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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

TAMMY BRUCE: One of the smartest, most principled and articulate voices for social and cultural sanity has just finished her third book (due out in November), The New American Revolution : Using the Power of the Individual to Save Our Nation from Extremists. If you're already familiar withTammy's work as an author and national talk radio host, you know you're in for a treat. But if you've not yet encountered Tammy's fiercely independent mind and uncompromising commitment to common sense — well, hold on to your hat. She's in a league of her own. Here's from her Web site:
Tammy Bruce is an openly gay, pro-choice, gun owning, pro-death penalty, voted-for-President Bush progressive feminist. She was drawn into feminist activism in the late 1980's to contribute to the ongoing effort to ensure safe and legal abortion for all women. Just two years after joining the National Organization for Women, and with a brand of feminism that places her somewhere between Donna Reed and Thelma and Louise, Ms. Bruce was elected president of the Los Angeles chapter of NOW at the age of 27. The youngest ever to achieve that position, she doubled the chapter's membership from 2,000 to 4,000 within a year with issue campaigns that introduced a fresh view of feminist activism. In her seven years as president (1990-1996, the longest continuous tenure in the chapter's 30 year history) she mobilized activists locally and nationally on a whole range of issues, including women's image in media, child care, health care, violence against women, economics, and domestic violence. Ms. Bruce also served two years as a member of the National NOW board of directors. Ms. Bruce's first book, The New Thought Police, was published by Forum, an imprint of Crown/Random House, in October 2001. An analysis of freedom of expression and the culture wars, it explores the importance of freedom of expression and personal liberty and how that liberty is under attack by the dangerous rise of Left-wing McCarthyism. Her second book, The Death of Right and Wrong: Exposing the Left's Assault on Our Culture and Values, also for Forum (April 2003) addresses the rise of moral relativism in society and quickly became a New York Times best seller.
Tammy is a liberal in the best and original sense: a true progressive who has seen firsthand how reactionary the Left has become and who knows that there's no force on Earth as potentially transformative as individual consciousness. Tammy is also a regular contributor at NewsMax, where her latest column, The Increasingly Ugly Left, is Tammy Bruce at her take-no-prisoners best. As soon as I get my hands on an advance copy of Tammy's new book, I'll be sure to review it here.