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Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again

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Publisher Comments:

At a moment of crisis and pessimism for American conservatives, David Frum offers fresh ideas — and fresh hope.

Not in a generation has conservatism been in as much trouble as it is at the end of the Bush years. A majority of Americans say the country is "on the wrong track." Voters prefer Democrats over Republicans on almost every issue, including taxes. The married, the middle-class, the native-born are dwindling as a share of the population, while Democratic blocs are rising. A generation of young people has turned its back on the Republican party.

Too many conservatives and Republicans have shut their eyes to negative trends. David Frum offers answers.

Frum says that the ideas that won elections for conservatives in the 1980s have done their job. Republicans can no longer win elections on taxes, guns, and promises to restore traditional values. It's time now for a new approach, including:

  • A conservative commitment to make private-sector health insurance available to every American
  • Lower taxes on savings and investment financed by higher taxes on energy and pollution
  • Federal policies to encourage larger families
  • Major reductions in unskilled immigration
  • A genuinely compassionate conservatism, including a conservative campaign for prison reform and government action against the public health disaster of obesity
  • A new conservative environmentalism that promotes nuclear power in place of coal and oil
  • Higher ethical standards inside the conservative movement and the Republican party
  • A renewed commitment to expand and rebuild the armed forces of the United States — to crush terrorism — and get ready for the coming challenge from China
Frum's previous bestselling books have earned accolades for their courage and creativity from liberals and conservatives alike. Today, with the conservative movement and the Republican Party facing their greatest danger since Watergate, Frum has again stepped forward with new ideas to take conservatism — and America — into a new century of greatness.

Review:

"In his new book, Frum (The Right Man), former speechwriter to President Bush, offers a conservative blueprint for accommodating challenges central to the next half-century of American life. Drawing on his expert knowledge of domestic politics and foreign policy, Frum argues that Republicans need to evolve with the times in order to win American hearts, minds and elections. After staking out viably conservative positions on the country's most salient political battles such as health care, education, the economy, foreign policy, embryonic stem cell research, taxation and the like, Frum proposes a grand taxation strategy. In lieu of taxes that stifle investment and free enterprise, Frum's platform relies on consumption taxation. His approach aims to accommodate domestic spending obligations such as social security while remaining pro-growth. By aiming taxes at upper-class consumers, Frum takes a provocative, politically challenging stance. The book rebukes the president Frum once called the right man and sets a challenging new course of action for the GOP." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Lively writing and one intriguingly contrarian proposal salvage an otherwise standard-issue conservative polemic." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

The bestselling author of Dead Right and The Right Man predicts that the Republicans will lose the next election, and argues that they have lost sight of the real issues that concern Americans today.

About the Author

David Frum is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a former special assistant and speechwriter to President George W. Bush. He is a regular commentator on American Public Radio's Marketplace and writes the popular "David Frum&'s Diary" for National Review. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385515337
Subtitle:
Conservatism That Can Win Again
Author:
Frum, David
Publisher:
Doubleday
Subject:
Public Affairs & Administration
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
Conservatism
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Political Process - Elections
Subject:
Political Process - Political Parties
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Republican party (u.s.: 1854-)
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.43 x 6.39 x .9 in .9 lb

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Product details 224 pages Doubleday Books - English 9780385515337 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In his new book, Frum (The Right Man), former speechwriter to President Bush, offers a conservative blueprint for accommodating challenges central to the next half-century of American life. Drawing on his expert knowledge of domestic politics and foreign policy, Frum argues that Republicans need to evolve with the times in order to win American hearts, minds and elections. After staking out viably conservative positions on the country's most salient political battles such as health care, education, the economy, foreign policy, embryonic stem cell research, taxation and the like, Frum proposes a grand taxation strategy. In lieu of taxes that stifle investment and free enterprise, Frum's platform relies on consumption taxation. His approach aims to accommodate domestic spending obligations such as social security while remaining pro-growth. By aiming taxes at upper-class consumers, Frum takes a provocative, politically challenging stance. The book rebukes the president Frum once called the right man and sets a challenging new course of action for the GOP." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Lively writing and one intriguingly contrarian proposal salvage an otherwise standard-issue conservative polemic."
"Synopsis" by , The bestselling author of Dead Right and The Right Man predicts that the Republicans will lose the next election, and argues that they have lost sight of the real issues that concern Americans today.
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