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The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America Needs Social Conservatism

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Because no movement resembling American social conservatism exists in any other affluent democracy, it is widely seen as a “retro” phenomenon soon to disappear, a sure casualty of globalization.

Author and political activist Jeffrey Bell argues that social conservatism is uniquely American precisely because it’s an outgrowth of American exceptionalism. It exists here becaus
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Hardcover, 328 pages
Published March 6th 2012 by Encounter Books (first published January 3rd 2012)
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Phillip W.
Mar 22, 2014 Phillip W. rated it it was ok
An insightful, but desultory book. That's why I gave it two stars. Bell's insights on the foundations, history, mission, and agenda for social conservatism is a helpful guide for gaining understanding the agenda of the Left and what's at stake if we fail to effectively counter the "vision of the anointed" in the phrase of Thomas Sowell.
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Apr 15, 2012 Mina Davis rated it it was amazing
I think has some excellent insight on what social conservatism truly is. The historical aspect of this book in defining the origins of such an idea is quite clear.
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