Grand New Party How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream

ISBN-10: 0385519435
ISBN-13: 9780385519434
Edition: 2008
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Description: GRAND NEW PARTY lays bare the failures of the conservative revolution and presents a detailed agenda of the issues Republicans must address in the upcoming elections in order to ensure victory for the next generation. Blending history, analysis, and  More...

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List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/24/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

GRAND NEW PARTY lays bare the failures of the conservative revolution and presents a detailed agenda of the issues Republicans must address in the upcoming elections in order to ensure victory for the next generation. Blending history, analysis, and fresh, often controversial recommendations, Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam argue that it is time to move beyond the Reagan legacy and the mind-set of the current Republican power structure. In a concise examination of recent political trends, the authors show that Democrats’ emphasis on cultural libertarianism has made the working class feel unsafe, while the Republicans’ embrace of a small government, tax-cutting philosophy undermines New Deal programs they hold sacred. GRAND NEW PARTY establishes a new paradigm for a limited—but not passive—government that speaks directly to these cultural and economic anxieties. With specific proposals covering such hot-button topics as health care, the future of entitlements, taxes, and immigration policy, GRAND NEW PARTY will shake up the Right, electrify the Left, and force both sides to confront and adapt to the changing political landscape.

Ross Douthat is an associate editor at and blogger forThe Atlantic. He is the author ofPrivilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Classand lives in Washington, D.C. Reihan Salam is an associate editor atThe Atlanticand has been a producer atHardballwith Chris Matthews and an editor at theNew York Timesop-ed page. He lives in Washington, D.C. and blogs at TheAmericanScene.com.

Introductionp. 1
The Unfinished Realignment
The Old Consensusp. 17
The Crack-upp. 41
In Search of a New Majorityp. 63
The Conservative Ninetiesp. 86
The Age of Bushp. 107
The Party of Sam's Club
What's the Matter with the Working Class?p. 131
Putting Families Firstp. 166
Up from Compassionp. 191
The Frontier Societyp. 208
Acknowledgmentsp. 231
Indexp. 235
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

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