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The Resource Reclaiming conservatism : how a great American political movement got lost--and how it can find its way back, Mickey Edwards

Reclaiming conservatism : how a great American political movement got lost--and how it can find its way back, Mickey Edwards

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Reclaiming conservatism : how a great American political movement got lost--and how it can find its way back
Title
Reclaiming conservatism
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how a great American political movement got lost--and how it can find its way back
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Mickey Edwards
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edwards argues loud and clear that conservatives today have abandoned their principles and have become champions of that which they once most feared. The conservative movement, which once nominated Barry Goldwater for President, and later elected Ronald Reagan, was based on a distinctly American kind of conservatism which drew its inspiration directly from the United States Constitution--in particular, an overriding belief in individual liberty and limited government. But today, Edwards argues, the mantle of conservatism has been taken over by people whose beliefs and policies threaten the entire constitutional system of government. By abetting an imperial presidency, he contends, so-called "conservatives" have gutted the system of checks and balances, abandoned due process, and trampled upon our cherished civil liberties. Today's conservatives endorse unprecedented assertions of government power--from the creation of secret prisons to illegal wiretapping. Once, they fought to protect citizens from government intrusion; today, they seem to recognize few limits on what government can do. The movement that was once the Constitution's and freedom's strongest defender is now at risk of becoming its most dangerous enemy. Edwards ends with a blueprint for reclaiming the essence of conservatism in America. Touching upon many current issues, this passionately argued book concludes that many of today's conservatives seem to have it all backwards. They have turned conservatism upside down--and this book calls them on it. - Publisher
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238196
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DLC
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1937-
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Edwards, Mickey
Dewey number
320.520973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Conservatism
  • Executive-legislative relations
  • Conservatism
  • Executive-legislative relations
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • United States
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how a great American political movement got lost--and how it can finds its way back
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Reclaiming conservatism : how a great American political movement got lost--and how it can find its way back, Mickey Edwards
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • A final word
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Suggested reading
  • Index
  • 1.
  • The conservative soul
  • 2.
  • And the walls came tumbling down
  • 3.
  • Conservative values
  • 4.
  • Steps toward reclaiming conservatism
Control code
662873
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780195335583
Lccn
2007037166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195335583
  • (OCoLC)173182456
Label
Reclaiming conservatism : how a great American political movement got lost--and how it can find its way back, Mickey Edwards
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • A final word
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Suggested reading
  • Index
  • 1.
  • The conservative soul
  • 2.
  • And the walls came tumbling down
  • 3.
  • Conservative values
  • 4.
  • Steps toward reclaiming conservatism
Control code
662873
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780195335583
Lccn
2007037166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195335583
  • (OCoLC)173182456

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