Good Order: Right Answers to Contemporary Questions

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For those unfamiliar with conservatism or for those already committed to its principles, this "briefing book" is a vital reference to the conservative point of view on today's most hotly debated issues. From Charles Murray on the power of community, to Richard John Neuhaus on the role of religion, to James Q. Wilson and George Kelling on urban crime, to Thomas Sowell on the implications of multiculturalism, Good Order sets the agenda for today's conservative. In the variety of its contributors and the scope of ...
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Overview

For those unfamiliar with conservatism or for those already committed to its principles, this "briefing book" is a vital reference to the conservative point of view on today's most hotly debated issues. From Charles Murray on the power of community, to Richard John Neuhaus on the role of religion, to James Q. Wilson and George Kelling on urban crime, to Thomas Sowell on the implications of multiculturalism, Good Order sets the agenda for today's conservative. In the variety of its contributors and the scope of its subject matter, this collection provides a fascinating overview of the broad - and surprising - range of ideas that constitute the conservative movement as we move into the next century. Whether you are a conservative gearing up for the next election and want the right ammunition, or are undecided and want to know where conservatives stand on the key questions of our time, Good Order is the right book to discover the Right's best ideas.

Today's hottest issues--urban crime, school choice, family values, congressional term limits, and more--are examined, explained, and resolved by the nation's leading advocates of the conservative agenda.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671882358
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 0.68 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Foolish Virgins 19
Pt. I The Spiritual Order
I.1 The Eternal Revolution 37
I.2 The Vulnerability of the Naked Square 58
I.3 Are There Any Moral Absolutes?: Finding Black and White in a World of Grays 78
Pt. II The Social Order
II.1 Character and Community: The Problem of Broken Windows 91
II.2 The Hole in the Theory 109
II.3 The Feminist Perversion 129
Pt. III The Economic Order
III.1 The Last Metaphysical Right 143
III.2 The Kinetic Economy 158
Pt. IV The Political Order
IV.1 Little Platoons 175
IV.2 The Original-Intent Controversy 205
IV.3 The Revival of Classical Republicanism 220
Pt. V The Cultural Order
V.1 Assorted Dogmas 239
V.2 Sex and Separateness 267
Postscript 289
Contributors to Good Order 291
Acknowledgments 295
About the Editor 297
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