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Title:
The way forward : renewing the American idea
Author:
Ryan, Paul, 1970-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Twelve, 2014.
Physical Description:
xii, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"THE WAY FORWARD challenges conventional thinking, outlines his political vision for 2014 and beyond, and shows how essential conservatism is for the future of our nation. Beginning with a careful analysis of the 2012 election--including a look at the challenge the GOP had in reaching a majority of voters and the prevalence of identity politics--Ryan examines the state of the Republican party and dissects its challenges going forward. THE WAY FORWARD also offers a detailed critique of not only President Obama but of the progressive movement as a whole--its genesis, its underlying beliefs and philosophies, and how its policies are steering the country to certain ruin. Culminating in a plan for the future, THE WAY FORWARD argues that the Republican Party is and must remain a conservative party, emphasizing conservatism in a way that demonstrates how it can modernize and appeal to both our deepest concerns and highest ideals. "--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781455557561
Format :
Book

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From the intellectual leader of the Republican party, an unvarnished look into the state of the conservative movement today and a clear plan for what needs to be done to save the American Idea.
THE WAY FORWARD challenges conventional thinking, outlines his political vision for 2014 and beyond, and shows how essential conservatism is for the future of our nation.

Beginning with a careful analysis of the 2012 election--including a look at the challenge the GOP had in reaching a majority of voters and the prevalence of identity politics--Ryan examines the state of the Republican party and dissects its challenges going forward.

THE WAY FORWARD also offers a detailed critique of not only President Obama but of the progressive movement as a whole--its genesis, its underlying beliefs and philosophies, and how its policies are steering the country to certain ruin.

Culminating in a plan for the future, THE WAY FORWARD argues that the Republican Party is and must remain a conservative party, emphasizing conservatism in a way that demonstrates how it can modernize and appeal to both our deepest concerns and highest ideals.


Author Notes

Paul Ryan was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on January 29, 1970. He received a degree in economics and political science from Miami University in Ohio. He is a politician and member of the Republican Party who has served as the United States Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district since 1999 and as Chairman of the House Budget Committee since 2011. He was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2012 Presidential election. He is the author of several non-fiction books including works Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders and The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Library Journal Review

Whatever your political stripe, if you want insight into the impact of conservatism today, you'll want to investigate this book from Ryan, U.S. representative for Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District and chair of the House Budget Committee. A big focus on economics. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Part 1 How We Got Here
Chapter 1 A Tale of Two Citiesp. 3
Chapter 2 Sink or Swimp. 37
Chapter 3 Lesser of Two Evilsp. 71
Chapter 4 The Battle of Ideasp. 102
Part 2 Where We Go from Here
Chapter 5 Beyond Makers and Takersp. 139
Chapter 6 Simpler, Smaller, Smarterp. 168
Chapter 7 A Virtuous, Not Vicious, Cyclep. 212
Chapter 8 The Comebackp. 246
Acknowledgmentsp. 261
Notesp. 263
Indexp. 281