Synopses & Reviews
is a passionate appeal to a political movement that is re-examining its identity as Republicans set their sights on 2010 and beyond. A dedicated young conservative, Jonathan Krohn presents conservative philoso¬phy’s basic tenets in this remarkably earnest and impeccably reasoned primer. This book, clear and informative, is a history lesson, a manifesto, and a roadmap for the future. It is Krohn’s rallying call to action not just for conservatives, but for anyone interested in the political state of our nation.
In Defining Conservatism, Krohn challenges “government expansionists,” whose faith in Wash¬ington and the basic pillars of government exceeds their faith in the individual. At the same time, he boldly stakes out four unshakeable principles for conservatives to rally around:
? Respect for the Constitution
? Respect for human life
? Belief in minimalist government
? Insistence upon personal responsibility
Anyone interested in the basic differences between conservative and liberal thought will find Krohn’s writing at once compelling, informa¬tive, intelligent, and—for those who do not agree with him—in some respects controversial. Defining Conservatism is a must-read for anyone who is interested in the basic principles upon which the United States was founded, and perhaps most importantly, for anyone who is concerned with the future of this country.
“Jonathan Krohn is a force of nature. Defining Conservatism is a real accomplishment, and it will raise many serious questions, the kind any country that takes politics seriously should raise.”
“Limited government and natural rights, not government expansionism, are the surest way to freedom and prosperity. Krohn reminds Americans young and old of these core principles of conservative philosophy.”
Mike Gallagher, nationally syndicated radio host
“Any time I am depressed about the state of our country or the future of the modern conservative movement, I consider two words: Jonathan Krohn. If America’s future leadership includes this smart-as-a-whip phenom, we’re going to be just fine.”
Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review
“I am asked all the time about rising young conservatives. Well, here’s one! Jonathan Krohn makes a vigorous defense of our conservative principles.”
is a passionate appeal to a political movement re-examining its identity as Republicans set their sights on 2010 and beyond. A devoted conservative, Jonathan Krohn, presents his philosophy's basic tenets in this remarkably earnest and impeccably reasoned primer. The book, clear and informative, is deeply imbued with both fact and clear-headed wisdom, truly beyond Krohn's age.
In Defining Conservatism, Jonathan Krohn challenges the government expansionists, whose faith in Washington and the basic pillars of government exceeds their faith in the individual. At the same time he boldly stakes out four unshakable principles for conservatives to rally around:
*Respect for the Constitution
*Respect for human life
*Belief in minimalist government
*Insistence on personal responsibility
Defining Conservatism is destined to be a must-read for anyone interested in the political future of our nation.
From a 14-year-old columnist, author, and political analyst comes a clarion call and reasoned argument to conservatives. Krohn offers a passionate appeal to a political movement reexamining its identity as Republicans set their sights on 2010.
From an extraordinary teenage intellectual, a clarion call and reasoned argument to Conservatives
About the Author
Jonathan Krohn is a columnist, author, speaker, and political analyst. He previously has been a weekly guest columnist for Human Events. After speaking at the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference, Jonathan has since spoken at numerous events for the Republican Party, as well as events for conservatives across the country. He has also taken an active role in the Tea Parties, from speaking at the Atlanta Tax Day Tea Party to the Tea Party in Washington, D.C. Jonathan has been featured in political discussions on numerous television shows — The Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, Your World with Neil Cavuto, Fox and Friends, among others — as well as numerous radio shows, including but not limited to The Mike Gallagher Show, Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, and The Mark Levin Show. He has formerly participated in a weekly radio spot with WBAL in Baltimore, Maryland. Jonathan is also a contributing writer for Newt Gingrich’s American Solutions. He currently resides with his family in Georgia.