Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, releases his new book The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise today. As you may have guessed from the title, the book is sort of the inverse version of The Road to Serfdom. Given all that is going on politically, the time is certainly right for an influential and intelligent conservative to lay out an optimistic agenda, which is what Brooks has done here. Brooks's last book, The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future, discussed some of the same themes and was terrific. The Road to Freedom looks like it's terrific as well, and has already received glowing notices from George Will, P.J. O'Rourke, and Paul Ryan among others. To learn more, here's a video of Brooks discussing the book:
So maybe Americans aren’t so different from Europeans after all? If you read a lot of the opinion press—poor lamb—you might be getting the idea that we’re all social democrats now. This would be sad news for Republicans.