ON-Lion Letter
Ever since joining the "vast right-wing conspiracy," Harry Stein has lived as a reviled minority in his suburban enclave just outside of New York City.  In many places like this, anytime a local liberal learns that your views deviate from theirs on -- take your pick, the war, affirmative action, big government, feminism, Jimmy Carter, the environment, multi-culturalism, sex education, the reliability of The New York Times, the scariness of evangelicals or (fill in the blank) -- his or her face will register stunned surprise and deep confusion.  Or worse.

With biting wit and amusing personal anecdotes, Stein’s new work from Encounter Books, "I Can’t Believe I’m Sitting Next to a Republican:"  A Survival Guide for Conservatives Marooned Among the Angry, Smug, and Terminally Self-Righteous, chronicles the everyday survival of those plucky conservatives marooned in the liberal bastions that loathe them, from Manhattan to Hollywood -- and even deep-bleu France. 

Stein gives special attention to those conservatives working anonymously in professions dominated by the liberal elite
-- journalism, publishing, entertainment, and academia -- and shares in their exasperation with the dogmatism of the self-appointed creative and intellectual class.  The result is a conservative’s guide to love, work, friendship, dinner-party mischief, and keeping unsmeared in liberal

Harry Stein is a contributing editor of City Journal, published by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.  A journalist and novelist, he authored How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (and Found Inner Peace).

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.  Bradley also substantially supports the Manhattan Institute.
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