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"For anyone interested in politics--this book is a must-read." (William Kristol, Editor, The Weekly Standard )
"...thoughtful and provocative...you will be well-served to sit down and read this important book." (Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (ID-CT) )
"This brilliant, entertaining, and honest book repairs conservatism's moral compass..." (John J. DiIulio, Jr., professor, University of Pennsylvania, and First Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives )
"One of the brightest thinkers in America gives us a compelling conservative manifesto..." (Chuck Colson, Founder, Prison Fellowship )
"Gerson has been hailed as the finest presidential speechwriter in fifty years and this book shows why." (Michael Cromartie, Vice President, Ethics and Public Policy Center )
"A well written and engaging memoir." (Weekly Standard )
Michael Gerson, who penned most of George W. Bush's inspiring speeches, is considered by many Democrats and Republicans to be the most influential White House speechwriter since the Kennedy administration's Ted Sorenson. Known around the administration as the 'moral compass,' Gerson was more than a speechwriter, he was also a trusted insider helping to make policy decisions. In HEROIC CONSERVATISM, he uses his own experiences in the upper tier of the Bush White House to make his point that America needs a conservatism that is heroic in its aspirations -- this includes such 'compassionate conservative' social strategies such as continued international AIDS funding, anti-poverty initiatives, and a government leadership rooted in moral values. Written in Gerson's own accessible voice and with his unique ability to frame complex issues in a way that both challenges and inspires, HEROIC CONSERVATISM is a new manifesto for the Republican party and a fascinating memoir of a history-shaping Presidency. THIS IS A COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS BOOK. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
I was hopping for some inside materiel on what it was Really like to write for the President. This is just an academic attemp at best. There was nothing special about this book. Read morePublished on April 11, 2013 by ChuckyB18
Today, I heard Michael Gerson on a radio talk show ("Forum" on KQED FM, San Francisco) claiming that, by the time Bush made his 2002 State of the Union remarks about the... Read morePublished on April 28, 2008 by RD_C_4_life
Reading this book is like being stuck in church for hours. I'm sorry but don't think it is the job of the government to "tax and give away. Read morePublished on March 15, 2008 by Amazon Customer
I'm sure that Michael Gerson, former speechwriter for George W. Bush, is an earnest, thoughtful individual but his new book, "Heroic Conservatism" adds nothing to the understanding... Read morePublished on March 7, 2008 by Jon Hunt
THIS BOOK IS NO MORE THAN A POOR RATIONALIZATION OF TRANSFORMING CONSERVATISM INTO A POORER VERSION OF LIBERALISM.Published on January 13, 2008 by Dr. Redhawk