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Fox News’ Alan Colmes Urges Readers To Thank The Liberals In Upcoming Book

For all of us, I will say in advance: You’re welcome.

Hay House has announced that it will publish Thank The Liberals**For Saving America, the latest tome from liberal Fox News contributor and radio host Alan Colmes, on August 27. Thank The Liberals is Colmes’ second book, and his first since 2003’s Red, White, and Liberal: How Left Is Right And Right Is Wrong.

From Hay House’s press release:

In Thank the Liberals, readers will find Colmes’ trademark wit and political savvy as he outlines the liberal ideas that have sculpted America and lays out where our country should go from here. Starting with the argument that our nation was founded on liberal ideas and following the progression of attitudes and policies through the years, Colmes clearly articulates how people who support liberal ideas are directly contributing to the betterment of America. He also makes the case, sure to get some hackles up, that all Americans are actually liberal. Thank the Liberals delves into past and present fights between liberal progressives and conservative “regressives,” as Colmes brands them, showing how liberalism translates into a successful map for maintaining America’s position as a beacon of freedom and democracy for the rest of the world.

Like any so-called “Fox News Democrat,” Colmes takes a lot of grief from folks on his own side of the political divide (in addition to the abuse you’d expect from the right), but if Red, White, and Liberal is any indication, Colmes’ second book will be a valuable primer for those Thanksgiving Dinner arguments with your Fox News-obsessed uncle.

I read Colmes’ first book while it was still in hardcover, long before I got into this business, and found it to be refreshingly snark-free and accessible. There is a place for diatribe and hyperbole, but Colmes’ writing is more like that of an emissary for liberalism. Readers could come away from reading Red, White, and Liberal realizing that they’re more liberal than they thought they were, or with a better understanding of why they are liberals, or at the very least, with a better understanding of liberals. From the sound of it, Thank The Liberals figures to do the same trick.

Here’s the full press release, from Hay House:

NEW YORK, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Hay House Inc. has acquired Alan Colmes’ latest book Thank the Liberals…for Saving America. Hay House, which is best known for publishing self-help, inspirational and transformational books and products, will be entering the political arena just in time for the 2012 presidential election. The release of Thank the Liberals (August 27), which focuses on how progressive ideas have and will continue to move America forward, will be a poignant counterpoint to the festivities commencing at the Republican National Convention and make a powerful statement sure to engage both sides during the coming political season.

In Thank the Liberals, readers will find Colmes’ trademark wit and political savvy as he outlines the liberal ideas that have sculpted America and lays out where our country should go from here. Starting with the argument that our nation was founded on liberal ideas and following the progression of attitudes and policies through the years, Colmes clearly articulates how people who support liberal ideas are directly contributing to the betterment of America. He also makes the case, sure to get some hackles up, that all Americans are actually liberal. Thank the Liberals delves into past and present fights between liberal progressives and conservative “regressives,” as Colmes brands them, showing how liberalism translates into a successful map for maintaining America’s position as a beacon of freedom and democracy for the rest of the world.

“Hay House was founded with the intention of publishing books that will improve people’s lives. Alan Colmes’ work is a natural extension of that original intent — moving from personal to collective well-being. We’re excited to bring out this timely and much-needed book,” said Patricia Gift, Director of Acquisitions, Hay House.

Alan Colmes, author of Red, White & Liberal, is a liberal political commentator, radio host and web publisher, who cemented his reputation as a liberal voice in the media when he served as the liberal counterpart to Sean Hannity on Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes.

Colmes began working in radio and developed a career in standup comedy along the way. As his broadcasting career took off, he focused more fully on platforms where he could deliver opinion. He currently hosts The Alan Colmes Show, a nationally syndicated radio show distributed by Fox News Radio. Offering a bold take on the news of the day, with guests ranging from prominent political figures to the biggest names in entertainment and pop culture, Colmes welcomes “any and all opinion, any and all of the time.” Colmes also runs the website Liberaland, where he covers the most recent and powerful stories in the news.

Hay House is the international leader in self-help and motivational publishing, featuring books, audios, and sidelines by more than 250 authors. Smiley Books, Visions, and Insights are imprints of Hay House, Inc, which is also the exclusive distributor for Amber Allen Press and Agape Media, Inc.. Hay House has a self-publishing division, Balboa Press, as well as radio, film and television divisions. Corporate offices are in California and New York with international divisions in Australia, the United Kingdom, India, and South Africa. Please visit us at www.hayhouse.com.

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