Patriotic Americans have a challenge when it comes to language. What our children are taught in schools and universities is almost always filtered through a progressive worldview. When dealing with important terms in government and culture, the dictionary definitions are often not sufficient. But the most prominent source of additional information is Wikipedia which, like our education system, leans hard to the left.
Controlling language through propaganda, censorship, and education has been a tactic of authoritarians and fascists through the ages. This is why the new book by Ed Hagenstein, The Language of Liberty: A Citizen’s Vocabulary, is so perfectly timed for our day and age. It takes terms that every American should understand and gives more than an unbiased definition. It does a full breakdown of the terms and phrases to allow Americans a clean understanding of how our government can and should work. More importantly, it acts as a way to educate us so we can more actively participate in it.
This book is a substantive lexicon of 101 political terms. These are not simply definitions, but explorations of each term’s meaning in the broader context of American life and history. Addressing nearly every aspect of our political system, and doing so in a non-partisan, accessible, manner, The Language of Liberty will appeal to anyone wanting to understand our political system more fully. It amounts to an owner’s manual for American government. This book is timeless, yet needed now more than ever.
In the latest episode of Freedom Discourse, JD talks to Hagerstein about the book’s origins and the process through which it was written. JD mentioned that he has enjoyed the book so much, he’s adding it to his homeschooled child’s daily curriculum. You can watch the full interview on Rumble.
If Americans have any hope of taking back control of our government, we must understand the language within it. Ed Hagenstein’s book, The Language of Liberty, is an excellent step towards achieving this goal.