The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future

The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future Review

America faces a new culture war. It is not a war about guns, abortions, or gays--rather it is a war against the creeping changes to our entrepreneurial culture, the true bedrock of who we are as a people. The new culture war is a battle between free enterprise and social democracy.Many Americans have forgotten the evils of socialism and the predations of the American Great Society's welfare state programs. But, as American Enterprise Institute's president Arthur C. Brooks reveals in The Battle, the forces for social democracy have returned with a vengeance, expanding the power of the state to a breathtaking degree.

The Battle offers a plan of action for the defense of free enterprise; it is at once a call to arms and a crucial redefinition of the political and moral gulf that divides Right and Left in America today. The battle is on, and nothing less than the soul of America is at stake.

Title:The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future
Edition Language:English

    The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future Reviews

  • Ben

    This book is an exploration of political philosophy using empirical methods. Brooks gives an excellent, succinct and accessible summary and analysis of the american political situation since the 2008 ...

  • Vince Westin

    This book does a great job of describing the chioce we are facing as a country: free enterprise or big government. It also points out where many of the supposed benefits of big government have been sh...

  • Tara Brabazon

    Oh dear. The big print is a dead giveaway. But once more academics are part of a left-wing conspiracy to make citizens ... ummmm ... think a bit more....

  • Arvin

    Short review: I do not recommend this book (go ahead and read if you want, as I believe in freedom of choice, but don't say I didn't warn you). This book takes some interesting data from recent scient...

  • Nate

    Brooks provides historical, economic, and political arguments for the application of policies that promote a free-market system and lauds America for its success because of its application of free mar...

  • Christopher Obert

    I agree with author Arthur C. Brooks that “America faces a new culture war!” His book states this battle will define the values of this nation for years to come and it up to us to choose a side in...

  • Angie

    I didn't enjoy the first chapter at all...mainly because it reminded me of everything that's going wrong in the government right now, specifically in how it relates to the economy. But after that, it ...

  • Sheila

    It was interesting about the middle of the book but than got repetitive and boring. More reflection of Atlas Shrugged in modern times but not well researched. More reference to third party research an...

  • Schuyler

    It's nice to read something short after months of Atlas Shrugged.I guess it's silly to be surprised by the tone of a book titled The Battle, but sometimes (most of the time) the tone was too much for ...

  • Tyler

    "The Battle" by Arthur Brooks explores the on going disagreement between free enterprise and big government. Brooks explains the issue with great clarity. He clarifies that free markets(enterprise) al...