The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America
by Arthur C. Brooks
Broadside Books, 2015
(256 pages, $27.99, hardcover)

reviewed by John Murdock

"They won't care what you know," the cliché goes, "until they know that you care." Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute (an institution not normally known as a hotbed of bleeding hearts) is on a mission to convince the nation that fiscal conservatives really do care about the poor. The Conservative Heart is Brooks's latest effort in a multi-year crusade that has included everything from launching a "Values & Capitalism" initiative to inviting the Dalai Lama over for a visit to going on an odd-couple speaking tour with Sojourners head Jim Wallis.

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