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Shakedown by Ezra Levant
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Oct 27, 2009 | ISBN 9780771046193

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"I was at a low moment, and beginning to fear that our adversarial culture was dying and the open society was losing its will to resist, when Ezra Levant showed that every citizen has the birthright of a little spark, and a grown-up duty to kindle that spark into a flame. Let the bureaucrats do their worst: the tongue and the word are chainless and nothing is sacred except this freedom above all."
— Christopher Hitchens, author of God is Not Great

“If we’re not careful, if we force the Ezras in this country to shut up, our freedom of speech could be next.”
— Rick Mercer, in a “rant” from the Rick Mercer Report

“We are not yet three months into 2009, but Ezra may well have written the most important public affairs book this year.”
The National Post

“I read Shakedown and I am awed at Levant’s persistence and powers of endurance.”
— Rex Murphy, in the Globe & Mail

“Why is Ezra Levant the flavour of the month? Dare I say because he deserves to be?”
Metro Vancouver

“…eloquent and powerful…”
London Free Press

“…puts everything on the line in the way the best Canadian journalists always did.”
Ottawa Citizen

“Let me put in a plug for Levant’s new book, Shakedown, which lays out, in example after example, how government-appointed human rights bodies warped the noble mission for which they were created.”
The Halifax Chronicle Herald

“…By the end of Levant’s book, readers will be left wondering whether it is enough to prune back the commissions, or, as he prefers, to weed them out altogether.”

Table Of Contents

Foreword by Mark Steyn
Chapter 1 A Beautiful Idea – That Failed
Chapter 2 Where Did We Go Wrong?
Chapter 3 How Could We Let This Happen?
Chapter 4 The True Meaning of Free Speech
Chapter 5 The New Breed of Human Rights Activist
Chapter 6 Easy Targets: Human Rights Tribunals and Lawfare
Chapter 7 The Danish Cartoons
Chapter 8 An Army of Davids
Chapter 9 Reforming the Human Rights Commissions, or How Ordinary Canadians Can Fight Back
Appendix A: Forty-six Questions and Professor Richard Moon
Appendix B: Inside
Appendix C: The Third Complaint, Wells v. Levant

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