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It Takes a Family Conservatism and the Common Good

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ISBN-10: 1932236295

ISBN-13: 9781932236293

Edition: 2005

Authors: Rick Santorum

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Among politicians of national stature today, there is perhaps none more respected as a principled conservative than Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA). In "It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good, his first book, Santorum articulates the humane vision that he believes must inform public policy if it is to be effective and just. An appreciation for the civic bonds that unite a community lies at the heart of genuine conservatism. Moreover, Senator Santorum demonstrates how such an approach to political, social, and economic problems offers the most promise for those on the margin of life: the poor, the vulnerable, and minorities who have often been excluded from opportunity in America.…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 7/4/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 467
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.40" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

It takes a family
The task of stewardship
The liberal vision : no-fault freedom
Families and the common good
The meaning of family
Social capital and the ties that bind
What kind of freedom?
Habits of association
Trust and civic connection
Subsidiarity vs. central control
Changing lives, building families
Parents and children
Religion and social capital
Where social capital is weakest
The roots of prosperity
Abundant families in the land of plenty
Economic responsibility
Work and human dignity
Wealth and ownership
The power of knowledge
Faith-based transformations
Smart reinvesting
Wealth and race
Moral ecology
Liberty and virtue
Moral capital and the moral environment
The rule of judges
Abortion : a personal aside
The impact of partial birth abortion
How abortion affects our moral ecology
Culture matters
The good, the true, and the beautiful
The good, the bad, and the ugly
Culture : ally or adversary?
Violence and a coarsened society
Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll : mostly sex
Not withdraw, but engage
Culture-makers, culture-mongers, culture-consumers
Culture and public policy
Educational excellence
Knowledge, truth, and education
Who rules the schools?
Not raising children, but raising adults
Bringing the lessons home
Moral truth and the end of man
Higher education and liberal education