America’s Way Back: Reclaiming Freedom, Tradition, and Constitution by American Conservative Union vice chairman, Don Devine – I haven’t read it myself but it has some good recommendations.
Its cover shows two buttons: “Proud to be a libertarian” and “Celebrate traditional values”. Rand Paul declares it “The solution for the modern GOP . . . This book provides plenty of intellectual ammunition for the modern conservative movement.”
From the Amazon blurb:
Devine, a longtime adviser to Ronald Reagan, lays out a powerful case for the philosophical synthesis of freedom and tradition that Reagan said was the essence of modern conservatism. The secret of America’s success, he shows, has been the Constitution’s capacity to harmonize the twin ideals of freedom and tradition. But today, progressivism has so corrupted modern political thinking—in both parties—that leaders keep calling for the same failed tactics: more money poured into more big-government programs.
In America’s Way Back, Devine not only reveals where things went wrong, and why, but also points the way to reclaiming America’s freedom, prosperity, and creativity. The solution lies in a new “fusion” of traditional and libertarian thought.
Devine debunks the common view that marrying the two is nothing more than political calculation. He shows that without a deep philosophical commitment to harmonizing freedom and tradition, neither of these ideals can long survive.