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Efforts to cleanse the world's air and water and to put a brake on calamitous climate change aren't exclusive to one political philosophy, Gingrich and Maple argue in this probusiness call for proenvironment action by politicians, corporations and individual Americans. Though the title echoes Gingrich's hard-right 1994 Contract with America, this more conciliatory contract reflects the former academic's penchant for bullet-point sloganeering, with its ten commitments call for politicians to abandon adversarial politics and for businessmen and conservationists to form compatible partnerships. The authors alternately brand their approach mainstream and entrepreneurial environmentalism—mainstream because it rejects alarmist projections based on what they perceive as activist science and hysterical journalism, and entrepreneurial because they reject the notion that free enterprise and a cleaner world are opposing forces. The authors' concern about the future of the Earth is certainly sincere, but their prescription for action breaks shallow ground. (Nov.)
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[A] manifesto challenging conservatives not just to grudgingly accept, but to embrace, the idea that a healthy environment is necessary for a healthy democracy and economy.
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This is a rather odd book to review. On the one hand former Speaker Newt Gingrich teams up with the CEO of the Palm Beach Zoo to argue for a "Contract with the Earth" in which all... Read morePublished on January 30, 2012 by David J Kent
You will better understand the motivation of Newt Gingrich to write this book if you do a search for "Churches Duped by Green Extremists" by Henry Lamb.Published on May 18, 2011 by Milton Cragg
Reading "Contract with the Earth" was a pleasant surprise. I've read a few of Newt's books before. They are all bursting with ideas, but written matter-of-factly and without much... Read morePublished on May 19, 2009 by Erik Eisel
This was a refreshing and insightful book from a political figure with a bipartisan message for us all to appreciate. Read morePublished on November 17, 2008 by Paul M. Murphy
This is an interesting look at merging American conservative values with environmentalism. Using the concept of the Contract with America that ironically failed to have any of it... Read morePublished on November 15, 2008 by Harriet Klausner
A lot of rehash of old ideas and trite science. I was disappointed, especially since i have been a big fan of Newt's philosophies and politics.Published on April 18, 2008 by Arthur E. Lamontagne
The basic theme of conservation and recycling is valid. But the presumption that man made Carbon Loading a primary cause of Global climate change is a concern. Read morePublished on March 9, 2008 by James price
I have great respect for the intellect of Newt Gingrich - his take on "global warming" is interesting if for no other reason it suggests that a public/private partnership will... Read morePublished on February 24, 2008 by David S. Rhodes