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Compassionate Conservatism: What it is, What it Does, and How it Can Transform America

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New Hardcover with dust jacket.
Hardcover, 226 pages
Published January 15th 2000 by Free Press
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Patrick
Oct 08, 2010 Patrick rated it liked it
Although this book is rather pedantic which I think is surprising for a journalistic professor, I rather like the ideas that Olasky puts forth. Personally, I always equated social work and welfare as the rightful purview of religion (now that is probably because in the Philippines it is the Catholic religion that tends to the poor and disenfranchised).

But, I can see the compassionate conservatism point of view and that is people need a spiritual/emotional dimension when they are in need such as
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Sam Snideman
Feb 14, 2011 Sam Snideman rated it it was ok
Read this little book in high school, to figure out what was "under the hood" with respect to the candidacy of George W. Bush. The book was mostly a collection of anecdotes on public-private partnerships, the role of faith-based community initiatives, and how these things fit as part of some kinder, gentler American conservatism that almost sounds Burkean at times.
Miss Poppy
Jun 17, 2009 Miss Poppy rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: delusional conservative Christians
Recommended to Miss by: Lucca Brazzi
This is a very, very, very bad book. It's written badly. It's researched badly. The author uses it to launch the claim that he came up with the term "compassionate conservatism." Take it, it's yours. He actually calls himself the "godfather" of compassionate conservatism, which ought to tell you how compassionate his conservatism is.

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