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"Here begins the effort to restore a principled conservatism after the havoc wreaked by George W. Bush. Bill Kauffman is a terrific writer and Ain't My America is a terrific—and essential—book."—Andrew J. Bacevich, author of The New American Militarism
"This is my kind of book: historically grounded, fiercely honest, and wonderfully expressed. It is one of the best books I’ve read in years. Bill Kauffman is a conservative of the highest order, unlike the false brand now conducting our national affairs."—George McGovern
"You don't have to be a liberal, a progressive, or a socialist to oppose war and imperialism. Bill Kauffman's Ain't My America is a must read for those free-marketers, right wingers and conservatives who want to live in peace with the world. Regardless of your politics, if you are against wars of aggression and would like to try something other than bombing our way out of our problems, you will profit from this lively book."—Nicholas von Hoffman, author of Hoax: Why Americans are Suckered by White House Lies
"For those who have been neoconned into believing that conservatism means unquestioned support for the warfare state, Ain’t My America is the perfect way to show that real conservatives defend peace and liberty."—Ron Paul
This is truly an outstanding work.
While interesting and well written, the criticism of space program (certainly a major budgetary boondoggle) doesn't quite seem to fit the overall theme of the book.
Kauffman's shows the great western tradition of American neutralism that crosses party and generational boundaries.
Quirky, funny, and too clever by half, Kauffman is an outstanding writer who takes an unpopular and unconventional notion--- that the US has no business engaging in foreign wars---... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dr. D. Watkins
This work makes the point that nonintervention in foreign wars is, contrary to modern misconceptions, the conservative position. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Steve America First
Rather than repeating what other 5-star reviewers have pointed out, I'll hail Kauffman as the first to persuade me that there are great advantages to repealing the income tax! Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ronald Haak
This is truly an outstanding work. Ain't My America is a fine history of anti-imperialism in American Conservatism. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kyle
As we enter our twentieth year in Iraq and our tenth year in Afghanistan, we are now learning to acknowledge that the term "perpetual war for perpetual peace" has a significant... Read morePublished on April 24, 2011 by Efrem Sepulveda
Kauffman tells us that there is a long and honorable tradition of antiwar thought among the American right, though unfortunately muted at times. Read morePublished on December 24, 2008 by Loyd E. Eskildson
Great to have the sense and humanity of anti-war understanding broadened to include 'conservative'. Great to have anti-imperialism, the same. Read morePublished on December 20, 2008 by David W. Grant
I am new to the writings of Bill Kauffman. "Ain't My America" is my first book of his, but I suspect it will not be my last. Read morePublished on September 13, 2008 by Bill Wood
I was raised by my grandparents, in Northern Wisconsis. The were America First "isolationists". After reading AIN'T MY AMERICA, I have a better understanding and appreciaton for... Read morePublished on August 22, 2008 by Peter H. Christiansen