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The Fresh Politics Reader: Making Current Events And Public Affairs Relevant to Young Americans


Publisher:Silver Lake



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About the book:

Welcome to the 21st century. The information age. The time of miracles and wonder. Weren't things supposed to be different? Our modern society is pitting the growing ambitions of the state against the personal interests of the individual. This is exactly the kind of crisis that spurred Americas Founders to action. Its time that someone reminds young Americans that every generation needs to protect its hard-won personal liberties.

This book is a tool for seeing past the state politics of corrupt statism.

Taylor Buley is a student at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of the political website He brings a fresh, libertarian perspective to issues that have gotten stale in familiar debate. Among the points he makes:

- Modern technological advances "pro-life" positions on abortion, the death penalty and other issues) more compelling - government policies on security, gun control, Social Security and affirmative action all work against individual liberty

- Most statist policies attempt to trade vital freedoms for corrupt soils-seeking programs; this is a bad deal

- Big-government partisans still cling to mainstream media, where they use proven tricks like framing and labeling to push their agenda

- Statism isnt so must an ideology as it is a shared point of view& shared by conservatives and liberals in the U.S. political arena

Buley shows young people how to recognize the tricks and hype& and how to understand their own needs and expectations of the political world. Most importantly, he shows readers how to use public policy to recover Americas best strengths for their generation.

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