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Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract With America

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According to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, America currently faces five threats that could undermine, if not eliminate, the United States if immediate steps are not taken to correct them. The threats as he sees them are Islamic terrorists and rogue dictatorships armed with nuclear or biological weapons; the removal of God from American public life; a loss of patrioti ...more
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Published May 1st 2006 by Regnery Publishing (first published December 1st 2004)
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Bernard Doddema Jr
Mar 31, 2011 Bernard Doddema Jr rated it really liked it
I like the Newt. He's clear in his message. His American Revolution books are amazing! Besides that, the problems he outlines in the book are the exact same ones that I've been learning about watching Glenn Beck for the last few years. His solutions are not complex but will rock the Progressives on their heels and hopefully send them back to their hidey holes or root them out entirely.

I think his education plan needs to be taken seriously. Lots of time and energy has gone into this plan and it d
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Frederick Meekins
Mar 21, 2008 Frederick Meekins rated it really liked it
Over a decade has elapsed since The Contract With America catapulted Newt Gingrich to the forefront of American political discussion and the Republican Party into control of both houses of Congress. No longer confined by the restraints of public office, the former Speaker of the House now seeks to update and expand on this set of ideas in Winning The Future: A 21st Century Contract With America.

Unlike the original Contract With America which dealt primarily with political and legislative issues,
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Runningfox
Aug 19, 2007 Runningfox rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Yes very highly
This book should be read by any conservative,,,It is in my opinion they way things should be but are not at this ntime...I would hope the president of the USA would read this book and take its words to heart and implement them into his way of thinking and lead by doing those things...
Tricia
Feb 11, 2009 Tricia rated it really liked it
This book sheds light on many of the internal workings of our Government. It points out failures and points to possible better options that we should be considering as Americans.
Jeffrey
Feb 24, 2008 Jeffrey rated it really liked it
If you like Newt, you will love reading this book. If you don't like Newt, then you should read it anyway to understand where he is coming from.
Dan
Aug 31, 2013 Dan rated it liked it
Mixed feelings on this book. There's no question that Gingrich is an intelligent and thoughtful man and writer. And much of what he analyzes in this book as what's wrong with our current political system is right on the money, as are many of his proposals, particularly those for the revamping of the legislative and judicial branches of our government, much of his foreign policy ideas, and, to some extent, his economic policy. Where he, or at least the book, fails for me is his revisionist histor ...more
Blackbard
Sep 19, 2009 Blackbard rated it liked it
Although some assumptions are made that are questionable, overall the book has a good approach to making government work better. As an example, Newt suggests moving a lot of the power back to the people as would be the case in a pure democracy, but that has been shown to be counterproductive. Unless the general population is willing to sacrifice their immediate gratification for long term success, then they will simply vote for those who will sacrifice the country as a whole for their local conc ...more
Tyler
Mar 13, 2012 Tyler rated it it was ok
Shelves: political
I decided to read this book in order to be better informed for the 2012 Republican Primaries in which Newt Gingrich is a major candidate. This book is filled with ideas on how to improve our government, economy, education, healthcare, energy, and solve many problems we face in America today. I found many/most of these ideas to be sound in logic and would support many of the changes he suggests. I particularly agree with his social security ideas and I was pleasantly surprised to agree with his m ...more
Andrew Pixton
Jul 10, 2016 Andrew Pixton rated it it was ok
I suppose he deserves some credit for a few outside the box ideas.
Shea Mastison
Aug 31, 2012 Shea Mastison rated it it was ok
Newt Gingrich is probably one of the most intelligent, aspiring tyrants in American politics today. His remarkable ability to be the anchor of almost any think-tank; regardless of the topic, is amazing and all the excuse one should need to read any of his books.

Newt is an ideologue, a true politician of the age; which of course, is not a compliment. This book is his attempt to create a New Contract with America; and describe a bit about his religious and political philosophy.

Read only if you'r
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Stevie
Apr 09, 2016 Stevie rated it really liked it
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interesting
Terry
Aug 01, 2009 Terry rated it really liked it
Newt is a very bright guy. While this book is a bit out of date, his ideas are brilliant. The country has taken a step in the wrong direction and partly due to the failure of so called conservatives to deliver with integrity. They did not. Newt calls for action! I liked it a lot!
Mary
Feb 05, 2012 Mary rated it liked it
I thought that this book was interesting. And I found that most of his ideas and policies I can get behind. But more often than nt, I feel like he falls short in his action to carry out these plans or often comprimises when it actually comes to vote time.
Paul
Apr 24, 2008 Paul rated it liked it
I was disappointed in Mr. Newt's solutions. While he has some good ideas, most of them involved creating new government/private sector partnerships and not removing obstacles to allow the market to solve problems.
Todd
Aug 12, 2007 Todd rated it really liked it
Gingrich lays out the challenges that he believes America faces and then provides a plan on how to attack those challenges. Areas of interest are terrorism, economic challenges, immigration and our legal system.
Dana
Apr 12, 2012 Dana rated it liked it
Introduction was good. Historical development of social security interesting. Clearly written. Good insight into authors point of view.
Gina Herald
Apr 19, 2011 Gina Herald rated it really liked it
Newt's brilliant. He has a common sense approach to solving some of America's most difficult problems.
Barry Karschner
Sep 23, 2011 Barry Karschner rated it really liked it
Great Book about how to change our Country with specifics. He is a brilliant guy!
Pamela
Oct 18, 2008 Pamela rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Dave, Dade
Recommended to Pamela by: me
Very clear outline of Newts ideas. I still wish he would have run in 2008...
K
Feb 02, 2008 K rated it it was amazing
Answers to all of the countrys questions/problems. If only we would listen.
Bob
Jul 11, 2011 Bob rated it really liked it
He's correct, but those who need to be informed will not read it.
Gary
Feb 11, 2009 Gary rated it really liked it
My ideal presidential candidate, what an awesome guy
Andrew
Jun 04, 2008 Andrew rated it it was amazing
Well, if you don't like Gingrich, you won't like this. haha
Eric
Apr 01, 2010 Eric marked it as to-read
Hubby bought this to read. =]
Lindsay
Jul 15, 2013 Lindsay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Intelligent.
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Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (born Newton Leroy McPherson) is an American politician who served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 1995, Time magazine selected him as the Person of the Year for his role in leading the Republican Revolution in the House, ending 40 years of the Democratic Party being in the majority. During his tenure as Speaker, he re ...more
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