American Underdog: Proof That Principles Matter

American Underdog: Proof That Principles Matter

by David Brat


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455539918
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 865,899
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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

Preface vii

Introduction xi

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

Endnotes 236

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