Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Frum's Comeback

I recently gave a mostly positive review to David Frum's new book Comeback for the New York Post. Todd Seavey takes notice of the book as well, but with a lot less enthusiasm, finding "inadvertently heartbreaking" Frum's prescriptions for a more nationalistic and less market-friendly Republican Party than Todd would like to see.

But the Frum Republican agenda would be, overall, a lot more market-friendly than the administration that Frum used to serve (and now often criticizes), let alone what might replace it. A federal government that taxes carbon but stops subsidizing non-carbon energy, and that overrides state rules so people can buy health insurance across state lines, is pursuing a very different kind of activism than one that would give you universal pre-K as a Christmas present.

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