Horse Sense for the New Millennium

Horse Sense for the New Millennium

The United States today faces unprecedented problems at home and abroad, and numerous commentators have suggested the country shows signs of  civilizational decline analogous to the fall of Rome. In Horse Sense for the New Millennium, author Wesley Allen Riddle offers a lens for interpreting modern political events and presents a conservative commentary on American life and politics during the first decade of the 21st Century. The time and events detailed run through  George W. Bush’s two administrations and part of Barack Obama’s first term during the Great Recession and covers the rise of the populist Tea Party movement critical of both presidents, as well as their respective establishment neoconservative, and progressive policies. Horse Sense for the New  Millennium examines and describes important lineaments of causation from politics, government, history, and the economy, that shaped the first quarter century of American history since 2000. It is the most complete treatment presenting the historical genesis and intellectual origins of what becomes the “Make America Great Again” (MAGA)  populist brand of conservatism. Horse Sense for the New Millennium takes the reader on a deep dive into the crucible of America’s current challenges, which so far, arguably, have gotten the better of America.

It also gives them a front row seat to protracted rightwing hustings for reassessments (and reassurance) based upon the old American constitutional order. Indeed, the author argues the roadmap for success is the US Constitution, and real hope for America’s future lies in returning to the nation’s founding principles and applying them competently to problems facing America today. Heavily indexed and sourced, Horse Sense for the New Millennium is an essential companion for the political scientist, contemporary academic historian, and serious student of American history, politics, and government.

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“Wes Riddle is a writer with an excellent sense of history and a deep understanding of the Constitution. It’s exciting to see his essays on logic—make that ‘Horse Sense’—collected in a single volume! Read this book, and you’ll be well prepared for your next intellectual encounter with a progressive.”

—LYNN WOOLLEY, radio talk show host and author of Clear Moral Objectives and The Death of Talk Radio

“‘Riddle’? Wait a minute. There’s no mystery I can see in what our friend Wes dishes up for his loyal and growing readership. He’s punchy, persuasive, and powerfully well-informed. And I didn’t mention profoundly conservative.”

—WILLIAM ‘BILL’ MURCHISON, columnist, Dallas Morning News

“A vocal minority of those who are advocates of liberty tend to give the short shrift to the lessons of faith and history. Wes Riddle is not one of those. A champion of liberty, Riddle in his columns focuses the reflected light of history and faith on freedom’s path.”

—PAUL D. PERRY, 2008 Candidate for Chairman, Republican Party of Texas

Horse Sense For the New Millennium

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A collection of previously published columns, Horse Sense for the New Millennium offers a reservoir of creative conservative approaches distinct from more common ones advocated by progressive liberals. Compiling a decade of thoughts, Riddle discusses the state of American politics and government and shows that hope for America’s future lies in returning to the nation’s founding principles and applying them to the problems facing America today. He argues that the road map for success lies in the US Constitution. 660 Pages

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Advance Praise for Horse Sense for the New Millennium

“Wes Riddle is a writer with an excellent sense of history and a deep understanding of the Constitution. It’s exciting to see his essays on logic—make that ‘Horse Sense’—collected in a single volume! Read this book, and you’ll be well prepared for your next intellectual encounter with a progressive.”

—LYNN WOOLLEY, radio talk show host and author of Clear Moral Objectives and The Death of Talk Radio

“‘Riddle’? Wait a minute. There’s no mystery I can see in what our friend Wes dishes up for his loyal and growing readership. He’s punchy, persuasive, and powerfully well-informed. And I didn’t mention profoundly conservative.”

—WILLIAM ‘BILL’ MURCHISON, columnist, Dallas Morning News

“A vocal minority of those who are advocates of liberty tend to give the short shrift to the lessons of faith and history. Wes Riddle is not one of those. A champion of liberty, Riddle in his columns focuses the reflected light of history and faith on freedom’s path.”

—PAUL D. PERRY, 2008 Candidate for Chairman, Republican Party of Texas


About the Book:
The United States faces the problems of ever-growing government, declining political participation, and the deterioration of moral society. It is a tumultuous and often troubling time in history. In Horse Sense for the New Millennium, author Wesley Allen Riddle offers a lens for interpreting modern political events and presents a conservative commentary on American life and politics.

A collection of previously published columns, Horse Sense for the New Millennium offers a reservoir of creative conservative approaches distinct from more common ones advocated by progressive liberals. Compiling a decade of thoughts, Riddle discusses the state of American politics and government and shows that hope for America’s future lies in returning to the nation’s founding principles and applying them to the problems facing America today. He argues that the road map for success lies in the US Constitution. Horse Sense for the New Millennium presents an articulate and passionate critique of government in modern society including government’s taking on too many roles, too many rules and regulations, and creating a nanny state that is socially and economically crippling the nation. Riddle explains the founders’ original intent and demonstrates their vision is still the key to America’s prosperity.

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 About the Author:

Wesley Allen Riddle is widely published in the academic and opinion press regarding American history and political theory. He earned a master of philosophy degree from Oxford University and taught at West Point. A retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, Riddle lives in Belton, Texas, and is a small business owner.

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Release date September 25, 2011

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660 Pages, ISBN: 978-1-4620-4341-5


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