Version: Abridged
Author: Ann Coulter
Narrator: Ann Coulter
Genres: Non-Fiction, Politics
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: June 2003
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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"Liberals' loyalty to the United States is off-limits as a subject of political debate. Why is the relative patriotism of the two parties the only issue that is out of bounds for rational discussion?"
In a stunning follow-up to her number one bestseller Slander, leading conservative pundit Ann Coulter contends that liberals have been wrong on every foreign policy issue, from the fight against Communism at home and abroad, the Nixon and the Clinton presidencies, and the struggle with the Soviet empire right up to today's war on terrorism. "Liberals have a preternatural gift for always striking a position on the side of treason," says Coulter. "Everyone says liberals love America, too. No, they don't." From Truman to Kennedy to Carter to Clinton, America has contained, appeased, and retreated, often sacrificing America's best interests and security. With the fate of the world in the balance, liberals should leave the defense of the nation to conservatives.
Reexamining the sixty-year history of the Cold War and beyond--including the career of Senator Joseph McCarthy, the Whittaker Chambers-Alger Hiss affair, Ronald Reagan's challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall," the Gulf War, and our present war on terrorism--Coulter reveals how liberals have been horribly wrong in all their political analyses and policy prescriptions. McCarthy, exonerated by the Venona Papers if not before, was basically right about Soviet agents working for the U.S. government. Hiss turned out to be a high-ranking Soviet spy (who consulted Roosevelt at Yalta). Reagan, ridiculed throughout his presidency, ended up winning the Cold War. And George W. Bush, also an object of ridicule, has performedexceptionally in responding to America's newest threats at home and abroad.
Coulter, who in Slander exposed a liberal bias in today's media, also examines how history, especially in the latter half of the twentieth century, has been written by liberals and, therefore, distorted by their perspective. Far from being irrelevant today, her clearheaded and piercing view of what we've been through informs us perfectly for challenges today and in the future.
With Slander, Ann Coulter became the most recognized and talked-about conservative intellectual of the year. Treason, in many ways an even more controversial and prescient book, will ignite impassioned political debate at one of the most crucial moments in our history.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews (21)

smart lady

Written by Anonymous on January 13th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 4/5

she is funny, and smart and has done some great research. because of her irreverant tone and political incorrectness, many will put her aside, yet she is observant and sharp as a whip. i am a fan.

Nanny Fine meets Bill O

Written by A. Renaud on November 8th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

She is a plagiarist and at times out right liar, and the book is still awful. She thought Canada fought with America in Vietnam, refers to a preschool class learning sex ed when her own foot notes lead you to a study about a college class learning about sex ed. Get ready for a lot of false information, you will most likely make a fool of yourself if you "learn" anything from this book. Irresponsible Publishing!


Written by Anonymous on January 25th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

WOW. This book was a new experience for me. Very political and a great review of presidental history. All the liberals need to listen to this one.


Written by Anonymous from Frederick, MD on January 18th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The last good book Coulter wrote. This is the kind of work I wish she still did. it is definitely political, but it dives deep into history, using primary source documents and examining the cold war in ways that have been purposefully forgotten. Her narrative is good enough, but after you listen to it go and get the print version. The real good stuff is way in the back of the book... the endnotes. Go through these and you will find a veritable treasure trove of other books to look into on the time period. I thank Ann Coulter for this contribution and most of all for providing us with her basis for her thoughts so we could do more research ourselves.

The real "Inconvenient Truth" ...

Written by Louis Iacona on August 4th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

An interviewer once asked Richard Nixon, "How do you think you'll be judged by history?". Almost immediately he responded, "that all depends on who writes the history". For those who would quickly dismiss Ann as a "divisive hater", go into this with an opened mind, and judge for yourself. What about this material proved to be inaccurate?


Written by Anonymous on July 18th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Ann, Ann, Ann, how can you have that much hatred for your fellow man. Got very tired of your negativity. I kept on listening hoping it would get a tad better but you didn't disappoint, you were consistant through out your book. Everyone that disagrees with your line of thinking is either a democart or a communist. Open up your line of thinking a little and look at all the facts not just the ones that suite your thought process. Your even supported Bush. I say bring the troups home and be done with it. One good thing--Ann did a nice job reading the book. I would not recommend this book.


Written by Michael Herb on April 27th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Ann Coulter's writing does justice to neither conservative or liberal points of view. I find it disappointing that she has chosen to use her talent to such destructive ends. Spewing venom and hate should never be seen as educative. I learned very little from her work.


Written by Sarah from Thornton, CO on April 19th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I am very much a republican. Although I agree with Ms. Coulter's conservative beliefs, I do not think that the way that she expresses herself is beneficial to either party. She spends most of her time bashing liberals personally. It is my belief that though Conservatives and Liberals have different views, both parties love this country equally. Verbally bashing the Liberals will not win them to the Conservative side. Isn’t that the point of a book; to win people to a certain point of view?

You get it or you don't

Written by Todd on March 6th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The treasonous implications of the myriad events and facts laid out this book are difficult to accept when taken one sentence at a time. It is only through the whole of the book that it is obvious why this book is called “Treason”. I loved the facts as presented and one is led to draw their own conclusions based on countless examples of interesting liberal behavior. The only problem I had with the book is the assertion that liberals hate their country and that their behavior amounts to treason. With exceptions, the author portrays them as conniving evil-doers rather then dupes, useful idiots without the fortitude to see their own deficient and wayward stances, inequities and hypocrisies. One can expect liberals to give this book a low rating, and predictably, they will just call it "lies" (just as the book describes is their style). Despite the aforementioned problems I have with the book, I simply have to give this the highest grade – it is just too rich to be given anything else.


Written by Anonymous on December 6th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a life changing book. I dont really know how to express the feelings I have for this great book. I have always been a fan of Coulter, but this books takes you beyond being a fan. As a student of history, I learned so much. This book will explain why one is a conservative.

Author Details

Author Details

Coulter, Ann

"Ann Coulter is the author of three books, all New York Times best sellers -- Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism (June 2003); Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right (June 2002); and High Crimes and Misdemeanors:The Case Against Bill Clinton (August 1998). Her next book will be released this fall.

Coulter is the legal correspondent for Human Events and writes a popular syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate. She is a frequent guest on many TV shows, including Hannity and Colmes, Wolf Blitzer Reports, At Large With Geraldo Rivera, Scarborough Country, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, The O'Reilly Factor, Good Morning America and has been profiled in numerous publications, including TV Guide, the Guardian (UK), the New York Observer, National Journal, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle magazine, among others. She was named one of the top 100 Public Intellectuals by federal judge Richard Posner in 2001.

Coulter clerked for the Honorable Pasco Bowman II of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and was an attorney in the Department of Justice Honors Program for outstanding law school graduates.

After practicing law in private practice in New York City, Coulter worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she handled crime and immigration issues for Senator Spencer Abraham of Michigan. From there, she became a litigator with the Center For Individual Rights in Washington, DC, 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 Connecticut native, Coulter graduated with honors from Cornell University School of Arts & Sciences, and received her J.D. from University of Michigan Law School, where she was an editor of The Michigan Law Review."