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New Book Examines George Washington’s Fight Against the Left

For July 4th, I talked to Kerry Picket at the Washington Times  about Domestic Enemies . George Washington and America’s other Founding Fathers faced off against homegrown radical leftists after they booted out the British and adopted a new constitution, according to a new book by investigative journalist Daniel Greenfield. “Domestic Enemies: The Founding Fathers’ Fight Against the Left” (Simon & Schuster 2024) examines how leftist ideology made its way into the U.S. long before the 1960s or even German political and economic socialist theorist Karl Marx. “The Left is America’s oldest enemy,” Mr. Greenfield said in an interview with The Washington Times. The book describes the political trials and tribulations of post-revolutionary America starting with President Washington’s first term and the subsequent power grabs and political turmoil that echo in today’s events. “Domestic Enemies” tells of how early America’s political class confronted challenges including stolen elections, fa

'Domestic Enemies' Reviewed ar Legal Insurrection

Over at Legal Insurrection, Leslie Eastman kindly wrote her own review  kindly wrote her own review of 'Domestic Enemies'. As we recover from our Independence Day celebrations and look toward 2026 (the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence), I think it is a great time to shine the spotlight on a wonderful new book  by investigative journalist and columnist Daniel Greenfield. Domestic Enemies: The Founding Fathers’ Fight Against the Left, is a superb review of the early days of this nation to the Civil War in terms of the continuing continuing struggle to maintain personal liberty against utopian visionaries and their power-mongering tendencies. Greenfield’s Domestic Enemies is an engaging and engrossing read. Using well-researched and entertainingly described accounts, he clearly shows the Founding Fathers fought battles very similar to those that we are dealing with today. Greenfield manages to capture the essence of the past, and manages to make it alive in a

Scott McKay Reviews 'Domestic Enemies' for the American Spectator

M y friend Daniel Greenfield, the outstanding contributor over at   FrontPage Magazine , is no Pollyanna. If you’re a religious reader of Greenfield’s work, as I am, you’ll know he’s one of the most brutally honest and savage critics of the Left that we’re blessed to have, and in that brutal honesty, he’s credibly accused of presenting current circumstances as dire. To which Greenfield has a defense: Current circumstances are dire. Interestingly enough, though, Greenfield’s excellent new book  Domestic Enemies: The Founding Fathers’ Fight Against the Left   contains a quite optimistic look at the future of America. Greenfield makes the point that the kooks, crooks, and villains who make up the modern Left aren’t very new at all. They’re merely new iterations of an irritating faction in American politics that has been around from the very beginning. We’ve always had socialists, communists, urban machine pols, traitors, and thugs. The ones our Founding Fathers contended with might actual

The Left Were Domestic Enemies From the Founding

Our particularly American addiction to the   now , the   new , and the   what’s next   means we tend to perceive our political conflicts through the lens of “breaking news,” or at most, the weekly news cycle. It doesn’t help that more and more of us, especially young people, get our news from the ever-advancing timelines of social media, which draw us constantly forward moment by moment, denying us the time to reflect upon events in a broader historical context. But as my brilliant colleague Daniel Greenfield reminds us in his long-awaited first book,  Domestic Enemies: The Founding Fathers’ Fight Against the Left , “current events” is a misleading label for an ongoing, epic political struggle between Left and Right that is actually rooted deep in America’s origins. As every regular reader of FrontPage Mag knows, for many years prolific columnist and investigative journalist Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Fellow and Executive Vice President of Programs at the David Horowitz Freedom Cent

Talking to Col. Rob Maness About the Left's Original Threat to America

I was privileged to join Col. Rob Maness to talk about the original story of the Left's threat to America. The Rob Maness Show Live — Col. Rob Maness ret. 🇺🇸 (@RobManess) May 21, 2024

Speaking With Frank Gaffney at Securing America About Our Original 'Domestic Enemies'

  Frank Gaffney kindly hosted me at Securing America in which we discussed the threats to this great nation, past, present and future.

Bruce Bawer Reviews 'Domestic Enemies'

  That there’s always more history to learn is one of the many lessons of Daniel Greenfield’s truly magnificent new book,   Domestic Enemies: The Founding Fathers’ Fight against the Left .  In six riveting, eye-opening chapters, Greenfield guides us through untold or little-told stories of leftist perfidy beginning in the days prior to the ratification of the Constitution and concluding in the last years of the Civil War. It is a genuinely remarkable work, which even for many people who consider themselves relatively well-informed students of history is full of one revelation after another – all of which serve to underscore that the far-left phenomena that today seem to portend nothing short of apocalypse (from BLM riots to outrageous election irregularities to the breathtaking efforts by New York officials to destroy Donald Trump’s financial empire) are in fact nothing new. The late writer Howard Zinn, in his appallingly successful  People’s History of the United States  (1980), pushe