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Overview The former Speaker of the House shares his vision for America, offering a call to action that explains how to correct the mistakes made in the War on Terror, reduce big government, restore American competitiveness, and defeat the liberal war on God.
Publishers Description According to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, America currently faces five threats that could undermine, if not eliminate, the United States if immediate steps are not taken to correct them. The threats as he sees them are Islamic terrorists and rogue dictatorships armed with nuclear or biological weapons; the removal of God from American public life; a loss of patriotism and sense of America's history; a decline in economic supremacy because of poor science and math education; and the increasing budgetary burden of Social Security and Medicare. To tackle these problems, Gingrich offers his "21st Century Contract with America," which he outlines in great detail in this bold and thought-provoking book. His updated contract, which comes a decade after the original Republican Contract with America that marked the high point of Gingrich's national power, calls for a dramatically simplified tax code that favors savings and investment; government investment in science and technology, particularly regarding space, energy, and the environment; transforming Social Security into personal savings accounts; overhauling the civil justice system to reduce the burden of lawsuits; and updating the federal government, including the privatization of some functions, so that it moves at the speed and effectiveness of the information age. And that's just the beginning. He also calls for tripling the size of America's intelligence community, reforming its election system, developing a more intelligent health care system that creates jobs and increases quality of life, and balancing the federal budget. Gingrich believes that this ambitious agenda can be accomplished, but only if it receives grassroots support. The entrenched political system, with its lobbyists, bloated bureaucracies, and the complicity of the media, is too self-serving to fix itself, he stresses. Concise and clearly presented, Winning the Future is long on specifics and short on rhetoric, and it succeeds as a springboard for political discourse. Gingrich's aim is clearly to inspire citizens to take responsibility for the county's direction by demanding more of their government and their leaders.
Citations And Professional Reviews Winning The Future: A 21st Century Contract with America by Newt Gingrich has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 02/21/2005
Ingram Advance - 01/01/2005 page 39
New York Times - 02/06/2005 page 14
New York Review of Books - 03/24/2005 page 43
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Studio: Regnery Publishing, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.36" Width: 6.28" Height: 1.01" Weight: 0.99 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2004
Publisher Regnery Publishing, Inc.
ISBN 0895260425 ISBN13 9780895260420
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More About Newt Gingrich
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, author of the New York Times bestsellers To Save America, Real Change, and Winning the Future, is well-known as the architect of the "Contract with America" that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994. Newt and his wife Callista host and produce historical and public policy documentaries. As an author, Speaker Gingrich has published twenty-four books, including thirteen fiction and non-fiction New York Times bestsellers. He resides with Callista in McLean, Virginia, and has two daughters and two grandchildren.
Newt Gingrich currently resides in Marietta, in the state of Georgia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Winning The Future: A 21st Century Contract with America?
A great gift item for Newt fans! May 4, 2008
Whether you like Newt or not, one thing you can't take away from him is having the talent of a great communicator! I gave this book to one of my friends who is a Newt fan and he really enjoyed Winning the Future and was happy that I chose one of Newt's books as a gift.
A large dose of reality Apr 23, 2008
Great ideas he has! I think they will very difficult for a majority to accept. Too revolutionary from our current state! Or should I say too grass rooted. We've drifted to far from the original intent of our founding fathers!
Winning The Future: Newt Gingrich Feb 25, 2008
Newt Gingrich is decidedly conservative and dedicates his life to honoring his conservative ideals by pressing forward with his publications in timely fashion. From the beginning with "The Contract For America" and continuing with his latest work "Winning The Future" it is heartwarming to see this honorable man standing behind his principles. His books are grounded in reality and project a no nonsense approach to today's most important issues.
On Target Jan 25, 2008
Newt is right on target as usual. He knows what's important and he knows how to fix the problem or at least how to get to an answer. He goes through his take on the most serious threats facing us today and suggests simple solutions that stand up to real testing.
Presidential Candidates Take Notice! Dec 20, 2007
I had read Mr. Gingrich's Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America when it was first released, but thought it might be worthwhile to dust it off because of the upcoming presidential election. It was definitely worth the invested time to reread this book and I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it already. No matter what side of the isle you are on politically or whether you love, are indifferent to, or despise Mr. Gingrich, after reading this book I think you will likely come away thinking America would have been better off with him at least being in the race to help promote discussion of the most pressing issues we face as a country in something more sustentative than a simple sound bite.
Topic after topic, Mr. Gingrich cuts through the current political drivel and addresses problems and opportunities America will face in the 21st century in a well thought out manner. Unlike most other politicians he doesn't simply point out problems that need to be addressed, he takes the bold step to actually discuss solutions to those problems. What a refreshing idea that is! Some topics include our war on Islamofacism, Social Security, God's role in America, Education, Healthcare, the Environment, Energy, Science and Technology as well as several others. There are some very original and thought provoking ideas throughout the book.
While I don't agree with all of Mr. Gingrich's ideas and solutions I believe him to be one of the most profound political thinkers of our time. We as a nation are foolish if we simply dismiss his thoughts and ideas because of a personal dislike of the man or because he is a member of the opposing political team. Winning the Future and his new project "American Solutions", which can be found online, should be studied by not only the presidential candidates, but members of congress, state and local politicians and the general public. We as a nation have some very real threats that can be turned into opportunities if we can elect politicians that are willing to take risks and lead while refusing to play the sound bite and political gotcha game.