Statecraft as Soulcraft by George F. Will (Mystery, Horror, Crime, Business, Politics)|
|It's amazing that Mr. Will was allowed to maintain his "conservative" credentials after publishing this book. Certainly, the tea-party crowd circa 2010 would have stripped him of such pretense had the book appeared more recently.
The book is nothing less than an assault on pure libertarian philosophy (think Ayn Rand and company). In the course of the attack, many of the current conservative bromides fall. It turns out that some conservatives don't believe that government is always THE problem. Some of them believe in a social safety net, and many think that the President should be more than the reigning CEO. I KNOW! This is shocking stuff.
Revelation or not, this is classic George Will. If you enjoy and agree with his columns and television commentary, you will almost hear his voice. If you feel somewhat estranged from current Republican orthodoxy, you might also find solace in this book. -- Added by zstock on 02/26/2013