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A liberal tool kit : progressive responses to conservative arguments

Author: David Coates
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book brings together in one place the liberal and conservative arguments that face the Republican and Democratic parties in the run-up to the 2008 election. In each chapter, David Coates lays out the popular conservative case and then presents a point-by-point liberal response. Each chapter challenges rightwing ways of framing the issue and pulls discussion back into the civilized center of American politics.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Coates
ISBN: 9780275998660 0275998665
OCLC Number: 122715388
Description: 203 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A call to arms --
Clearing the decks --
The wonders of "trickle-down economics" --
Cutting "welfare" to help the poor --
Reforming social security --
Bringing health to the health care system --
Immigration control in a land of immigrants --
Is God necessarily conservative? --
The wisdom of the war in Iraq --
Is prosperity safest in Republican hands? --
Steps to a better future.
Responsibility: David Coates.
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A handbook for the Democratic Left which makes liberal arguments accessible to the general public on the key issues under debate.  Read more...

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"[R]efreshingly frank." - Winston-Salem Journal "Coates seeks to provide liberal activists with sound policy arguments on eight issues: trickle-down economics, welfare, social security reform, health Read more...

 
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