The liberal-conservative debate. Detailed analysis and critique of American conservatism, liberalism, libertarianism and populism. Discussion of U.S. foreign policy and the size of government. Discussion of many political issues (equality, freedom, justice, virtue, dissent, democracy and religion) and how they relate to liberalism and conservatism. Improving U.S. public policy. Adding ecomics to the liberal-conservative debate. All written by an academic ecomist and long-time conservative.