Perhaps this time will be different. Our holiday from history is over. The country faces threats—crippling government expansion at home and transnational Islamic extremism—that arouse conservative instincts and concentrate the conservative mind. Reprinted by permission of the Wall Street Journal. All rights reserved.
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Conservatism in the Age of Millennials
Quite a few professional thinkers underestimated what the conservative tradition rightly emphasizes: the high degree of unpredictability in human affairs. A thoughtful conservatism in America must recognize that the liberty, democracy, and free markets it seeks to conserve do have destabilizing effects. About the Author. American Constitutionalism. More from Hoover Digest More. More from Fiscal Policy More. The Taming of the Debt. Item specifics Condition: Like New: A book that looks new but has been read.
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Conservatism and America's Fabric
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The study first sets out the political tradition of conservatism, relying largely on the work of Edmund Burke, before going on to analyse the discourse around the development of four crucial statutes in the field, namely: the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act ; the Family Law Act ; the Civil Partnership Act ; and the Marriage Same Sex Couples Act This work offers the first extended synthesis of family law, conservative political thought and Conservative Party politics, and as such provides significant new insight into how family law is made. Shipping and handling.
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The Woven Figure: Conservatism and America's Fabric by George F. Will, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®
Return policy. Will is alarmed by the lack of unselfish devotion to the nation among its people and sees it continually decreases. I'm sure he would agree that the current president is a case in point. I don't know if Mr. Will would concede that the Trump presidency was forged in the flames of ultra-partisanship that he Will did his part in stoking, but being a particularly thoughtful person, I am sure he has considered it. Feb 27, Scott Pierce rated it it was amazing Shelves: commentary , essays , politics.
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A little tricky awarding 5 stars to a collection of essays, but there are enough points of wisdom in this book to make it a must-read for anyone interested in conservatism and politics. Will focuses often on the points of Hayek - that "the severest cost of solicitous government is not monetary but moral. This cost is measured in the diminution of personal responsibility and of private forms of social provision. Apr 27, Lorie rated it really liked it Shelves: political , non-fiction.
This was my first George Will book. I highly respect him for logical, common sense responses and including enough wit to keep you reading. Jun 14, Will rated it really liked it Shelves: culture-politics. Good political analysis by an award-winning conservative author.
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