Big Tent (audiobook)

The Story of the Conservative Revolution—As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen

11.8 hrs • 10 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Nonfiction/Political Science
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 06/30/14
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 06/30/14 9781483040097
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 06/30/14 9781483040103
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Bestselling author, professor, and pundit Mallory Factor illuminates the conservative tradition in American politics with essays from leading figures in the conservative movement.

Ambitious in its breadth and depth, Big Tent provides a fresh and surprising treatment of the conservative movement as told by the leaders themselves. In this unique collection, which is based on Factor’s star-studded course at The Citadel, conservative leaders explain how the movement developed as a powerful force in American politics, how it functions now with a wide range of viewpoints, and where it is going in the future. The origin of conservative ideas—from their ancient roots to their English origins, from the American Revolution to William F. Buckley, Alexis de Tocqueville to Barry Goldwater, and libertarianism to neo-conservatism—are revealed and examined in this compelling volume.

These illuminating essays include

  • Newt Gingrich on the political ideas surrounding the American Revolution;
  • Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute on the emergence of libertarianism;
  • Ed Meese on the Reagan Revolution;
  • David Keene of the NRA on Buckley-style “fusionism”;
  • Phyllis Schlafly on the rise of the religious right;
  • Donald Rumsfeld on the Bush administration’s “war on terror”;
  • Rand Paul on the future of the conservative movement.

Insightful and stimulating, Big Tent is an outstanding survey of the conservative movement from its most significant living figures.

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Big Tent is the definitive book on what it means to be conservative. An essential read for everyone who cares about the future of America. Covering all the angles and arguments, Big Tent is stunning and accessible. You will be surprised, as I was, by all you didn’t know about the conservative movement.”

Sean Hannity

“[A] useful handbook for those looking to understand the roots of conservatism and the contours of the contemporary movement.”

Kirkus Reviews