The Great Books Series
Hot off the press -- Prof. David Farber's ill-timed The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism lists the prof's hallucinatory problems "bequeathed" by American conservatism to incoming President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009. And now that our modern-day FDR has waved his magic wand, conservatism is in even deeper trouble:
The remnant of the conservative movement found itself without sure direction or answers to the problems that the long conservative ascendancy had bequeathed to the American people -- harrowing economic inequality, a devastated industrial base, ecological dangers, massive government debt, a broken health-care system, a failing social-safety net, and diminished international power.
(From The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism, by David Farber, Princeton University Press, 296 pages, $29.95)