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The Political Principles of Robert A. Taft

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Robert A. Taft has been neglected by some historians and political theorists and vilified by others. Vigorously and impartially written, this book analyzes the ideas and influence of a great U.S. senator of the twentieth century. Here readers will find a close and lively examination of Taft's convictions on freedom, justice, labor policy, social reform, foreign affairs, ...more
Paperback, 213 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Transaction Publishers (first published January 1st 1967)
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A classic paleo primer. The young people who admire Ron Paul really should get to know the principled conservatism of the 1930s and 40s led by "Mr. Republican" Robert A Taft. Although our neoconservative GOP would hardly recognize it today, in the 1940s Republicans opposed foreign wars, corporate cronyism, and internationalist agendas. Taft maintained a bedrock fidelity to the Constitution, and believed in America First. He predicted that American culture would eventually decline as our elites ...more
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"In an era when radio-shouters, vulgar hucksters, and out-and-out charlatans have taken the spotlight on the American Right, conservatives need to remember their past—to get back in touch with their roots. While the conservative movement is cut adrift, looking for an anchor, what could be better than the principled prudence of these two nearly forgotten giants, Kirk and Taft?"

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