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In World War II, American soldiers went overseas to rescue England from the Nazi menace. Now, with America threatened from within by the specter of social democracy, British politician Daniel Hannan returns the favor. A thoughtful and articulate spokesman for conservative ideas, he is well-versed in America’s traditions and founding documents and possesses the insight and experience to help America recapture its distinctive ideals and avoid turning into a socialist state. In The New Road to Serfdom, Hannan argues forcefully and passionately that Americans must not allow their nation to be taken down the road to European Union-style social democracy. He pleads with Americans not to abandon the founding principles that have made their country a beacon of liberty for the rest of the world.
Daniel Hannan is a writer and a politician. He contributes to several newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal and the London Daily Telegraph. A former president of the Oxford University Conservative Association, he was elected to the European Parliament in 1999, at the age of twenty-seven, and has been re-elected twice.
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Daniel Hannan MEP
Matthew Spalding, Ph.D.
Vice President, American Studies and Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics