Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism

Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism

by Sean Hannity


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Nearly three years have passed since that tragic day in September. Since then, our wounds have healed, but our senses and memories have dulled.

At first, the nation rallied behind its leader. But by the time the confrontation with Iraq presented itself, our courage and moral certainty seemed to fade in the face of partisan bickering and posturing.

Now the political left and the Democratic Party are trying to use the demanding aftermath of the war to exploit our national cause for their own political advantage.

How could we allow ourselves to forget so soon?

—from Deliver Us from Evil

Sean Hannity's first blockbuster book, the New York Times bestseller Let Freedom Ring, cemented his place as the freshest and most compelling conservative voice in the country. As the host of the phenomenally successful Hannity & Colmes on the Fox News Channel and The Sean Hannity Show on ABC Radio, Hannity has won a wildly devoted fan base. Now he brings his plainspoken, take-no-prisoners style to the continuing War on Terror abroad — and liberalism at home — in Deliver Us from Evil.

"Evil exists," Hannity asserts. "It is real, and it means to harm us." And in these pages he revisits the harsh lessons America has learned in confronting evil in the past and the present, to illuminate the course we must take in the future. Tracing a direct line from Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin through Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, he reminds us of the courage and moral clarity of our great leaders. And he reveals how the disgraceful history of appeasement has reached forward from the days of Neville Chamberlain and Jimmy Carter to corrupt the unrepentant leftists of the modern Democratic Party — from Howard Dean and John Kerry to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

As Americans face the ongoing war against terrorists and their state sponsors around the world, Sean Hannity reminds us that we must also cope with the continuing scourge of accommodation and cowardice at home. With his trademark blend of passion and hard-hitting commentary, he urges Americans to recognize the dangers of putting our faith in toothless "multilateralism" when the times call for decisive action. For only through strong defense of our freedoms, at home and around the world, can we preserve America's security and liberty in the dangerous twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060750398
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 344,528
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sean Hannity is the host of radio's The Sean Hannity Show and TV's Hannity, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Deliver Us from Evil and Let Freedom Ring. His radio show is heard by roughly 13.5 million loyal listeners on 500 stations nationwide.

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Chapter One

Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism

Three years ago, evil surfaced in the Western world in a way it had not in six decades, since the day of infamy at Pearl Harbor. Americans were forced to confront pure human wickedness in a way we had not in generations. And in that moment we rose as one nation to the challenge -- led, fortunately, by a leader who had the clarity of vision to recognize that evil for what it was, and to rally America and the world against it. Even many of the most committed liberals seemed to have their compasses reoriented in the face of that unmistakable act of war and crime against humanity.

But nearly three years have passed. And in the intervening time our wounds have healed, our senses and memories dulled. The nation rallied behind its leader long enough to expel the state sponsors of evil in Afghanistan. Yet by the time the confrontation with Iraq presented itself, our courage and moral certainty seemed to fade in the face of partisan bickering and posturing. We toppled a murderous dictator in Iraq -- and yet now the political left and the Democratic Party are trying to use the demanding aftermath of the war to exploit our national cause for their own political advantage. How could we allow ourselves to forget so soon?

I decided to write this book because I believe it is our responsibility to recognize and confront evil in the world -- and because I'm convinced that if we fail in that mission it will lead us to disaster.

Evil exists. It is real, and it means to harm us. I believe this strongly, and not just because of my Catholic faith, although that's the root of it. When you work in the news business, you deal with the ugly side of life. Every day across your desk comes story after story about man's inhumanity to man, from mass murderers to child molesters to mothers who drown their children to husbands who murder their pregnant wives. These stories push the limits of our ability to imagine man's potential for depravity, and yet they are horrifically true.

Still, isolated events like these pale beside the pure evil of September 11. How could anyone witness the horrors of that day, or the mass graves discovered in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein, and dismiss the idea of evil? And yet many people do -- most of them political liberals. Even when they can bring themselves to acknowledge the brutality of a venal tyrant such as Saddam Hussein, they qualify it. "We are not deny ng that Saddam is a repressive dictator," they say, "but we don't believe we should have attacked Iraq without giving him more time to comply with the U.N. resolutions." For the appeasement-minded liberals of our country, there's always a "but."

It's difficult for liberals to see such moral questions clearly, because most of them are moral relativists. They reject absolute standards of right and wrong. In their worldview, man is perfectible, human nature is on a linear path toward enlightenment, and the concept of sin is primitively biblical. In their view, society's unfairness compels people to break the law. To them people like Saddam and Osama bin Laden are not morally depraved murderers, but men driven to their bad acts by the injustices of Western society.

The emphasis is always on giving bad actors -- domestic and foreign -- the benefit of the doubt, never on personal accountability. After all, if we can blame external circumstances or internal imbalance, then we can avoid the messy business of calling the evildoers to account. This kind of thinking s all too familiar from our courtrooms at home. The justice system today is crawling with "experts" eager to exonerate the most heinous criminals on the grounds that they're "genetically predisposed" to murder, rape, take drugs, or otherwise endanger the welfare of others; the media fills its airwaves with liberal advocates eager to sympathize with murderers on death row, instead of the families of the innocent victims.

The trouble with tolerating evil, of course, is that while we're averting our eyes, the evil itself only grows and festers around the world. This has been true throughout history. Neville Chamberlain assured a wary England that an appeasement pact with Adolf Hitler would lead to "peace n our time."Cold War liberal elitists ignored or downplayed the atrocities of communism, from the gulag of "Uncle Joe" Stalin to the killing fields of Cambodia. Bill Clinton stood idly by while Islamic terrorists attacked American targets throughout the 1990s, in a long prelude that should have alerted us to their burgeoning war on America.

The primary evil we face today is terrorism. But we will never triumph over the terrorists until we realize that groups like al Qaeda are not working alone. Wthout the deep pockets of terrorist-friendly dictatorships like Saddam Hussein's Iraq to support them, the loose networks of Islamic terrorism would pose only a fraction of the danger to civilization they currently do. And those dictatorships, we must realize, are the same brutal regimes that have oppressed their own people for generations.

As President Bush has declared, we can no longer wait around for terrorists to attack us. We must take the war to them, rooting them out of their swamps and destroying the despotic regimes that furnish their lifeblood.

But the president also warned that this would be a war like no other. It would be fought on a variety of levels, against a largely invisible and unconventional enemy. Sometimes our efforts would be conducted out in the open, for all to see; at other times, though, they would be as invisible to the public as the terrorists themselves ...

Deliver Us from Evil LP. Copyright © by Sean Hannity. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Table of Contents

In the Spider Holexi
1Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism1
2Evil on the Record: The Holocaust25
3Fighting Communism: The Reagan Way55
4Iraq I: War and Appeasement87
5Axis Iraq: The New Appeasement111
6The Gathering Storm149
7Hillary and Bill Clinton179
8Playing Politics at the Water's Edge213
9The Candidates237
Epilogue: What the Future Holds275

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MiddlepathMaster More than 1 year ago
Plain hard facts the Liberals do not want Americans to know....
Rubyrasc More than 1 year ago
Why would liberals rate a conservative book they've never even read? Mature! This is a really good book and anyone who watches Hannity and Colmes (the 2nd highest rated cable news show, behind the O'Reilly Factor..take that liberals!) understands why Sean is such a likable guy and gets his point across and wins nearly every argument he has with guests. This book never got boring for me and kept me wanting to read the next page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Self serving deception of the american public
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was kind of average. Hannity doesn't do a very good job of citing his sources, and often neglects to distinguish between opinion and fact, but no one could have done as good a job of producing a great reader commentary as he did. Go Sean/Shawn/Shon/Sheawn!
Guest More than 1 year ago
You can't argue with the truth and hard evidence. There really is not much else to say about this book other than it proves points. No other books bring out facts like this one. Do your own research if you don't believe him...I did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fun, fast and informative read. Not boring like a lot of political books can be. Sean also backs all of his ideas and points with facts so it doesn't come off as right-wing opinions. The book also lays out some very important things to consider if you really want to keep yourself and America safe from terrorism. It will help you understand the very real dangers that exist in your everyday world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sean covers the topic as no one has including so-called major media. Our Nation is under seige and we must be ever vigilant to protect our freedoms. This book outlines the dangers in detail.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was brilliant and enlightening. I highly recommend it. It's funny how the bad reviews are written by people who didn't read the book. So fearful of someone expressing a different opinion. Stop drinking the Kool-Aid people.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I am a big Sean Hannity fan. I listen to his radio show and watch him on 'Hannity and Colmes' nightly on Fox News Channel. Democrats definitely are stirring in their seats after reading this one. If it were possible to convert Democrats over to our side, this book would be the instrument in doing so!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A hard hitting look at what America is facing in the war on terror and what must be done to stop the spread of evil. This book is riveting and gave me so much food for thought. Provocative and enlightening. I enjoyed every word.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an outstanding book from cover to cover and slams the door on supposed 'free thinking' liberals every where! Liberalism isn't just an alternative way of thinking... it's also a cancer that is destroying the very fabric of this once great nation. Liberlism if left unchecked will lead to the ultimate down fall of the United States and the slavery of her people. This book will inform you of the attacks and methods of liberalism and how it all got slipped into the main stream of thinking. Don't miss this book... and pay no mind to most of the 'one star' ratings... it's quite obvious a great percentage of them did not read the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hannity has the most important thing going for him, his knowledge of the past and the founding of this nation. He begins the book with correct form by referencing the founding fathers and their take on the government and democracy they created. He creates a 'ladder' through the book connecting various moral ideas with a good amount of fact sprinkled in. As his timeline advances he focuses mostly on the 20th Century and how great presidents destroyed communism and Hitler. He consistently hits his points: there is always right and wrong, no grey area, tolerance is the lack thereof, and america's intrest sometimes has to be defended or enforced by force. Hannity is a huge conservative BUT you can't argue with truth and in this book truth is what you get.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was really moved by this story. For the people that gave it one star, well all I have to say is, nobody is perfect. Don't let the people who gave this book 1 star fool you. This was an excellent book and I couldn't have written it better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Deliver Us from Evil' is a wonderful history book. It reminds us all about the evil in the world by reviewing what happened in Hitler¿s Germany, Cold War Communism, and Saddam¿s Iraq. Many today forget these lessons and want to appease current evil by looking the other way or trying to negotiate with them. Sean illustrates that evil exists and we need to be prepared militarily to fight for Democracy and American freedom at home and around the world. Please read this book! Could be entitled ¿What They Don¿t Teach in History Class.¿
getdowmab on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Horrible book.This book is a waste of paper, and time. It's comparable to the books ghostwritten for any of the celebrity-politico-talking heads such as Ann Coulter, Alan Colmes, Bill O'reilly, Rush Limbaugh or even Michael Moore and Al Franken. This book is a great example of how not to write a political commentary as he states his opinion early on in the book with no legitimate 'evidence' to back it up. Then proceeds for 300 pages to repeat his mantra over and over as if it will become true. Any 'current events' that he discusses are essentially debunked or outdated by facts released within six months of the book. And it's filled with grammatical errors (he calls the hutu tribe in Rwanda the Tutu's, and not on purpose) All of this would be somewhat excusable if he could be entertaining(like Moore and Franken), but he's not. He thinks he's spewed out some serious political analysis for his ghost writer to put in book format, but really it sounds more like a whining child throwing a tantrum and repeatedly insisting that he's right. He either needs to hire a new ghostwriter or else he needs to grow out of 5th grade.
cbl_tn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sean Hannity wrote this book in the midst of the campaigns prior to the 2004 presidential primaries. I'm rather late in picking up the book since we've already been through the 2008 elections. I expected the book to be dated, but I found that only about the last third had lost most of its relevance. While the book's main purpose seems to be to present an argument for the re-election of George W. Bush, Hannity builds his case by reviewing the major conflicts of the twentieth century from World War II through the Cold War, the first Gulf War, and the events leading up to 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I didn't learn anything new from the book, but found it to be a useful refresher of mid to late 20th century history and a reminder not to get caught up in the emotions of the moment, but to take a long view of current events. I don't know whether the book convinced any undecided voters to vote for George Bush in 2004, but I suspect that Hannity's arguments were persuasive mostly to those who already shared his world view.
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Crackpot author
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Excellent, well-written book reminding us all what our beloved country stands for: liberty! When will left people understand that liberal politicians could give a rat's ass about them---they are in it for themselves only--- political gain at our expense! I know this book was written quite a few years ago but it is still relevant today, especially in these times. It is so much worse now in the middle east, russia and asia that ifwas ever a time we need to be one strong united nation it is now! Unfortunately we have never been so divided. The terrorists and other enemies are sitting back and watching us destroy ourselves with obama's blessings. If hilary clinton gets in we are done! Come on, fellow americans, read this book and come to your senses before it is too late!
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