Compassionate Conservatism: What It Is - Why We Need It

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University of Buckingham Press, 2014 - Political Science - 74 pages
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David Cameron has made compassionate conservatism a priority for the Conservative Party, famously saying that; there is such a thing as society; it's just not the same thing as the state. But what is compassionate conservatism? What does it have to say about the challenges that face Britain today? What vision of society does it offer to inspire and guide future policy-making? These are the subjects of this provocative and important book.REVIEWS "Superb ... What the Conservatives need now is not re-branding but an actual philosophical and policy basis for action. This book brilliantly provides that basis. It shows not just why the Tories are ready for government again, but why Britain needs them - badly."Andrew Sullivan, Sunday Times columnist"At once profound and accessible, this book is rewarding reading for anyone interested in political ideas, and indispensable to those on the centre right. It provides the first philosophical definition of the new, 21st-century conservatism."Charles Moore, former Editor of the Daily Telegraph and biographer of Lady Thatcher

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JESSE NORMAN is Member of Parliament for Hereford and South Herefordshire, is a Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange, the most influential British conservative think tank based in London. He is widely regarded as one of the architects of New Conservatism, a political philosophy that stresses using traditionally conservative techniques and concepts in order to improve the general welfare of society. He is the author of many books and pamphlets and has written widely in the national press.

JANAN GANESH is political columnist for the Financial Times. He has previously written for The Economist.

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