American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party
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American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party

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Margaret Hoover has been a lifelong member of the Republican Party. She grew up a self-described “ditto head.” She worked in the White House for President George W. Bush. Today she is a political commentator for Fox News, where, as one of Bill O’Reilly’s Culture Warriors, she regularly champions the conservative cause. She also happens to be the great-granddaughter of the...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published July 19th 2011 by Crown Forum (first published January 1st 2011)
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Ben Chapman
It's been a while, but I finally finished the book. Margaret has given great insight on the 'Millennials' (New Generation Conservatives) and what needs to be done to keep the Republican party strong. They are losing too many members due to their ignorance on certain social issues. To sum it up, "This ain't your grandmother's Republican party." I did think, however, she spent too much time defending her great-grandfather, Herbert Hoover tarnished legacy. The quotes/praise on the back of the book...more
Lia
I was interested to see how this work proposed to make the GOP appealing to my generation. The answer was to de-emphasize social issues (i.e. gay marriage, abortion) and focus on fiscal responsibility. Which is fine- interesting even. I was all ready to be impressed with the practicality of this approach (even though her writing is pretty junky and her arguments often de-rail into nonsensical tangents)until the chapter on feminism. Her weirdly myopic view of gender relations makes you wonder if...more
Derrick
A much needed call for a return to a more classical conservatism. Hoover makes the case that today's young adults, 50 million strong, will not respond to the GOP as it's currently going.

It would be nice if the Republican Party would listen.
John
Well written. My version is full of marginalia and highlighting. A remarkably clear voice on balancing personal and institutional rights.
Jeff

Here is a link to my review of "American Individualism": http://jchariscarlson.blogspot.com/20...
Kevin
The only interesting parts were about her great-grandfather, Herbert Hoover.
Emily Kinnard bell
Pretty interesting points about the future of the GOP.
Andrew Rugg
Nothing really new or surprising here.
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