Why I am a Reagan conservative

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Former Ronald Reagan advisor and bestselling author Michael K. Deaver gathers the nation's leading figures to define conservatism, explore Reagan's impact on conservative philosophy, and examine what it means to be a conservative in America today.

In Why I Am a Reagan Conservative, the most powerful minds in politics and media come together to provide the reasons behind their beliefs, offer personal accounts of their time in politics and government, and explain the late Ronald Reagan's impact on the Grand Old Party. Among them,

Bill Frist believes the roots of a person's ideology can be traced to their life experience. Robert D. Novak considers that what really makes a conservative is believing the government is always the problem, rather than the solution. Ken Mehlman expresses that freedom is the foundation of international peace, and the renewed commitment of each generation prevents its collapse. J. C. Watts, Jr., remembers Ronald Reagan, who challenged America to think about what it wanted to become. Bob Dole discusses a long legacy of timeless values, from the bleak 1930s to the difficult days after 9/11. Orrin G. Hatch discourses on how the ReaganRevolution restored the essential American values -- individualism and enterprise, initiativeand optimism, charity and sacrifice -- in all of us.

And many more.

Through them not only do we learn about the people who share with us their thoughts on politics and worldly situations, but we also gain an understanding of the modern conservative mind and movement and all its precepts.

As the power of the Republican party continues to grow, a bold new conservative movement is taking form in America. This timely and unprecedented new collection will elucidate and explore the impact of the man who fueled the fire of a rapidly growing political movement.

Being conservative gives you a grip on reality / Robert L. Bartley
Government, problem or solution? / Robert D. Novak
A legacy of values, not just a label / Bob Dole
Detroit / Michael Barone
Self-reliance / William H. Frist
Ringing melody of ideas / Martin Anderson
Founders had it right / David A. Keene
Conservatism, it works for me / Michael Medved
Building on what is good for America / Rick Santorum
Government closest to the people / Trent Lott
Just and prosperous society / Edwin Meese III
Remembering Ronald Reagan / J.C. Watts, Jr.
Optimism / Bill Owens
Sorting out conflict / Jon Kyl
Importance of transcendent moral values / Henry J. Hyde
Keeping your dream / G. Gordon Robert Liddy
Struggle for freedom / Jim DeMint
Shocking convictions and astonishing grabbiness of the Left / P.J. O'Rourke
Effort and determinism / Phil Gramm
Classic ideas worth conserving / Christopher Cox
Different soils bearing conservatism / Lord Douglas Hurd
Eternal truths / Paul M. Weyrich
America is freedom / Grover Norquist
Making of a conservative / Frank Fahrenkopf
Constitution's groundwork / Craig Thomas
I'm a Reaganite / Jay Nordlinger
Marks of a conservative / Robert Livingston
From cultural liberal to cultural conservative / Suzanne Fields
What conservatism is not / Edwin J. Feulner
All other political philosophies have failed / Donald J. Devine
How can men die better? / Peter Brimelow
I believe in freedom / Ken Mehlman
Philosophy of governance / Chuck Hagel
Limited government and unlimited prosperity / Katherine Harris
Restoring essential values through the Reagan revolution / Orrin G. Hatch
Inculcating nobility / Mona Charen
Free choice versus maudlin sentimentality / Reed Irvine
Greatest nation with a greater promise / Adam H. Putnam
Defining success for ourselves / Jack Oliver
Cornerstones of a healthy society / Zach Wamp
Government does not know best / Paul Ryan
Importance of fiscal conservatism / Thomas A. Schatz
Reagan man / Michael K. Deaver
Beauty and fulfillment / Pete Sessions
Pillars of our nation / Darrell Issa
Restoring the principles of our past / Walter B. Jones
God is wiser than me / Marvin Olasky
Common sense / Scott McInnis
Historic Judeo-Christian principles / Roberta Combs
Strong values / Jo Ann Emerson
Power of the individual / Michael C. Burgess
Individual freedom / David Vitter
Take a right turn, my conversion from a Democrat to a conservative Republican / Todd Tiahrt
Freedom to do what is right / Rob Simmons.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Deaver, former advisor to President Reagan, offers a collection of 54 essays by noted conservatives explaining their devotion to the ideals of political conservatism most closely associated with Reagan. The contributors recall their personal journeys, some from being Democratic and Republican liberals or cultural liberals. A few even confess to voting for Democrats in their youth. Many cite the appeal of Reagan with broadening the base of the Republican Party. Michael Barone turned conservative after witnessing the Detroit riots of 1967, when he worked as an intern to the mayor. Trent Lott offers a brief statement of faith in individuals to take responsibility for their own lives. Robert Bartley, editor emeritus of the Wall Street Journal, cites that the basic appeal of conservatism is its grounding in reality rather than the utopia entertained by liberals. Bob Dole extols the appeal of conservative social values. Contributors, including Robert Novak, J. C. Watts, Edwin Meese, Mona Charen, Orrin Hatch, and Bill Frist, write on a range of topics, from limited government to conservative social values to free-market economics. --Vanessa Bush Copyright 2005 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The Gipper's former deputy chief of staff as well as the author of Nancy and A Different Drummer: My 30 Years with Ronald Reagan, the ever-faithful Deaver continues his flame tending with this anthology, which solicits first-person encomiums on the lasting impact of Reaganology. It's a pretty impressive roster: Bill Frist, Bob Dole, Rick Santorum, Henry Hyde, Phil Gramm, Grover Norquist, Orrin Hatch and Chuck Hagel all check in among elected officials; Robert Novak, P.J. O'Rourke, G. Gordon Liddy and Mona Charen among theorists and commentators. Of the 54 contributors, five are women. Very few of the pieces feel fresh; most feel like they've passed through any number of hands before a final vet. The pols write as if on the stump; the wingers as if the fate of the world were hanging in the balance of their every measured phrase: "I am a conservative because all other political philosophies have failed," writes Donald J. Devine, "And the poor, modern world badly needs the vision of a positive future that only conservatism can provide." Progressives will beg to differ, but this book is more about preaching to the choir and rallying the troops than convincing skeptics. (On sale June 24) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Reagan, Ronald -- Influence.
Conservatism -- United States.
Publisher New York :W. Morrow,2005
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Deaver, Michael K.
Language English
Description xvi, 199 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 0060559764 :
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