Franklin

The conservative sensibility / George F. Will.

Author/Creator:
Will, George F. author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Hachette Books, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
xxxvii, 600 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Conservatism -- United States -- History.
Politics -- History.
Doctrines.
United States -- Politics and government.
Summary:
"A reflection on American conservatism, examining how the Founders' belief in natural rights created a great American political tradition--one that now finds itself under threat, both from progressives and elements inside the Republican Party"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The founders' epistemological assertion : they knew what can be known
The progressives' revision : an emancipation (from natural rights) proclamation
Progressivism's institutional consequences : the presidency triumphant, the administrative state rampant, Congress dormant
The judicial supervision of democracy : difficulties with the "counter-majoritarian difficulty"
Political economy : rescuing the great enrichment from the fatal conceit
Culture and opportunity : the scissors that shredded old convictions
The aims of education : talents for praising and for pessimism
Going abroad : a creedal nation in a world on probation
Welcoming whirl : conservatism without theism
Borne back : the quest for a useable past.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 541-584) and index.
ISBN:
9780316480932
0316480932
9781549195235
9781549148682
9780316480918
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