Leviathan on the Right: How Big-government Conservatism Brought Down the Republican Revolution

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Cato Institute, 2007 - Political Science - 321 pages
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Despite an ostensibly conservative Republican president and Republican control of Congress, government is bigger and more intrusive than ever. That is not by accident; it is the conscious aim of a new brand of conservatism that seeks, not to reduce the size of government, but to use big government for conservative ends. This book shows how the Bush administration, Congress, and large parts of the Republican Party and the conservative movement have abandoned traditional conservative ideals and embraced the idea of big government.--Publisher description.
  

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Leviathan on the Right: How Big-Government Conservativism Brought Down the Republican Revolution

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Since President Bill Clinton proclaimed the demise of big government in a State of the Union address, the federal government "spends more, regulates us more, and reaches far more into our daily lives ... Read full review

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This was published by the CATO institute - a libertarian (small government, free markets rule, typically GOP talking points). This is dated by now as it was published in 2007, but at that time, the ... Read full review

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Contents

Big Government It Isnt Just for Liberals Anymore
3
The Roots of BigGovernment Conservatism
19
Proving Lord Acton Correct
61
Learning to Love the Welfare State
77
National Health Care Lite
99
Blinking at the Entitlements Crisis
119
Spending like Drunken Democrats
139
A National School Board
165
Power to the President
181
National Busybodies
197
The SmallGovernment Alternative
207
The Coming Debate
229
Notes
235
Index
301
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Michael Tanner is director of health and welfare studies at the Cato Institute, co-editor of "Replacing Obamacare", author of "The Poverty of Welfare: Helping Others in Civil Society", and co-author of "Healthy Competition: What's Holding Back Health Care and How to Set It Free".

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