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The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America's Promise Paperback – October 5, 2010
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In this disappointingly mundane book, Scarborough, host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, mistakes his skills at showmanship for those of critical analysis. From the Iraq War to the recent financial crisis, his arguments amount to little more than a superficial précis of the current political moment. For most readers, this book will be an ideological retread and an unimaginative slog. Unlike the recent writings of Reihan Salam and Ross Douthat, whose New Majority labored to be a prescriptive way forward for conservatives, Scarborough hardly gets outside of the well-traversed policy debates and received wisdom of Beltway professionals. While he sees his book as a blueprint for a renewed conservative politics, his only stab at unconventional thinking is to advocate a conservative embrace of green politics. For all the book's flaws, it never descends to ad hominem attacks or becomes a platform for gross personal vendettas, nor does it trade in the self-regard of the Olberman or O'Reilly variety, which is to Scarborough's credit. But these qualities are not enough to recommend readers pluck this one from the shelf, or even the bargain bin. (July)
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“Conservatives need to read this book. Joe Scarborough is a real conservative.”
—Jed Babbin, Human Events
“In this engaging and timely book, Joe Scarborough undertakes a critical mission: the reinvigoration of conservatism in America. Aiming to take conservatives beyond reaction and beyond sentimentality, he asks the big questions, and does not shy away from offering answers. This is an important contribution to one of the most vital debates of the day.”
“Joe Scarborough can save the GOP. This is a lively, likeable and important book. So my fellow Republicans–rejoice. We have a face! Now let’s get to work.”
“The Last Best Hope is must reading for anyone who cares about the conservative movement.”
From the Hardcover edition.
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Joe does paint liberals with a pretty wide brush and he is certainly more conservative than I am. But he fairly attacks both sides hitting on the mistakes of the Republicans and Democrats alike. Of course those "reviewers" here who dislike the book are the ones who don't think their particular party makes ANY mistakes. "How dare a conservative attack Republicans?" How about because they are wrong? However that fact is hard to admit to yourself when you think only along party lines. And then you have the other side: "Of course a conservative attacks Democrats!!!" Again, because they are wrong. Folks should stop thinking so much about right and left and start thinking about right and wrong.
The strongest point made in this book is that conservatism has little to do with what most Republicans love and most Democrats hate. And he promotes getting politics out of the boardroom where most lefties seem to want it and out of the bedroom where most righties seem to want it.
I admire anyone who is willing to draw a line in the sand and take a stand. As a guy who makes his living doing that myself, I know how impossible it is to make everyone happy. This book doesn't try to and I admire that completely. All in all, a good book that people who are willing to think independently should read.
This book comes at a crucial time for Republicans. If our fellow Republicans follow Joe's sage advice, the 2010 midterms will cause a loud flushing sound to be heard in Washington, and the stranglehold these liberals have on our lives will come to an end.