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  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Adventurris Communications/AVT Books (May 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098368040X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983680406
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 5.2 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,043,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Randy Smith on June 12, 2011
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Michael Stafford gives us a much-needed break and counter-insight to the louder, yet intolerant, conservative media; all the while himself being a conservative. Stafford's difference is his obvious understanding and complete grasp of the realities of today and not the fantasies of pretending theories are fact, that too many lazily lean against, in order to just be part of the discussion. Myself being a fiscal conservative, there are certain theories that I'd like to see come to fruition, but the realities of the world around us give us a different set of circumstances to deal with. Those circumstances are what we need to work with, not the pixies and unicorns that many in the mainstream pretend exist for their personal endgame. It's this sense and understanding of reality that Mr Stafford utilizes to give us great insight into this type of a desperately needed conservative mind that melds perfectly with the realities of today and works with the variables that reshape it often. Great work, Mr Stafford, great work.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. R. Tucker on August 1, 2011
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Michael Stafford makes a compelling, passionate argument for a thinking, tolerant conservatism that seeks the best in everyone. Stafford calls on the GOP and the conservative movement to deal wisely with the challenges of climate change, immigration, economic growth and illiteracy. He urges the American right to once again embrace excellence in argument, rationality in approach, calmness in debate. In his words, one finds the hope for legitimate conservative renewal. The right's future lies in the vision Michael Stafford articulates in this wonderful book. It's a profound work.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Potter on August 6, 2011
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Stafford sounds the call for conservatism to return to it's center and makes a compelling case for a responsible conservatism that can embrace reason over dogma, compromise over fear, compassion over selfishness while remaining true to it's principles. If today's Republican party and the Tea Party fringe has turned you into a closet conservative, this quick read, will renew your hope that there is still a responsible and civilized center waiting to be reclaimed and a path to get there.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Inkling on November 30, 2011
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Stafford's on to something really unusual here. This series of essays, some topical, some more general, are like different snapshots of modern American culture and politics. What distinguishes them is the consistency and coherence of the vision of the human person and the common good that they display. Stafford's idea of a society based in solidarity between persons and groups is similar to that of Phillip Blond; some of these essays might best be described as commentary on American politics from a "Red Tory" perspective.

But Stafford's major influences are older: the social teaching of the Catholic Church; the distributism of GK Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc. Most American political commentary has, at its core, a deep and damaging individualism that comes to us out of the worst of John Locke. Stafford is convinced that, on the contrary, it is natural for human beings to live together, and that the primary way for them to negotiate their dealings with each other doesn't come either from the model of the market or of the coercive state, but from an almost familial love, a civic philia.

Quite extraordinary stuff, really.
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