Leviathan on the Right

How Big-Government Conservativism Brought Down the Republican Revolution

By Tanner, Michael

Publishers Summary:
Despite an ostensibly conservative Republican president and republican control of Congress, government is bigger and more intrusive than ever. That is not by accident; it is the conscious aim of a new brand of conservatism that seeks, not to reduce the size of government, but to use big government for conservative ends. This book shows how the Bush administration, Congress, and large parts of the Republican Party and the conservative movement have abandoned traditional conservative ideals and embraced the idea of big government.

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978-1-93399-500-7
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Cato Institute


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Reviewed on March 1, 2007

Since President Bill Clinton proclaimed the demise of big government in a State of the Union address, the federal government "spends more, regulates us more, and reaches far more into our daily lives than it did before the Republican Revolution." This is the thesis of Tanner (director, health & welfare studies, Cato Inst.;Social Security and Its Dis...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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