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The Resource The struggle to limit government : a modern political history, John Samples, (electronic resource)

The struggle to limit government : a modern political history, John Samples, (electronic resource)

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The struggle to limit government : a modern political history
Title
The struggle to limit government
Title remainder
a modern political history
Statement of responsibility
John Samples
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As revealed by John Samples in his essential new book, the battle over the size and role of government has been raging for decades. Arriving at a critical time, with clashes over limiting government occupying more battlefields than ever, The Struggle to Limit Government chronicles this war's history, as well as its implications for the future." "In examining the high and low points of the nearly 30-year struggle, from the Reagan revolution to the Obama administration, Samples first provides a fascinating look at the institutions and policies created by progressives from 1933 to 1968 - the New Deal and Great Society - and their influence on all that has followed."The institutions and policies of the old regime created both a politics of entitlement and a people who favor the persistence of such benefits," writes Samples."It fostered a dependence on government amongst a people culturally disposed to liberty." "Samples then assesses the rise, successes, and failures of Ronald Reagan, the historic 1994 elections, and the ensuing unsuccessful struggles to fulfill Reagan's goal of reversing government's growth. He traces the drift of the Republican majority in Congress, and the epic battles within and between the Republican and Democratic parties, Congress, and Bill Clinton, which left us nowhere - with "neither limited government nor enduring majorities." "The book then examines the trauma of George W. Bush: his high spending, his mixture of religion with government, and his floundering crusade to bring democracy to the Middle East. The 2006 and 2008 elections, Samples shows, were a repudiation of the Bush presidency, not of limited government." "Samples does not simply point and critique; he also includes extensive prescriptions for improvement. With its political analysis of major government programs, from Medicare and Medicaid to Social Security and taxes, The Struggle to Limit Government is an energetic, sobering, and essential guide to the political battles of today and tomorrow."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Samples, John Curtis
Dewey number
320.520973
LC call number
JC573.2.U6
LC item number
S26 2010
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Conservatism
  • Federal government
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The struggle to limit government : a modern political history, John Samples, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-332) and index
Contents
Building the old regime -- The crisis of the old regime -- Revival and reform -- Reagan and after -- Revolution? -- The politics of moral renewal -- Conclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000429021
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781935308287
Lccn
2010008728
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000429021
Label
The struggle to limit government : a modern political history, John Samples, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-332) and index
Contents
Building the old regime -- The crisis of the old regime -- Revival and reform -- Reagan and after -- Revolution? -- The politics of moral renewal -- Conclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000429021
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781935308287
Lccn
2010008728
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000429021

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