American Individualism: How a New Generation of by Margaret Hoover

By Margaret Hoover

Margaret Hoover has been a lifelong member of the Republican occasion. She grew up a self-described "ditto head." She labored within the White condominium for President George W. Bush. this present day she is a political commentator for Fox information, the place, as one in every of invoice O'Reilly's tradition Warriors, she frequently champions the conservative reason. She additionally occurs to be the great-granddaughter of the thirty-first president of the us, Herbert Hoover. those impeccable conservative credentials underscore the gravity of her deep-seated issues in regards to the way forward for the Republican get together. Her celebration, she believes, has fallen dangerously out of step with the emerging iteration of younger Americans.

In American Individualism, Margaret Hoover demanding situations the up-and-coming millennial iteration to take one other examine the Republican get together. even if millennials not often determine themselves as Republicans, Hoover contends that those younger women and men who helped decide on President Barack Obama are sympathetic to the elemental ideas of conservatism. She makes a compelling case for the way the GOP can correct itself and seize the allegiance of this workforce. She believes that her celebration is uniquely located to provide recommendations for the main urgent difficulties dealing with America--skyrocketing debt and deficits, crises in schooling and immigration, a conflict opposed to Islamist supremacy--but that it really is held again by means of the outsize impact in the occasion of social and spiritual conservatives.
American Individualism is Hoover's name to motion for Republicans to include a conservatism that emphasizes person freedom either in monetary coverage and within the realm of social concerns which will entice the recent new release of citizens. The Republican celebration, Hoover asserts, can win the help of the millennials whereas even as final trustworthy to conservative ideas. In a trip that's either political and private, Hoover rediscovers those bedrock conservative values within the writings of her great-grandfather, President Herbert Hoover, who emphasised the very important significance of person freedom to the yankee lifestyle and who sought to strike a fragile stability in determining the restricted but crucial function the government should still play within the lives of Americans.
Margaret Hoover advocates a conservatism that's absolutely in step with the unique impulses of the yank conservative move. It inspires her great-grandfather's emphasis at the values of civic accountability and repair to others--instincts instilled within the millennial new release. She argues that the Republican social gathering at the present time needs to evolve so as to in attaining greatness, and that it may possibly achieve this with out compromising its tried-and-true basic rules. to the contrary, these enduring rules, if regularly utilized, will let the celebration to draw a more youthful following.

An impassioned and persuasive political manifesto grounded in twentieth-century background and distinctive on the such a lot confusing difficulties of the twenty-first century, Margaret Hoover's American Individualism bargains provocative principles not only for reinvigorating the Republican occasion but additionally for strengthening the US within the many years forward.

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During these decades, Republican presidential candidates enjoyed on average a 100point lead in the popular vote. 1). This lead was exaggerated by the winner-take-all system, so Republicans swept the board with 416 out of 537 electoral college votes. Based on normal vote analysis, the odds seemed stacked on the return of George Bush in 1992, with a predictable and unexciting contest. This pattern of Democratic failure can be attributed to a series of particular circumstances: the unpopularity of successive Democratic contenders, the lack of experience of their campaign strategists, factionalism within the Democratic Party.

The "lock" thesis gradually became popular following the publication of Kevin Phillips's influential book The Emerging Republican Majority (Phillips, 1970), which spawned a lively debate (Shafer, 1991). The theory sought to account for the striking phenomenon that, from 1968 to 1988, the Republicans won every presidential election but one. The Carter victory in 1976 could be seen, in large part, as an exception due to Watergate. During these decades, Republican presidential candidates enjoyed on average a 100point lead in the popular vote.

The results confirm the widespread perception that political trust took a further beating in this election; more people believed that many government officials were crooked, that government was run for a few big interests, that government could not be trusted, and that the government wasted a lot of the taxpayers' money. Trends, which had been on the upturn in the early 1980s, slid slightly again although this tendency should not be exaggerated. Cynicism about government did not quite reach the depths plumbed in 1980 in the aftermath of Watergate, the oil crisis, the hostage crisis, and Carter's "malaise" speech.

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