with a just cause is fine. Rallying against authority is American as apple pie. Violence, filth, and the general disruption of society without a coherent goal is just stupid. More than stupid, I fear for the safety of the police and also the misinformed and mislead youth. This latest is a fun read as Ann is a bit angrier - that's good. A little more resentful - that's good too. And so full of disdain that she can barely contain it within the written word. Of all of the Coulter books, I enjoyed this one as I learned a great deal about history that I was never taught in school. In fact, I went deeper into the historical aspects of the book and found that it was often worse than what Ann Coulter had written. What a great catalyst for learning. While everyone has the right to their opinion, I suspect the ones that low rated this book are the ones that need to read it the most. I highly recommend it for all. Both left, Right and in the Middle. Michael L. Gooch, SPHR - Author of Wingtips with Spurs
eranmi More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. I personally like Ann Coulter, but no one can take away the fact she told it as it really happened. The research on the French Revolution was amazing.
Vanessa Ladolcetta More than 1 year ago
Worth reading and funny she is spot on and she wrote it before wall street protest . Mob mentality has taken over and if were not careful it could lead to violence