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Unformatted text preview: Rebecca Leong Hist. 207 2-4 March 6, 2008 "How to Reinvent the G.O.P." 1. Brooks says we've had three mainstream political traditions. Name and briefly describe each one. The first of the three mainstream political traditions is the Democratic Partys, which is using the government in the name of freedom, equality, and justice. The second is a belief upheld by the Republican Party, which is the governments size should be as restricted as possible, in order for people to have individual liberties. The third political tradition, formed by Alexander Hamilton, is called progressive conservative tradition, and it admires the individual, who makes something for himself by himself. 2. What are the central tenets of "strong-government conservatism" (Brooks sometimes calls it "the progressive conservative tradition")? The central tenets of strong-government conservative is based mainly on the respect for the individual who strives to work hard and make something for himself, an admiration for one who...
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