Não conheço o autor, mas uma recomendação de John Médaille pesa muito. No artigo abaixo, publicado na Ethika Politika, Médaille discute o livro de Ross Douthat, Bad Religion: How We Become a Nation of Heretics.
O texto de Médaille é sensacional, vejam abaixo:
We have just passed through a rather odd election in which a weak president running on a doubtful record in the midst of an uncertain recovery was, nevertheless, able to gain a decisive victory over his Republican opponent. The loss has triggered a civil war in the Republican Party, a battle that has pitted principles against pragmatism. Those who would stand on principle assume that a “real” conservatism, whatever that might be, would have vast appeal across a sufficiently wide swath of the population to make the party competitive. The pragmatists contend that Romney was hampered by a “conservatism” that was mostly about social issues and missed the “real” conservatism of economic issues. The result is that that party has formed itself into a circular firing squad in an effort to root out the RINOs (Republicans In Name Only.)