Levin authored the 2005 book Men In Black: How The Supreme Court Is Destroying America, in which he advanced his thesis that activist judges on the Supreme Court (from all parts of the political spectrum) have “legislated from the bench.” In a review of Men in Black, Commentary magazine’s Dan Seligman wrote that Levin asks readers “to identify with ‘originalists’ who look to the text of the Constitution and the intent of its framers, and to reject the ‘activists’ who construe the Constitution broadly and are more concerned with getting to their own ‘desired outcomes’.” In her review of Men in Black, Slate magazine’s legal correspondent and journalist Dahlia Lithwick wrote that “no serious scholar of the court or the Constitution, on the ideological left or right, is going to waste their time engaging Levin’s arguments once they’ve read this book.”
In 2007, Levin released a book about his dogs Pepsi and Sprite. The book was specifically about Sprite, a Spaniel mix that his wife and son persuaded him to adopt from the local shelter in 2004. The book was titled Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover’s Story of Joy and Anguish. Rescuing Sprite chronicles Sprite’s health deterioration in 2006 and how Levin and his family dealt with their loss.
Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto was released on March 24, 2009, and became a #1 New York Times best seller for eleven of twelve weeks, as well as No. 1 on Nielsen’s BookScan. It came in at No. 2 on Amazon.com’s list of bestselling books of 2009. The book includes discussion of a variety of issues that, according to Levin, need to be addressed in the United States. In Liberty and Tyranny Levin repudiates the use of the term “progressive” to describe “modern Liberals” and instead argues a proper term should be “Statist”. Liberty and Tyranny has sold over one million copies according to Threshold Editions, the book’s publisher. Former federal prosecutor and fellow National Review Online author Andrew C. McCarthy wrote of Liberty and Tyranny in The New Criterion: “Levin offers not so much a defense as a plan of attack” against “America’s Leftist ascendancy”.
Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America was released January 17, 2012. In Ameritopia, Levin discusses the origins and development of both the modern day conservative and liberal political philosophies, the latter of which he refers to as “statist”, through the works of some of the leading figures in American history. Included are commentaries on works by Plato, Sir Thomas More, Thomas Hobbes, Karl Marx, John Locke, Charles de Montesquieu and Alexis de Tocqueville. A review by Professor Carlin Romano in the Chronicle of Higher Education called the book “disastrously bad from beginning to end.” Jeffrey Lord, writing in the conservative American Spectator, called it “…historical X-ray vision in book form.” Praise for the book came from PJ Media who reported, “That Levin wrote this book now demonstrates not only his passion for the United States, but his awareness that he is a statesman defending natural law at a pivotal moment in human history.”
The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic was released on August 13, 2013. The book debuted at #1 on the The New York Times Best Seller list in all three categories for which it qualified. Hans A. von Spakovsky of National Review called the book “required reading for conservative bloggers.” In the Washington Times, Tenth Amendment Center Executive Director Michael Lotfi criticized Levin’s idea as “the bullet to a loaded revolver pointed at the Constitution.” Also in the Times, Richard Rahn wrote “If “The Liberty Amendments” can help foster a national debate about which corrective actions, including constitutional amendments, are needed to increase liberty and prosperity, Mr. Levin will have performed a great national service.” Hoover Institution fellow David Davenport wrote in Forbes that Levin’s book used “weak arguments.”Also in Forbes, Ralph Benko credited Levin with “notably and nobly proposing to change the rules of modern politics and governance.”