From David Brat, the college professor who made political headlines when he unseated Majority Leader Eric Cantor, comes his plan for restoring fiscal liberty for America.
Congressman David Brat's odds-defying win against Eric Cantora triumph of a modest $200,000 campaign fund against a $5 million war chestimmediately brought David Brat, heretofore a liberal arts college economics professor, into the political limelight. Now, in his first book, AMERICAN UNDERDOG, Brat examines how we brought down the status quo by tapping into moral and economic lessons as old as our civilization and discusses how Washington can learn from history instead of ignoring it. A fighter for children, he illuminates how our current fiscal policies are selling their future, and outlines new ways to move forward with a conservative agenda that provides fairer treatment for all.
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About the Author
David Brat is a Republican Congressman for Virginia. He holds a BA in Business Administration from Hope College, a MA in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Economics from American University. Prior to becoming a Congressman, Brat was a professor at Randolph-Macon College. Brat lives in Virginia with his wife, Laura, and their two children.
Table of Contents
1 Victory, or at Least a Start 1
2 Why I Ran 35
3 Policy and Reality 45
4 Dave vs. Goliath 59
5 A Tale of Two Revolutions 71
6 Plato: Ideal Scenarios 91
7 Don't Do Everything as the Romans Did 113
8 Tribe, Nation, Empire, and Immigration 139
9 Not Just Playing Defense 151
10 Saint Augustine and the 1960s: The Free-Ranging Flux of Curiosity 169
11 Enlightenment and Totalitarianism 179
12 The Economic Dead End 201
13 The Ethics of Freedom 215
Epilogue: Step 1, Article I 227