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The Resource Conscience of a conservative, Jeff Flake

Conscience of a conservative, Jeff Flake

Label
Conscience of a conservative
Title
Conscience of a conservative
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Flake
Title variation
Conscience of a conservative
Title variation remainder
a rejection of destructive politics and a return to principle
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Republican Senator Jeff Flake takes his party to task for embracing nationalism, populism, xenophobia, and the anomalous Trump presidency. The book is an urgent call for a return to bedrock conservative principle and a cry to once again put country before party. "I am a conservative. I believe that there are limits to what government can and should do, that there are some problems that government cannot solve, and that human initiative is best when left unfettered, free from government interference or coercion. I believe that these ideas, tested by time, offer the most freedom and best outcomes in the lives of the most people. But today, the American conservative movement has lost its way. Given the state of our politics, it is no exaggeration to say that this is an urgent matter. The Republican party used to play to a broader audience, one that demanded that we accomplish something. But in this era of dysfunction, our primary accomplishment has been constructing the argument that we're not to blame. We have decided that it is better to build and maintain a majority by using the levers of power rather than the art of persuasion and the battle of ideas. We've decided that putting party over country is okay. There are many on both sides of the aisle who think this a good model on which to build a political career--destroying, not building. And all the while, our country burns, our institutions are undermined, and our values are compromised. We have become so estranged from our principles that we no longer know what principle is. America is not just a collection of transactions. America is also a collection of ideas and values. And these are our values. These are our principles. They are not subject to change, owing to political fashion or cult of personality. I believe that we desperately need to get back to the rigorous, fact-based arguments that made us conservatives in the first place. We need to realize that the stakes are simply too high to remain silent and fall in line. That is why I have written this book and am taking this stand."--Jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flake, Jeff
Dewey number
320.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
JC573.2.U6
LC item number
F53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trump, Donald
  • Conservatism
  • United States
Label
Conscience of a conservative, Jeff Flake
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-140)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: To stand alone -- The crisis we face -- On bad information and the threat to democracy -- Conscience of a conservative -- On free trade, not-so-free trade, populism, nationalism, and the collapse of what we believe in -- How did this happen? (Our Faustian bargain) -- Note to selves : Country before party -- Dear world : Bear with us -- Toward a new conservatism
Control code
ocn993780116
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 140 pages
Isbn
9780399592911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)993780116
Label
Conscience of a conservative, Jeff Flake
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-140)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: To stand alone -- The crisis we face -- On bad information and the threat to democracy -- Conscience of a conservative -- On free trade, not-so-free trade, populism, nationalism, and the collapse of what we believe in -- How did this happen? (Our Faustian bargain) -- Note to selves : Country before party -- Dear world : Bear with us -- Toward a new conservatism
Control code
ocn993780116
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 140 pages
Isbn
9780399592911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)993780116

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