As president and CEO of the Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint has travelled across the country and met with thousands of people “anxious to join in building a stronger and more prosperous America.”
Falling in Love With America Again (Center Street, 320 pages, $22.50) is DeMint's methodical manifesto on how to do just what the title indicates. The former senator from South Carolina chronicles the ways in which America has become too big and too intrusive to love. In particular, the federal government, designated “the mother of big” by the author, threatens to repel its country’s own citizens.
By recounting personal stories and startling statistics, DeMint seeks to revitalize Edmund Burke’s concept of “the little platoon we belong to in society” and encourage Americans to embrace the conservative principles of limited government, free enterprise, individual freedom, and traditional values.
DeMint spoke to The American Spectator about why he’s optimistic for America, and why we should be too.