To Make Men Free



When Abraham Lincoln Helped Create The Republican Party On The Eve Of The Civil War, His Goal Was To Promote Economic Opportunity For All Americans, Not Just The Slaveholding Southern Planters Who Steered National Politics Yet While Visionary Republicans Like Teddy Roosevelt And Dwight Eisenhower Shared Lincoln S Egalitarian Dream, Their Attempts To Use Government To Guard Against The Concentration Of Wealth Have Repeatedly Been Undone By The Country S Moneyed Interests And Members Of Their Own Party Ronald Reagan S Embrace Of Big Business And The Ensuing Financial Crisis Is The Latest Example Of This Calamitous Cycle, But It Is By No Means The First.In To Make Men Free, Celebrated Historian Heather Cox Richardson Traces The Shifting Ideology Of The Grand Old Party From The Antebellum Era To The Great Recession, Showing How Republicans Ideological Vacillations Have Had Terrible Repercussions For Minorities, The Middle Class, And America At Large Expansive And Authoritative, To Make Men Free Explains How A Relatively Young Party Became America S Greatest Political Hope And, Time And Time Again, Its Greatest Disappointment.To Make Men Free

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  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • To Make Men Free
  • Heather Cox Richardson
  • 03 March 2018
  • 0465024319

10 thoughts on “To Make Men Free

  1. says:

    I read this book in physical form while my audiobook was The New Tsar The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin, so I really felt like I was consuming both the past and the future of the Republican party Joking aside, this book was really informative It traces the disconnect between the imperative of equality mandated by the Declaration of Independence and the unequivocal defense of property and class fissures enshrined in the Constitution, and how the parties have tried out various forms of c I read this book in physical form while my audiobook was The New Tsar The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin, so I really felt like I was consuming both the past and the future of the Republican party Joking aside, this book was really informative It traces the disconnect between the imperative of equality mandated by the Declaration of Independence and the unequivocal defense of property and class fissures enshrined in the Constitution, and how the parties have tried out various forms of compromise between these two mostly incompatible visions of America The Republican Party, the Party of Lincoln, was founded according to Richardson in support of values of meritocracy, equality, and anti plutocracy essentially a party against the symbolism and actual po...

  2. says:

    Richardson details the history of the Republican Party from Lincoln to Bush, showing how it became the party that serves the interests of the wealthy and the big corporations Lincoln, the first Republican president, believed that government must promote economic opportunity for all citizens, not just the rich We remember Lincoln for keeping the nation united and for his emancipation of the slaves, but we should not forget the 1862 Homestead Act, which gave poor people a chance to get land if Richards...

  3. says:

    This books follows the far left to far right swings of the Republican Party since its inception in the late 1850s until Obama s election which is fascinating It shows that at the core the problem is a conflict between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution The Declaration of Independence implies equal opportunity for all The Constitution protects property rights The conflict occurs when property owners become so powerful that they control government and seriously infringe o This books follows the far left to far right swin...

  4. says:

    1.5 stars Not completely repulsive, but still a major disappointment I found this book at a Barnes Noble and gave it to a liberal friend as a joke birthday present He read it and subsequently re gifted it to me, recommending it as an easy read I don t disagree with his assessment, but I do think the book fails to deliver on an interesting subject I am guessing Richardson was commissioned by Basic Books to churn out a cash cow for the publisher.A list of things I did not like A Ric 1.5 stars Not completely repulsive, but still a major disappointment I found this book at a Barnes Noble and gave it to a liberal friend as a joke birthday present He read it and subsequently re gifted it to me, recommending it as an easy read I don t disagree with his assessment, but I do think the book fails to deliver on an interesting subject I am guessing Richardson was commissioned by Basic Books to churn out a cash cow for the publisher.A list of things I did not like A Richardson s thesis, that the Republican Party is traditionally comprised of an egalitarian wing supportive of a strong central government infrastructure investment and an oligarchic wing that aims to limit these intrusions, does make use of some fairly loaded language, and there is never any question as to where the author s sympathies lie This strikes me as curious because a substantial portion of the readers who wi...

  5. says:

    In the 1850s, young men created the Republican Party to stand against and create an alternative to a government they believed promoted the interests of only wealthy elites Over its 160 year history, Republicans have swung from this founding vision of their party to one that has espoused and promulgated the interests of elites and big businesses, why This is the question that Heather Cox Richardson has set out to answer.Richardson s masterful narrative charts the Republican Party and its ideolo In the 1850s, young men created the Republican Party to stand against and create an alternative to a government they believed promoted the interests of only wealthy elites Over its 160 year history, Republicans have swung from this founding vision of their party to one that has espoused and promulgated the interests of elites and big businesses, why This is the question that Heather Cox Richardson has set out to answer.Richardson s masterful narrative charts the Republican Party and its ideology from its inception through the presidency of George W Bush, when the power of the Movement Conservative faction peaked Richardson demonstrates how the issue of civil rights, economic the...

  6. says:

    A good, brief account of the 160 year history of the US Republican Party and its struggle to reconcile constitutional property rights with the principle of equality promoted in the Declaration of Independence.The best part of the book, for me, are the chapters dealing with the first and greatest Republican president Abraham Lincoln who rightly recognized that slavery was a moral abomination and indefensible in light of the country s founding documents Lincoln also recognized the dangers of econ A good, brief account of the 160 year history of the US Republican Party and its struggle to reconcile constitutional property rights with the principle of equality promoted in the Declaration of Independence.The best part of the book, for me, are the chapters dealing with the first and greatest Republican presi...

  7. says:

    The Republican Party was an amazing thing as started out by Lincoln, representing equality and the common person against the wealthy elite It quickly succumbed to corruption, but did some amazing things and gave us some amazing leaders I was optimistic that this book would help me change my views on Republicans and teach me that they aren t so bad And it did, and they weren tup until Buckley transformed the party and Nixon took power and Movement Conservatism moved in And then I realized The Republican Party was an amazing thing as started out by Lincoln, representing equality and the common person against the wealthy elite It quickly succumbed to corruption, but did some amazing things and gave us some amazing leaders I was optimistic that this book would help me change my views on Republicans and teach me that they aren t so bad And it did, and they weren tup until Buckley transformed ...

  8. says:

    Fascinating stuffRichardson really gets into the ins and outs of party negotiations, which I feel like I never read about People remember which party wins elections, but they don t remember who the other options were for the nomination and the ways that individual candidates nudge parties a little to the right or a little to the left This book does sort of make one wish that there was a matching book for the Democrats it looks like there sort of is, but written by a journalist rather than Fascinating stuffRichardson really gets into the ins and outs of party negotiations, which I feel like I never read about People remember which party wins elections, but ...

  9. says:

    Excellent I had assumed I would be reading this after a terrible Republican defeat this November, but sadly I read it just before Donald Trump took office I m pretty despondent about the election results and it helped to see this election in the context of the history of the Republican party I m especially intrigued and persuaded by Cox Richardson s argument that the central conflict we face as a nation is the te...

  10. says:

    A good read, Richardson wears her biases on her sleeve, and the book doesn t suffer for it There s a simplistic feel, though, as she tends to paint post WWII politics with a broad brush Overall, the book had a freshman sopho history class feel to it The endnotes aren t particularly helpful most of the times I turned to the back to check a source, I found a list of contemporary newspaper articles eg Chapter 7, note 13 , or worse, a citation to Richardson s own work Chapter 5, note 27 A good read, Richardson wears her biases on her sleeve, and the book doesn t suffer for it There s a simplistic feel, though, as she tends to paint post WWII politics with a broad brush Overall, the book had...

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