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Winning the future : a 21st century Contract with America /
Newt Gingrich.
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Washington, DC : Regnery Pub. ; Lanham, MD : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, c2005.
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xxvii, 243 p. ; 24 cm.
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0895260425
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Washington, DC : Regnery Pub. ; Lanham, MD : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, c2005.
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0895260425
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5448117
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-229) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
BIH Author Biography
Newt Gingrich was the chief architect of the first Contract with America that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Gingrich served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Currently, he is CEO of the Gingrich Group, a communications and consulting firm. Mr. Gingrich resides in Virginia with his wife, Callista. He has two daughters and two grandchildren.
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In the twenty-first century, America could be destroyed. The dangers are manifold: * Terrorism. * Judges who think they're God (and who are anti-God). * Rising economic challenges from China and India. * Immigrants and young Americans who know little about American history and values. Can America survive? Yes, says Newt Gingrich, and we as Americans can do more: We can create a safer, more prosperous, and healthier America for our children and grandchildren. How? By enacting a 21st Century Contract with America. When he was Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich issued his first Contract with America. What was the result? Sweeping reform that shocked Washington and spurred an economic recovery for the nation, including the first major tax cut in sixteen years; real, lasting welfare reform; and four years of balanced budgets. But the challenges now are even starker, and Newt is back with a plan for American greatness that includes: * How to win the War on Terror-how Ronald Reagan's winning strategy in the Cold War can be adapted and modified to win this new global struggle * How to reestablish God in American public life-without God, America ceases to be America, which is why leftists are so keen on banishing our Creator * How to reform Social Security-and improve your retirement earnings-before Social Security bankrupts the nation and the next generation of taxpayers * How to restore patriotism to American schools-and insist on patriotic learning for new immigrants * How to make American health care the global standard for excellence and accessibility-while reducing health care costs * And much more. The challenges of the twenty-first century are great, says Newt Gingrich, but so are the opportunities. The decisions we make over the next four years will determine our future. And no book can be more important for making the right choices than Newt Gingrich's Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America.
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Summaries
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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.
Main 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.
Main 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 moreintelligent 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 thecounty's direction by demanding more of their government and their leaders.
Main Description
America's future in the twenty-first century, argues Newt Gingrich, will be determined by the decisions we make now. His book is a grass roots call to action--and will set the debate for the new administration and Congress.
Short Annotation
America's future in the twenty-first century, argues Newt Gingrich, will be determined by the decisions we make now.
Unpaid Annotation
According to Gingrich, America's future in the 21st century will be determined by the decisions made today. His book is a grass roots call to action--and will set the debate for the new administration and Congress.
Unpaid Annotation
A grass root call to action and will set the debate for the new administration and Congress.
Unpaid Annotation
Newt Gingrich poses the big question: What sort of America will our children inherit? Will we still be the world's leader, or will China and India have surpassed us? Will we defeat terrorism, or will it defeat us? Will America remain economically, militarily, and cultural dominant, or will we slide into decline like Europe? Statesman, visionary, and bestselling author Newt Gingrich has the answers, and in Winning the Future he lays them out as a battle plan for American success. America's future in the twenty-first century, argues Gingrich, will be determined by the decisions we make now. Winning the Future is a grass roots call to action-and will set the debate for the new administration and Congress.
Table of Contents
Introduction : our generation's rendezvous with destiny
The 21st century contract with America
Will we survive?p. 1
Social security prosperityp. 25
The centrality of our Creator in defining Americap. 43
Bringing the courts back under the Constitutionp. 57
Patriotic immigrationp. 85
Patriotic educationp. 95
Patriotic stewardshipp. 97
A 21st century intelligent health systemp. 103
From disabilities to capabilities : achieving an active healthy lifep. 121
Fighting for American interests within the world trading systemp. 125
Balancing the federal budgetp. 135
The key to 21st century success : science and technologyp. 143
Environment and energy : the frontier of opportunityp. 159
Getting government to move at the speed and effectiveness of the information agep. 169
Creating a 21st century Congressp. 175
The campaign and election mess : new principles for self-governmentp. 181
Conclusion : what you can do to win the futurep. 187
The first contract with Americap. 193
Our Creator in the Capital : a walking tour of God in Washington, D.C.p. 197
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