The problem with compassionate conservatism

posted by
January 18, 2012
Acton Institute
by Samuel Gregg  
Posted in Commentary

"The rise -- at least temporarily -- of Rick Santorum has given rise to speculation of late, most notably by David Brooks, that it might facilitate a rethinking on the right about how America addresses some of the hard-to-deny social pathologies that characterize much of American society. Chiming in to this debate is Michael Gerson. He argues that Santorum’s approach to such matters reflects an alternative religiously influenced conservative tradition ('compassionate conservatism') to what Gerson regards as the libertarian knee-jerk anti-government position." (01/18/12)  

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