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Heroic Conservatism: Why Republicans Need to Embrace America's Ideals (and Why They Deserve to Fail If They Don't)

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Michael Gerson, who worked with George W. Bush on his most inspiring speeches, is considered by many Democrats and Republicans to be the most influential White House speechwriter since the Kennedy administration. He was also more than a speechwriter, he was a trusted insider who helped shape policy.

In Heroic Conservatism Gerson uses his own experiences in the upper tier of the Bush White House to show why America needs a conservatism that is heroic in its aspirations—including "compassionate conservative" proposals to confront global AIDS, combat poverty in America, and promote human rights and dignity abroad—initiatives that Gerson fought for during his time in government.

Gerson has a unique ability to frame complex issues in a way that both challenges and inspires, and in Heroic Conservatism he delivers a new manifesto for the Republican Party and a fascinating memoir of a history-shaping Presidency.

Review:

"On Inauguration Day in 1981, Ronald Reagan stood on the restored west front of the U.S. Capitol and delivered an address intended to signal the end of America's malaise. 'Let us renew our determination, our courage, and our strength,' Reagan told his countrymen. 'We have every right to dream heroic dreams.'

Among those inspired by such words was a studious and unprepossessing high-school... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Book News Annotation:

Gerson (a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and now a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations) combines behind- the-scenes memoir of his White House years with political polemic in support of "heroic conservatism," which he not so surprisingly finds personified in the "idealism and courage" of George W. Bush and manifested in the White House's "confident promotion of freedom in the world" and "compassionate conservatism" at home. He warns that the Republican Party dare not give in to the backlash against Bush's "heroic conservatism" because it would be a disservice to the party and to the country. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Michael Gerson, who worked with George W. Bush on his most inspiring speeches, is considered by many Democrats and Republicans to be the most influential White House speechwriter since the Kennedy administration. He was also more than a speechwriter, he was a trusted insider who helped shape policy.

In Heroic Conservatism Gerson uses his own experiences in the upper tier of the Bush White House to show why America needs a conservatism that is heroic in its aspirations--including compassionate conservative proposals to confront global AIDS, combat poverty in America, and promote human rights and dignity abroad--initiatives that Gerson fought for during his time in government.

Gerson has a unique ability to frame complex issues in a way that both challenges and inspires, and in Heroic Conservatism he delivers a new manifesto for the Republican Party and a fascinating memoir of a history-shaping Presidency.

Synopsis:

A "Washington Post" and "Newsweek" columnist and influential speechwriter, Gerson offers a blueprint for the future of the Republican party and an insider account of the historic events of the Bush years.

About the Author

Michael J. Gerson, former Bush White House speechwriter, is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a regular contributor for Newsweek, and a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post. In addition to his distinguished career as a speechwriter for President George W.Bush, presidential candidate Senator Bob Dole, and Senator Dan Coats, Gerson is also former senior editor for U.S. News and World Report.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061349508
Subtitle:
Why Republicans Need to Embrace America's Ideals (And Why They Deserve to Fail If They Don't)
Author:
Gerson, Michael J
Author:
Gerson, Michael J.
Author:
by Michael J. Gerson
Publisher:
HarperOne
Subject:
Political Process - Political Parties
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
Political Parties
Subject:
Conservatism
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Conservatism -- United States.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20071030
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.05 in 18.3 oz

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Product details 320 pages HarperOne - English 9780061349508 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Michael Gerson, who worked with George W. Bush on his most inspiring speeches, is considered by many Democrats and Republicans to be the most influential White House speechwriter since the Kennedy administration. He was also more than a speechwriter, he was a trusted insider who helped shape policy.

In Heroic Conservatism Gerson uses his own experiences in the upper tier of the Bush White House to show why America needs a conservatism that is heroic in its aspirations--including compassionate conservative proposals to confront global AIDS, combat poverty in America, and promote human rights and dignity abroad--initiatives that Gerson fought for during his time in government.

Gerson has a unique ability to frame complex issues in a way that both challenges and inspires, and in Heroic Conservatism he delivers a new manifesto for the Republican Party and a fascinating memoir of a history-shaping Presidency.

"Synopsis" by , A "Washington Post" and "Newsweek" columnist and influential speechwriter, Gerson offers a blueprint for the future of the Republican party and an insider account of the historic events of the Bush years.
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