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Compassionate Conservatism: What it is, What it Does, and How it Can Transform America by Marvin N Olasky

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Compassionate Conservatism: What it is, What it Does, and How it Can Transform America by Marvin N Olasky

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From the "godfather of compassionate conservatism" and influential advisor to Governor George W. Bush comes a blueprint of Bush's philosophy of governance. According to Olasky, religious faith is not just a useful feature of welfare, it is essential to our public purpose.


Compassionate conservatism is a new political force in the land, sweeping the grassroots of people of all faiths, races, and ethnicities. In its parts it offers solutions to many of our most intractable problems; in its whole it is nothing less than an innovative philosophy of government. No author is more qualified to explain its power and promise than Marvin Olasky, described by "The New York Times" as "the godfather of compassionate conservatism."Compassionate conservatism offers a new paradigm for how the government can and should intervene in the economy. It begins with a long-lost premise about human behavior: economics, by itself, is not what changes lives. Only faith, and deeply held beliefs, can do that. For decades government has focused only on material well-being, ignoring the passions and convictions that make life worth living. What is conservative about the new movement is that its leaders also know that government cannot instill these beliefs. What it can do is help them flourish. It can give aid, inspiration, and direction to America's natural "armies of compassion" that have been a hallmark of our history since the founding.Compassionate conservatism offers a way to transcend the root problems that currently oppress too many deserving Americans. It offers a unique vision of the triangular relationship between the state, our many churches, and our tens of thousands of charities. It is a true reinvention of welfare, a wholesale revolution in the welfare state, and a redefinition of the social safety net. In "Compassionate Conservatism" Marvin Olasky takes us on a road trip with his son, Daniel, across the country, showing exactly how the new movement is unfolding. Along the way, he offers a set of principles, and a brief tour through history to show that these are not so much radically new ideas as rediscoveries of long-lost wisdom. Read this book for a blueprint of the future of politics and welfare in America.

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SKU GOR006016728
Title Compassionate Conservatism: What it is, What it Does, and How it Can Transform America
Author By (author) Marvin N Olasky
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Other book format
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Year Published 2000
Page Number 226
ISBN 0743201310
ISBN13 9780743201315
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
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Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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