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Leviathan on the Right : how big-government conservatism brought down the Republican revolution

Author: Michael Tanner
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Cato Institute, ©2007.
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Despite an ostensibly conservative Republican president and Republican control of Congress, government is bigger and more intrusive than ever. That is not by accident; it is the conscious aim of a new brand of conservatism that seeks, not to reduce the size of government, but to use big government for conservative ends. This book shows how the Bush administration, Congress, and large parts of the Republican Party  Read more...
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Tanner, Michael, 1956-
Leviathan on the Right.
Washington, D.C. : Cato Institute, ©2007
(DLC) 2006051903
(OCoLC)76967150
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Tanner
ISBN: 143370143X 9781433701436 9781933995281 1933995289 9786611905446 6611905448
OCLC Number: 173520984
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 321 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: I: From oxymoron to governing philosophy --
Big government: it isn't just for liberals anymore --
The roots of big-government conservatism --
Proving Lord Acton correct --
II: Big-government conservatism in action --
Learning to love the welfare state --
National health care lite --
Blinking at the entitlements crisis --
Spending like drunken democrats --
A national school board --
Power to the president --
National busybodies --
III: Defining the future --
The small-government alternative --
The coming debate.
Responsibility: Michael D. Tanner.

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