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Harper Perennial

The Conservative Soul: Fundamentalism, Freedom, and the Future of the Right

The Conservative Soul: Fundamentalism, Freedom, and the Future of the Right

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As engaging as it is provocative. . . . Sullivan's book should be read closely by liberals as well as conservatives." -- Jonathan Raban, The New York Review of Books

One of the nation's leading political commentators makes an impassioned call to rescue conservatism from the excesses of the Republican far right, which has tried to make the GOP the first fundamentally religious party in American history.

Today's conservatives support the idea of limited government, but they have increased government's size and power to new heights. They believe in balanced budgets, but they have boosted government spending, debt, and pork to record levels. They believe in national security but launched a reckless, ideological occupation in Iraq that has made us tangibly less safe. They have substituted religion for politics and damaged both.

In this bold and powerful book, Andrew Sullivan makes a provocative, prescient, and heartfelt case for a revived conservatism at peace with the modern world, and dedicated to restraining government and empowering individuals to live rich and fulfilling lives.

Author: Andrew Sullivan
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 10/09/2007
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780060934378

About the Author
Sullivan, Andrew: -

Andrew Sullivan is one of today's most provocative social and political commentators. An essayist for Time magazine, a columnist for The Sunday Times of London, and a senior editor at The New Republic, he is also the editor of The Daily Dish, one of the most widely read political blogs on the Web. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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