The Conservative Sensibility

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Author(s): George F. Will
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Jun 04, 2019
Product Number: EB00739398
Released: Jun 04, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316480895
Publisher: Hachette Books
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New York Times' Notable Book of 2019 Selection NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, an "astonishing" and "enthralling" (Booklist) new examination of how the Founders' belief in natural rights created a great American political tradition--"easily one of the best books on American Conservatism ever written" (Jonah Goldberg). For more than four decades, George F. Will has attempted to discern the principles of the Western political tradition and apply them to America's civic life. Today, the stakes could hardly be higher. Vital questions about the nature of man, of rights, of equality, of majority rule are bubbling just beneath the surface of daily events in America. The Founders' vision, articulated first in the Declaration of Independence and carried out in the Constitution, gave the new republic a framework for government unique in world history. Their beliefs in natural rights, limited government, religious freedom, and in human virtue and dignity ushered in two centuries of American prosperity. Now, as Will shows, conservatism is under threat--both from progressives and elements inside the Republican Party. America has become an administrative state, while destructive trends have overtaken family life and higher education. Semi-autonomous executive agencies wield essentially unaccountable power. Congress has failed in its duty to exercise its legislative powers. And the executive branch has slipped the Constitution's leash. In the intellectual battle between the vision of Founding Fathers like James Madison, who advanced the notion of natural rights that pre-exist government, and the progressivism advanced by Woodrow Wilson, the Founders have been losing. It's time to reverse America's political fortunes. Expansive, intellectually thrilling, and written with the erudite wit that has made Will beloved by millions of readers, The Conservative Sensibility is an extraordinary new book from one of America's most celebrated political writers.

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Author(s): George F. Will
Narrator(s): Peter Ganim
Product Number DD44825
Released: Jun 04, 2019
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Publisher: Hachette Audio
ISBN: #9781549148682
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Author(s): George F. Will
Narrator(s): Peter Ganim
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Released: Jun 04, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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